Friday, February 24, 2012

'We've Had People Cry When They Eat the Carrot Cake'

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Ever shed tears of joy over baked goods? Customers at the newish restaurant Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery and Bistro have.

Susan Fulton, who owns the bakery and restaurant at 5845 N. Oracle Road with her business partner Mary Gibson, said people can get emotional when experiencing edibles previously prohibited by a sensitivity to gluten, which is found in most conventional baked items.

“We’ve had people cry when they eat the carrot cake, because they haven’t had it for so long,” said Fulton. “We’ve had people say ‘This is the first time I’ve been able to eat off my husband’s plate in 20 years.'”

The restaurant sells a large assortment of baked goods made from bean, rice, potato and other flours, which makes it possible for those with gluten-intolerance to dig in without experiencing symptoms associated with the food allergy.

Breakfast items like omelets, oatmeal and French toast are also available. Come lunch time you'll find several soups, salads and various sandwiches ranging from grilled cheese to burgers made with grass-fed patties.

Fulton and Gibson started the business by selling goods at farmers’ markets, opening a brick-and-mortar location in November.

They say their goal is to produce as many items as possible without using gluten-containing ingredients. They also work ceaselessly to increase the number of vegetarian and egg and milk-free options they offer.

There’s more on the restaurant over here.

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