Gluten free everything
Located at the city end of Mt Eden Road in Auckland, a couple of doors up from the sought after cafe '23', is the similarly sought after Gluten Free Grocer. It’s not overly large, but it’s packed full of gluten free goodies, everything from freshly baked cookies to chilled and frozen take home meals, relishes, oils and baking ingredients. You name it, there’s everything for the gluten intolerant.
Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. It’s what gives baking its fluffy texture and bread its elasticity. Gluten is found in a wide range of foods and is often extracted to use in other foods, including vegetarian meat substitutes.
Sarah and Mitch started the Gluten Free Grocer to help others to shop for gluten free products and baking easily and without huge additional expense. Now with a healthy family and successful business, they are happy to give support and understanding to those with similar tummy troubles.
Tasting the latest baking treats is always fun and on the day we visited the ginger crunch was top notch. Needless to say you always come away with more than you expected, but that’s often a good thing.
Gluten Free Grocer