Monday, May 29, 2017

Dedicated Gluten-Free Safe, Bakeries & Restaurants

This list is constantly changing and being updated as new suggestions are received.  We're not interested in advertising...we're looking for first-person recommendations only.  These are supposed to be retail locations but we do recommend you contact them first to be certain they have public hours of operation.  Updated: 5/17/16

AL – The Funky Muffin Bakery
4647-B Highway 280
Birmingham, AL 35242
Tel:  205.408.9825
http://thefunkymuffinbakery.com

AR – Dempsey Bakery
323 S Cross Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Tel: 501-375-2257
http://www.dempseybakery.com

AZ – Gluten Free Creations
10880 N 32nd Street # 39
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Tel: 602-680-7258

AZ – Gluten Free Creations
7607 E McDowell Road
Scottsdale, AZ
Tel: 480-990-2253

AZ – Got2B Gluten-Free
5407 E Pima Street
Tucson, AZ 85712
Tel: 520-209-2872

AZ – Gourmet Girls Gluten-Free
5845 N Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
Tel: 520-408-9000

AZ – Jewels Bakery & Café
4041 E Thomas Road # 101
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Tel: 602-714-5243

CA – 2Good2B
204 N El Camino Real # H
Encinitas, CA 92024
Tel: 760-942-4663
http://www.2good2b.com

CA – Breakaway Bakery 
5264 W Pico Blvd 
Los Angeles, CA 90019  
Tel:  310-968-9380 
http://breakawaybakery.com

CA – Erin McKenna’s Bakery
Hollywood/Larchmont
236 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Tel: 855-462-2292

CA – Farmers Kitchen Cafe

624 4th Street
Davis CA
Tel:  
http://farmerskitchencafe.com

CA – Grease Box
942 Stanford Ave
Oakland, CA 94608
Tel: 510-922-1323

CA – Kirari West Bakery
707 N Pacific Coast Hwy 
Redondo Beach, CA  90277
Tel:  310-376-5313
http://www.kirariwest.com

CA – Mariposa Bakery
5427 Telegraph Avenue # D-3
Oakland, CA 94609
Tel: 510-595-0955

CA – Mariposa Bakery
1 Ferry Building Plaza # 32
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 510-595-0955

CA – Rising Hearts Bakery
10836 1/2 Washington Blvd 
Culver City, CA 90232 
Tel:  301-815-0133 
http://www.risingheartsbakery.com

CA – Sensitive Sweets
17431 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA
Tel: 714-968-9169

CA – Sensitive Sweets
362 Camino de Estrella
San Clemente, CA
Tel: 949-388-5764

CO – Coquette's Bistro & Bakery 
321 N Tejon Street 
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 
Tel:  719-685-2420
http://www.coquettesbistro.com

CT – Dee’s One Smart Cookie
398 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Tel 860-633-8000

CT – Swoon Gluten-Free Bakery
109 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Tel: 203-438-4326
http://www.swoonglutenfree.com

DC – Rise Gluten-Free Bakery
2409 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: 202-525-5204

FL – Craft Kafe
West Central Shopping Center
6653 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Tel: 727-914-7443

FL – Erin McKenna’s Bakery
1642 E Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Tel: 407-938-9044

FL – Fresh First
1637 SE 17th Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tel: 954-763-3344

FL – Fresh First
4520 N Federal Hwy
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33308
Tel: 954-900-3705

FL – HillBilly Farms
10325 US Hwy 98
Dade City, FL 33525
Tel: 352-567-7475

FL – Island Gluten Free Bakery
1880 Stickney Point Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
Tel: 941-923-0200

FL – Joey's Home Bakery
1532 SW 8th Street
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Tel: 561-292-4004

FL – Kara Lynn's Kitchen
421 NE Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
Tel: 727-447-2536

FL – Serendipity Café
664 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698‎
Tel: 727-483-9233

FL – Stacy's Gluten Free Goodies
14379 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
Tel: 813-477-4247

FL – The Bald Strawberry
1248 Sarno Road
Melbourne, FL  32935
Tel:  321-751-2803
Http://Www.Thebaldstrawberry.Com

FL – Weezie's Kitchen 
1321 East Commercial Blvd
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Tel: 754-551-6022

GA – Good Karma Coffee House
31 N Avondale Road
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Tel: 404-499-0999

