Strawberry Blonde Bakery: Our Go-To Bakery for a Gluten-Free Valentine's Day
In the bustling city of Ottawa, where diversity thrives and inclusivity is celebrated, one bakery stands out for its commitment to providing a safe haven for individuals with food allergies. Strawberry Blonde Bakery, nestled in the heart of the Canadian capital, with two franchises, has become a beacon of delight for those who seek delicious treats without the worry of allergens. For celebrating Valentine's Day, when we want a top-notch treat, Strawberry Blonde is the best to offer one-of-a-kind delights.
The first time we went to Strawberry Blonde was to find desserts for my nephew who has nut allergies. Little did we know that a few years later it would become a place of choice for us too, now diagnosed with celiac disease.
The first Strawberry Blonde was opened in 2013 by Claire Tomchishen and Jacqui Okum. Clearly, in order to satisfy a need to have an equally tasty product even if people have dietary restrictions. Claire and Jacqui being vegan, they felt that there was a lack of options in the Ottawa region.
I’m still the person who wants the delicious cupcake or whatever it may be, so I really empathize with people who are celiac or maybe have a nut allergy. I took it really seriously.” sait Okum in an interview with Ottawa CityNews en 2019.
A Special Treat for Valentine's Day
Despite the fact that we know how to bake at home, it is always nice to have other options for special occasions. A seasonal menu for Valentine's Day was obviously one of them. Their menu for February 2023 is sublime and obviously tastes like heaven. We took the opportunity to buy some options, which we can freeze and take out for lunch boxes the week before Valentine's Day. It's also perfect for our family dinner on Valentine's Day.
For this year we chose the "red velvet" donuts, hot chocolate bombs, sugar cookies and an assortment of chocolate candies. We also love on their traditional menu, the carrot cake and their cinnamon buns.
Taste Good and a Delight for the Eyes
What sets Strawberry Blonde Bakery apart is its dedication to the art of allergen-free baking. Each pastry and confection is meticulously crafted to ensure not only the absence of common allergens but also the preservation of taste and texture. From their famous cupcakes to delicate pastries and cookies, every item on the menu is a testament to the bakery's unwavering commitment to quality and flavor.
The allure of Strawberry Blonde Bakery extends beyond its commitment to allergen-free delights; it's also a haven for aesthetically pleasing and adorable creations especially with their seasonal menus. The bakers at Strawberry Blonde don't just focus on meeting dietary restrictions; they infuse creativity into every treat, making each one a visual delight. From whimsical cupcakes adorned with vibrant, dairy-free frosting to intricately designed cookies and pastries, the attention to detail is not only impressive but downright cute. The bakery's dedication to crafting visually charming treats adds an extra layer of joy to the overall experience, making each visit a delightful feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | NUT FREE | KOSHER
Where to Find Them?
You can find Strawberry Blonde at two locations, Kanata and Westboro. Their products are also available at several grocery stores in the region. And in addition, you can place an order online, either for pickup or delivery within a radius of 30km.