Food For Good Thought – Gluten Free Bakery
Posted by cmh gourmand on November 16, 2010
Dr. Audrey Todd is a psychologist (I used to work with her). She is mixing her first profession with a new one as a bakery entrepreneur. Her son is autistic and she began looking at holistic therapies to enrich his development. In the process, she found that she could enrich his diet as well the community with gluten-free, casein-free baked goods. To add to the goodness, she also made a choice to use her bakery as a place to employ individuals with developmental disabilities. In late July, she upgraded her operation to a cute and cozy cottage bakery in Clintonville with the name Food For Good Thought.
This small space serves a variety of gluten free goods including muffins, cookies, cupcakes, trail mix, pies and pizzas. There is a space devoted for those that choose to eat in. Lunch is served Wednesday to Sunday, choices include sandwiches and pizzas.
I sampled an excellent peanut butter cookie on my first visit – it was large, silky soft, chewy and had a rich peanut flavor. I also tried a personal pizza. It was made with garbanzo bean flour, tapioca flour, gluten free pepperoni with other traditional ingredients. The crust was dense and had an earthy, robust and slightly crunchy/chewy consistency. The sauce was rich and flavorful.
There are a few other notables from my trip. Each item is labeled with detailed nutrition information. Some of the labels have interesting facts on the back such as the history of chocolate chips. The eggs for all of their products come from Manchester Hill Farm which produces chemical-free pasture raised eggs.
If you can not make it to the bakery, Local Yokel Foods delivers any of these items within the Columbus area or you can find some of the goodies at Raisin Rack and other natural food stores.
Food For Good Thought
4185 North High Street