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Gluten-free goodies at Gracie Jones Bake Shop include cookies, vegan streusel muffins, donuts, cinnamon-apple gallettes and strawberry and jam donuts. Photos by Veronica Weber.
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aiters no longer look at you like you’re an alien life-form when you inquire about their gluten-free options. In the Bay Area, gluten-free food choices abound from baked goods that don’t crumble in one bite to pizza crusts that stand up ÌÌ iÀyÕÀiÀV i`V«iÌÌ° Read on for some of the region’s best gluten-free baked goods and dining options. 6
Gracie Jones Gluten Free Bakery, Palo Alto graciejonesbakeshop.com A 4-year-old boy inadvertently brought celiac disease to the attention of chef Gracie Jones, just under a decade ago when she was transitioning from working as a fine-dining chef to opening up the fast-casual Asian Box chain. She learned that the boy was unable to eat gluten — a substance commonly found in breads, baked goods, pasta and cereals — because his body couldn’t process it. While cooking at this family’s home, Jones and the team decided to keep the menu gluten-free, eliminating soy sauce and noodles. “It just worked, and we just kept with it ever since,” she said.