Our story

The Vision 

Here at Real Rad Food, we specialise in fully raw sweet treats and custom made celebration cakes.

We are Raw, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Delicious. We are passionate about creating plant based foods that not only look and taste amazing, but are amazing for you.

We are concerned with the negative impacts on our body that occur from eating food high in sugar and dairy. We believe that the removal of these products from our raw desserts allow the customer to focus fully on all of their senses - from their sight, to the textures they feel and the tastes they are experiencing.

Real Rad Food is providing so much more than a healthy piece of cake. It is an experience; a shift in the 'guilt based' mindset we often feel when it comes to desert. It is Real Rad Food & its changing the game. 


The Journey 

By Hannah Mellsop

Where it began 

Over the past three years, I have had a huge passion for producing incredible looking and tasting raw deserts and plant-based cuisine. This has been displayed through my Instagram account, @realradfood.


The use of social media as a creative outlet for my cakes and plant-based food has not only allowed me to set the foundation for my business but has also given me a platform to connect with the community. This community has given me inspiration and guidance and shaped the path for my business. It allows me to meet like-minded individuals who wish to be a part of a greater movement towards real food and conscious consumption; both of which are key principles in the establishment of RRF.

My journey with social media offered me a platform that has provided a wealth of knowledge and given me determination to explore, create and push the boundaries more everyday. It has not only allowed to have me incredible exposure and marketing power, but has fuelled my creativity in an industry that demands it.


After a few years of producing content on social media as a hobby, I realised that I had been working towards something more. Something with a greater purpose and opportunity. In mid 2016, I established the brand, Real Rad Food. 

I went from making a few celebration cakes per week, to now pursuing Real Rad Food as my full-time gig. My dream has turned into my reality and I am working as hard as I can to further this everyday.

Where now

You can now find us in a number of cafes around Mount Maunganui & Tauranga.

We also attend Dinner in the Domain every Thursday & The Little Big Markets every second Saturday.

We take private orders for custom made celebration cakes, Raw Balls and cater to all events, big or small. Contact us to get in touch about getting some Real Rad Food at your next event.