Can't spell Haitian Christmas without Kremas! Bonbon Lakay, a specialty Haitian treats store in Park Slope, held the first ever Kremas Classics: A Tasting, Pop-up Shopping Event and Competition for Kremas Makers and Kremas Lovers alike. When we asked the age-old question of who makes the best Kremas, 7 new generation of Kremas Makers stepped up to answer the call. The winners were awarded Best Kremas Brand, Most Authentic Kremas Flavour and People’s Choice Award.
Taste, Shop, and vote for the best Kremas. The ultimate winners for the Kremas Classics will be selected by a panel of Judges and yourself. Three winners will be awarded 2021's Best Kremas Brand, Best Homemade, and People's Choice 2021.
Bonbon Lakay is hiring for the roles listed! Positions are all part-time. Partial benefits and perks are available. Email your resume, and a couple sentences letting us know what you're looking for in your ideal work place to work@Bonbonlakay.com
Who we are looking for? Our ideal team members have:
0-3 year related work experience in food or retail
Food handler’s license
Love for Caribbean Culture & History
Great people skills and are excited at the thought of meeting new people
Deep love and/or curiosity for Haitian Food, Art & Culture
Familiarity with social media culture and food trends
Love, and respect for all people, regardless of their backgrounds, race, sexual preference
We've been working tirelessly to find the right location with a landlord that truly understands our culture and our long-term vision for Bonbon Lakay. It took sooooo much longer than expected but we did it! It is with so much pride, joy and relief that I share with you Bonbon Lakay is getting a permanent home in Brooklyn’s neighborhood of Park Slope!
From Bon Appetit "Lavi Spicy Peanut Butter™ (“Lavi”) is a delicious, new spicy peanut butter available in the US and Canada. Inspired by a Haitian family recipe, it is made with love by Sergeline René and social enterprise Acceso Haiti with the highest quality 100% Haitian-grown peanuts and infused with Scotch bonnet peppers. Each purchase of Lavi empowers small Haitian farmers and supports the feeding nutritious peanut-based snacks to Haitian schoolchildren..."
We’re bringing you the first Bonbon Lakay Blog Series: 50 creative uses for coffee, from skincare to cocktails! We're excited to feature the most popular recipes from around the world and recipes of our own using premium Haitian coffee found here on Bonbonlakay.com
August is National Black Business Month! We know several of our followers and customers are business owners as well. To celebrate and promote each other, we reached out to our followers and asked them to list their businesses or other businesses that they love. From there we compiled a list of companies that everyone should check out!
Also called "Chokola Peyi" meaning "country chocolate", peyi in creole is synonymous with organic, natural, unprocessed locally made. The Haitian chocolate used to make the hot chocolate comes in powder and the hard round shapes pictured. It's made from roasted cocoa beans, that is then grounded into a paste and hardened. Read on for our recipe for drinking hot chocolate.
Bonbon Lakay Turns One! We are celebrating with some of our favorite Haitian dishes and of course the Haitian snacks Bonbon Lakay is now known for. Come be transported to the Pearl of the Caribbean with us, with griot, clairin and good music.
We had a great opportunity to connect with Chris and send him some treats! This was not a paid or scripted collaboration! So we're incredibly flattered by his great review. We hope you'll find his unboxing video helpful.
"We are getting a chance to unbox Bonbon Lakay, a bakery delivery service that brings your favorite Haitian comfort sweets and treats right to your door step. Never again go without because of living in areas where no bakery is present. All products featured use Haiti sourced ingredients and true to recipes true to tradition."
At Bonbon Lakay we strive to always sell products from companies that have an instant positive impact in their local Haitian communities. By launching with Haiti based brands with Askanya Chocolate and Singing Rooster we were able to start achieving that goal from day one. In cases where we don’t work with suppliers that are based in Haiti, a portion of profits from such products are donated to our charity partner, Anseye Pou Ayiti.
For one, it is one of the most asked about items on the site. This buttery, flaky bliss of goodness of a pastry is named after a cow’s tongue. It’s a thin layer of dough, with one side covered in melted candied sugar and the other side in sugar crystals. Once the buttery dough bakes into a bubbly spotted pattern it resembles a cow’s tongue.
Growing up in Haiti any day that I got to eat langue de beouf was a great day!
The holy grail of Haitian sweets, dous makos, pronounced "doos - mackauhs" is a vanilla milk fudge. The recipe is said to have been created in the 1930s by Belgian Entrepreneur Fernand Macos, who set up shop in Petit-Gôave, Haiti. Since 1939, the dous makos recipe has been adopted by various sellers and families. One family that has also long been associated with dous makos is LaBarre. Fernand LaBarre née Norélia Jérôme started working for Mrs. Macos in 1930s to make and sell the product. It's been said that she had her own recipe prior to working with the Macos family, and started making this delicious fudge at the age of 15.
With every cake made, someone always without fail suggested I open a bakery, or take cake orders. And I would take an order here and there, but never pursued baking as a profession, and never saw my cakes as a viable business. Not because I didn’t believe in myself or my cakes, but because they were always such a labor of love. If I take the time to bake you a cake, it’s because I love you. You’re special to me so I am offering you something that is special to me. I could never start selling my love. By Father's Day 2019 you will be able to buy our Haitian rhum cake here on our website.
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