Food allergies are a continual thorn in the side of many Americans, despite the FDA’s ban on ragweed turnovers and dust-mite soufflé. Today’s Groupon lets you feed without fear: for $10, you get $20 worth of allergy-friendly fare at Truly Free Bakery and Deli in the Southdowns Shopping Center.
Truly Free Bakery and Deli provides customers with a wide-ranging menu full of healthy eats crafted to accommodate dietary restrictions. Flouting most of the laws of culinary physics, every item the store dishes out is entirely devoid of the ingestible irritation of wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, and egg, allowing allergy sufferers to close their eyes, feel around for the nearest plate, and eat without consequence. Treat your taste buds to the meatless magic of an avocado and grilled-eggplant panini ($6.75), or discover what Italians do when life hands them delicious citrus with a lemon Mamma Mia pizza, topped with lemon chicken, fresh thyme, eggplant, and tomatoes ($8.99 for an 8 in.). Breakfast and kids’ menus cater to the needs of early risers and tiny tummies, and a selection of smoothies, such as the deliciously danceable Mango Mambo ($5.75 for a 20 oz.), provides hands-free refreshment when paired with a straw.
True to its name and sacred oath, Truly Free Bakery and Deli also peddles a plethora of baked goodies, from snickerdoodles ($0.75) and brownies ($1.10–$1.20) to jalapeño cornbread ($6 for a 9x9 pan) and tortillas ($6.50 for 13). Many of the menu’s sweet temptations also contain fewer calories than their conventionally constructed counterparts, vastly deflating the standard jumping-jack-to-cookie ratio.
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WBRZ 2 News featured Truly Free Bakery and Deli, and 81% of Urbanspooners recommend it. The bakery also has more than 380 Facebook fans, and five Gluten Free Registry users give it an average of five smiley faces.
4321 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808Get Directions