A recipe for success

Manager Lauren Swartz, left, and Joanie Nowosielski hold a tray of the various flavors of macaroons Union Baking Co. offers at 100 N. Union St. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

Manager Lauren Swartz, left, and Joanie Nowosielski hold a tray of the various flavors of macaroons Union Baking Co. offers at 100 N. Union St. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

The vacant corner of Union Street and Ind. 32 has found a new owner. Union Baking Company opened its doors on Sept. 13.

Manager Lauren Swartz said the restaurant’s specialty is macaroons – meringue-based sandwiches with crème filling. The restaurant offers a wide variety of the French pastry including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, raspberry, lemon, café, caramel, s’mores, pumpkin spice, passion fruit, pistachio and PB&J.

“We offer a wide variety of deserts – brownies, ding dongs, cream puffs and cupcakes – and pastries – scones, muffins, cookies, croissants, éclairs and kolaches,” Swartz said. “Every other day we run out of something different. We’re still trying to find out what sells and what doesn’t.”

Union Baking Co. also offers custom cakes for weddings, birthdays and special events.

“We offer a wide variety,” Swartz said. “We make anything to order like special cupcakes, cookies and brownies.”

Union Baking Co. is the sister store of Le Dolce Vita Patisserie in Zionsville. Both are owned by Kelly Evans.

“Everything is homemade in Zionsville and delivered here daily,” Swartz said.

Swartz said the restaurant only offers doughnuts on Sundays when the neighboring “The Doughnut Shop” is closed. In addition to the food, Union Baking Co. has a complete espresso bar and regular brewed coffee, free wifi and meeting space upstairs.

“We want people to come and stay for awhile; have conversations with people. We want to let he community create this place on their own,” she said.

Swartz said the mission is to bring homemade baked goods, superior coffee and a unique vibe to the downtown Westfield district. Plans include an event on the first Friday of each month with later hours, live music and events.

“We want this to be the meeting house here in Westfield,” she said.

Union Baking Co. is at 100 N. Union St. The restaurant is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. For more information, call 804-8200 or visit http://unionbakingco.com.

  • Tom Huckstep

    My friends and I are enjoying this great addition to downtown Westfield!