I am sooooo happy! And I want to share it with the world. I have been eating gluten free for a few years now, and why, I must tell you in another blog. But in this blog I want to tell you that eating gluten free is actually not too hard, once you know your way in the shops and after you found good alternatives. The only item that was missing in my world was delicious bread. All the bread I have tried so far was varying from 'yuk' to 'o.k.' 'O.k.' has been the best rating so far. Only if you put it in a toaster first. Don't try to bring it to work or school because by the time you want to eat it, it has changed from 'o.k.' to 'yuk'.
A few months ago one of my customers was diagnosed to be gluten intolerant. I had given him information on how to live gluten free including a list of shops where to buy gluten free products. Last week he asked me if I knew our local bakery 'Met Zonder' (literally: with without), a cute way of saying 'without', without gluten and lactose in this case. Uuuhh, no... I didn't know about this bakery. I steamed off to the bakery, right after our appointment, to buy my first loaf. I asked them to cut one slice for me and I couldn't wait and ate it while riding on my bicycle. It. Was. Heaven! I felt quite embarrassed towards my customer that I hadn't known about this before. A gluten free bakery, right around the corner from where I live! I give myself a little bit credit though as they opened only in December 2016. Although they did not have a shop before, they did bake bread before, and they delivered it to a few places in Amsterdam, and still do:
- Landmarkt on Shellingwouderdijk 339
- De Glutenvrije Winkel on Pretoriusstraat 37 and
- Stroom on Ferdinand Bolstraat 151.
You can order their bread online in De Glutenvrije Winkel, and collect it yourself. You can ring Met Zonder to reserve your bread as they tend to get sold out quickly. You can also visit Met Zonder ofcourse, and treat yourself to a nice cup of tea or coffee, with a treat. Gluten- and Lactose free, naturally!
Just check them out and decide for yourself: Met Zonder
Everybody deserves a good piece of bread, there you have it. Enjoy!