Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tasty Treats?

     I'm not sure exactly why, but I have gluten-free goodies on the brain again. Maybe it was the woman who sat at one of my tables today (I just started a seasonal job as a part-time waitress) who happened to inquire into the items on our menu that are free of gluten. Or maybe it's because I’ve been missing some of my favorite allergy-friendly NYC restaurants and treat shops since I relocated my quarter-life crisis self back to my hometown in Rochester, NY, last summer: Babycakes NYC being at the top of the list when it comes to the sweet stuff. 
        Anyway, as soon as I mentioned my own need to refrain from wheat, which is often found in tandem with the glutinous substances mixed and poured and baked into the majority of prepared foods today, this kindhearted patron's eyes lit up. Eager to impart her findings upon someone who might actually care, she happily hipped me to some of the gluten-free offerings in the Rochester area. Most of them, unfortunately, use dairy in their GF foods, so they still won't be legit for my dietary purposes. But her enthusiasm did sort of jump-start my own desire to investigate the tasty treats being baked in my own backyard, so to speak. 

        I think the first stop is going to be Eco Bella Bakery on South Avenue in the South Wedge area of Rochester. Will their vegan, gluten-free goods compare to the cute cupcakes and other equally delightful and mouth-watering creations at Babycakes? I don’t know, but I will be reporting back soon.

Image pulled from the Babycakes NYC website.

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