IL – Bootin Gluten Bakery and Market 
2409 Georgetown Road 
Danville, IL 61832 
Tel:  217-443-3026
https://www.facebook.com/BootinGlutenBakeryAndMarket

IL – Brightwok Kitchen 
21 E Adams Street  
Chicago, IL 60603   
Tel:  312-583-0729 
http://www.brightwok.com

IL – Cassava Chicago
3338 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
Tel: 773-857-3039

IL – Sweet Ali’s
3 W 1st Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Tel: 630-908-7175

IL – Sweet Natalie's 
228 S Third Street 
Geneva, IL 60134 
Tel: 630-232-7434 
Http://Sweetnataliesgeneva.Com

IL – Wheat’s End Café  
2873 N Broadway  
Chicago, IL 60657  
Tel: 773-770-3527

IN – Suzy's Teahouse & Bakery 
25 E Court Street 
Franklin, IN 46131 
Tel:  317-739-0800 
http://www.suzysteahouse.com

KY – Annie May’s Sweet Café
3110 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY, 40207
Tel: 502-384-2667
http://www.anniemayssweetcafe.com

KY – Gluten Free Miracles
145 Burt Road 
Lexington, KY 40503
Tel:  859-278-8888 
http://www.glutenfreemiracles.com


KY – Wheatless Restaurant
801 Campbell Lane
Bowling Green, KY  42104
Tel:  270-904-1033
http://www.wheatlessrestaurant.com

LA – Truly Free Bakery & Deli
4321 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70808
Tel:  225-383-3344
http://www.eattrulyfree.com

MA - A New Leaf 
1038 Great Plain Avenue
Needham, MA 02492 
Tel:  781-449-6777 

MA – Duke's Bakery
162 Columbia Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Tel: 508-837-0624
http://www.dukesbakery.com

MA - Mother Juice 
625 W Kendall Street 
Cambridge, MA 02142 
Tel:  617-286-6580 
http://motherjuiceboston.com

MA - Serenade Chocolatier 
5 Harvard Square
Brookline, MA 02445 

MA - Something Sweet Without Wheat 
169 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, Massachusetts 02474 

MA - Something Sweet Without Wheat 
19 6th Road 
Woburn, MA 01801 
Tel:  781-281-2003 
http://somethingsweetwithoutwheat.com

MA - Sweet Chances 
884 Washington Street 
Norwood, MA 02062 
Tel:  781-352-2900 
http://www.sweetchancesgf.com

MA - Twist Bakery & Cafe 
30 Milliston Road 
Millis, MA 02054
Tel:  508-376-1163 
http://www.twist-bakery.com

MA - Violette Gluten Free Bakery 
407 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 
Tel:  857-500-2748 

MD – One Dish Cuisine
Taylor Village Center  
8001 Hillsborough Road  
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Tel: 443-759-6344

MD – Sweet27 Bakery
123-129 W 27th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel: 410-464-7211

ME – Tripps Primal Farm and Kafe
1056 Center Street
Auburn, ME
Tel: 207-241-7461
https://www.tpfak.com

MI – Renee's Gourmet Pizzeria
1937 W Maple Road
Troy, MI 48084
Tel: 248-280-7800

MI – Rumi's Passion Gluten Free Bakery
41120 5 Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
Tel: 734-335-7145

MI – WOW WithOut Wheat
1754 Central Park Drive 
Okemos, MI 48864 
Tel: 517-347-3030

MO – New Day Gluten Free
15622 Manchester Road
Ellisville, MO 63011
Tel: 636-527-5000

NJ – Wildflour Bakery/Café
2691 Main Street
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
Tel:  609.620.1100
http://www.wildflourbakery-cafe.com

NY – Colors NYC
417 Lafayette Street
New York, NY  10003
Tel: 212-777-8443

NY – Donna Marie's Eastside Bakery 
1694 Penfield Road 
Rochester NY 
Tel: 585-397-0649

NY – Donna Marie's Westside Bakery 
​164 Newbury Street 
Rochester, NY 
Tel: 585-254-0706 
Http://Www.Donnamariesbakery.Com

NY – Erin McKenna’s Bakery
248 Broome Street
New York City, NY 10002
Tel: 855-462-2292

NY – Jennifer's Way Bakery
263 E 10th Street
New York, NY 10009
Tel: 646-682-9501

