Every town should have a gluten-free bakery. I think this most often when I’m traveling with my husband, and he suggests we find a bakery. He’s a donut guy and will eat pretty much anything sweet. For me though, it’s not that simple. I eat gluten-free and it’s harder to find the right kind of pastry-treat that won’t hurt my belly when I eat it.
That weekend morning pastry along with my coffee is so delicious, just the thought of it makes me smile. I’m overjoyed when we’re traveling and find a gluten-free bakery in town. It’s like heaven! So, you can image my delight to actually live in a town where I can access heavenly, gluten-free morning pastries whenever I desire at the wonderful Pushkin’s Bakery.
Pushkin’s Bakery has a small shop in Midtown that serves up a large selection of gluten-free offerings including cupcakes, muffins, mini-loafs, scones, cookies, and even sandwiches. They are 100% gluten-free. The pastries are all dairy-free, though dairy cheese is used on some sandwiches, so pay attention to that if avoiding all dairy. Vegan options are available too.
I often find myself wanting to order more than I came in for because it all looks so scrumptious behind the glass case. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a coffee cake, moist and delicious with fresh blueberries. When I want a small bite, I order an Awesome (or two or three)—true to its name, these lemon poppy-seed mini-muffins are awesome. The award-winning chocolate crinkle cookie is my children’s favorite. And the cupcakes are so beautiful, I order some of those with absolutely no occasion in mind—just to set on my kitchen counter for as long as they last.
Pushkin’s Bakery, located at 1820 29th Street, has done so well, that they opened up a restaurant at 1813 Capitol Ave, serving breakfast and lunch. The staff is always pleasant. The vibe is so sweet. And Sunday is donut day. That means my husband and I will be there! Yum.
1820 29th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816