Pelah Kitchen


Named after the Mende word for “home,” a nod to the owner’s Sierra Leonean heritage, Pelah Kitchen is a Bed Stuy-based microbakery by Jenneh Kaikai, who also runs Hot Bread Kitchen’s small business programs. Her spice-forward cakes are frosted with lush buttercreams and decorated with locally-sourced flowers - the warm and aromatic cardamom-spiced carrot cake is a perennial favorite, finished with salted caramel and brown butter cream cheese frosting.