We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffini Adams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffini, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I am so proud to call Arlington my home, but Dallas is the city that I’m from; more specifically South Oak Cliff. I am a product of Dallas ISD schools and spent a great deal of my education on either campuses that were geared towards project-based learning practices or research. So, I had the privilege to implement what I learned into real-life experiences. So, it was only natural for me to take a similar approach to entrepreneurship. I’m not too certain if growing up by a single mother had a lot to do with it, but definitely the experience of having limited food supply as a youth may have contributed. Although, I can recount times our fridge and cupboard weren’t bursting at the seams with food, I always remember my mom fully stocking the fridge with fresh fruit and veggies. She and my big sister stressed the importance of health and being in tune to what we ingested. Please don’t get me wrong! There were always sweets, yet we maintained a balanced diet. I wasn’t living a vegan lifestyle, but I like to think that I was a plant-based baker in the making.
What should our readers know about your business?
The Crumb Well is more than just a bakery. We are revolutionizing the way people indulge in sweets and we love spreading the joy of eating vegan-ish treats to the community. I am most proud of our resiliency because we do not allow ourselves to get bogged down in the missed opportunities that may arise, but we celebrate the small wins and allow that to drive our next steps. While I cannot disclose everything that we’re working on, I can say we are definitely participating in more farmers markets and events. We have signed up for over 20 that will take place across the metroplex. Our customers can expect to see us in Arlington, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Fort Worth and of course Mansfield for the remainder of the year. We our coming off the hills of celebrating our one-year milestone and as I reflect, there are a lot of hurdles I had to get over both professionally and personally. This is why I rely so much on my family being a great support system because that’s what sustains me beyond any business decision I make, but for The Crumb Well I had to get a handle on the systematization of everything we do in our ongoing operations. We love what we do and take pride in the confections that we bake and we look forward to continuing to serve the Southern Sector of Dallas and areas in-between.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Okay, let me preface this by saying I am the most interesting-boring person on the planet so I hope she won’t get too excited, but here goes nothing.
Monday: After leaving Love Field, if she’s feeling boujee we can go to Bistro 31. and toast to the highlife with our Chanel wine glasses as we people watch in Highland Park. Then head to Good Records because music is life. After perusing their musical selection, we must check out Pangea Restaurant and Bar.
Tuesday: it’s whatever she wants, but I will be making her breakfast/brunch and dinner.
Wednesday: We are going to spend the day in Oak Cliff volunteering with the fine folks of the Oak Cliff Veggie Project and then to Bishop Arts District to shop, eat and sip coffee at The Wild Detective, buy more records at Spinster, then we’re off to the Pan-African Connection Bookstore for more books. Later, we’ll read our new books at Fiction Coffee near downtown.
Thursday: We will take my puppy, Joe Cool to White Rock Lake and enjoy nature as we bike-ride along the trail. While we’re at it, we’ll get inspiration from the Dallas Arboretum and buy plants from Walton’s Garden Center across the street. That evening we’ll cool off by taking a dip in the lazy river while the Rough Ryders run across home plate. For dinner we’ll have Roots Southern Kitchen and try that one cocktail with the smokey bubble. I’ve always wanted to try that.
Friday: In the morning we’ll sip a turmeric and honey latte at Black Coffee and nosh on donuts at Dough Boy’s before heading to the Stock Yards in Funky Town. Afterwards we’ll get some pickles from the factory and perhaps try some pickle beer at a nearby brewery. We’ll then head to Klyde Warren Park for the food trucks and Dallas Museum of Art to hear jazz and become more cultured as we experience Van Gogh and Rodin.
Saturday: We are going to multiple farmers markets, and Trader’s Village to garner some rare finds and then off to Nerdvana for sure. I’m 100 percent certain we’ll stop in a dive around lower Greenville to hear live music, too.
Sunday: Since we’re in Cowboy Nation, we have to go to a game at Jerry’s World, but before that we must get our sweet fix from Cookie Society and Detour Doughnuts. We’ll then go to church, grab an iced latte from Inclusion Coffee because we’re going to need both in our systems in order to help our boys pull off a ‘W’.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Without my family and faith I would be nothing. The Crumb Well Bakery would not exist without them.
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