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Food for Thought Market and Café

Located in the Allen Public Library

About Us

Our café is located inside the Allen Public Library. We offer fresh foods and snacks, handcrafted drinks, and from scratch baked goods. We also can accommodate your catering needs.

When you come visit us, you might run into a familiar face or two. We enjoy getting to know our customers and would like you to have the opportunity to get to know us. Scroll down and learn more about our team members.

Jennifer Bell
Co-Owner/Culinary Manager
Jennifer Bell has been with Food for Thought Market and Cafe since its fruition. Working together with her parents Lewis and Kathy, she fulfills the day-to-day operations and "front of the house services". Creating menus, scratch baked goods, and espresso drinks are what drive Jennifer's passion and determination. She currently resides in Allen with her two sons, dog and cats.
Kathy and Lewis Bell
Lewis and Kathy Bell are the co-founders of Bell Family Enterprises and Food for Thought Market and Cafe. On a wink and a prayer, they won the bid from the City of Allen to operate in the cafe space located inside Allen Public Library , opening for business in July of 2013. Called the "not-so-silent partners" they provide much of the behind the scenes operations that make the Cafe operate as smoothly as it does. Lewis and Kathy currently reside in Allen, Texas and enjoy spending their free time with their 7 grandchildren and three children.
Lindsey Hearn
Cookie Guy

Known as "The Cookie Guy", Lindsey Hearn has been baking his heart away for the last twenty years. When he is not providing us with his delicious works of art, he is working as a GM for Cinemark West Plano or teaching cooking classes for Williams Sonoma. For fun, he  enjoys watching movies, baking,  traveling with my partner Paul and hanging out with his dog Lola Grace,

Cookie Guy page
Mohammad Saleh
Culinary Manager

Mohammad is currently studying chemistry and neuroscience at UTD as a sophomore pre-medical student.He likes to spend his time playing with his cats, learning  new languages, and exploring new dishes to cook.

Natalie Smith
Culinary Manager
Culinary Manager, Natalie Smith has worked for Food for Thought for three years. She has three sons and currently resides in Allen, TX with her husband, Tim, and three sons. Natalie loves all things sports (Go Cowboys!). She is a "Boomer Sooner" (though we won't hold that against her) and loves to sing like no one is listening.
Christy Jacob
Culinary Manager

Now a sophomore at UNT, Christy is pursuing a degree in marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys learning new things and cooking.

Sarah Azam
Culinary Staff

Currently in her freshman year at Texas A&M, Sarah is pursuing a degree in Business.  During her free time she enjoys spend time playing with her cat and taking pictures of it chilling out in the sun. Sarah also likes  to pull  out her old DS and play games, such as Animal Crossing.

Luke Plowman
Culinary Staff

Say "hello" to Luke, one of our members of the culinary staff. Luke is currently a sophomore at Allen High School. While he is working, strike up a conversation about his favorite things: playing the guitar and art.

Cassady Thompson
Culinary Staff

Currently a sophmore at Allen High School, Cassady is involved in the Culinary Arts department. When she is not at school, she like hanging out with cats, cooking (for fun) and reading.

Kevin Vaught, Jr.
Culinary Staff
If you are ever at a Allen High School Orchestra concert, you might see high school senior Kevin, one of our culinary staff members, playing the bass. In his spare time, he enjoys spending a few hours trying to catch a fish and cooking a good meal. Be warned though, you might want to tell him to hold off on the spices. Come by the cafe and be ready to laugh out loud at his hillarious one-liners.
Katherine Battle
Website and Social Media Manager

With a bachelor's degree under her belt, Katherine is currently working with different local businesses and organizations with their websites and social media presence. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, reading and watching movies.


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