Chef Iris Green first made a name for herself in Los Angeles, where she founded the Vegan Underground Supper Club, and authored Gluten-Free Cooking for Everyone: A Vegan Celebration of the Holidays. An advocate for plant-based nutrition and home cooking, Green firmly believes that vegan and gluten-free diets can be accessible to all. She also loves to bake, so in 2019 she opened the Littlest Bake Shop, a cozy 15-seat bakery and coffee shop located at 59th Street and Holmes Road. Moist and flavorful with flawless texture, her sweet offerings are so good you’d most likely never guess they’re 100 percent vegan and gluten-free. Flavors vary based on seasonality—think cherry-lemon mini cakes, grapefruit scones dripping in rose icing, salted pecan muffins, and apple pie cupcakes.
Visit the Littlest Bake Shop at 645 E. 59th St. Kansas City, MO, online at littlestbakeshop.com, or on Instagram @littlestbakeshop.