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Lauded Austin Pastry Chef Opens Her Own Bakery Delivery Service

Kendall Melton’s Vivian’s Boulangerie is available through the Vinder app

The almond croissant from Vivian’s Boulangerie
The almond croissant from Vivian’s Boulangerie
Vivian’s Boulangerie [Official]
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Former Contigo pastry chef Kendall Melton has opened her own bakery delivery service, Vivian’s Boulangerie. Her pastries are available on her website.

Vivian’s menu includes sweet and savory pastries, like cookies, croissants (including her famous almond ones and a roasted mushroom and gruyere), and tiger claws. There are also syrups for milk, coffee, or champagne in flavors like strawberry, bourbon, and a sparkly vanilla one.

Melton was pastry chef multiple restaurants in the Contigo family (including the now-shuttered Chicon) and Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, where she is currently operations manager. The bake shop is named after her beloved cat who passed away last year. Melton hopes to eventually have a storefront for the bake shop, when the timing is right.

Vivian’s initially launched on Vinder, the Antoni-Porowski-approved app that delivers produce and goods from local farmers. Vinder launched in 2019 as a delivery farmer’s market of sorts. However, a few restaurants also use the app, like North Burnet’s Andiamo offering ravioli, focaccia, and date night packages, and Sugar Mama’s offering cupcakes. Vivian’s moved to a self-hosted website at the end of August.

Vivian’s pastries are available via online ordering for pickup or delivery on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with 24 hours’ notice.

A wooden tray with several pastries on it
Pastries from Vivian’s Boulangerie
Vivian’s Boulangerie [Official]

Update, October 14: This article has been updated to reflect that Vivian’s is no longer available through Vinder.