New Gluten Free Bakery Belmont MA - Glutenus Minimus
For the Gluten Free crowd, there is a new Gluten Free Bakery in Belmont. Took a peek in the window and the goods look pretty, made with care.
GLUTENUS MINIMUS BAKERY
697 Belmont Street A Belmont MA
(617) 484 - 3550
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm & Saturday 11am-4pm
The web site has a nice little story about her, the founding of the bakery, etc.
I had a family member with celiac disease visiting this weekend so its seemed the perfect opportunity to try this place. We bought 6 cupcakes (2 vanilla/vanilla, 2chocolate/chocolate, and 2 red velvet/cream cheese frosting) and 6 cookies (3 chocolate mint and 3 molasses chew).
The verdict: this place give regular bakeries a run for their money. The red velvet cupcake in particular was the winner for me. GM just really nailed the cream cheese frosting. Also no telltale aftertaste that so many gluten free products have. I didn't try the chocolate but my chocoholic husband said he liked it. The vanilla cupcake was the weakest. Not bad but I could tell it wasn't a wheat flour cupcake and the frosting needed a little character... a little more salt? a little more vanilla?
The cookies were also good. I preferred the molasses one only because the chocolate mint was a thin chewy and I prefer the texture of the molasses.
If you have any friends or family with celiac or other wheat allergies, definitely go here! The look on our cousin's face alone, when he opened the box and saw those gorgeous cupcakes, was worth it. And if you are fortunate enough to not have an allergy then still give it a try.... especially that red velvet!