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Tell me about
Grandma's Kitchen!

Grandma's Kitchen began as an all vegan bakery and cafe located in Montour Falls, New York. We now operate as a Special Event space only. Our Special Events center around freshly cooked, made from scratch meals and bakery items served at our converted 1881 location that was the former home of the Falls Woodcraft Gift Shop for 36 years. Recipes featured are the veganized versions of our families' recipes. 

As small business owners as well as residents of the Montour Falls community, we value the interconnectedness of our area's small businesses. We feature many local ingredients at our cafe including a special blend of coffee from Seneca Sunrise called Kitchen Queen Coffee and organic seasonal vegetables from the Montour Market and Ever Green Farm CSA. Our menu changes with the seasons based on the fruits and vegetables that are growing in the Finger Lakes Region.

Grandma's Kitchen opened in October 2021. Mike (he/him) and Casey (she/her) Easterling started the cafe after relocating to Upstate New York from New York City. Mike and Casey decided to relocate to Montour Falls after visiting the area for many years going to Farm Sanctuary. They searched for a mixed use property where they could have a business on the lower level and a residence on the level above. When they first visited 123 South Catherine Street, they knew it was the perfect location for their new cafe. After spending 17 years in New York City, Mike and Casey aspire to get involved and make a difference in their new community. 

The name Grandma's Kitchen is inspired by Casey's two grandmas, Leila Jenkins (Grandma Jenkins) and Marge Kellar (Grandma Kellar). Casey grew up helping Grandma Jenkins make family recipes for holiday dinners and Grandma Kellar taught Casey how to bake, always helping her to win blue ribbons at the Summit County Fair for her Tempting Rolls. 

Other inspirations for the Grandma's Kitchen concept are all of the delicious vegan restaurants Mike and Casey have visited in NYC and around the county; the Gentle Gourmet in Paris, France where Mike and Casey enjoyed prix fixe meals with other travelers from around the world as well as prepared picnic lunches; and the incredible vegan tea parties available in Victoria, Canada. 

Meet the Grandma's Kitchen Team

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