who we are

Happy Vegan Baker is a family company based  in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas. We’re passionate about living well and living fully, and we hope to share that with you through our food. Our mission is to provide Austin – and eventually the whole world – with wonderful, tasty, and healthy vegan goodies.

We do not have a storefront and do our baking at a commercial kitchen in North Austin. We choose to interact with our customers at farmer’s markets and work with local small businesses to sell our products. We love what we do!

 

Inge, Owner

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Inge’s love for baking started at the early age of 5, when she helped her Grandmother making cookies and lemon meringue pies on their farm in South Africa.  She set off her culinary journey with a degree in Hotel Management.  After working in hotels and as a travel agent, she earned her Culinary Arts Degree from Le Cordon Bleu Paris in 2005.  In 2007 she found Happy Vegan Bakery as a creative outlet while honing her craft as a Pastry Chef at some of Austin’s most influential food establishments like Hudson’s on the Bend and Lakeway Spa and Resort. After working as the Food Service Manager at Seton Family of Hospitals, Inge now teaches others how to bake yummy vegan treats as the Lead Chef Instructor at Plantbased Culinary School Natural Epicurean in Austin Texas.
In 2011 Happy Vegan Bakery, on top of supplying Austin with delicious vegan baked goods, also branched out into  Food Manufacturing. You can find their nourishing grab and go meals at grocery stores, coffee shops and farmers markets around town.

 

Charlotte & Andre, Head Chefs

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Charlotte and Andre are originally from Cape Town, South Africa, where they ran successful restaurants for over eight years.  An opportunity to relocate to Austin arose, and they took it. They’ve been here since 2011 and are loving it! Charlotte and Andre enjoy baking and catering to the specific needs of their clients.

 

We strive to use organic and local ingredients as often as possible, and all of our our products are cruelty-free. We love all animals, so our baked goods do not contain any animal products, including honey. We also specialize in allergen-free baking. Everything is baked with love and dedication for your wellness and happiness!

 

Gen 1 : 29 Then God said ” Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed, that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree that has fruit yielding seed, it shall be food for you.”