Sweet Tooths of Wilton Manors are about to get more treats in town. And as an added bonus? No animals are harmed in the making of them.
This fall, PAC Pastries will open at 2348 Wilton Drive, between Johnsons Fort Lauderdale and Shades of Past Antiques. The completely vegan bakery is owned by Shelbey Chiavari, an Oakland Park resident who started PAC back in 2012.
The bakery — which is known for its doughnut holes and cashew butter cups — has sweets available across South Florida. But this is Chiavari's first brick and mortar venture.
"We are very excited about opening our first store front in Wilton Manors and being apart of this extremely diverse community," Chiavari told SFGN. "It was an ideal landing spot for us because of the diversity. Being raised in a family that was very open and welcoming to all people, no matter race, ethnicity, sexuality, political views ... that is always something I carried with me as I grew up and especially now with my business."
Chiavari hopes to have PAC open by late October or early November and says customers can expect a wide range of sweets, lattes, brunch options, late-night hours and ready-to-purchase cakes — and don't worry, her cakes are for everyone.
"I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated, that love is love and not being an ass!" she said. "We will most certainly have something for everyone and please know, our pastries, desserts and wedding cakes are for everyone. All occasions and for all love.
Not The Only Vegan In Town
This isn't the first vegan option to join the ranks in Wilton Manors.
Ice cream parlour, Wilton Creamery (2301 Wilton Drive), offers an assortment of vegan-friendly flavors and toppings. New York Grilled Cheese (2207 Wilton Drive) recently hopped on the vegan train with its Village Vegan Melt — a vegan grilled cheese featuring faux mozzarella, "meat" crumbles and sweet caremalized onions. The sandwich comes alongside a vegan mushroom bisque. The late-night spot has also added vegan poutine to its menu.
La Mexicana Tapas (2430 NE 13th Avenue) offers a vegan taco with tofu and pineapple and one of the newest offerings on the block, GREEN Kafe (2400 Wilton Drive), opened a few months ago. The cafe offers noodle bowls, juices, sandwiches and spring rolls.
PAC Pastries is set to open this fall and is located at 2348 Wilton Drive. For more information, follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pacpastries.