Not everyone craving baked goods enjoys dairy, but Miss Chickpea’s Bakeshop offers vegan pastries and treats as another option for a sweet tooth.
“I just love that people who are vegan can come in here and get whatever the heck they want,” said owner and baker Tatiana Martinez, 24.
Martinez — who was certified by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin — opened her bakery at 8065 Callaghan Road this winter after first starting in her kitchen and operating some pop-ups.
Martinez has been vegan for about a year and started her business on a whim. The idea arose after a former co-worker purchased vegan goodies from Martinez for his daughter, who suffers from a dairy allergy.
Miss Chickpea’s all-vegan foods — meaning no meat or animal products, including dairy — include toaster pastries, doughnuts, kolaches, cheesecake and macarons.
She uses many natural superfoods to color the pastries.
“We focus on doing things using the healthiest ingredients we can use,” the owner said. Organic ingredients, sugar and flour are all used for most of the treats.
Martinez, a mother of three, starts her day at 4:30 a.m. to ensure all pastries are made fresh.
“We care about quality,” Martinez said. “Everything is made special.”
Gluten-free options are available as well as custom cakes. Orders can be made over the phone or through social media.
Her baked goods can also be found at Gold Coffee Co. and at Folklores Coffee House on the weekends.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
MISS CHICKPEA’S BAKESHOP
8065 Callaghan Road
For more, call 210-993-0748 or visit facebook.com/Miss-Chickpeas-Bakeshop-1115605161915531 or instagram.com/misschickpeasbakeshop