Gluten-free round up..product and restaurant news of the week

There is so much going on in the gluten-free community lately that it is hard to keep up. Here is a rundown of what gluten-free information this Examiner has learned about for the week.

Atlantis Natural Foods is moving at the end of the month to a new location.  This means they are clearing out their gluten-free freezer items, so stop by and take advantage of their sale prices: this week is 10%, next week 15% off, week of 27-30 20%.  2488 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody

Earth Cafe Living Foods – line of raw cheesecakes are being added to Whole Foods in Georgia.  For those of you who have not tried them, this is a line of dairy-free, vegan, organic, raw cheese cakes that are just fabulous.  This Examiner reviewed them last year and can’t wait to get my hands on them locally.

Farmburger – is set to open its second location in Buckhead this month.  They offer gluten-free multigrain buns from local Decatur bakery Pure Knead.

Gigi’s Cupcakes – at The Forum has started using new gluten-free flour from Bloomfield Farms.  In my opinion, this gluten-free flour has improved the taste/texture and has added moisture to the cupcakes.  If you have tried the gluten-free cupcakes before and maybe didn’t care for them, stop by and give them another try.  The owner, Deena, is working with corporate to get permission to add different toppings to their gluten-free cupcakes to expand their flavor combinations which previously had to be special ordered.

Hal’s Kitchen is holding its first gluten-free cooking class for kids on August 14th at 10:00am.  The cost for the Italian themed class is $45 and attendees will learn how to make: baked ziti, homemade tomato sauce, and vegetable kabobs.  The class is being taught by Robbie Medweb, owner of Dr. Sweet’s Cake Emporium, and his chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting are dessert.

Olde World Artisan Bread Company – has reformulated its gluten-free whole grain bread and removed the dairy (dry milk powder).  This is good news for those of us who cannot tolerate dairy.  The Outback in Roswell, Return to Eden and Atlantis Natural Foods are all stocking the dairy-free whole grain bread.

Pure Knead – has added gluten-free pies to their menu.  These are 4″ pies that can be easily feed two people and use seasonal fruit.  They aren’t always on their Saturday menu, but you can call to place a special order.

Article Courtesy:  Jennifer Harris