Oh Boulder, land of the crunchy people, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways... four Whole Foods, three Vitamin Cottage, two Farmers Markets, tons of gluten-free restaurants, and one very happy family for me :-) Sigh.
Today was just bliss, as you can tell. First we had some coffee at Vic's in Prospect, where they carry gluten-free coffee cake. Then we headed down to Boulder for lunch in Pei Wei, my favorite gluten-free chain ever. After lunch we picked up some loose-leaf jasmine tea from Whole Foods on Pearl, before heading over to the farmers market by central park. It was so beautiful and full of goodies. However, one of the two "gluten-free" vendors had ingredients like oats and barley, so beware.
Finally we stopped at Berry Best Smoothies, where the owners, who are gluten-free themselves, keep two freezers full of gluten-free baked goods. I love this place. Above is a picture of Zoe standing in front of the gluten-free freezers holding the blueberry bagels and teff rolls that we bought, which are made by Outside the Breadbox, who ships nation-wide. They are so good, you just have to try them! The only other bakery I know of that compares is the Francis Simun Bakery in Texas. Ahhhh... gluten-free is not-so-bad!
Vic's Coffee, Prospect, Longmont, CO
Berry Best Smoothies, Boulder, CO
Outside the Breadbox, Colorado Springs, CO