Everywhere you look these days, gluten-free diets are being touted to cure everything from belly bloat to eczema, from infertility to ADHD. Scientists estimate that 1% of the population is living with celiac disease and another 10-50% of the population has some form of non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
If you are one of these sad souls with a gluten sensitivity (like me), you probably avoid walking into bakeries at all costs. Seeing perfectly crisp apple fritters still warm from the fryer, no-oat chocolate chip cookies and brownies with real chocolate icing all sitting on pretty platters begging to be eaten is akin to torture.
But wait, did you say all of that can be gluten free and utterly delicious?
It is if you take yourself to The Gluten Free Epicurean. This all-white space with tiny bistro tables not only appeals to your gluten-free needs, but allows you to enjoy your treats while watching Jack and Jill play close by with wooden toys, books and a mini wooden kitchen.
The Gluten Free Epicurean also offers gluten-free, vegan and/or dairy-free birthday cakes and cupcakes to keep the good times rolling.
If you prefer to do it yourself, give their vegan cinnamon buns and frozen pizza dough a try–you won’t be disappointed.
While you’re in the ‘hood, be sure to stop by these other not-to-be-missed Shops to Stop at on Fraser Street.