Lots to report on this week including local company’s products on more restaurant menus, new local products, restaurant and bakery news, store closings and product news.
Aldi has added gluten-free stuffing to its liveGfree line. Available in chicken and turkey, the new stuffing mix is reasonably priced, easy to prepare, and perfect for Thanksgiving.
Avalon is getting a new batch of stores and restaurants in Spring 2016. Two of the new restaurants have gluten-free options: Cafe Intermezzo and Farm To Ladle. What a great addition they will make to the existing restaurants and their notable gluten-free options.
Christophe’s To Go closed all of its retail locations on October 28th and is moving towards an online sales and delivery platform. They deliver to much of North Atlanta twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, but the service won’t be online until early November.
High Five Diner is serving Pure Knead’s gluten-free and vegan sandwich bread and hamburger buns with a $1.50 upcharge.
Improveat’s The Pure Wraps are making their debut at the Brookhaven Costco. Sold in a pack of 12, these coconut wraps cost $9.29 and are 50 square inches (just over 7″ x 7″). What is a Pure Wrap – it is a wrap (think of a tortilla) made from coconut meat, coconut water and Himalayan salt that are low in carbs, flexible, and quite tasty. The wraps are shelf stable for at least 4 months and do not need to be refrigerated or frozen, so they are great for travel. Stop by the Brookhaven Costco from November 5-8 for a free sample.
Lisa Mae Cakes has added gluten-free cupcakes to their retail line available at Whole Foods. The cupcakes are available in two flavors, triple chocolate and banana split, and sell for $4.99 each in the grab-and-go dessert section. They are slowly rolling into Whole Foods and are currently only available at the Johns Creek, Cobb, and Buckhead stores. They should be at the Ponce store next week.
The vegan gelato from Revolution Gelato can be purchased at Dulce Vegan. Made from coconut cream and cashews, it is rumored to be creamier than gelato made from traditional dairy. Their gelato is available in four flavors, cardamom kisses, nekkid espresso, orange dream, and triple vanilla, which can be purchased in pints direct from the company. Check out the website to see what other restaurants are serving it up. Must get my hands on some immediately!
Sun In My Belly is now serving Pure Knead’s gluten-free and vegan sandwich bread.
Table & Main’s Paleo Wednesday menus are going strong. For the month of October diners can enjoy: October 14: Paleo pulled pork and pineapple sliders with sweet potato buns and bacon roasted Brussels sprouts, and on October 21: Paleo meatloaf with bacon gravy, garlic smashed yuca and green beans. One of their chefs follows a paleo diet, so the food is on point.
Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary in Virginia Highlands hosts a traditional High Tea every Tuesday through Saturday from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m, and Sunday from noon until 4:00 p.m. The High Tea includes a three tier spread and guests’ choice of tea for two. The first tier is full of savory tea sandwiches, the second full of house made scones with clotted cream and house made lemon curd, and the final tier includes sweets, such as macarons and cookies. Gluten-free High Tea complete with homemade scones and crumpets is available for an additional $5. The High Tea is $25 per person and there is a 24 hour reservation required. To make a reservation, email Tipple + Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back and enjoy this Halloween weekend!