Getting a rabbi’s blessing to certify that their ingredients and practices are kosher was fairly effortless for Sweet Freedom Bakery’s owners Heather Esposito and Allison Lubert. Since opening in January, everything the two have made at the sweet shop, which caters to vegans and those with major food allergies, already met the requirements. “It wasn’t hard at all because we never use meat or dairy or any of that stuff,” Esposito told Grub Street. “All we needed was a rabbi to come in and say, ‘Yes, that’s kosher.’”
Due to the requests of their growing Jewish customer base, the two decided to get the certification. On Wednesday a rabbi came to their shop, inspected their kitchen and gave them the approval, according to Esposito. Along with the absence of meat and dairy products, Sweet Freedom does not use any wheat, peanut, soy or refined sugars. “All along our main goal has been to accommodate people with restrictive diets,” she said. Being kosher, you might say, is the icing on the cake.