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Black-Owned Vegan Business Spotlight: Tubby’s Taste

Specialty vegan cookies delivered straight to your door? Sign us up! Tubby’s Taste is a Chicago-based vegan cookie company that specializes in tropical-inspired flavors.

 

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The founder, Danielle Tubbs, is no stranger to the kitchen. Growing up, she was the self-proclaimed assistant to two generations of female bakers. Her aunt, mother, and grandmother (Danielle likes to lovingly call them “the Jamaican cake ladies”) were avid bakers, and Danielle learned a great deal from their guidance.

But it wasn’t until well into adulthood that Danielle began baking herself. She loved to bake cookies to share with her friends and family, and when a vegan friend expressed interest in trying her cookies, Danielle quickly developed a vegan recipe so that her cookies could be enjoyed by everyone. Then she made another … and another—and soon the vegan cookies were in such high demand that what began as a small hobby turned into a profitable business, and Tubby’s Taste was born.

Tubby's Taste

The Flavors

Growing up in Miami, Danielle was surrounded by easy access to tropical fruits and island flavors, which has been influential in the curation of her menu. Every one of the cookies is an ode to both Danielle’s lineage and memories of growing up surrounded by these flavors.

The “Speakeasy Cookie” is modeled after her mom’s Fruitcake recipe, with rum-infused raisins clustered together in gooey oatmeal to make for a perfectly spiced finish.

The “Home Sweet Home Cookie” blends mango, coconut, and lime for a flavor explosion that’s reminiscent of Danielle’s own childhood summer days in Miami spent eating mangoes from her neighbors’ yards.

The “Oh. Wow. Yum! Cookie” is modeled after her grandmother’s chocolate tea and includes a blissful blend of dark chocolate and sea salt that will absolutely have you saying “Oh, wow … yum!”

Danielle’s favorite flavor is the new “Tropical Surprise.” Channeling her Carribean roots, this cookie draws its inspiration from sorrel, a Christmas tea native to the area. Each bite is filled with hibiscus, ginger, and lime, and when you order a box with the “Tropical Surprise” cookies in it, you’ll even get Danielle’s personal recipe for a summer version of iced sorrel!

Where to Find Tubby’s Taste

Tubby’s Taste is based out of Chicago, but their subscription boxes ship nationwide. For $29.99/month, you’ll be shipped a dozen cookies of that month’s flavor. Flavors rotate monthly, so you’ll be eating good all year long!

And for the remainder of September, in honor of Danielle’s birthday month, you can order the “Birthday Box,” which contains six cookies in three different flavors. Danielle is donating a portion of the proceeds for this box to two different charities; you can choose which one you’d like the proceeds from your order to go to at checkout.

 

Photo credit: @chloe_camille on Instagram

Cayla White

@cayla__white

Cayla has been writing for VegOut since 2020 and has been plugged into the LA vegan food scene since Veggie Grill was pretty much the only vegan restaurant in the city. Aside from writing articles, Cayla enjoys embracing their inner 85-year-old by listening to classical music, making playlists for their friends, and staying active through swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga. In their free time, Cayla likes writing poetry, learning about outdoor survival and alternative lifestyles, and is always searching for the best loaf of sourdough bread.

Must-have products: Trader Joe’s Tangerine Juice, Miyoko’s Vegan Butter, Chef Hak’s Plant-Based Caesar Dressing, Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce

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