Meet Monarch

Our Story

Abigail Stratton is the owner and head pastry chef of Monarch Bakery. After attending The Culinary Institute of Michigan and learning from talented pastry chefs, Abbie got her degree in 2016 for Baking and Pastry. With the knowledge gained from school and the desire to own her own business, Monarch Bakery was established in 2019. Abbie is well known for her innate ability to create vegan pastries and have them taste traditional, oh and the french Macrons too!
By popular demand, Abbie and her husband, Ben Stratton decided to scale up the Monarch operation and open a store front in beautiful downtown Rockford, Michigan. Ben serves as the Chief Operating Officer, focusing on strategic growth, business to business sales and assisting with weekend farmers markets. Ben holds a bachelors degree from Davenport University where he graduated with honors.
Today, Monarch happily serves West Michigan brides, event coordinators, meeting planners and families a delicious range of traditional and vegan pastry options to add gourmet finesse to their gatherings. Make your next meeting -- or your day -- special with exquisite treats from Monarch Bakery.

Vegan Pastries

Delicious vegan pastries are really what sets Monarch Bakery apart. Before releasing a new vegan pastry to our customers, we ensure it goes through blind taste tests. This allows for both vegans and non-vegans alike to determine if the pastry truly does taste as good, if not better, than traditional. 

Popular vegan pastry selections include our Vegan Apple Pie, Vegan Cinnamon Roll, Coconut Macaroons, French Macarons, and Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches!


Monarch Bakery’s mission is to use only the finest ingredients to create memorable pastries that delight discerning pallets and make people smile. 


Customer delight is foundation of everything we do at Monarch Bakery. Our customers deserve deliciousness, whether their pastries are traditional or vegan/gluten-free.

Passion for Pastries


Only the finest ingredients make it into Monarch baked goods!

Farm to Table

We source locally whenever possible to support the local supply chain.

Fan Favorites

We're a perennial favorite of those in the culinary know.

Bring something FRESH home tonight!

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