Last March, Chanice McClover-Lee, a 19-year old Howard University student, launched Baked by Chanice, a gourmet vegan treat company that specializes in cookies and custom cakes. The young entrepreneur began selling baked goods at farmers markets in her hometown of South Florida, and after a successful launch, McClover-Lee is now relocating the business to a food hall and commercial kitchen in DC’s Brookland neighborhood. The new shop is set to open on May 22-23 at 1pm, and will operate on weekends for takeout only.
“In March 2020, hundreds of millions of people were stuck in the house [in] a global quarantine. So, what did then 17-year-old me decide to do with my spare time? I got in the kitchen and [started] baking. After one bake sale, the overwhelmingly positive community response led to the creation of Baked by Chanice. It is Baked by Chanice’s goal to transform the meaning and perception of what vegan can taste like for all customers, one soft and crispy cookie—or moist and fluffy cake—at a time!” McClover-Lee told VegOut.
The menu features unique cookie flavors such as s’mores, red velvet cheesecake, birthday cake, and chocolate chip coconut walnut. Guests can also order custom cakes and cupcakes, which are available in vanilla, chocolate, funfetti, red velvet, lemon, cookies & cream, carrot, and coconut varieties.
In addition to the flagship shop, Baked by Chanice will be selling both cookies and cakes at the SW DC Farmers Market on Saturdays beginning May 29. Guests can also order through the bakery’s website, which offers nationwide shipping.
Baked by Chanice is located inside Tastemakers at 2800 10th St NE, Washington, DC 20017. To place online orders visit BakedByChanice.com, or follow @bakedbychanice on Instagram for all of the latest updates!
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