In 2020, the Houston Texans and Amegy Bank created the Small Business Boost program, which supports local small businesses in the Houston community. Over the past two years this program has awarded 12 small businesses with grants totaling $40,000. This year, the program will continue to support small businesses making a positive impact on the community by awarding 5 more Small Business Boost grants worth $5,000 each. Nominations will be open from February 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022.
At Awesome Bites, Co., you can enjoy the sweeter things in life and not feel guilty about it afterwards. The nation's first allergy-friendly vegan bakery and ice cream shop is the latest winner of the Amegy Bank Small Business Boost Award.
Located in The Shops at Sawyer Yards (2313 Edwards St. #185) in Houston's First Ward, Awesome Bites, Co. is known for the Super Muffins, which are sweetened by whole fruits and vegetables. Started in 2015 by Jennifer Thai, the shop was inspired by Thai's daughter and her food allergies. Thai came up with a menu that's free of all dairy, egg, soy, peanut and tree nut products.
Items like donuts, cookies, cupcakes, waffle cones and more are made from scratch, completely gluten-free. The safe treats with wholesome ingredients let customers eat without worry.
Thai, a Rice University grad, said the Awesome Bites is all about "reinventing treats". She described the considerable impact of winning the award.
"Winning the Amegy Houston Texans Small Business Boost is instrumental to helping our little shop combat higher costs and to attract the right talent to continue to make our magical treats that serve a special community for health issues and dietary restrictions," Thai said.
Awesome Bites also offers catering and shipping, and boasts in-store weekly specials as well.
The Houston Texans and Amegy Bank recognized Awesome Bites Co., an allergy-friendly vegan bakery and ice cream shop, as the latest Small Business Boost winner. Awesome Bites is known for their Super Muffins that are only sweetened with whole fruits and veggies. Learn more about this small business and the Small Business Boost here.