Leah's story behind the brand Better Bites Bakery starts with her son, Gabriel.
When Gabriel was 2.5 years old he was non-verbal, tired all the time, and was not playing with toys. After seeing several specialists he was diagnosed with life threatening food allergies to Dairy, Eggs, and Gluten. The neurologist told Leah that Gabe would be speaking in full sentences and playing with toys in a matter of three days if he did not eat those allergens. Sure enough, 72 hours later a light switch turned on in Gabriel and he was bright eyed, talking, and playing on the playground for the first time; simply thriving! This was Leah's turning point where she saw how important food truly is for the body. She thought it would be quite easy now that she knew the root of the problem. With that being said, she had no idea just how hard it would be to keep Gabe safe as well as keep him included in life events that are celebrated with food. Twelve years ago it was impossible to find desserts that were free from all of Gabe's allergies. So, she did what every other mom would do...she got in the kitchen and started creating!
Many people with similar circumstances reached out to her and requested her bring a bakery to life. With all the support she felt compelled to do just that. Better Bites Bakery manufacturing facility was built in 2013 in Austin, Texas. . To date you can find Better Bites sold in natural, conventional, mass, club, and e-commerce. Better Bites Bakery's mission is to bring people together by providing delicious, plant based-treats that are free of the top 9 allergens, because she believes that celebrations and special occasions are always a little sweeter when everyone can enjoy what's on the table:)