Gluten-Free Café Food at Let's Eat Guilt-Free (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Nanaimo

Value Discount You Save
C$20 40% C$8
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 580 bought

In a Nutshell

Sliced bread, bagels, pot pies, and baguettes are all made gluten-free at a café run by two sisters tired of flavorless gluten-free options

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 150 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$12 for two Groupons, each good for $10 worth of gluten-free café goods (C$20 value)
  • C$12 for one Groupon, good for $20 worth of gluten-free café goods for two (C$20 value)
  • See the menu.

Gluten-Free Baked Goods: Keeping Cupcakes Together

Nowadays menus often offer several gluten-free options. To learn how bakers can overcome this troublesome but useful protein’s absence, read on.

Traditionally, whether making pizza crust or bread, bakers must cultivate gluten, a protein that forms during the combination of wheat flour and water. Gluten’s unique structure is what allows dough to stretch without losing its shape, and many consider it as vital an ingredient to the structure of baked goods as egg proteins, starch, and scaffolding made from candy canes. Yet as many people either cope with gluten allergies or begin to explore the benefits of a gluten-free diet, bakers have begun to search for alternatives to wheat flour that can yield the same results. As it turns out, flours made from amaranth, rice, chickpeas, quinoa, and nuts all contain some sort of volume-enriching protein, threatening to make gluten obsolete entirely, though any wheat-flour substitute comes with its own set of challenges—leading bakers to enact a few clever tricks to help them overcome the absence of gluten.

The secret—as everything else in the baker’s craft—lies in the mixing of ingredients. For starters, high-protein flour can help reclaim some of the protein lost from gluten, but it can’t fill in the gap all by itself. For that, a supplement of starch is needed. Starch also gains elasticity when mixed with water, so adding more starch than usual can help bind the dough together while adding a touch of sweetness to the recipe. Though unproven, other techniques may help, from adding carbonated water to the dough to help it rise to experimenting with different ratios of protein and starch. That spirit of improvisation, though, means that many gluten-free bakers often develop a unique repertoire of personal recipes and techniques, ensuring every bread, cake, and pastry bears their signature—without the sour flavor of a fountain pen’s ink.

Customer Reviews

Very tasty, bring your hunger!
Lynn T. · April 21, 2016
YUM! I will definitely stop here next time I am in Nanaimo. The beef dip sandwich is sooooo delicious!
Tanya M. · March 30, 2016
Great selection of gluten free foods. Lasagna is excellent
Darrell P. · February 20, 2016
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Nanaimo

    435 Terminal Avenue North

    Nanaimo, BC V9S 4J8

    +12507544466

    Get Directions

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
{}