My goal is to discover gluten-free food in the District to make your gluten-free diet easier.
What I got: Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with Himalayan sea salt. These cookies are absolutely amazing. I can’t tell you how many gluten-free cookies I’ve tried that are so bad, I’d rather skip dessert than fill my body with a far-from-satisfying substitute. Emily, the mastermind behind Goldilocks Goodies, understands that a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean a culinary sacrifice and that people who are gluten-free crave “just-baked, homemade” tasting desserts, too.
Gluten-free Friendliness: All Goldilocks Goodies are gluten-free as well as vegan. The all-natural ingredients make Emily’s products stand out even more. According to her website, Emily’s loose guidelines when it comes to ingredients include whether or not children can pronounce them and if she would find it in her grandmother’s kitchen.
Note: Products are NOT baked in a certified gluten-free kitchen. If you have a severe allergy or are sensitive to cross-contamination, this unfortunately might not be the best choice for you.
Overall vibe: I met Emily at a Farmer’s Market this fall in downtown DC. I was drawn in by the free samples and stayed for Emily’s warm personality. She is obviously passionate about her products, which is evident in the fact that she is based in Lancaster County, PA and sells her products in the Washington, DC metro area. The appealing packaging and logo are just icing on the gluten-free cake.
Gluten-free Gut Reaction: Going back tomorrow