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Part 2 of Interview Series: Heather from Sweet Freedom Bakery

Last week we interviewed Heather of Sweet Freedom Bakery in Philadelphia as part of our Restaurateur Interview Series. Today we give you Part 2 of the interview in video form! Let us know if you’d like to see more video interviews and restaurant reviews on HappyCow! It was a pleasure to meet Heather and to try many of the vegan goodies they carry. I tried 2 cupcakes (Samoa & Banana…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: Heather & Alli from Sweet Freedom Bakery

Sweet Freedom Bakery 1424 South St Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19146 215-545-1899 Co-owners: Heather Esposito and Allison Lubert Is this your first restaurant? Yes What made you decide to open a vegetarian/vegan restaurant? Suffering from food allergies & sensitivities ourselves, we wanted to create a bakery that is free of the major allergens (gluten-dairy-eggs-soy-corn) so that people can be “free” to enjoy baked goods that taste the same, if not better than traditional…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: Joy from Candle Cafe

Candle Cafe 1307 3rd Ave (at 75th St, Upper East Side) New York City, New York 10021 212-472-0970 Candle 79 154 East 79th St (at Lexington, Upper East Side) New York City, New York 10021 212-537-7179 Owner: Joy Pierson Is this your first restaurant? Candle Cafe is our first restaurant and Candle 79 is our second. What made you decide to open a vegetarian/vegan restaurant? My passion to heal people with food. I was…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: Eric at Peace o’ Pie

Peace o’ Pie 487 Cambridge St (at N Beacon and N Brighton) Allston, Massachusetts 02134 617-787-9884 Owner: Eric Prescott Is this your first restaurant? Yes What has been your greatest professional success and your biggest setback? Greatest professional success so far was our big launch in 2009. Biggest setback was hiring a manager who was not a good fit for the position. What’s your favorite dish on the menu? I like them…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: Kelly and Erinn from Kindfood

Kindfood Gluten-free and Vegan Organic Bakery & Cafe 399 John Street (at Lakeshore) Burlington, Ontario L7R 2K3 905-637-2700 Owner: Kelly Childs: Co-Proprietor and Head Baker & Chef Co- Founders: Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie (daughter) Is this your first restaurant? Yes, it’s quite an eye-opener, but my husband Ken has been in the business his whole life, so I get a lot of coaching, inspiration and support. What have been your greatest professional success…

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Restaurateur Interview Series: Ann Gentry of Real Food Daily

Restaurant: Real Food Daily 414 N La Cienega Blvd (at Oakwood) West Hollywood, California 90048 514 Santa Monica Blvd (at 5th St) Santa Monica, California 90401 Owner: Ann Gentry Is this your first restaurant? Yes What has been your greatest professional success and your biggest setback? Its one and the same. In January 1994, only seven months after opening my first restaurant, first business, a serious earthquake struck Los Angeles. While nobody at RFD…

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