New Openings: Rashmi’s Bakery
Rashmi and Rajiv Chugh, a husband and wife team, just opened their second bakery in Mississauga's City Centre. Their newest project specializes in vegetarian, egg-free, nut-free and vegan cakes and desserts.
Rashmi's inspiration to create vegetarian baked goods came from her son, Aditya, over 12 years ago when he was only four. Aditya would come home from school disappointed that he couldn't eat anything at his school's bake sales (Rashmi's family follows a vegetarian diet). This started Rashmi on her path to becoming a self-taught baker and cake designer.
The 8,500 sq. ft. facility, formerly Kiddie Junction, includes a commercial onsite bakery, a wedding consultation room, a retail storefront and an online catalogue section that lets visitors peruse over 800 customizable cake designs.
Unique for: Vegetarian, egg-free, nut-free custom-made cakes and desserts. Vegan options are also available on special orders. Since they are equipped to handle orders onsite, all cakes have a quick turnaround time and same-day orders can be placed.
Signature Dish: Pineapple cake made with fresh pineapples.
Menu: Wedding cakes, custom cakes, cupcakes, desserts, cookies and baked goods. They also make vegetable patties, including seasoned potato enveloped in a puff pastry that's freshly baked daily. They also carry inventory of 150 kinds of kid's cake toppers, including popular ones like Elsa from Frozen, Spiderman and Angry Birds, making the turnaround time for kid's cakes super quick.
Why Mississauga? Rashmi and Rajiv wanted to build their second location in a busy part of the city and City Centre is the most densely populated area in Mississauga.
What's Up and Coming? Rashmi will be launching a new gluten-free line of products to cater to those with gluten allergies and will also introduce low sugar desserts, ice cream cakes and doughnuts. Lunch wraps, veggie burgers and beverages will be added to their menu in the near future. They are also working on obtaining HACCP certification (an internationally recognized systematic and proactive food safety system).
Patio and Seats: No