With a creative name like “So Good Gluten Free Foods” you already believe that their food is sooo good. But to write about them I needed to find out for myself, not resting on all the great opinions I had heard. Plus, as I’ve blogged before, I look forward to going to a restaurant where I can feel normal, which means going to a place to eat and not having to ask a million different questions to a sweet waitress with a confused look on her face and worry that within 5 minutes of eating I will feel sick. So on a gorgeous albeit warm April day I ventured to a Southern part of Temecula with a girlfriend and her precious baby boy, eager to try and blog about a place I’ve heard about for years!
First, I should mention some key landmarks because I don’t know about you guys, but when I’m going somewhere new for the first time, I need landmarks. They are located next to Killarney’s Irish Pub near Henry’s & Walmart. Being a Graphic Arts major, I applaud their eye catching fresh window advertising seen from the outside. Their logo is quite adorable!
When you walk inside, the feeling is immediately cozy and inviting with a comfy couch begging to be sat on. They paired up with a local friend of mine who has filled their walls with her M.A.D. Studios art pieces. To learn more about M.A.D. Studios click here! They are an art program designed to “Make a Difference” and they truly do make a difference in many young artists lives, many with special needs and an ability to express themselves wonderfully through their art. M.A.D. Studios is designed to build character, confidence, and personal growth in children. So Good Gluten Free Foods and M.A.D. Studios are both making a difference in our community with their focus on special needs which I certainly appreciate..
So Good Gluten Free is a mom and pop business which sprang up in 2010 from their own personal dietary needs. Lindy Pine has autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto’s) and her husband Devin has acid reflex disease. They both understand what is necessary to live gluten free with sometimes multiple dietary restrictions and wanted to help others do the same. Hands down, my favorite sweets wise was their gluten free dairy free soy free melt in your mouth brownies and, with free sample bites, who could resist a taste! I also sampled a taste of their delicious cupcakes and muffins. You know why I love this place so much without hesitation? Because a lot of gluten free food products try to improve on taste by adding crap and although you are not eating gluten, you are eating high sugar bad for you foods. Not this place. I could tell immediately that their food wasn’t like that. After I was done tasting, I wasn’t left craving sugar. And, closing here on a very high note, OH MY GOODNESS, their home made baked french bread, which they used to cradle my cheese and veggie sandwich, was out of this world good! It’s the right bit of crunchy, moist and is seriously wonderful and delicious. I am even switching from Udi’s bread to So Good Gluten Free Food’s bread. It was that good!
For all you gluten free dairy free soy free people out there, this place is your place. You can’t beat their reasonable prices, the friendliness of the owners, and their great food. So make time for yourself to dine out and feel normal again. Head over to So Good Gluten Free Foods!
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