Crave and Co. is a vegetarian restaurant which was opened on June 16, 2014 by wife and husband, Kristin Messner-Baker and John Baker. Located in the historic section of Restaurant Row in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Crave and Co. offers a menu of visionary multicultural vegetarian and vegan homemade food and homemade drinks.
Crave and Co. had an exciting first year with several write ups, multiple media appearances and recently won two 2015 Harrisburg Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Vegetarian Restaurant and Best Organic Foods Restaurant.
ABOUT THE OWNERS
Kristin Messner-Baker and John Baker are the Owners of Crave and Co.. Kristin Messner-Baker is the Chef. Kristin Messner-Baker studied creative writing and fine arts at the University of Pittsburgh. She worked in restaurants with many different types of cuisine before, during, and after attending school. Kristin always had a passion for travel and experiencing the foods of many cultures, learning about healthy ingredients, and the medicinal benefits of food.
Kristin later attended law school at The Pennsylvania State/ Dickinson School of Law graduating in 2001. She then practiced law for several years while raising her family but had a dream of opening a restaurant where she could use her creativity to run a business that was based on her passion for making delicious healthy food. Kristin developed the concept of Crave and Co. and experimented with recipes for several years while raising her family and then decided to open Crave and Co. in 2014.
John Baker attended Shippensburg University where he studied History. John then went on to own his own graphic design and illustration business. After many years in the field, John went into teaching and currently teaches History to high school students and helps run Crave and Co. in his spare time. In their spare time, Kristin and John enjoy music, traveling, researching new ideas for Crave and Co., and spending time with their children.
Monday-Tuesday: 8am to 2pm
Wednesday: 8am to 9pm (6-9 Open Mic) --- You have to like people who do this. :)
Thursday and Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 8pm
614 N. 2nd Street
Harrisburg, Pa 17101
................Directions from/to the Mansion