Mindful Baking

Mindful Baking is a vegan & gluten-free bakery located in Chicago, IL founded by Diane Meija.

Diane Mejia was diagnosed with severe gluten intolerance over 5 years ago.  She happened to be finishing up her pastry degree at the time.  Rather than throw in the towel, she decided to make the effort to make pastries and baked goods that she could enjoy (without getting sick).  Setting out on her quest to make gluten-free baked goods, she also discovered the vibrant gluten-free and vegan communities here in Chi-town.  She connected with all kinds of folks, gluten-free, vegan and indifferent who loved her baked goods.  So, she decided to put out her sign and see what happened.


We think that peace of mind should be a piece of cake (literally).

We want you to feel great about what you eat, on every level.  We strive to make our products healthier, great tasting and socially responsible.  We only use the highest quality natural ingredients, sourced locally whenever we can.  Everything we make is both Gluten Free and Vegan, so as many people possible can enjoy our amazing baked goods. 

We’ve dedicated ourselves to making the best product possible.  Years of testing, tweaking and refining have lead us to some incredibly moist and innovative baked goods with an incredible texture.