Where did the idea come from?
IT ALL BEGAN IN NEW ZEALAND ...
Several years ago (ahum) I spent a year living and working in the amazing country that is New Zealand. Having grown up in Australia but never visiting NZ it was fantastic to have this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Whilst living there, every Saturday morning I would have a leisurely wander down to a local muffin shop to treat myself to a savoury cheese and herbs muffin (I was veggie back then) lovingly warmed up with a dollop of butter added once cut in half. I enjoyed this little treat with a hot mug of tea whilst looking out at the yachts in the harbour for a year, untiI eventually I returned to the UK.
On my return home I hunted high and low for my regular muffin treat but back in the 90's the illusive muffin was not to be found :-( Eventually with the beginning of the 21st century came the arrival of the sweet muffin to the UK, however the humble savoury muffin was still a rarity so my little habit lay dormant still waiting for the day. Maybe one day my dream to run a business would bring said muffin to life.
For years this dream milled around in my head waiting for the 'right time', and then one day not so long ago in 2019 that opportunity arose and with that came the birth of The Muffinery.
With the growing popularity of the vegan movement and now being vegan myself, The Muffinery could only be 100% vegan but is also 100% gluten free. This was the way forward for the animals, our planet and our health.
The Muffinery now sells 10 different varieties of savoury muffin along with 10 muffin mixes, has a seasonal side dish and guest sweet muffins a couple of times a year.
Who knows what the future will bring for my little seedling. A Muffinery cafe, a chain of Muffinery cafes? With your support, let's hope for now it will grown into a big strong tree of vegan life and we will find out together what destiny has in mind for it.