Kandi and Byron Tesen pose in front of their Eats Bakery booth.

Eats Bakery: DIY Festival Craft Food

Food: Interviews & Features

The 15th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons is returning to the Utah State Fairpark to celebrate a momentous 15 years as Utah’s largest local-centric arts, music, science and technology festival with a selection of over 350 local artisans and makers. In the following pages, read about a few of the exciting vendors and exhibitors you can expect to see throughout the three-day weekend, including performances from renowned national acts! Check out craftlakecity.com for more info.

Byron and Kandi Tesen pose with two donuts from the bakery.
Photo: John Barkiple

Kandi and Byron Tesen are the co-owners of Eats, a local  bakery that focuses on creating tasty, well-prepared goods from plant-based, vegan ingredients.

After being diagnosed with multiple food allergies, Kandi created Eats with a mission to bake vegan treats that go beyond the stereotypical “vegan” label. She says, “We want people to think of vegan baked goods as just baked goods that happen to be vegan. We provide a product that is so good, no one will know the difference.”

With tasty treats such as cinnamon rolls, donuts, bread loaves, brownies and cookies, Eats Bakery provides unique recipes and flavors made from quality ingredients. From their Peach Cobbler Roll to their Lemon Coconut Cream Roll or soon-to-be-introduced Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches, Eats ensures that all fillings, fruits and flavors are real and natural. “We use as many organic ingredients as we can. If it’s strawberry, we use real strawberries; if it’s vanilla, we use real vanilla,” Kandi says.

Eats focuses on recipes that not only look good but leave you feeling good afterward. Kandi and Byron have their friends and family test new recipes, making sure they don’t miss the mark on taste or quality. Kandi says, “We’re appealing to the vegan community but also bringing in the non-vegan community to see that you can have quality desserts without all the extra bad stuff.”

Follow Eats on Instagram @eats_bakery and grab a vegan pastry from them at this year’s DIY Festival!

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