Have you noticed it lately? Whenever we’re walking, we spot the phrase, on packages and advertisements and even in the windows of bakeries: gluten-free.
How did we become the cool kids?
Gluten-free is everywhere. Well, not everywhere. Not in hospital cafeterias, airports, school lunchrooms, or places where we need something to eat and nothing exists for us. But still, it’s a start. When I was diagnosed with celiac, four years ago, I had to drive around to several different stores to find what I needed to make a cookie recipe. These days, I have my pick of places I want to be.
Or, when I’m in West Seattle, I just go into the Great Harvest Bread Company.
I know. With a name like that, it has to be gluten, right? Except, this particular location of the bread company has gluten-free pizza crusts, breads, scones, hamburger buns, and cupcakes. And they’re good.
After I took photographs, in astonishment, I asked the young woman behind the counter how this came to be. The owner and her daughter cannot eat gluten. So they have set out to conquer gluten-free baking, for the sake of everyone else.
Great Harvest Bread Co.
4709 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116