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REVIEW: ‘Dem buns dough!

REVIEW: ‘Dem buns dough! - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

A few holiday and seasonal creations are ready to greet visitors at Cinnaholic's entrance. Each fresh-baked roll is 100% vegan and dairy, lactose and egg-free. Photo by Amber Esparza

“The food can be vibrant and you can still enjoy foods the same way.” Nicki Reedy, Owner of Cinnaholic

Nestled in the King William/Southtown area, where tourists and locals alike enjoy an expansive cultural experience, is Cinnaholic, a vegan dessert shop. 

Cinnaholic is 100% vegan. Its ingredients and manufacturing process do not contain any animal products or by-products. 

Owner Nicki Reedy and her husband, both food lovers, see food as a means to connect people. One could argue this is the cornerstone of San Antonio’s robust culture.

Reedy first tried Cinnaholic in Dallas, thinking it would be “a wonderful contribution to the city,” she said. 

Cinnaholic discredits any misconceptions about flavor and a vegan diet. 

“The food can be vibrant and you can still enjoy foods the same way,”  Reedy said. 

Cinnaholic doesn’t shout from the rooftop that they’re plant-based, but what they do is bake options that taste like, if not better than, any other treats for those with allergies or restrictive diets. 

“It feels and tastes like any of the other type of desserts that would not be plant-based,” Reedy said. “So they are getting a really delicious treat without feeling like they’re missing out on something that has dairy.”

Reedy’s top picks are Breakfast in Bed Roll — strawberry frosting topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries, homemade pie crumble and powdered sugar — and the Fluffernutter Roll — fluffernutter frosting topped with homemade peanut butter cups, marshmallows and chocolate sauce. 

The Fluffernutter will have you dancing in the clouds with the warmth of the roll and fluffiness of the frosting.

Reedy’s encouragement to take risks and try something new goes beyond trying plant-based desserts. 

“Continuing to move forward even if you’re unsure, Reedy said. “Remember you are always learning. Stay encouraged.” 

Reedy’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners is to collaborate with your community, get to know who you are serving and learn how to be flexible when needed.

Another lesson learned is: Cinnaholic is a great dessert option for all. One doesn’t have to be vegan to try it and love it.

812 S. Alamo suite 113

San Antonio, TX 78205

Online ordering is available

Monday Closed

Tuesday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Thursday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday 10:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday 10:00am – 8:00pm

Living on the veg? Check out these vegan restaurants

https://www.happycow.net/best-vegan-restaurants/san-antonio-texas

https://www.sanantoniomag.com/the-best-places-to-eat-vegan-in-san-antonio/

About the Author

Bernadette A. Serna
Bernadette A. Serna is a communication junior, minoring in English at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She received her Associate of Arts from Northwest Vista College. She currently works as a proposal coordinator in the Space Science and Engineering division at Southwest Research Institute. Bernadette enjoys spending time with her family. Upon graduating, she hopes to continue her career at Southwest Research Institute.

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