About Skinny Buddha

Skinny Buddha in Mount Kisco, NY.
New York maker of Vegan + Gluten-Free Buddha Bagels and Vegan + Gluten-Free Superseed CRACK-ers. Founder: Elyce Jacobson and Shaka the King.

A Jewish mother of three meets a Jamaican boxing trainer in a gym one day…They share a love for people, fitness, and wellness. A few years later, they combine their talents –- and SKINNY BUDDHA is born.

To some, it might sound like the start of a cheesy one-liner, but to them, it’s what the American dream is all about. At Skinny Buddha, it’s their mission to share the lifestyle that has enabled them to thrive mentally, physically, and spiritually.

They live their lives centered around the following ideals: the consumption of organic, plant-based nutrition that is free from animal products and chemicals; love for information, love for music, love for family, love for community, respect for our planet and all its resources; respect for all living things, and an appreciation of the similarities and differences that exist between us.


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