I instantly liked Molly when I noticed that the neatly wrapped scarf folded under her bright smile matched her blue logo. It’s a visual attention to detail not often seen among farmers market stalls on a Saturday morning. Molly owns Daily De-lish and its new storefront: The Granola Goddess. She makes seven specialty granola flavors, granola bars, and cookies. The cookies are made with organic, whole wheat flour – another detail not often found. Her products are both healthy and delicious.
The new store – located in Suite F at 4950 Plainfield – in Plainfield Township, OPENS on Thursday, May 22nd. The Open House is from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. The store features Molly’s products as well as granola ingredients (many organic, and including gluten-free oatmeal), custom gift baskets, Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters coffee beans, and other unique gifts. Michele Barnes from Mrs. B will be on site on Tuesdays making her focaccia breads, sandwiches, and soups. These will mostly be sold frozen at the store with some fresh availability.
Molly strives to use Michigan ingredients while balancing price and a desire to include organically grown items – just like the rest of us. The MI ingredients most often used in Daily De-lish products are eggs, sugar, honey, and dried cherries.
Molly has a background in restaurants having worked in the Test Kitchen as the recipe manager for a large LA-based restaurant group for several years (also doing PR work for them, book keeping, serving, training, etc.). She told me that she has always loved baking – since she was a little girl with her Easy-Bake oven! She has been baking and creating recipes all her life. When she became a die-hard granola eater, she realized that most of the store-bought variety seemed too dry and not filled with the nutritional goodies she likes – namely nuts. So she started making her own. She started the business in January 2010.
Molly is always up to something creative and delicious. Right now she’s working on spiced nuts recipes, two new granola flavors, and trail mixes named for her sons: Jett Fuel and Dax Trax.
Store Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Other places to find the Daily De-lish products:
Online: Door to Door Organics, the Daily De-lish and Granola Goddess websites, Etsy.com
Restaurants: Terra GR (on brunch menu), The Terrace Inn, Petoskey, MI (on breakfast menu), Saburba in Ada (bags of granola & bars available for sale), The Pump House – Grand Rapids Knapp’s Corner (on frozen yogurt bar as topping + bags available for sale), Malamiah Juice Bar (Grand Rapids Downtown Market), and Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters.
Stores: Art of the Table (Grand Rapids), Nourish Organic Market (Grand Rapids), Grassfield’s farm store, Beer & Skittles (Kalamazoo), Sawall Heath Foods (Kalamazoo), Natural Food Center (Kalamazoo), Michigan Pantry (Holland), Horrock’s (Grand Rapids), and Spectrum Children’s Hospital (Grand Rapids).
Other: West MI Co-op, Ada Farmers Market, and Grand Rapids Fulton St. Farmers Market
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