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!
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.
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.
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