Review of 2 gluten-free bakeries
For those who need to watch their diet, definitely check out Tu-Lu's and Babycakes. Have been gluten-free for 3.5 years so visiting these tiny bakeries was a real treat. I loaded up on a wide selection to try at home at both bakeries--and definitely looked like a kid in a candy store. Both stores have tiny areas so that you can start chowing down before you even leave the store, and sell drinks to accompany your treats. They are both so tiny, that you can observe treats being prepared. I asked which of the items that I could freeze to eat later at home. Still have one pumpkin bread in the freezer--so definitely will be back.
The brownie was absolutely decadent and reminded me what brownies (with wheat) used to taste like. They have tiny samples of stuff to try. The mini red velvet cake cupcake was moist and the cream cheese frosting was absolutely yummy. The breakfast muffins and cinnamon coffee cake were also good. Cookies and cupcakes were definitely better than at Babycakes. Babycakes' frosting was just plain gross. Note that some of these items contain dairy. They offer paninis with gluten-free bread if you want to make a meal of it. The staff were very nice and patient, answering all of my questions.
Definitely try the donuts. YUM. Most of the items are sweetened with agave, and are soy and dairy free. The frosting on the cupcakes was just plain gross, and the cupcakes were not as moist as tu-lu's. Staff ignored us initially (even though there was no one else there) and were not very nice.
248 Broome St, New York, NY 10002
338 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003