Sharp Sharp: guiltfree cakes
Located across metrostation Rijnhaven, Sharp Sharp is a pastry store with a modern twist: they want to bring tasty foods the healthy way. Started by two vegans, their cakes are gluten, dairy and sugar free, and on top of that mostly biological. Their ideology is to make cakes that are good for everyone, not just the person eating them. To create their little pieces of art they use ingredients such as nuts, dates, coconut oil and cacao butter.
They sell a variety of flavors; there’s the more traditional and recognizable ones, such as caramel shortbread and their no-cheesecake, which is as creamy as the original. But for those of you feeling a little more adventurous their abricot and chili flavored cake bar is a must try, or perhaps try one of their cakes with a touch of flower, such a lavender or violet.
Renate and Frank, the two owners, started out selling their creations on markets and have since grown rapidly. Their cakes are being sold in other cafes across the city (and the country), such as Dudok (right next to their famous traditional apple pie). Since a year they have settled with their café in Rijnhaven, hoping to soon expand all over the country, and the world.
Can’t get enough of Sharp Sharps creations but don’t live in the area? You can also order online.