What's your story?
In the Fall of 2018, my husband and I decided it was finally time to make our health a priority. After a lot of research, we decided that the ketogenic lifestyle would work for us, and work for us it did! There was one consistent struggle, however, and that was finding keto friendly treats, sweets and bread products we felt we were missing out on. We discovered that there were very little options for healthy and tasty alternatives available for people on specialized diets, whether it be keto or those who live with diabetes and celiac disease. Our excitement at discovering a low carb, sugar free indulgence on the shelves of grocery stores would soon be met with disappointment as they were often dry, chalky, and left a chemical aftertaste (often from the use of unhealthy artificial sweeteners). If this new lifestyle was going to work, I needed to come up with a solution.
I threw myself into ketogenic cooking and baking. I researched the best recipes, reworked good recipes and created my own recipes from scratch. Soon, we were indulging in food that tasted “just like the real thing.” Friends and acquaintances began to take notice of my daily posts featuring one of my new creations and I began getting private messages and emails, asking for recipes, guidance and inquiring if I would consider taking orders. After the repeated requests from my supportive husband of “you HAVE to open a restaurant” and a brainstorming session with a friend who was struggling to maintain the ketogenic diet, Friendly Keto Lady was born.
Where are you located?
Friendly Keto Lady bakes every Friday in North Vancouver, British Columbia. All baked goods are handmade fresh to order at the dedicated gluten free Coho Commissary Kitchen located at 375 Lynn Avenue, unit 108. Contactless pick-ups are by pre-order appointment only.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have nut allergies and food intolerances/restrictions. Do you make accommodations?
All of my goodies are gluten free, handmade in small batches in a guaranteed gluten free facility.
The majority of my baked goods may contain almonds and some contain peanuts and tree nuts. Items listed as “nut free” are NOT baked in a nut-free facility and therefore are not suitable for people with nut allergies.
Erythritol and Xanthan Gum are ingredients that may cause digestive issues in some people so read the ingredients list carefully. I can accommodate Xanthan Gum intolerances by replacing with psyllium husk and for select items I can also accommodate egg allergies by replacing with ground flax seed (note: this does not work with all of my baked goods).
Do you deliver to the Greater Vancouver Area or have Canada-wide shipping?
I do not offer delivery or shipping at this time. My hope is that as Friendly Keto Lady grows, this will be something I can consider in the future.
What types of ingredients and sweeteners do you use?
I am committed to providing my customers with delicious indulgences that are made using only the best keto friendly ingredients – local whenever I can. Grass fed butter, fresh pasture raised eggs, organic coconut oil, top quality almond and coconut flours, ground flaxseed and all natural sugar alternatives that are guaranteed not to raise blood sugar levels (mainly monk fruit and erythritol).
I am committed to creating the very best products that will help you sustain a healthy, eat-to-live lifestyle, without sacrificing taste.
My pet accidentally ate a treat! Will they be safe?
In order to protect my customers who have pets at home, I do not use xylitol which is a sweetener that is very toxic to animals. However, it’s still probably best to check with your veterinarian just to be safe.
Do you offer Vegan Keto baked goods?
I currently do not offer Vegan Keto baked goods at this time.
Why are you preorder appointment only?
I do not currently operate with a physical storefront. I partner with the wonderful Coho Commissary Kitchen, which allows me very flexible hours of operation within their facility.
My pick up hours are specified in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions as well as what is physically possible for me to bake and package so your items are ready for you on time.
Where else can I find your products?
Currently you can find a selection of my products at Dessert Directory Kitsilano / Tera V Burger, Keto Express (online delivery in Vancouver), West Wood Organics, Griffin’s Boxing & Fitness, Pharmasave Clayburn Centre (Abbotsford) and Mission City Pizza (Abbotsford). More locations coming soon!
For wholesale inquiries, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.