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What we are loving this January

It’s a new year with new gluten-free fare! And if you’ve resolved to try more gluten-free foods and establishments this year, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a new bakery, new snack, and new gluten-free tool to get your 2015 started on the right track!

Rise Bakery: Nestled in the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood, this brand new bakery is Washington, DC’s first and only entirely gluten-free bakery. We must warn you, walking into this store can be troublesome for the indecisive gluten-free eater. We don’t think we’ve ever seen so many gluten-free items to choose from. Whether you want to sink your teeth into a classic pastry like a raspberry danish, treat yourself to a giant nutella brownie, or enjoy a gourmet lunch of soup and sandwich made from freshly-baked artisan bread, Rise Bakery is the place to be. And even if you’re vegan, still have plenty of choices to make. Enjoy these treats in-person or order a selection from online—either way, this bakery is a must try!

Luna Bars: the New Year brought a new development for Luna Bar—every bar is now gluten-free! Until recently, the only safe options for Celiac folk were the six “Luna Protein” bars. But now, Luna has made the decision to switch all of its bars over to gluten-free oats, making them safe for Celiac consumption. And if you loved Luna before going gluten-free, get ready for nostalgia. Once again, you can indulge in age-old classics like Blueberry Bliss and Lemon Zest, or you can try out some new varieties like Chocolate Cupcake. So when you’re headed off to work or play, you have plenty more snacks to add to your pack!

thGluten Free Travel Site “Dedicated Facilities” Button: Speaking of New Year makeovers, the Gluten Free Travel Site got one, too! For the most sensitive among us, dining out can be a fearful activity—does the kitchen staff really know which ingredients are gluten-free? And how about using separate utensils? Or segregated frying oils? Finally those cross-contamination concerns are put to rest. The Gluten Free Travel Site has added a new feature to its extensive restaurant resource—an icon indicating which eateries are dedicated gluten-free establishments. So if you chose “worry less” as one of your 2015 resolutions, you may now check that task off the list!

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What We Are Loving in August

Once again summer has flown by and pretty soon some of us will be heading back to school. As we enjoy the last few weeks of summer, here our top three gluten-free finds in the DC metro area this month.

index3NoBull Burger: This gourmet veggie-burger is unlike any veggie-burger you have had before. This no soy, quarter-pound veggie-burger is a whole-food in itself that leaves you satisfied and sustained for hours. Loaded with hearty organic ingredients packed into an organic & natural veggie burger, NoBull Burger is filled with high protein, whole grain fiber, and nutrients. Made in Charlottesville, VA, the burgers are available at select area shops, like the Organic Butcher (Mclean), and The Fresh Market Ashburn (Ashburn).

 

From the FarmerFrom the Farmer: This is an easy way to access fresh, delicious produce from regional farms. From the Farmer hand-select fruits and vegetables from local growers, then deliver baskets of fresh produce directly to your front door. They offer three different basket sizes to ensure you get the perfect amount of produce every week. Unlike a traditional CSA(Community Supported Agriculture Program), From the Farmer operates all year long. Plus, there’s no cost to join, no obligation to receive a delivery, and every basket is customizable. * DCMCO Members get an exclusive discount on their first 4 orders with From the Farmer – Log on to DCMCO Member’s side of the website for more information. 

Sandwich Petals: We just discoindex4vered these gluten-free tortillas at Wegmans, and were delighted by the light texture and sweet taste. The tortillas contain no gluten, dairy, nuts, eggs, wheat, shellfish, or soy. And, they pair well with both light and heavy ingredients. One of the most remarkable things about this product is that it is shelf-stable for a month: no freezing or refrigeration required. So far we have only tried the original (Agave Grain), but are looking forward to the Spinach Garlic Pesto and Chimayo Red Chile as well!

What are YOU loving this month? E-mail us at [email protected] or share with us on Facebook or Twitter.