NY – Senza Gluten
206 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212-475-7775

OH – Cherbourg Bakery 
541 S Drexel Avenue 
Bexley, OH 43209  
Tel: 614-725-4560 
Http://Www.Cherbourgbakery.Com


OH – Sinfully Gluten-Free Sandwich/Pizza Shop
9146 Dayton Lebanon Pike
Centerville, OH 45458
Tel:  937-433-1044

OR – Angie's Gluten Free Kitchen
214 NE 11th Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Tel:

OR – Back to Eden Bakery
2217 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Tel: 503-477-5022

OR – Corbett Fish House
5901 SW Corbett Avenue
Portland, OR 97239 
Tel: 503-246-4434

OR – Eats and Treats Café
1644 Main Street
Philomath OR
Tel:
http://eats-treats.com

OR – Harlow
3632 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
Tel: 971-255-0138

OR – Hawthorne Fish House
4343 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
Tel: 503-548-4434
http://www.corbettfishhouse.com

OR – Kyra’s Bake Shop
599 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Tel: 503-212-2979

OR – New Cascadia Traditional
1700 SE 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
Tel: 503-546-4901

OR – Petunia's Pies & Pastries
610 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Tel: 503-841-5961

OR – Prasad Cuisine
925 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209
Tel: 503-224-3993

OR – The Gluten Free Place
Sea Towne Shopping Center
1654 N Coast Hwy
Newport, OR 97365
Tel: 541-574-8437
http://www.thegfplace.com

PA – Ali's Marketplace
105 Blue Spruce Way
Murrysville, PA 15668
Tel: 724- 327-5000

PA – Gluuteny Bakery
1923 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Tel: 412-521-4890

PA – Happy Mixer Bakery
4275 County Line Road
Chalfont, PA  18914
Tel:  267-663-7209
https://www.thehappymixer.com

RI – Eva Ruth's Specialty Bakery
796 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842
Tel: 401-619-1924

TN - The Health Factory Paleo Café 
2900 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920 
Tel:  865-579-7606 
http://www.healthfactoryknoxville.com

TX – Unrefined Bakery
718 N Buckner Blvd # 154
Dallas, TX 75218
Tel: 214-414-2414

TX – Unrefined Bakery
3426 Greenville Avenue # 150
Dallas, TX 75206
Tel:

TX – Unrefined Bakery
6055 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
Tel: 469- 816-2414

TX – Unrefined Bakery
3411 Preston Road # 8
Frisco, TX 75034
Tel: 972-668-2414
http://unrefinedbakery.com


TX – Wild Wood Bakehouse
3016 Guadalupe Street # 200
Austin, TX  78705
Tel:  512) 327-9660
http://www.wildwoodbakehouse.com


TX – Xoco-Latte Bakery & Chocolatier
4719 Lexington Blvd
Missouri City, TX 77459
Tel:  832-243-6748
http://xoco-latte.com

UT - Zest Kitchen & Bar

275 S 200 W
Salt Lake City, UT  84101
Tel:  801-433-0589
http://zestslc.com 

VA – Happy Tart
2307-A Mt Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
Tel: 571-244-3662

VA – Tio Pablo Tacos 
1703 E Franklin Street 
Richmond, VA 
Tel:  804-643-4828 
http://www.tiopablotacos.com


VA – Triple Oak Bakery
11692-A Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA  22740
Tel:  540-987-9122
http://www.tripleoakbakery.com

WA – Capital Cider 
818 E Pike Street 
Seattle, WA 98122 
Tel:  206-397-3564 
Http://Capitolcider.Com

WA – Devour Specialty Baked Goods
511 N Wilbur Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
Tel: 509-520-4384
https://www.facebook.com/DevourW2

WA – East Vancouver Fish House
19206 SE 1st Street
Camas, WA 98607
Tel: 360-258-1609

WA – Nourish
101 Provence View Lane
Sequim, WA 98382
Tel:  360-797-1480
http://www.nourishsequim.com

WA – Nuflours Bakery 
518 15th Avenue E 
Seattle, WA 98112
Tel: 206.395.4623 
Http://Www.Nuflours.Com

WA – Thrive Café
1026 NE 65th Street # A102
Seattle, WA 98115
Tel: 206-525-0300
http://generationthrive.com

