Breakaway Bakery is a Gluten-Free Bakery in Los Angeles for those with allergies and a sweet tooth.
I’ve eaten nothing but pastries all day – and I feel GREAT!!! Breakaway Bakery is a brand new option for people with diet sensitivities. It opened 5 weeks ago on Pico (a few blocks east of Hauser), right across from City Best Chicken.
A blog reader told me I should check this bakery out and do a review. Owner Janice (with her daughter Nava) invited me to come by and sample a bunch of their gluten-free goodies for breakfast today!
Janice is one of the sweetest women you’ll ever meet, and the place has a very cozy + intimate neighborhood vibe.
EVERYTHING is allergen-free, kosher – and virtually all organic! They’ve started making a few vegan products, too.
Aside from the freshly-made treats (baked the same morning), you can pick up frozen batters to bring home. Janice was kind enough to give me a package of the Pumpkin Muffin – all I’ve gotta do is thaw, pour, and bake! YESSSSSS.
They also sell all the materials one would need to recreate the Breakaway Bakery experience back at home:
Coffees and teas are fair-trade and organic…
I had a cup of decaf Cinnamon Plum with my treats!
First, a lemon raisin scone, which was perfectly sweetened, followed by a Coffee Cake Muffin (which you can buy the frozen batter for).
This one needed some fork help but I still finished every last crumb.
My absolute faaaavorite is Janice’s take on the Thin Mint.
In fact, I like it MORE than the Girl Scout version! The flavor was spot-on, but chewier. And a little bit bigger. I’m going to see how they compare frozen, along with the other goodies I scored in this beautiful box.
You would think I’d feel bloated, tired, and gross after eating a scone, muffin, and cookie for brunch – but I actually feel great! So good I’ve been tackling my monster tax shoebox back at home (who AM I?!?) and was kept satisfied for almost 5 hours!
At which time, I needed an afternoon snack. And well, of course…
How could I resist?!? Abe and I each enjoyed the Apricot Pinches with tea (I still had some Cinnamon Plum leftover)
He was also impressed with the quality of these cookies – hard to believe they are allergen-free, with no transfats. One big difference between Janice and other gluten-free bakers is she don’t use gums (like xanthum or guar) which can produce an artificial mouthfeel. These just taste delicious, and the texture is pretty comparable to regular pastries.
After my last post about a possible gluten sensitivity, I am wondering if I should do some more experimenting, since my tummy is feeling pretty darn happy today?! Thanks to Janice and Breakaway Bakery, it’ll be pretty easy to find out!!!