I’m Bhava.

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Hi there!

Growing up, my mother cooked for four kids, helped with my father’s business and was a total badass. Her version of a “lazy dinner” was yeast donuts from scratch.


We were all big on dessert, which we enjoyed every night. After years wearing many hats in the professional food world, I opened Sweet Alchemy in the old, beautiful converted dairy barn at Lang Farm in Essex Junction. Here, you’ll find me baking fresh pastries, pouring espresso drinks and brewing my locally famous homemade chai from what was once the bullpen. From our giant picture windows you can sit with your coffee and see the seasons changing. You’ll likely see my father tinkering in the cafe, or my twin brother coming in to wash dishes in exchange for cinnamon rolls -- my mother is on speed dial for recipe questions, and my husband, Kunja, works back of house with me. We’re a family business at our roots. 


Kunja and I run our small and mighty operation believing that the care, love and consciousness you put in your cooking is paramount. It's such a privilege to cook for you, and we put that into everything we make. Together we make a sweet and savory menu full of unique tastes, regional Indian-inspired flavors, homemade baked goods and satisfying espresso drinks. We can’t wait to welcome you to our sweet corner of the world!