WI –Happy Bellies Bakeshop
2107 North Richmond Street
Appleton, WI  54911
(920) 730-2253
http://happybelliesbakeshop.com

WI – Molly's Gluten-Free Bakery
Old Lynndale Farm
N47 W28270 Lynndale Road (HWY JK)
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Tel: 262-369-1404
http://mollysglutenfreebakery.com

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Surviving a Family Reunion Gluten-Free

This is the house that we rented in Gatlinburg TN.  It’s called the Gatlinburg Mansion and boasts 14 bedrooms! We rented it for our 'once in a lifetime' Family Reunion. There were 27 of us staying here and with that many people, and that many cooks in the kitchen; I had resigned myself that I was going to get sick. As it turns out, I didn’t get sick, and I wasn’t alone either. There were about 5 of us with different degrees of Gluten-Freeness. I was the only one at 100% but that was OK since I was also the one in charge of the menu and the shopping list.




I had never coordinated such a huge project before…but I had often done it for much smaller groups, so I was a logical choice. I was given a $5,000.00 budget, and I had my girls to help me. They totally understand my needs and how to cook for me. We kept the menu easy, and naturally GF with only the occasional tweaks to insure my safety. And since it was a Family Reunion we pulled out all the old family recipes. Like Shepherd’s Pie (easy GF) and Thanksgiving Dinner, (separate stuffing), Spaghetti night (separate pasta), Boston Baked Beans & Hot Dogs (easy GF), BBQ Ribs & Burgers (easy GF). Rice, potatoes, veggies…those were all super easy GF too.  

Shopping was a bit of a challenge because when I shop for a mixed group like this I ALWAYS brand shop. So I had to do my research online to find out what brands were available in Tennessee and which ones were Gluten-Free. Doesn’t matter what we’re buying, we always try to get the GF version :-) The kids wanted cereal and cookies and they did get straight away Gluten-Free options only because kids have been known to be extremely messy! I’ve watched one lonely kid gluten an entire house with one chocolate chip cookie in only 15 minutes! S0 yes, the kids did not get any glutenous options.

Snacks, spices, chips, sauces, condiments, you name it; we found a GF brand name item that satisfied everyone. We did buy normal, everyday bread & rolls along with flour for baking. Everyone was asked to use the flour for baking only…and use corn starch for thickening. And I tacked a couple of cautionary signs up in the kitchen…just in case.  Since there was quite a bit of baking planned we also got some Gluten-Free cake & brownie mixes. So those of us who needed Gluten-Free could have dessert options too. Funny thing was…it ALL disappeared! Lol

We had two big nights planned.  On Tuesday it was a Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres party in honor of our Dad’s birthday. Everyone chipped in a bottle of something and we enjoyed an amazing night playing cards and games.  Our Mixologist pulled out all the olds recipes from the 30’s-50’s for the grown-ups and we had non-alcoholic mixed drinks for the kids.  Along with some amazing Hors d’Oeuvres, we used post-it notes to indicate which items were safely Gluten-Free.  On Thursday we had a fancy Tea Party in honor of our Mom & Dad’s Wedding Anniversary. The kitchen was a blur of activity all day as everyone prepared their favorite sandwiches, cookies, fudge, and cupcakes. Those post-it notes really came in handy! 

In the entire week I would say that nearly 75% of every meal was Gluten-Free and enjoyed by everyone. And all of our Kitchen Helpers were incredibly careful about managing any cross contact and keeping everything clean.  It ended up our shopping only used up $3,000.00 of our budget, so we really planned things out well.  If you’re curious about what we bought to feed 27 hungry people for an entire week, here’s our Shopping List...

