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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Great Harvest Bread in West Seattle

gluten-free in West Seattle

Have you noticed it lately? Whenever we're walking, we spot the phrase, on packages and advertisements and even in the windows of bakeries: gluten-free.

How did we become the cool kids?

Gluten-free is everywhere. Well, not everywhere. Not in hospital cafeterias, airports, school lunchrooms, or places where we need something to eat and nothing exists for us. But still, it's a start. When I was diagnosed with celiac, four years ago, I had to drive around to several different stores to find what I needed to make a cookie recipe. These days, I have my pick of places I want to be.

Or, when I'm in West Seattle, I just go into the Great Harvest Bread Company.

I know. With a name like that, it has to be gluten, right? Except, this particular location of the bread company has gluten-free pizza crusts, breads, scones, hamburger buns, and cupcakes. And they're good.

After I took photographs, in astonishment, I asked the young woman behind the counter how this came to be. The owner and her daughter cannot eat gluten. So they have set out to conquer gluten-free baking, for the sake of everyone else.

Oh yeah.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
4709 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 935-6882



Blogger Shelly! said...

No way. Great Harvest has GF stuff? Freakin' awesome.

Also, note to self: am now cool.

June 9, 2009 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Cove Girl said...

I've noticed a lot more people becoming aware. It started in St. Louis for me when I told the waitress not to put croutons on my salad and I didn't want bread with my meal. Automatically she put 2 & 2 together. I was very cool. My friends have noticed it more too. One word, Revolution.

June 9, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Anaquita said...

Oie, if only the other locations (specifically the ones closer to me) did too! I suppose ... I'll have to eventually trek down there to check it out.

January 11, 2010 at 1:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! Thank you for posting this under your recommendations! I love their breads!I hopped on I-5 the moment after I read this!
I had a GF orangecicle cupcake while I was there and brought home a loaf of their rice bread. It was a bit pricey, but my toast with almond butter made it worth it! I'd much rather spend the extra money for bread that hasn't been frozen.
Thank you!

February 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Kelsi said...

Hey there,
I know this conversation was started a few months ago, but I have seen some gluten free stuff at another Great Harvest up in Bellingham. The lineup is not as extensive as West Seattle, but they make a really good, soft & moist bread called Flax & Grain (with or without seeds) that's available Tuesday-Thursdays. It's so yummy...I'm not even gluten-free but will have multiple slices of it, it's that good. There's sorghum and amaranth in it.

October 13, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

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