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Gluten-free pastry find

einatThese almond macaroons are for sale at OU For U — a vegetarian Kosher restaurant in Dunwoody that I first discovered last December.

Prepared by Einat’s Bakery, they contain just almonds, egg white and sugar and are labeled “gluten free.” They are fantastic — delicate, sheer and just the tiniest bit chewy in the center. They seem like they would be perfect with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon.

I spoke briefly with the baker (Einat?), who works at the restaurant, to make sure they are prepared in a facility free of cross-contaminants. Though she didn’t speak much English, she seemed to understand the drift of my question and was very reassuring about the safety of these cookies for sufferers of celiac disease. She also said that she was planning to debut a line of gluten-free cakes later this week.

A look at her website shows that Einat makes all kinds of Kosher cakes, cookies and pitas and is now conducting a “Passover mega sale.”

Does anyone else have recommendations for other gluten-free baked goods in town? I’ve tried some that are surprisingly light and leavened, and others that seem like sweetened mud pies.

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Reds

April 21st, 2010
1:14 pm

Those look divine!

Steve

April 21st, 2010
1:23 pm

John, do you know if OU for U serves shakshuka? I’ve been craving it ever since my list trip to Israel but I haven’t been able to find it in Atlanta yet. Maybe you know of some other places around here that do the dish justice?

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jill

April 21st, 2010
1:48 pm

New bakery in Parkside Shopping Center in Sandy Springs called Sally’s.
All gluten free, but I haven’t tasted anything yet. Just sold her a mixer.

Steve

April 21st, 2010
3:42 pm

whoops, just clicked for your entry in december and saw that they do! I’ll have to stop by soon.

Sally JPA

April 21st, 2010
5:00 pm

The quickbreads from Sally’s Bakery are tasty. I adore the gf vegan cupcakes from Cecilia’s Bakeshop. (C doesn’t have a storefront yet but does supply Dynamic Dish with a few each week.)

Tiffany Janes

April 21st, 2010
6:28 pm

Love custom ordered cakes from Mark Fitchpatrick designs. Have had his gf cakes at two weddings here. Freshly baked gf scones at Park 75 are exceptional but I think you have to have afternoon tea to get them. The gf scones are better than the gluten version, in my opinion. Sally’s CRAW bread is awesome as are the cakes from Agra-Fruitti in Marietta. Thanks for letting us know about the bakery in Dunwoody John! I might try to pick some of those cookies up this week!

Celiac Eats

April 21st, 2010
10:35 pm

Sally’s Bakery is great! My family has long been ordering from her since before she had a store. http://www.sallysbakery.com/

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April 22nd, 2010
7:13 am

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Usedtoworkthere

April 22nd, 2010
7:59 am

Steve, Alon’s at the Perimeter serves shakshuka at their weekend brunch.

Tiffany Janes

April 22nd, 2010
9:03 am

Forgot to mention before that Turner Field has a gluten-free food cart near section 106. They sell Redbridge beer (supposedly reformulated to taste better), burgers and dogs with buns, snacks and cupcakes (as mentioned above). They might switch buns to one that does not taste like cardboard eventually. Also, at Gwinnett Braves games you can have a Redbridge (only sold at Niekro’s) and there are gf buns at one hot dog stand. They are working on their gf snack selection at that park presently.

John – I so wish you would go get a gf hotdog at TF and then tell everyone what the one the bun tastes like. At least since the bun is gluten-free, we can throw it away and not get sick from cross contamination. The Grainless Baker buns are available at several other Aramark parks so I hope they switch to those soon.

Betsy Metcalf

April 22nd, 2010
9:29 am

Sally’s Bakery is my favorite! I love their cinnamon raisin English muffins http://glutenfreedomatlanta.com/2009/12/welcome-sallys-bakery/ as well as her sandwich bread. It’s perfect for making grilled cheese! http://glutenfreedomatlanta.com/2010/02/simple-pleasures-gluten-free-grilled-cheese/

Dionne

April 22nd, 2010
9:58 am

Sweet A’Roma Bakery and CAfe in Loganville has the best gluten free strawberry cake ever! It is actually the best gluten free cake I have had (and I’m a baker myself) because it’s made with fresh strawberries (and lots of them!). It’s right near one of those “pick your own strawberries” farms in Loganville, so you know the berries are fresh :)

John Kessler

April 22nd, 2010
10:48 am

Steve — Yeah, like the shakshuka there but it’s no Dr. Shakshuka…Usedtoworkthere, thanks for the Alon’s tip….

David Abed

April 22nd, 2010
12:56 pm

Nuts ‘ Berries, Return To Eden, Sevananda Natural Foods,The Peach Shopping Center and Wilner Chemists – These stores all sell Kinnikinnick Foods products which are baked goods that are Gluten, Nut and almost all Dairy-Free.

Steve

April 22nd, 2010
4:12 pm

Thanks for the responses JK and Usedtoworkthere!!