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.
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.