Salt Lake City Utah is creeping up there on the gluten-free bakery radar with some of the most fabulous dedicated gluten-free bakeries.
I had visited Salt Lake twice before going gluten-free. The only thing I really remember about Salt Lake prior to going back for the Everything Food Conference was that it was spread out, sat in between a couple of beautiful mountains, and the public water tasted terrible. So of course I wasn’t super excited to go back. The Everything Food Conference was the only reason I went back. And I am glad now that I did.
My friend Michelle from My Gluten-Free Kitchen organized a gluten-free bakery tour for several of us Gluten-Free Bloggers. Michelle is amazing, sweet as can be, and really cares about people. She set up four stops along our way and we all had a blast. Three of the stops were treats and good eats.
Sweet Cake Bake Shop
Our first stop was Sweet Cake Bake Shop and it did not disappoint (well, none of the places we went disappointed us). EVERYTHING they had in the bake shop was gluten-free. Cupcakes, cookies, brownies, breakfast sandwiches… EVERYTHING. The staff was amazing and the treats were to-die-for. I personally had a sweet bun, and two different types of cupcakes. One was hummingbird with a buttercream frosting and the other was a strawberry cupcake.
All of us, Michelle from My Gluten-Free Kitchen, Brianna from Flippin Delicious, Sheena from Noshtastic, Celeste from Life After Wheat, and Kelly from Raising Jack with Celiac enjoyed everything we tried at Sweet Cakes. All the treats were tender, flavorful, and perfectly baked. And you know that it’s hard getting this many bakers and bloggers to agree!
Here is a pic of the tour group. Aren’t we the cutest bunch of gluten-free bloggers? This was my first time meeting all but Kelly in person. So glad I was able to meet all these wonderful ladies in person.
Good Food Gluten Free
Our second bakery stop was Good Food Gluten Free. The shop doesn’t normally open until noon and the owner came in early just for us. Talk about VIP! The shop was a little corner shop with a bakery and a small store front. We sampled breads, cookies, and brownies and each left with a bag full of bread or biscuits (or both). I purchased a loaf of gluten-free sourdough and let me tell you, it was seriously the best. Her home style sandwich bread was the best bread I have every had with a sandwich and if you are interested in trying them for yourself you can order any of her sandwich breads online. I didn’t see option to order the sourdough, so I plan on making a call to see if I can get some shipped to me.
There are other gluten-free bakeries and restaurants in SLC that we did not visit. Maybe, when we go back next year, we will have time to visit more.