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Jan 17, 2010 10:18 AM

Sweet Freedom Bakery - gluten free and vegan

We have been eagerly anticipating the opening of this allergen free bakery. It opened on Friday and we made it over there yesterday. In short everything we tried was fabulous. Particularly the cookie sandwiches.

They are a gluten-free, vegan, allergen-friendly bakery. Their products are corn-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, soy-free, casein-free and no refined sugars.

It is located at 14th and South in Philadelphia

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  1. I'm so glad to see a good review. We've been looking forward to this place opening. I can't wait to try it out!

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      1. Traveling with a gluten sensitive child is difficult, so we were excited when we came across a totally gluten free, and generally allergen free bakery, so our son would not have to miss out on treats, while we visited Philadelphia. We noted quite a number of bakeries in the downtown Philadelphia area had a couple gluten free/flour-less options, but usually that just meant chocolate vs vanilla cupcakes. The menu offerings we saw online for Sweet Freedom offered much more choice, including breads, muffins, cupcakes and cookies. That said, we felt it anti-climatic when we arrived and there was not even 1/4 of the menu offerings displayed. Still, we happily ordered cupcakes and cookie pies. The strawberry cupcakes were very bitter tasting. Maybe a baking error? It tasted like too much vanilla extract or some such additive. The vanilla cupcake was better but also had a tinge of bitterness. The cookie pies were too overstuffed with frosting, so the gluten free cookie crumbled into an even bigger mess than it would without frosting. It would have been better to fill the cookie sandwich with a light and cream like frosting. Overall, despite our disappointment, we hope the bakery stays open, and the staff become more ready to receive customers who don't look like themselves. We arrived and left with a sense that their customer base, and their world must clearly be all-White, judging by the gawking and amazement, and almost dumbfound facial expressions of the salesgirl, and customers in store, as we ordered.