On a recent roadtrip to Julian, CA (small former gold-mining town, known also for their apple pie – including Gluten-Free apple pie!), we made a pit stop near the freeway in Temecula. Expecting to find the typical rest stop options, I was shocked to find a cafe/bakery completed dedicated to gluten-free foods! When I walked into So Good Gluten Free Foods, I was like a kid in a candy store. Not only do they make their own breads, they have a whole case full of yummy bakery items. I ordered a turkey sandwich, which came on their gluten/vegan/soy-free flatbread with veganaise, and one of their award-winning gluten/diary/soy-free chocolate brownies. The bread for the sandwich tasted like “real” non-GF bread, with a texture that wasn’t too dense or brittle as some GF breads tend to be. The brownie was heavenly – perfect texture and amount of chocolatey-ness!
So Good Gluten Free was started in 2010 by husband and wife Lindy Pine and Devin Rusk. They started the business in response to Lindy’s need to follow a gluten-free diet as a result of Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid disease. Devin then started eating gluten-free as well and found that his new diet cleared up his acid reflux and a few other ailments. All of their goods are gluten-free, soy-free and free of preservatives. All of their bakery goods looked so tempting, and Devin was this close to convincing me to buy a box of cupcakes, but I figured cupcakes + apple pie just might be a bit of overkill 🙂 Next time I’m in the area though I am definitely stopping by for another freshly baked treat!