If you’re a vegan or you have food allergies, you’re already used to combing through the ingredient labels of everything you eat. But soon, Leucadia will be home to a bakery where that’s not necessary.
Gluhoo Foods is slated to open mid-August, and it’s catering entirely to people who are vegan or have food allergies, including gluten.
Co-owners Audrey Jackson and Danielle Brink, who are also sisters, have long battled their own food allergies. They both also worked several years in the healthcare industry, often with patients going through physical rehabilitation. It was during that time the women witnessed how food allergies can impact essential functions, like nutrition absorption and brain function. That led them on a quest to clean up their own diets, and soon, Jackson discovered she had a knack for baking goodies that are good for you. Thus, the birth of Gluhoo Foods.
“This is something we’ve dreamed of doing for years. We’ve realized there’s a real need for this, and we’re so happy to be doing it here,” said Bink, who lives nearby in Encinitas, as does her sister.
The bakery will be at 466 North Coast Highway 101 in the Gold Coast Plaza, just south of the . The menu will include baked sweets—like cookies, muffins and fritters. Everything will be made without any dairy, eggs, soy, yeast, peanuts, or corn. Some recipes, however, will use almond milk, though that’s the only tree nut you’ll find on the menu. Most confections are made using bean, rice and quinoa flour.
The 470-square-foot bakery will have a grab-and-go sale style, and baked goods can be bought fresh or frozen. Jackson will do most of the baking, while Brink will oversee operations and “probably be the lead dish-washer,” she joked.
The sisters plan to eventually tailor the menu to what locals want, too.
Brink said the bakery is on-track to open by mid-August, and Patch will keep you posted with more information once it’s available.
For more information, visit GluhooFoods.com.