Although many inventions have been hailed as the "greatest thing since sliced bread," none of these other innovations have been as popular as bread among the pigeon community. Please pigeons and technophiles alike with the cutting-edge loaf technology of today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gluten-free baked goods, café fare, and more at Rose's Wheat-Free Bakery and Café in Evanston.
Customizing its comestible concoctions to cater to allergic eaters and distinctive diets, Rose's Bakery proffers its guests gluten-free goodies without shortchanging them on taste. The butter, oils, wheat-free flours, and eggs in every mouthwatering morsel are organic, and Rose's bakery buffs endeavor to include other local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible, tailoring many treats to suit vegan, diabetic, and egg-free diets, as well. Gluten-free gourmets can take home an array of freshly baked goods, such as breads ($10), chocolate brownies ($2.95), and zesty orange-cranberry tea bread ($6), to sate starchy cravings and win the war against the tyrannical neighborhood wheat pusher.
Needfully picky palates will also pine over the appetizing array of allergen-less entrees, such as the grilled-chicken sandwich, served on a wheat-free french roll atop sautéed spinach, roasted tomato and melted manchego cheese ($7), and vegetarian choices such as the goat-cheese-laden roasted veggie sandwich ($7) help sate the proteinous hunger pangs of any vegetarian or Atkin's-adhering panda. Thin-crust pizzas ($11–$14) can be sliced up on the spot or toted home with a bevy of toppings ($1.50–$3), including pepperoni, artichokes, and goat mozzarella, and a kid's menu sates sensitive stomachs with made-over classics such as gluten-less grilled cheese ($6), and an organic, all-beef hot dog ($6).
Unglutenous Groupon holders will also receive a complimentary appetizer with any entree purchase, perfect for warming up food traps and allowing your dining companion's fruit hat to escape unscathed.
- My favorites are the pumpkin muffins in the fall, and rugelach during the holidays. – Yvette P., Yelp, 12/30/10
- The bread was so close to the real thing. The pita bread was practically identical to wheat pita bread. My son was in heaven with the toys and little child area. – Sarah W., Yelp, 10/30/10
Rose's Wheat-Free Bakery & Cafe
Rose’s Wheat-Free Bakery & Cafe was founded on the principle that dietary restrictions shouldn’t get in the way of enjoying the finer things in life—namely cakes, cookies, sandwiches, and pizza. Every pastry and lunch item on the café’s menu is completely gluten-free, and the bakers also go out of the way to use organic butter, eggs, and tapioca flour when crafting their recipes.
Wheat allergies don’t take time off, and neither does Rose’s. The café and bakery is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Even if you can’t make it up to the small Evanston bakery, there’s a good chance you’ll find some of their goodies elsewhere. They’re carried in many restaurants and gourmet food stores in the Chicago area, including Whole Foods and Café Ba-ba-Reeba.
2901 Central St.
Evanston, Illinois 60201Get Directions