Gluten-Free, Vegan, Baked-Goods Goddess (& Mama) Erin McKenna

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:00 am
11/19/15

Photographed by Kisha Bari

Way before eating gluten-free and vegan was a big “thing,” trailblazer Erin McKenna was making a name for herself in New York’s Little Italy neighborhood with her dietary-restrictions-friendly bakery BabyCakes NYC, which opened in 2005. Now called Erin McKenna’s Bakery, the empire has three locations under its belt (including Disney World), a trio of cookbooks, and legions of fans (including us…and Martha Stewart). Here, the lady behind it all talks about balancing a sky-rocketing career while raising two adorable kiddos (Halsey, 3 1/2, and Ford, 1). We promise: Her take on it all is as great as her pastries.

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Kristin

Favorite interview EVER. It was l ike reading my own or a best friend’s interview. So honest and true to how it really is.

Brenda Loyal

We discovered your bakery at Walt Disney World (we live in Orlando). We love your baked goods! We’re coming to NYC for Thanksgiving and hope to pay a visit to your shop.

justine

Was sending this to a friend and reread the interview – love it! It is honest and GASP, love how you have plastic toys in primary colors on display. ;-)

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