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Gluten Free Bakery in Providence????

mischaz Jan 7, 2008 10:14 AM

I heard a rumor that there is a gluten-free, and possibly dairy-free, bakery opening on the West Side of Providence RI, maybe on Broadway. Does anyone have any more information about this exciting possibility?

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    basachs RE: mischaz Jan 8, 2008 05:18 AM

    Yes, it is on Broadway in the former Daily Bread location. Its called Sweet Miss Jill's. Dont know about dairy free, but the little signs announcing its impending arrival mention gluten free.

    Dont know when it will open, not much work has been done lately, perhaps by summer...

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      dagwood RE: mischaz Jan 9, 2008 05:49 AM

      Have you tried Ursula's in Cranston for gluten-free? Just a hop skip and a jump from Providence.

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        basachs RE: dagwood Jan 9, 2008 08:35 AM

        Ursula's is excellent, we have gotten many large cakes from her for parties. I cannot tell the difference at all and they are made with quality ingredients, not all sugar like most of the GF mixes out there.

        They offer a limited amount of GF things though, mostly cakes. So if there was a full service GF bakery that would certainly fill a need. Cookies, pastries, muffins, fresh bread, that sort of thing

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        HungryHipster RE: mischaz Jan 9, 2008 09:14 AM

        Seven Stars Bakery has reallly good gluten-free almond macaroons....

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          basachs RE: HungryHipster Jan 10, 2008 07:28 AM

          Problem with Seven Stars is that they are not gluten free. They may have no added gluten, but are not made with any care towards cross contamination. Their staff is not trained at all in the art of handling gluten free items and regular items. They will grab a loaf a bread, then a macaroon. That gets people sick. In fact, they have changed their labeling, and no longer say "gluten free"

          I would love for them to really try and make a concerted effort to provide gluten free items, and have spoken to them about it. Nothing so far.

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          glutenfreefriendsri RE: mischaz Apr 5, 2008 12:20 PM

          Well I remember seeing a post from the owner on here ? I went by the location a few weeks ago and it still looks empty? Do not know the status of it. However if you are looking for the BEST gluten free treats Ursula's in Cranston has the BEST http://www.ursulaspastries.com/Gluten... If you need to eat gluten free check out my site and join our free dine out club @ http://www.geocities.com/glutenfreefr...

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            basachs RE: glutenfreefriendsri Apr 7, 2008 07:33 AM

            the status is: fizzled. Nothing was ever done except some demo. Advertising signs for the establishment (Sweet Miss Jill's) were taken down and a For Lease/Sale sign went back up.

            Honestly not surprised, it was a huge place for a speciality bakery...

          2. RI Swampyankee RE: mischaz Apr 5, 2008 12:49 PM

            Many thanks for tip on Ursula's. My mom has celiac and I don't always have time to bake.

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