Fernanda-Capobianco-Vegan-Divas.jpeg Despite being born and raised in meat-centric Brazil, Fernanda Capobianco has lived virtually her entire life meat-free. After successful stints in the restaurant and catering industries, Capobianco took her sweet tooth to New York, where she launched Vegan Divas in 2010, filling her perceived void of high-quality vegan bakeries in the Big Apple. Now, the bakery has a flagship store on the Upper East Side, lots of wholesale locations around the city and a booming online business. Though every product Vegan Divas makes is 100% vegan, none skimp on taste, as evidenced by the brand’s growing fan base.