What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley.
What is casein?
Casein is a milk protein found in all dairy products.
Why are you gluten and casein free?
More and more people are finding out that they are either allergic to gluten, gluten intolerant, have celiac disease, or find that they have a condition (such as autism) that can greatly benefit from the gluten and casein free diet. Read about our story for a great example of this.
What does it mean to be gluten free?
We compiled all the information you will need to eat GF in this handy handout!
What do you use instead of wheat flour?
We created our very own flour mixture made up of rice flour, tapioca starch, corn starch, potato starch, and xanthan gum. The same basic flour ingredients are used in all of our products and you can even buy a bag of it from us here. We hand scoop every bag and it already has the xanthan gum added (most GF flours require that you purchase that seperately).
What do you use instead of milk, cheese, and butter?
We use almond milk, Daiya brand imitation cheeses, Tofutti brand imitation cream cheese, and margarine.
Dairy free... does that mean everything you make is vegan?
No. We do not and will not ever bring meat or dairy products into the bakery but we do use eggs. That said, we offer several vegan options such as chocolate cream filled cupcakes, white almond cupcakes, pizza pockets, and breads. We are always at work trying to make new vegan options, so check back often or sign up for our twitter, facebook, newletter, and blog for constant updates!
Do you have anything for diabetics?
We do not specialze in this area, but our breads are low in sugar and we make a completely sugar-free cherry tart that is gently sweetened with agave nectar.
What is the carb count or nutritional breakdown?
We have nutrition labels for all of our dry mixes and they can all be viewed in the shopping area of this website. Unfortunately, we do not have the breakdown yet for any of the fresh product, though we can tell you it is comparable to regular baked goods and breads. Our flour has a similar carb count to regular flour and our sweets have just as much sugar and fat as a regular bakery's would.
Are you a franchise?
Where else can I buy Gluuteny products?
We are proud to say we have been slowly expanding our reach in the Pittsburgh area. For a complete list of where to find us, click here!
What happens when you overbake?
We loooove to bake and sometimes we bake too much. Sometimes we bake so much, we get to share our delicious creations with foodbanks around the city.
Are you hiring?
Maybe, we are always looking for great people : ) If you are interested in becoming a part of the Gluuteny team drop off or email your application. You can DL it here or pick one up at the shop. Even if we are not hiring, we will keep it on file for the future.