She may be barely old enough to vote, but 20-year-old Clara Polito is no amateur in the kitchen. Working out of her Atwater Village home, she makes vegan pies, cakes, cookies, bars, and cannoli that outshine even her butter-reliant competitors. Polito’s goods are featured at Pizzanista! in Long Beach, Azla Vegan at Mercado la Paloma in South L.A., and Cruzer Pizza in Los Feliz; they’re also available by special order.
Photograph courtesy of Clara Polito