LPK’s Culinary Groove to wind down by the end of the year
Leslieville’s uber-ethical bakery LPK’s Culinary Groove recently announced that it will be closing at the end of the year. In a long and bittersweet letter to her fans (and there were many of them, including Ruth Reichl), owner and pastry chef Lesia Kohut indicated that she wasn’t willing to sacrifice the organic, local and fair trade practices underpinning her business, but ultimately couldn’t afford the mounting costs. Kohut will continue operations at her storefront until the end of the year, and will keep making appearances at the farmers’ markets at Evergreen Brick Works and Withrow Park until the end of January. She ended her letter by asking her fans not to give up taking the time to make informed choices about where their food comes from: “There is something to be said for the energy and sense of purpose that goes into something created by a human being, instead of a collection of well-oiled, well-timed, computer-driven metal and plastic.” [LPK’s Culinary Groove]
3 thoughts on “LPK’s Culinary Groove to wind down by the end of the year”
This makes me so sad. I love LPK!!!!!!
Thank you so much for posting this! Toronto Life has been very kind and supportive of LPK’s over the past 14 years, even while I was working out of my basement in the early years!
I truly appreciate the extra “spreading of the word”, and will always be grateful for the attention you showed my little company over the years.
Thank you again,
This is so sad. Read your letter with tears in my eyes. Take care of yourself and your family. They’re more important than any business. Wishing you all the best for the future Lesia.
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