Choosing a Healthier Lifestyle Led to Southern Roots Vegan Bakery
San Antonio residents Marcus and Cara Pitts met working in the healthcare field in 2013. Once they were married, Cara became a full-time caregiver for her 98-year-old grandmother, Mary Lee. When Marcus made the decision to go plant-based, it set Cara on a journey to create meals her grandmother, who was born and raised in the South, would love to enjoy and that wouldn't lack in taste.
Through a lot of trial and error and playing around with recipes that she previously baked for years, Cara came up with a simple, yet delicious plant-based donut that friends, family, and especially Mary Lee loved! Marcus and Cara regularly served their vegan treats in the children's ministry at their church which eventually led to their online bakery - Southern Roots Vegan Bakery (SRVB). With the love and support of their friends and family, they started going to farmers' markets and eventually made their way to Social Media Influencer, Tabitha Brown, which helped to gain their first viral exposure. Southern Roots Vegan Bakery has been nominated as Best Vegan Bakery in the Country in 2021 and 2022. Peta awarded SRVB as Best Sweet Potato Pie in the country for the 2021 Holiday Season.
Southern Roots Vegan Bakery now ships and caters nationwide and offer wholesale options. Everything they create is homemade, from their now-famous cake donuts which come in Red Velvet, Classic OG (original glaze), and Lemon Drop to their Mary Lee’s Lemon Cake, named after Cara’s grandmother.