If you eat gluten-free and live in Boulder, you are probably aware (or at least should be aware) of Vitamin Cottage, more expansively known Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. In addition to being a popular health food store, NGVC sells lots of gluten-free foods and supplies a number of excellent (and free) resources for the gluten-free community. We were therefore delighted to learn that Vitamin Cottage has just recently expanded their store hours at their Boulder and Layette locations, giving shoppers in the Boulder area some extra aisle-pursuing time in the morning or at night.
If you are a Boulder resident who eats gluten-free, there is a good chance you have visited, or are at least aware of, the Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage in town, the grocery store whose prolix name sounds like a book and its author. (The store, however, is generally just called “Natural Grocers” or “Vitamin Cottage,” and in writing is often just NGVC, so the full “Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage,” vaguely bothersome because of the bizarre context in which the preposition “by” is used, is infrequently trotted out.) We are not writing this article, however, to analyze the store’s name, but rather to emphasize that NGVC is much more than anther Boulder grocery store with lots of gluten-free food. In addition to serving this function, the grocer provides services like store tours and educational sessions, and these can be of great help to those looking to live a full gastronomic life under the constraints of the gluten-free diet.
Berry Best Smoothies in Boulder is no stranger to gluten-free foods. We’ve celebrated the gluten-free items available at Berry Best Smoothies before, and the shop’s website has a prominent section detailing the many gluten-free foods available in the store.
Thanks to a new crust, Street Legal Pizza of Flatiron Crossing Mall is now serving gluten-free pizza, providing one more restaurant option to hungry shoppers with a gluten intolerance. The gluten-free pizza crust is supplied to Street Legal by The Gluten Free Bistro, which distributes gluten-free products to over 25 eateries in Boulder and the larger Colorado area.
Having a sweet tooth and a gluten intolerance can be hard to reconcile. However, gluten-free residents of Boulder and the surrounding area are not without resources to meet their desire for sugary treats. Despair not, your fix can be had!
Here at GlutenFreeInBoulder.com, we’re delighted when we discover that a Boulder store or restaurant has some gluten-free items. “Oh, did you hear about so-and-so’s restaurant – they make a few of their appetizers without gluten and there’s even a gluten-free dessert!” While we are enthusiastic about these offerings and always happily welcome them, we experience particular satisfaction when we learn of a food establishment that is entirely dedicated to serving the needs of those with a gluten intolerance. And it is for this reason that we are eager to introduce our readers to (or perhaps just remind them of) It’s All Good, a patisserie that relieves the Boulder community’s hunger for gluten-free baked goods.
In Boulder and the Surrounding Area, Diamond Baking Co. can Cater to Your Gluten Intolerance and Your Event
Imagine this scenario: you’re about to get married and you’re trying to select a wedding cake that will be delicious and therefore broadly appealing to your guests. This is a difficult situation to be placed in, but it’s especially trying if you’re gluten intolerant. It’s hard to find a good gluten-free dessert for any occasion, let alone a wedding or other consequential event. Thankfully, Diamond Baking Co. exists to address problems precisely like the one just described.
When creating content for this site, we are confronted with the task of categorizing the subject on which we write. Normally, this is simply enough: a restaurant is, well, a restaurant, and hence it is categorized as such. And the same goes for recipes and products. However, Adaba Foods, which is based in Boulder, presents an interesting classification challenge because the company seems to offer about every service a gluten-free eater – or really any eater, for that matter – might want.