Local Bakers Join Movement To Fight Racism

Local Bakers Join Movement To Fight Racism

Paola Velez, pastry chef at Washington, D.C.'s Kith/Kin, felt compelled to join the recent civil rights wave in support of social justice, but he wasn't sure how to make his unique skills work for the cause.

He decided to found the online bake sale Bakers Against Racism. Bakers around the country can create and sell breads, pastries, and more in order to raise money for organizations that support racial equality and combat racism.

Velez's simple idea took off with more than 2,400 bakers across the globe joining in.

Here's where you can order cakes, cookies, bread, and more from Boston-area bakeries, restaurants, and baking groups to support #BlackLivesMatter.


This spot is donating the proceeds from their flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu, toasted almond tart, and strawberry rhubarb pie to The Food Project.

Orders will be accepted until 5 p.m. Wednesday, with pickup taking place on Saturday at sister restaurants Giulia in Cambridge. E-mail your order to renae@benedettocambridge.com and send payment via Venmo to @RenaeConnolly.

Big Heart Hospitality

Dee Steffin Chin, pastry chef for Big Heart Hospitality (Fool’s Errand, Orfano, Sweet Cheeks Q, Tiger Mama), is making the decadent butter cake with strawberry compote for $8.

Email her at dee@bighearthospitality.com to place your order, and plan to pick it up on Saturday. Please include in your email: your name, phone number, and Saturday pick up time. Proceeds go toward the Marsha P. Johnston Institute.


Chef Jason Bond’s is donating sales from his entire baked goods section including sourdough bread, grapefruit meringue tarts, chocolate croissants, and more,  to Violence in Boston.

Breadboard Bakery

Arlington's Daisy Chow is selling Rosemary olive sourdough, dark chocolate cookies, and biscuits for pre-order until 2 p.m. Thursday (or until the goods have sold out).

Camberville Bakers Against Racism

A group of home bakers and professional chefs have teamed up to create their own online bake sale, with proceeds benefitting The Okra Project and the Boston Black Hospitality Coalition

Choose from chocolate fudge brownies, raspberry pistachio pound cake, vanilla eclairs, vegan lemon and blueberry scones, and more. Pickup is Saturday at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts.

Clear Flour Bakery

This Brookline bakery is offering a $25 Bakers Against Racism box packed with a banana bread teacake, a mini coconut bundt cake, six salted chocolate hazelnut shortbread cookies, and a baby sourdough boule. 100% of the proceeds go to The Okra Project and Black Lives Matter Boston.

Pickup is Saturday between noon and 4 p.m., 

Flour Bakery & Cafe

Pre-order up to four of Flour's famous sticky buns for Saturday pickup, and a portion of the proceeds go toward Black Lives Matter Boston.


Mamaleh’s Jewish deli in Kendall Square is selling halvah chocolate chunk banana bread to benefit the Boston Black Hospitality Coalition

Oleana, Sarma, and Sofra

These sister restaurants have collaborated to produce 200 cookie boxes of six assorted cookies each for $12 each to benefit The Loveland Foundation and Black Lives Matter Boston.

Order by e-mailing info@sofrabakery.com with the number of boxes you would like and your phone number. Pickup is Saturday at Sofra.

Puritan & Co.

Each pastry box from Puritan & Co. includes a mix of red zen sugar cookies, raspberry and orange marmalade breakfast bread, and a chocolate caramel crunch cookie sandwich for $10.

Call the restaurant at 617-615-6195 to order. Proceeds go toward Violence in Boston, an organization that focuses on providing comprehensive victim services in communities of color.

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