Bakeries & Sweets

Healthy Bakes: Kelowna's Bakeries with Healthier Options

A plate of nine cupcakes topped with icing, pretzel pieces, and drizzled with chocolate, from The Naked Cafe in Kelowna.
The Naked Cafe

In the world of baked goods, indulgence typically takes centre stage. However, a quiet revolution is taking place in the bakeries of Kelowna, where health-conscious treats are increasingly gaining the spotlight. Kelowna's bakery scene has many establishments that are redefining sweetness with healthier alternatives. From gluten-free masterpieces to vegan wonders, these bakeries prove that health and taste can coexist in harmony.

Jaide & Joel's Baking Co

Jaide & Joel's Baking Co is perfect for those seeking guilt-free indulgence. This bakery stands out for its unwavering commitment to offering 100% vegan and gluten-free baked goods. Their daily selection includes a range of cake donuts, cookies, and classic cakes, all crafted with the finest ingredients. The freshness and quality are unmatched, as each item is lovingly made from scratch daily.

Ordering from Jaide & Joel's is a breeze with their online system, though a two-day notice is required for special orders. While they are not yet celiac-approved, the bakery is a safe for gluten-sensitive patrons, as no gluten products are allowed on the premises. Their operational hours are from 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M on weekdays and 10:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M on weekends, making them a convenient stop for your mid-day cravings or weekend treats.

Bean Scene’s Cosmic Cookie

Bean Scene’s Cosmic Cookie has earned its place in Kelowna's culinary lore. This plant-based cookie is a marvel of healthful ingredients, combining oats, seeds, chocolate chips, and raisins into a wheat-free treat. Its taste and texture show bakery's skill in crafting cookies that appeal to both vegans and omnivores alike.

Available at any Bean Scene location and also at ChaiBaba, the Cosmic Cookie is the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee. It's a snack that not only satisfies the sweet tooth but also provides an energy boost, all while adhering to health-conscious principles.

Glow Juicery’s Nanaimo Bar

Glow Juicery has taken a Canadian classic and transformed it into a healthful delight. Their version of the Nanaimo bar is a culinary feat, turning this beloved treat into a vegan, gluten-free, and raw food sensation. The ingredients read like a superfood directory: coconut, cacao, nuts, dates, and turmeric.

The result is a bar that not only mirrors the taste and appearance of a traditional Nanaimo bar but also packs a nutritious punch. It's a perfect example of how classic treats can be reinvented to fit a healthier lifestyle without sacrificing flavour.

Fezziwig’s Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bun

Fezziwig’s Café offers a healthier take on a beloved classic: the cinnamon bun. Their whole wheat version is a nutrient-packed treat, made with protein-rich whole-wheat flour. It retains the iconic cinnamon flavour and icing glaze, making it a guilt-free indulgence.

This variation of the cinnamon bun illustrates Fezziwig’s commitment to healthier baking. It's a delicious way to enjoy a traditional favourite while also getting more nutrients in every bite.

Naked Cafe Cupcakes

At Naked Cafe, cupcakes get a healthy makeover. These vegan organic cupcakes are nothing short of a masterpiece. The sponge cake base is light and airy, topped with fluffy icing and a sprinkle of joy in the form of sprinkles. Crafted entirely from plant-based ingredients, these cupcakes defy the traditional recipe that relies heavily on butter, eggs, and milk.

The result is a cupcake that’s not just kind to your body but also to the environment. It's an indulgence that you can feel good about, both for its taste and its impact.


Kelowna’s bakeries are at the forefront of a baking revolution, offering healthier alternatives that don't compromise on taste. As these bakeries continue to innovate and cater to diverse dietary needs, they are redefining what it means to indulge healthily. So next time you're in Kelowna, treat yourself to these healthier bakes – your taste buds and body will thank you.