Aluminum Foil
Apples
Applesauce
Avocados
Bacon (Black Lable – 6 packages)
Baking Powder 
Baking Soda (1 Large)
Bananas
Beans, Canned (Black/Red/Pink – 6 Cans each)
Beans, Dry (Navy – 5 Lbs)
Beef, Ground (10 lbs)
Bisquick GLUTEN FREE
Bread Crumbs (Progresso GLUTEN-FREE)
Bread GLUTEN-FREE (Against the Grain  2 Loaves)
Bread (Sandwich, English, Hot-Dog/Hamburger)
Broccoli
Broth (Better than Bullion – Vegetable & Chicken)
Brownie Mix GLUTEN-FREE (King Arthur)
Butter
Cake Mix GLUTEN-FREE (King Arthur)
Carrots 
Catsup (Heinz – 1 Large)
Cauliflower
Celery (1 Bunch)
Cereal, Chex (4 Boxes, Variety)
Cheese (Cabot, Variety – 5 Pkgs)
Cheese (Goat, Romano, Parmesan)
Cherries, Fresh 
Chicken (10 lbs)
Chips (Lays, Variety – 5 bags)
Chocolate Chips (Tollhouse – 4 Bags)
Clams (3 Cans)
Cocoa, Baking
Coffee (Folgers, 3 Regular, 2 Decaf)
Coffee Mate (Variety – 5 Large)
Corn Bread Mix GLUTEN-FREE (King Arthur)
Corn, Creamed (3 cans)
Corn, Frozen
Corn Starch
Cornmeal
Crackers (GLUTEN-FREE, Regular)
Cupcake Papers
Dried Fruit (Craisins, Raisins, Apricots)
Eggs (9 dozen)
Fish (Tilapia, Cod, Flounder)
Flour
Garlic, Fresh
Ginger, Fresh
Green Beans, Fresh/Frozen
Half & Half (6 Large)
Honey
Hot-Dogs (Nathan's – 3 packages)
Ice Cream (1 Each – Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry)
Italian Seasoning (McCormick’s – 1 bottle)
Jelly, Jam (Smuckers, Variety – 5 Jars)
Juice, Orange, Apple, Grape (2 each)
Ketchup (Heinz – 1 large)
Lemons
Lettuce
Limes
Maple Syrup (Maple Grove, Variety – 5 Bottles)
Mayonnaise (Kraft, Olive Oil)
Milk, Low-Fat
Molasses (1 bottle)
Mushrooms, Fresh
Mustard, Dijon (Heinz – 1 Large)
Napkins (2 large family packs)
Nuts, Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds
Oatmeal, (Mc Cann's Quick Cook) 
Oil (1 each – Olive, Coconut)
Olives, Kalamata, Green, Black
Onions
Oranges
Pancake Mix (Maple Grove)
Pancake Mix GLUTEN-FREE (Maple Grove)
Paper Towels (6 rolls)
Parchment Paper
Pasta (Elbows, Bowties - Barilla GF & Regular)
Peanut Butter (Simply Jiff – 1 large jar)
Pears, Fresh
Peas, Frozen
Pepper, White
Peppers (Red/Green/Yellow – 6 of each)
Pickles (Sweet, Dill – 1 large each)
Pork, Ground (10 lbs)
Potatoes (Sweet 10 Lbs, White 5 Lbs)
Relish (1 Large)
Rice (Jasmine, Brown)
Salad Dressing (Maple Grove, Variety – 5 Bottles)
Salmon (10 lbs)
Salsa (Pace – 1 large bottle)
Salt, Sea/Pink
Saran Wrap
Sausage (Breakfast, Italian)
Scallions, Fresh
Shortening (Crisco, Sticks – 3 Pkgs)
Shrimp (Peeled/Deveined – 5 lbs)
Soap (Liquid – Dish, Hand, Laundry)
Soda (Pepsi/Mountain Dew – 3 large bottles each)
Sour Cream
Soy Sauce (San-J – 1 bottle)
Spinach
Sriracha (Texas Pete – 1 bottle)
Storage Containers (Glad, Variety – 5 Pkgs)
Strawberries, Fresh
Sugar (White 10 lbs, Brown 5 lbs)
Sugar (Confectioners – 5 large)
Tea, Green
Toilet Paper (Scott – 24 rolls)
Tomato Paste
Tomatoes (Cherry, Roma, Beefsteak)
Tortillas (Mission, soft/crunchy)
Vanilla Extract (Clear – 1 Bottle)
Vinegar (Apple Cider)
Water (4 cases)
Worcestershire Sauce (Lea & Perrins)
Yogurt, Greek (Cabot – 1 large)
Ziploc Bags, Freezer (3 Boxes, Variety)
Zucchini, Fresh

Carolanne LeBlanc
Website:  http://glutenfreeforlifeexpo1.blogspot.com

Meeting:  4th Saturday of every month except December
               Imperial Palms, East Clubhouse
               101 Imperial Palm Drive
               Largo, Florida  33771