May 16, 2014

Gluten-Free Baguettes in Boulder

By Evan Sandsmark -  

To a not insignificant portion of the world, and particularly in places like France and Italy, baguettes are a part of everyday life. Buying a baguette or two at the store on your way home from work is par for the course, as integrated into daily life as espresso in the morning or a sunset walk in the park. If you are taken by this Continental dietary habit and want to emulate it in Boulder, but happen to eat gluten-free, you will be happy to learn that there are a few places to get gluten-free baguettes in Boulder. Probably the most well-known source of gluten-free baguettes is Fresh Thymes Bakery, Boulder’s entirely gluten-free restaurant, but you can also find them at Kim and Jake’s, the suppliers of Fresh Thymes’ gf baguettes, and at stores across town thanks to Udi’sreview of Fresh Thymes Bakery, we mentioned that “we’ll almost certainly be going back in the future.” Indeed we have, and on a couple of recent trips we’ve tried the gluten-free baguette, a substantial and satisfying piece of bread that is used in a few of Fresh Thymes’ dishes, and which can also be bought by itself for $10. They are fresh, warm, and crispy when you buy them in the restaurant, so this is obviously the optimal time to eat one – either alone with some sort of dip, like Fresh Thymes’ sherry creamed kale and wild mushroom dip, or as part of a sandwich – but you can take it home to incorporate into a later meal as well.

However, if you do plan to take it home, you might as well go straight to the suppliers of the gluten-free baguette, Kim and Jake’s, which is located in the Table Mesa shopping center. (641 S. Broadway is the precise street address.) You can visit their storefront and pick up a hefty 24 oz. gluten-free and vegan baguette for $7. If you really want to make sure they have what you want before you make the trip, you are able to place your order online and then pick it up in the store. (You can also have it shipped to your house with UPS for $10, but that is obviously fairly absurd if you live in Boulder.) You might also consider picking up a package of Udi’s French Baguettes, which can be bought at various grocery stores around town. They come in packs of two and cost about $7.

For those on the gluten-free diet, baguettes will probably never be a part of daily life, but they can at least be enjoyed relatively easily from time to time if you live in Boulder.

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