Reykjavic Bakery – Glutie But Goodie

For my birthday,  my coworker brought me a delicious slice of gluten-free cake.  It was made mostly from poppy seeds and had the most interesting, slightly crunchy, uber-moist texture.  Even though drizzled with a basic sugar icing, the cake was the perfect amount of sweet, not over the top.  It tasted natural and healthy.  Of course I wanted to know where she got it, so I could find out what else they had to offer!

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With three locations throughout the city, the Barcelona Reykjavic Bakery is a gluten lovers dream. They specialize in handmaking organic, nutritional bread.  In a city plagued by many shoddy bakeries who purchase pre-made, ready to bake loaves from local factories,  having an artisan baker is a blessing.  Although most of their products contain gluten, they do offer a small selection of “gluten-free” goodies.  Its probably better to say low gluten, because they are unable to claim the 100% gluten-free label that some coeliacs need.  Their food is considered contaminated because they do not have a devoted GF kitchen, so some grains of flour could be in the food.   Since I do not have coeliac disease, and am just allergic to large quantities of flour, I took the risk and sampled their offerings.  I ordered the banana-vanilla-lemon muffin which was extremely moist, and again, not overly sweet.  I also took the coconut macaroon and another slice of the poppyseed cake, both of which were made to perfection.

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They do offer a gluten-free bread loaf, but I decided to save that for the next trip. Everything they sold was by the weight and tended to be a little on the expensive side.  The partial loaf of bread would have cost me about 6 euros, while all of the other things I bought cost me 6 euros total.  You pay a little extra for the amazing freshness and quality.


Reykjavic Bakery

website: http://www.barcelonareykjavik.com/en/shops/

Three Locations:

Barrio Raval

Address:  Carrer Doctor Dou, 12

Hours:

MON – SAT:  10:00 am –  9:00 pm
SUN: 9:30 am –  8:00 pm

Phone:    933020921

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Barrio Gracia

Address: Carrer Astúries 20

Hours:    MON – SUN:  10:30 am – 9:30 pm

Phone:     932376918

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Barrio el Born

Address:  Carrer Princesa, 16

Hours:    MON – SAT:  10:00 am – 9:00 pm
SUN – 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Phone:   931866336

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