Question: Where can you find a bakery that caters to the health conscious? In Asheville, of course! And more specifically, West Asheville...
West Asheville's West End Bakery is the place!
I had heard a lot about this bakery. So, I visited and discovered that this is a BAKERY where...a health-minded person can enjoy freshly baked treats and desserts and breads made with organic and whole grains...ahhhhhhhh... what a find! Who would have thought such a place could exist! Besides my delight at the thought of my own personal benefits from such a place, this is a great place to bring my little boy and let him choose whatever scrumptious goodie he wants and not worry about reactions in his little ADHD brain from colored dyes and white chemically processed sugar. The West End Bakery uses only natural cane juice to sweeten their treats--hooray! It's also a kid and people friendly place...the atmosphere is warm and inviting.
The West End Bakery has just celebrated 10 years of bringing wholesome treats and healthful, tasty lunches--and now, even wedding cakes!--to West Asheville (and beyond). It's owned by Krista Stearn, hubby Lewis Lankford, and Cathy Cleary. Nan Kramer and Katie Good were working there the day I stopped by. Katie has been working there for a year and says she loves it. She says that the West End "really IS a special place". I agree.
And, are we surprised that this especially kind and healthful bakery is in WEST Asheville? No, we are not! West Asheville is at the forefront of a trend that's all about living locally and being neighborly. (Check out Haywood Rd., the main street.) People actually walk around this town...or ride a bike. It's nice to see a town acting like a town--instead of everyone going to work and then shutting themselves up in their houses. Its a unique and growing place and it should be attracting interest from those who may want to invest in Asheville. It's a great place to buy your first home...or buy your second home... (life is very interesting here :)... or, maybe you might want to consider investing in rental property.
At the very least, come browse West Asheville and the West End Bakery and enjoy some wholesome goodies!