Do you live in the Bay Area? Gluten-free? Are you missing pizza?
Well, then for goodness’ sake, head over to Mariposa Bakery.
When we were in Oakland, I was utterly thrilled to make an appearance for the book at this marvelous bakery. But mostly, I was excited to see the behind-the-scenes look at the bakery that makes gorgeous biscotti and brownies, available at most Whole Foods across the country now.
The people there are just lovely. Couldn’t be lovelier. And when they took the Chef and me on the tour of the facilities, I had to stop myself from yelling out, “Hey, you can’t cut that pizza on a wooden table. Wood traps gluten.” Just a moment later, they told me, of course, that the table was brand new when they bought it. What a relief to be in a place we can trust is safe, down to where the pizza crust meets the table.
When I was there in November, the women at Mariposa Bakery were not shipping pizzas, because they wanted people to come in and have them fresh. It looks from the website that they have found the best of all worlds. Now, they ship their plain pizza crusts and let you do the rest of the work.
These are good.
Still, if you find yourself in Oakland, stop in for a pizza in this warm, airy bakery. You’ll feel such a sense of ease that rarely comes from eating in a restaurant.
mariposa baking company
5427 telegraph ave, unit d3
oakland, ca 94609