WICHITA — It’s been 13 years since Food For Thought had a cafe. Now the natural foods market, which is two blocks west of Hillside at 2929 E. Central, is going to have one again with something of a twist.
Delish, a gluten-free cafe, is going to open at the store Monday.
“We just felt there was a real need for this type of offering,” says owner Melinda Foley. “There are so many people who are gluten-free either by choice or because they have celiac disease.”
There also will be a lot of organic items along with raw and vegan options.
For instance, there will be raw, vegan tacos, which Foley says “sound kind of weird, but they’re phenomenal.”
Whole-wheat bread will be available for those who prefer it, but Foley says there will be no cross-contamination with gluten-free products.
“We’ve been working on it since the beginning of the year,” she says.
There’s seating for about 20 people, and all items will be available to go as well. Lunch will be served daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The store is closed Sundays.
Foley says smoothies and bakery items, such as gluten-free cupcakes and muffins, will be available all day.
Foley is working with local vendors who are supplying food, such as bread, and ingredients.
“It’s kind of cool that we’ve got so many local people who are able to supply us.”