We've all been there - you go to a restaurant or bake shop just for the "cute" photo. And while doing it for the 'gram, you tolerate the less-than-savoury food to capture the perfect backdrop for you and your girls' Sunday brunch date.
But every so often, there comes along the perfect combination of an aesthetically-pleasing location, delicious food, and a cozy atmosphere. Then, once in a VERY blue moon, a place comes like Sorelle & Co. that satisfies all of the above AND serves an all-vegan, gluten-, nut-, soy-, preservative- and cruelty-free menu.
This adorable bake shop and eatery opened recently in Vaughan to huge local success. Inspired by five young sisters (Sorelle means "sisters" in Italian) who were troubled with food sensitivities and allergies, the bake shop set out to create delicious and health-conscious treats and foods that will leave anyone with food or animal product aversions leaving the place with big tummies and smiles.
Located in Vaughan's Rutherford/Bathurst neighbourhood, the two-level bake shop is adorned with crystal chandeliers, Parisian-inspired finishes, topped off with gold and teal accents.
The shop itself is a work of art that looks like it got scooped up in a tornado (à la Dorothy style) and plopped in this Vaughan neighbourhood, making it an instant attraction while driving through the city. But the shop's perfection almost pales in comparison to the artistry, beauty, and tastiness of the food it serves.
From their doughnuts that you actually can't believe are dairy-free, to their savoury soups and guilt-free falafel dishes, this spot checks off all our boxes and has a little something for everyone, even your least healthy friend.
If you have a special occasion or birthday coming up (#LibraSzn), there is a private room on the second floor adorned with the cutest chairs you've ever seen and plenty of areas for photo opps.
Or if you want a piece of this goodness to take home with you, Sorelle & Co. offers custom orders on their goods, meaning you can get the most extra 3-tier birthday cake that your little heart desires.
Not from Vaughan or not willing to take the drive? Then hit up their second shop located in the Saks Food Hall on Yonge Street.
Source: Sorelle and Co.