On July 31st, the popular vegan bakery and coffee shop Om Sweet Home closed its doors after almost five years at 708 Anderson Avenue in Cliffside Park. But, as they say, when one door closes another opens – and loyal customers of the bakery have something to look forward to! We chatted with Dawn Pascale, the pastry chef and owner of Om Sweet Home about what the future of the company looks like.
About the Shop
The shop had its official ribbon cutting on Friday, February 17, 2020. Previously baking out of a commercial kitchen inside of the Pilsener Haus in Hoboken since 2013, the facility in Cliffside Park was Dawn’s very first storefront.
The outpost was about 800 square feet and included a coffee shop and served up delicious baked goods like pastries, muffins, doughnuts, and custom cakes that were vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, wheat-free, and palm oil-free, using non-GMO organic products made with its original non-dairy butter alternative. It also offered coffee.
On the last day of July, Dawn posted a video via Om Sweet Home’s Instagram page formerly announcing that the shop has closed. She expressed her gratitude for her staff and patrons over the years and reassured everyone that is not the end of the road for the bakery. “This is not goodbye. Stay tuned, you haven’t seen the last of me yet.”
The Future of Om Sweet Home
We spoke with Dawn about what the next chapter of the company will be. She let us in on her next steps, sharing, “Taking the business in a focused direction was a tough decision knowing that my retail space and wholesale baking side would both need to close. But the focus is now our proprietary non-dairy butter alternative and some new products which are in development.”
For the time being, Om Sweet Home is not selling its baked goods to its local retail partners. “We miss our retail partners dearly. If I can get the wholesale baked goods business going again with a new staff and new facility, I definitely will. Our existing non-dairy butter business is remaining as we grow and ramp up our operations. As soon as our butter is available again for retail, we’ll update everyone.”
As for a potential new outpost, she says “I do see Om opening a small retail space within the next 9-18 months. The concept would be different than the bakery we had for the past 4 1/2 years.”
Stay tuned, we will keep you updated on Om Sweet Home’s next chapter and what that may look like.