Thursday, October 7, 2010

OAKLAND: MARIPOSA GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY

If there was ever a reason for a gluten-free vegetarian to switch coasts, Mariposa Bakeshop might be it. Everything I've tasted from this bay area institution has been superb.

New York City never considers itself a culinary backwater, but in the category of purveyors of freshly-made gluten-free food, some improvement might be welcome, or at least it's possible to feel that way after trying several Mariposa products at their Oakland, California bakery.
Tu-lu's and Babycakes are two of New York's best gluten-free resources, but when you're at Mariposa, there's so much to choose from that you feel, well......normal. Here's a list of current products but they always seem to be adding to the list, so it might be out of date by the time you read this: Pizza crust, bagels, biscotti, brownies, cupcakes, tea loaves, cinnamon rolls, breads, focaccia, rosemary rolls, ravioli, muffins and scones.

Where can you find such variety in the Big Apple? If such a place exists within city limits, please, please let us all know!

2 comments:

creativecookinggf said...

I love Mariposa's - their ravioli's are awesome! I've pretty much enjoyed everything of theirs that I have tried, and its a lot of stuff. I've gone there on shopping sprees and walked out with three bags full of goodies. Sadly I live on the other coast now so can't do that any longer.

G.F.Veg said...

oh, i wish i'd tried their ravioli! i had their pizza crust and cupcakes and a cinnamon roll at their stand in the ferry building. what a great bakery!