French vegan bakery to open in Glasgow city centre serving plant-based pastries

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  17th June 2023

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Vegan baker Marlène Mamia revealed she will be opening TheDorkyFrench bakery on Parnie Street


A fully vegan bakery is set to open a vegan bakery in Glasgow’s city centre.

Owner Marlène Mamia recently revealed she will be opening TheDorkyFrench on Parnie Street.

There, she will offer customers ‘a taste of France’, with plant-based pastries such as croissants, Not Ham and Cheeze Croissants, and pain au chocolat. Her menu will also include coffee, as well as one or two cold savoury options.

The bakery follows Marlène launching a home kitchen micro vegan bakery in February 2022, specialising in quality artisan viennoiseries. 

According to her site, she started baking commercially as she was ‘a French woman missing the quality and freshness of pastries in her home country’.

So Marlène ‘made it her mission to create a vegan version of these products and to make them available for the people of Glasgow and its surroundings’.


French vegan baker

Speaking previously to Glasgow Live, Marlène said of her business: “The idea is to sell the experience of enjoying a quality viennoiserie for breakfast.”

She added that her ‘favourite thing to do in the morning is to dip a fresh pain au chocolat in a hot cup of black coffee’.

Marlène, who closed her micro bakery in September 2022, took to Instagram to announce the opening of the new outlet.

There, she said: “Bonjour Glasgow and around! Happy to announce you will all soon be welcome in the soon-to-be bakery, on Parnie Street in Glasgow, Trongate.

“Sorry for the absence if you’ve missed our croissants those past few months. We certainly missed you but TheDorkyFrench vegan bakery is coming back!”

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Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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