If a sign reads "gluten-free," it's safe to assume that someone is either selling gluten for zero nickels or celebrating the delayed emancipation of the lone citizen in the land of Glute. Viva la evolution of eating with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of nut- and gluten-free baked goods at A & J Bakery in Cranston.
Owned and overseen by an experienced pair of wild dough domesticators, the gourmet baked-goods emporium prepares its line of nutless, gluten-free confections in a 100% immaculate facility. Un-glutened bread ($7.25) and rolls ($7.25) eschew the dough-stretching agent, resulting in fewer hard-to-eat slices of bread shaped like Victorian garden mazes. Cheesecakes ($30) work as both delicious dinner finales and surprisingly comfortable seat cushions, and birthday cakes ($14–$90) arrive in a number of frosted sizes and styles. Otherwise, take down a one-pound chocolate-cappuccino biscotti ($8.25) over several days or use it as a surfboard and ride incoming tidal waves of scrambled eggs. A & J Bakery also makes egg- and dairy-free delicacies.
1458 Park Ave.
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920