Fatto in Casa ending run at East End Market; pop-up bakery moving in


Elisa Scarpa, owner of Fatto in Casa, closed her Italian specialty food shop May 29 after three years at the East End Market.
Goodbye letter - FATTO IN CASA
  • Fatto in Casa
  • Goodbye letter

Scarpa says she's plans to spend time with her parents and family in Italy and, in a post on Fatto in Casa's Facebook page, says she has "no plans to open a new location for now."

Moving in to share the space on June 15 will be a pop-up bakery collaboration between Gezellig Cookies and Flour Life Bakery.

"The theme," says Gezellig's Cassandra Plas, "is a modern European bakery with French and Dutch leanings."

Flour Life's Georgie Roberts will fashion custom cakes, macarons and other French-inspired desserts, while Plas will focus on making stroopwafels along with other Dutch cookies like speculaas (spice cookies – the kind that inspired Trader Joe's cookie butter, in fact), gevulde speculaas (spice bars with marzipan filling) and knipertjes (crispy rolled cookies).
Cassandra Plas eating a stroopwafel - GEZELLIG COOKIES
  • Gezellig Cookies
  • Cassandra Plas eating a stroopwafel

Special desserts will also be made throughout the month and, yes, my fellow Canadians: Plas assures me her Jos Louis sponge cakes will be offered.

While East End Market will make the space available for pop-ups in the short term, Plas hopes to secure it permanently.

The pair will bake their goodies on-site until July 14.