Zen Cat Bakery Moves To GlenwoodJun 20th, 2012 | By Guest Author | Category: Eatsboro, Feature
This is a guest post by local gluten-free fan Jeff SanGeorge, who will soon be interviewed here, so stay tuned.
Zen Cat Gluten-Free bakery is growing into a new facility in the historic Glenwood neighborhood of Greensboro, North Carolina. Zen Cat is a three-year-old gluten free and vegan bakery that offers baked goods sold to cafes, coffee shops and markets in Greensboro and Durham, NC.
The Glenwood neighborhood has been a “transitional” neighborhood for many years. In the 80’s the neighborhood began to decline. The recent expansion and investment of UNC Greensboro into the Lee Street side of the neighborhood has helped to stimulate renewal and growth into this diverse and historical area.
When asked why she chose the Glenwood Neighborhood for her new facility, owner Angie Kenny said” Twenty or thirty years ago Glenwood was a “sustainable” neighborhood. There was a grocery store, restaurant, dry cleaners, barber, and a bakery…all near, or on Grove Street where Zen Cat will be. In the 7 years that I’ve lived in Glenwood, I’ve dreamed it could become that again…a very cool place to eat, shop and hang out.”
“There is so much potential in Glenwood”, says Lynn Parrish, of the Glenwood Neighborhood History Project. “If others like Angie would get involved and focus on a specific area, they could make a difference.”
The new kitchen will allow for growth and efficiency, as well as allowing Zen Cat to produce food in a dedicated gluten free facility.
The new Zen Cat bakery is located at 1313 Grove Street, in the Heart of the Glenwood Neighborhood. Bakery orders will be appointment, special orders and wholesale only.
About Zen Cat Bakery. Angie Kenny started Zen Cat Bakery because of changes in her life – she had to go gluten-free, and just wanted to find a “good tasting gluten-free cookie”. When she wasn’t satisfied with off-the-shelf products, she started converting some of her favorite recipes. Zen Cat began by selling gluten-free and vegan baked goods in January 2010. Since then the bakery has developed a loyal following in Greensboro and Durham, North Carolina, as well as online through Etsy.com and social media. Visit the Zen Cat Bakery website at http://zencatbakery.com