Arlington Eats: Lynnola's Craft Kitchen Serving Up Something Sweet
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 24, 2020, November 24, 2020

Don't let the stress of Thanksgiving dinner get to you. In this month's Arlington Eats, host Andrew Tanielian takes us inside Lynnola's Craft Kitchen and introduces us to the baker ready to help. 

When Crystal Strawn lost her job after a round of downsizing, she headed for the kitchen. Her passion for baking soon took over, and Lynnola's Craft Kitchen was born. The business name is inspired by Strawn's mother. Lynnola was her nickname for Strawn growing up. 

First on the menu was churros with candied bacon. Strawn had the idea to wrap them like flowers and sell them at Valentine's Day. "Churroses," as they became known, took off. And a business was born. 

Strawn has now branched out, offering a full menu of baked items and prepared foods. With Thanksgiving approaching, the demand for pies is on the rise. Buttermilk is Strawn's best seller, but she has a variety of options for any diet, including gluten-free and vegan. "Most everything's got a great substitute. And I like to be able to offer that," Strawn said.

 A lifelong Arlington resident herself, Strawn and her food have truly become a part of the community. She caters for the Martin High School Band and helps families across the City have special nights in, every night of the week. "It's incredible. I have loved this town all my life," she said.

Click here to learn more about Lynnola's Craft Kitchen.

Crystal Strawn prepares a pie in her kitchen

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