All posts tagged: gluten-free bread

Romeo’s Gluten Free Bakery, Islington = ‘Artisan Gluten Free Bakery’?!

This weekend I paid a flying visit to Islington to go to Stylist Live, a groovy lady event curated by Stylist Magazine. I used this as a handy excuse to make not one, but two visits to Romeo’s Bakery on Upper Street. I last wrote about Romeo’s a whole year and a half ago. I’ve always liked their products, but have found the prices ridiculously high in the past (£6 for a loaf of bread – um, no). That, and the service can be a bit ramshackle. That said, I always try and pop in when I am in Islington, because hey, it’s a gluten free bakery! And it’s lovely for a treat. So I was walking along Upper Street when… Wait! Wherefore art thou Romeo’s?* It turns out that Romeo’s Gluten Free Bakery has had something of a makeover. Wha?! I was feeling nosy, and asked a member of staff what had happened. They said that the bakery has changed hands. It no longer comes under the ‘Romeo’s’ umbrella (Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery is – I …

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Perkier! Bread – Worth £4.50?

I did it. I caved. I had a moment of weakness in the new Wholefoods in Richmond (more on that later) (never go shopping when hungry), and decided to just try it and see if it’s worth the £. To recap: Yes, it is £4.50. For a loaf of bread. Yes, that seems like a ridiculous price in comparison to ‘normal’ bread, but it is only fair to take into account that this is a small company using expensive gluten-free ingredients – GlutenfreeB wrote a really informative post on why gluten-free food is expensive. I digress… I bought it, I ate it, I loved it. The bread had a gorgeous texture and taste; springy yet soft, and delicious warmed and spread with salted butter. I have to say that although my favourite is still the WAGfree cob, the Perkier! loaf comes a close second. I love that bread, traditionally the worst area of gluten-free foods, is finally getting some taste and recognition. The Perkier! loaf is lasting me about a week, taking into account that …