Explore Checkout Shoppe
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Trade:
Better Confectioner
Locale:
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

“I love the challenge of spinning off of traditional sweet pairings and finding our own, healthy take on them. It’s always a challenge to try to not only just mimic, but recreate the best ways of presenting a texture, flavor or shape.”

Jana has one awesome and diverse resume: a BFA in sculpture, a Kripalu yoga teaching certification, alternative health and nutrition training, oh, and years as pastry chef at some of New York’s best restaurants, like Gramercy Tavern and Pure Food & Wine. She uses that giant tome of knowledge to create the most deliciously simple treats: handmade vegan confections that completely flip the script on the dense oatmeal cookies at the health food store. She combines the principles of raw food with traditional pastry techniques, creating her refined-looking, nutrient-rich treat. Her number one piece of feedback? “I can’t believe these are vegan!” Best believe it.