Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Sensitive Baker - Gluten Free Zone

There's a new bakery it town, and I know some people who are finally going to breathe a sigh of relief. If you have celiac disease or a gluten allergy, there are a lot of foods that have been off limits to you. Wheat, rye, barley, and triticale, which translate into bread, cakes, pizza, chicken stock, soy sauce, most thickening agents, and so on. It really turns your food world upside down and forces you to restock your fridge, pantry and cravings with gluten-free minded foods. Not an easy task by half. We have a couple of friends who have celiac disease, and it's tough on them. The hardest part is going out and seeing all of the delicious foods they can't try. So this new bakery in Culver City had them in mind, and I'm glad to hear it.

Some of the foods they carry: Cinnamon Rolls, Cupcakes, Muffins, Breadsticks, Foccaccia, Crusty Rolls, Bagels, Dinner Knots, 7" Pizza Crust. In addition to being gluten free, they're allso Kosher (100% casein-free), and trans-fat free. That last one is a must for me.

"Southern California's first (and only!) dedicated gluten-free facility is so incredibly delectable, you won't miss what you're missing!"

Hardy, har...cute.

The Sensitive Baker
10836 1/2 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(between Overland and the 405)
(310) 815-1800
They're pretty new, so I would confirm their hours before venturing over for a tasting.