(4409 Main Street)
After more than five years specializing in wholesale vegan hand-baked goods, Crust Vegan Bakery owners Meagan Benz and Shannon Roche expanded their operations and opened their first brick-and-mortar on Main Street in August 2020.
For the last two and a half years, Crust has operated out of a commercial kitchen space on Krams Avenue, just a half mile away from their new storefront. While they continue to offer cakes and other specialty items for your socially-distant special occasions, parties, and events, the retail shop offers new menu items like cinnamon buns, biscuit sandwiches, and a wide variety of cookies that have consistently sold out every weekend.
“We got really lucky with the storefront opening up down the road from us,” Meagan said. “Our friend Dan from Sugar Philly used to rent it, and we actually used to share an overnight kitchen in East Falls with him years ago. It all kind of came full circle. He was moving on to another project and asked if we were interested in the storefront. We thought that could totally be our pivot during COVID to keep our staff employed and spread out.”

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