Rose's Wheat Free Bakery
Imagine walking into a bakery and being able to try everything in the display case. That's what it is like at Rose's Wheat Free Bakery. I almost felt dizzy as I walked into Rose's Wheat Free Bakery, a 100% gluten free bakery, in Chicago and took a look at the entire gluten free menu! Here's a small sample of all the gluten free goodies that laid before me:
Although I was in Chicago for the Miss International pageant and only a day away from the Fitness wear competition, I decided to splurge a little on some delicious gluten free treats. For lunch I chose the Avocado Chicken Wrap which was absolutely amazing. The gluten free pita was warm, the avocado was ripened to perfection, and it even came with a homemade dipping sauce.
I stole a few bites of the Rueben sandwich and B.L.T sandwich from my family. The homemade gluten free bread was great. It didn't crumble like most breads. When you order a sandwich, you also get to choose what kind of gluten free bread you'd like it on. The options are: bagels, baguettes, challah bread, french bread loaf/rolls, plain sandwich bread and vegan seeded sandwich bread.
Then my family decided to each get a few desserts and share. We had an eclair, blueberry cheesecake, a giant 'oreo' type cookie, and a cinnamon roll. Yes, they were ALL gluten free.
Here's a peek at the yummy cinnamon roll:
After lunch, I got a chance to meet the friendly kitchen team at Rose's Bakery, too:
One of the most amazing moments was speaking with Rose, the Bakery's owner. She was diagnosed with Celiac Disease over 17 years ago. Her story was similar to my celiac disease diagnosis because her mom was diagnosed first then eventually she was diagnosed as well.
If I lived in Chicago or was planning to move there anytime soon, I would make sure I lived within a 10 minute drive from Rose's. I give them a 10/10 for being both extremely well-educated on Celiac Disease and having a 100% gluten free menu for both meals and desserts. Thank you Rose for an amazing experience at your bakery. I hope to be back soon!
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