The old school bakery in Philadelphia is reborn as a vegan cookie shop
Vegan bakery Bessie & Izzys recently launched in Philadelphia, PA. The online-only bakery offers vegan cookies like Delirious Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Cranberry, Peanut Butter Chocolate Malice, Chocolate Chocolate Ginger, Snickerdoodle From Heaven, and Banana Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pie. Co-founder Mindy Greenberg, a third generation baker, took the recipes from her grandparents’ bakery and optimized them for a new generation with natural, organic and vegan ingredients.
Greenberg’s grandparents, Bessie and Izzy Greenberg, emigrated from Lithuania in the early 20th century and started a small bakery in Minersville, PA. When their son Hank attended Temple University, Bessie & Izzy moved the bakery to Philadelphia so that Hank and his wife – Mindy’s parents – could partake in the operation full time.
“We look forward to getting started and getting the Bessie & Izzy biscuits into people’s hands and mouths,” said Greenberg. “After that, we’ll transform other old family favorites like apricot nut, pumpkin spice and more … I’m not going to say they’re better than the original Bessie & Izzy cookies, but they’re just as good and you’re vegan. “
Bessie & Izzy sends its cookies to the USA and Canada.