When Danielle Brittian’s doctor advised her to try a gluten-free diet last year, she wasn’t thrilled. A lifelong lover of baked goods, her bread and sweets cravings were severe.
Her husband, Brett, advised she take her frustration to the kitchen.
Now, Brittian is about to open Cravings Gluten Free Bakery in a spot next to the old John Brown’s in Clifton Square, 3700 E. Douglas.
She hopes to have it open in early October and will sell gluten-free cookies, breads, brownies, cupcakes and more. She also makes doughnuts, both apple cinnamon and blueberry. Donuts were the food Brittian said she missed most when she went gluten-free.
Brittian, who has been selling her gluten-free baked goods at the Old Town Farmer’s Market for the past month, had originally planned to wait a while and see how her business went before opening a storefront. But in her first month in business, demand has been so high that she’s decided to go ahead.
The gluten-free community has responded enthusiastically, she said.
“I’ve had so many people just thank me or hug me or get so excited,” she said.
In the meantime, Brittian — a mother of two — will continue to sell her baked goods at the Farmer’s Market. She’s also talking to a local health food store about carrying her products, and she might even open a to-go sandwich counter in her shop eventually.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress.