Tiered donation rewards at bottom.
Keepin’ it Vegan is moving into its forever home, and we need your help to create our dream café: a safe space that is welcoming and accepting to everyone. Vegans can dine on high-end desserts in comfort and away from animal products. We have been entirely self-funded until demand caught up with us, and now we need to expand! Our new space must be fully renovated to operate and transform into the bakery Ottawa needs (not just the bakery Ottawa deserves).
This business started as an idea years in the making. Jordan's vision was always to take high-end desserts and make them for those with dietary restrictions. When her son was born with a dairy allergy and the pandemic began, it was like a sign from the universe to start planning this business. The business began from a mother-daughter duo: Jordan, a Red Seal-certified chef with nearly 15 years of experience in hospitality, and her mother, Barbara, who has over 30 years of experience in business ownership. Our journey began under a different name: Keto Sweets & Vegan Treats.
As we grew, we needed to add to the team. We hired a third woman, Eva, who later signed on to become another business owner with a background in health science and event management. It wasn’t long before the demand for vegan treats far surpassed keto sweets, so we stopped making keto products and rebranded as Keepin’ It Vegan. From the moment we rebranded and focused our energy on an all-vegan menu, the community awareness took on a life of its own.
Our new space will have comfortable seating, a relaxed ambiance, and ample room for other local vendors to offer their wares. We want to create this cafe for the vegan community that has given us so much support that we can no longer keep up with demand in the space we are currently in. On top of it all, we are amidst many unfortunate circumstances in our current space and urgently need relocation. With your help, we will move into a new space that will be the forever home of Keepin’ it Vegan. The new location will need to be completely renovated, which is a big project for our little company. If this move does not succeed, and partially because of the strain caused by the never-ending pandemic climate, we will be forced to close our doors. If the move is successful, however, we will grow our team more by hiring more staff (who we treat like family), and we will expand our sweet and savoury artisanal menu. We hope you are excited to see more artisanal cheeses, meat alternatives, and a more extensive selection of high-end desserts.We look forward to hosting a grand opening to be able to welcome everyone into our new forever home! We are small and mighty, and we dream big, but right now, we need your help.
Tiered Donation rewards:
Redeemable March 1st, 2023 – February 28th, 2024
Tier 1: $150 – 1 Cupcake
Tier 2: $200 – Assorted cake truffles 6-pack
Tier 3: $500 – 6” Chocolate or vanilla cake with writing
Tier 4: $1000 – $100 credit towards a custom cake (limited to 1 purchase only)
Tier 5: $5000 – 10% discount on each purchase for 1 year