annaB’s Gluten Free
While the number of local gluten-free bakeries in Virginia has exploded in recent months, many do not offer options for those wishing to also avoid dairy, eggs, and other common allergens. This curious phenomenon makes AnnaB’s willingness to cater to additional allergy/sensitivity needs all the more remarkable and appreciated! With a designated gluten-, soy-, and peanut-free bakery located in Mechanicsville, annaB’s makes quite the rounds in the the Richmond area, providing bread and baked goods to Ellwood Thompson’s, Whole Foods, Good Foods Grocery, and several local restaurants. They also participate in Relay Foods, allowing residents of an expanded locus (e.g. Williamsburg and Charlottesville) to partake. Everything can be made-to-order, but you can get a general idea of their offerings by checking out their online menu and photo gallery.
I had the pleasure of trying their white rolls and chocolate chip cookies, made dairy-, egg-, and corn-free, just for me! Unfortunately I could only enjoy a limited number of these items because of the bean flours (forgot to specify this sensitivity… ugh, even I can’t keep up with my no-no list), but they were both delicious (and did not taste of beans like some bean-flour products)! Be sure to check out annaB’s products, and in the meantime look at this lovely cookie and luscious roll to get you in the yummy-food mood!