Lately, going gluten-free has been all the rage. Every day, more and more people seem to be jumping on the gluten-free band wagon at full speed. Adding to the hype is the fact that those in the food industry seem to cater to the gluten-free hysteria. They label almost every product so individuals will know if what they’re eating has gluten in it; just a few years ago, these labels were scarce.
What many people choose not to think about are the downsides to being gluten-free (I would know because I’m gluten-free for medical reasons). Gluten-free food normally lacks both taste and texture. Sometimes it’s as if you’re eating cardboard. Or sand. Or paper. Or dirt. I’ve thrown away A lot of gluten-free products because of the taste. Oh, and it gets worse. The most important downside of all is that you can’t eat cookies, cakes, brownies, or any type of dessert. Or so you might think. With the gluten-free craze have come many gluten-free baked goods. Below are the five best gluten-free bakeries in the United States.
Number Five: Dee’s One Smart Cookie, Glastonbury, Connecticut
Did you think you’d have to sacrifice your morning and breakfast time going gluten-free? Well, that’s not the case. At “Dee’s One Smart Cookie” you’ll find the BEST gluten-free doughnuts! They cover each doughnut with a generous amount of frosting, and it’s definitely enough to sweeten up your morning. Grab a doughnut and a cup of coffee, and you’ll be set to conquer the day.
Number Four: WildFlour Bakery/Cafe, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
You can go to WildFlour Bakery/Cafe for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. However, their dessert crepes are absolutely amazing! Trust me. They’re light and flaky, and you can’t tell that they’re gluten-free. No cardboard, dirt, sand, or paper taste here! I definitely recommend the Nutella crepes if you’re a chocolate lover (it comes with a side of vanilla ice cream). Head here for a little taste of heaven.
Number Three: Breakaway Bakery, Los Angeles, California
If you’re a fan of sticky buns, definitely visit Breakaway Bakery. They have scrumptious gluten-free sticky-buns that are always fresh out of the oven, and they have the most incredible icing. It’s a melt-in-your-mouth dessert that you’ll want to eat every single day. Eat one there, then take a bunch home, because you’ll definitely want more later!
Number Two: Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery, New York, New York
Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery has the greatest gluten-free cookies and gluten-free brownies. The cookies and the brownies are both chewy and sweet, and they’re so delicious you’ll devour them in a matter of seconds. If you’re a brownie lover, come here. If you’re a cookie lover, come here. If you love gluten-free sweets, you absolutely must give this bakery a visit. Your sweet tooth and your stomach will be satisfied.
Number One: Sweet Freedom Bakery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
If you’re tired of having dense and dry cupcakes, then Sweet Freedom Bakery is the place you should be. They have the most delicious, soft and warm gluten-free cupcakes. Take just one bite of their chocolate cupcake, and you won’t even know it’s gluten-free! Let’s not forget the kicker: each cupcake comes topped with a super sweet and yummy frosting (which is, of course, gluten-free).