Tu-lu’s Bakery – Vegan and Gluten Free Options

When the craving calls, you can’t fight it and you will go to any extreme to satisfy the urge. In a rush to cure her cupcake craving this weekend, A-Tooch ventured around the corner to Tu-lu’s, a gluten-free bakery.

Bf was so stunned by their beauty… he took some cupcake glamour shots.

I have plenty of friends who are vegan, vegetarian (hey there, Miss Yunks!) and gluten-free eaters, don’t get me wrong. But me, I’m an omnivore. I’ve tasted a few gluten-free treats in the past and haven’t had much success. Too grainy tasting, too flavorless, just generally weird in texture and/or flavor. I’ve walked by Tu-lu’s, a block from my apartment, a bunch of times in the past though. Why not?

Cute little storefront, smells like a bakery, the stuff on the counter sure looks like a bakery…

We got three mini cupcakes – (L to R) Vegan vanilla cake with chocolate frosting, Chocolate cake with vanilla cream cheese icing and Cherry cake with cherry buttercream.

I was pleasantly surprised! These things were delish and the cherry cake/buttercream combination was unique, sweet, tart and decadent. To be honest, I wouldn’t trust myself to whip up any gluten-free baked goods but dropping into Tu-lu’s restored my faith in vegan and gluten-free options.

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  1. Posted April 6, 2011 at 8:32 AM | Permalink

    It’s great how many places are offering vegan and gluten free options now!

  2. Posted April 6, 2011 at 11:08 AM | Permalink

    You live so close to where I grew up! One of my closest friends lives in NY now and she is gluten intolerant. Tulu’s is definitely one of her favorite places that I’ve taken her to.

  3. A-Tooch
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 2:15 PM | Permalink

    Small world! 🙂 Where did you grow up? East Village? What a great neighborhood!

  4. Mary
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 6:48 PM | Permalink

    Yummy!!!!! They look so cute.

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