Gluten Free in Rome & Florence & Lucca

Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this post. We paid for all of our meals ourselves. All opinions are my own, and I only recommend restaurants that I love. Some restaurants in this post are 100% gluten free. Some have shared facilities and are extremely careful about preventing cross contact. Reminder – always do your own research before visiting a restaurant. Allergen policies and ingredients can change at any time.

Kris and I went on our dream honeymoon in Italy! I did so much preparation for this trip, and we had a ball. Over the past few weeks on Instagram/Facebook I’ve been posting a detailed recap of our adventures, sights we saw, places we stayed, and the many gluten free pizzas we ate. Below is a compilation of notable restaurants we visited.

Eating gluten free in Italy was so EASY. In the US the gluten free diet is often considered a joke and a fad, but Italy as a whole takes celiac disease extremely seriously. Celiac is very prevalent in Italians, and when someone is diagnosed they get a government stipend to purchase gluten free food in a pharmacy (photo below!). The attitude in restaurants is also different. Making food for someone is more than a business – it’s an expression of community. Inclusiveness and kindness are other words that come to mind. No, not all restaurants are able to accommodate, but there are so many that do. They do it because they care. Italy cares.

One of our most valuable tools for navigating the gluten free restaurant/bakery scene in Italy was the AIC app – The AIC is the Italian Coeliac Association, and their app features a giant map of Italy and all of the restaurants that participate in the Gluten Free Eating Out program. There are more than 4,000 restaurants and bakeries that the AIC has given their stamp of approval to! Since our trip, the app has gone through some changes concerning subscriptions, but I believe there is still an option to download/use it as a visitor/tourist. Trust me, get this app. Most of the restaurants I discuss in this post are listed there.

Rome

Mama Eat

Our hotel in the Trastevere was just a few blocks away from Mama Eat (yes, we planned this), which was at the very top of our list to visit. Mama Eat was by far our favorite restaurant, and we visited a total of four times. The gluten free pizza was simply incredible. It was the best pizza I’ve ever eaten. The crust was fluffy, chewy and flavorful – totally different than in the US where the crust is often just a vehicle for cheese. Here the crust meant something. It was all part of the balance of flavors and textures. It was beautiful, and I dream about their four cheese pizza every night. The house sparkling white wine was amazing (and 4 euro a glass!), and we had some excellent appetizers/sides. The tiramisu was one of the best we have ever eaten, and it was here that we fell in love with limoncello. We plan to go back again and again.

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(Recommendation for coffee/wine only – we didn’t eat here) We enjoyed excellent cappuccino at 404 Name Not Found every morning. It’s an adorable little cafe in the Trastevere that has great wine at night. Note the hilarious sign about their cocktails.

Pandali

Pandali is an excellent choice for a quick lunch near the Pantheon. And it’s 100% gluten free! We ordered eggplant parmesan, a small calzone, and their last bomboloni. We were super pleased and will be back.

Pizza in Trevi

As we were walking near the Trevi Fountain, Kris stopped near a cute pizza restaurant and commented on how amazing it smelled. I said, “OMG that’s Pizza in Trevi! It’s in the AIC app!” It was a moment when I appreciated how many gluten free options Rome has. We sat down and mentioned “senza glutine.” I was super impressed with their responsiveness and enthusiasm for their gluten free service. The flavors were excellent, as was the house white wine, service and location. We highly recommend Pizza in Trevi!

Le Altre Farine del Mulino

I walked forty-five minutes each way to get to this 100% gluten free bakery near the Vatican, and it was so worth it. When I got to Le Altre Farine Del Mulino I was overwhelmed and overjoyed. Rows and rows of beautiful pastries, a super nice staff, and they filled cannolis to order! I got a little overexcited, and bought one of most things (not quite one of everything). You know that feeling of “when am I ever going to find gluten free XYZ again?!?!?!” Yeah…..we definitely went back the next day. It’s an incredible bakery. They make different things throughout the day (breakfast pastries in the morning, pizza in the afternoon, desserts all day long), so I’ll look forward to visiting again earlier in the morning (I had missed out on the croissants). Kris and I particularly loved their bread, brioche, cannoli, filled mini pastries and tarts. Highly recommend this bakery!

La Soffita Renovatio

We heard wonderful things about La Soffitta Renovatio, and it has a convenient location near the Vatican. At that point in our trip, we decided that we had eaten so much pizza and should try a few pasta dishes. We really enjoyed Kris’s all’amatriciana, but in all honesty I was very disappointed with the ravioli. We’d go back to try the pizza.

Pantha Rei

I stumbled across Pantha Rei on the AIC app. It took us ten minutes to find the correct street near the Pantheon, but we were so happy we found it. We had an amazing lunch consisting of an incredible cheese plate, a great all’amatriciana pasta dish, and wonderful house wine. We loved our lunch so much that we had to go back for dinner the next day. The gluten free pasta and ravioli were amazing, as was the house white wine and desserts. We adored the quaint outdoor seating, and the staff was lovely. One of our favorite things – Pantha Rei is located down a tiny street near the Pantheon, but the sounds from the Pantheon’s busy piazza somehow don’t make it to our table. What did carry over was the sound from a neighboring piazza – a violinist playing “Hallelujah.” It was a romantic and beautiful evening. Overall, this was one of our very favorite restaurants, and we’ll definitely come back on our next trip!

La Pasticciera

Located near Roma Termini (the main train station) you’ll find an adorable little 100% gluten free bakery called La Pasticciera. It was beautiful! Rows and rows of gorgeous gluten free cakes! I had never seen anything like it! We chose a few snacks and asked them to pack up whatever would stay freshest the next day for our flight home. OH. MY. GOODNESS. You must visit this bakery! The croissants were the most amazing I have ever eaten, and they were just as heavenly the next day. We had an incredible cannoli, and the “crostatina di visciole” (sour cherry pie) was a magical experience. I wish we had ordered two or three of everything! This is a definite must-visit and was one of our very favorite bakeries. We can’t wait to return!

Fatamorgana

Gluten free cones! We appreciated that Fatamorgana is 100% gluten free, and they have multiple locations throughout Rome. We tried several flavors including mint chocolate chip, chocolate, tiramisu, and vanilla with raspberry sauce and apples.

Grom

Also 100% gluten free with gluten free cones and lots of locations throughout Italy.

Fiocco Di Neve

I present to you the best gelato in Rome! Kris and I visited three different 100% gluten free gelato spots, and by far our favorite was Fiocco Di Neve near the Pantheon. My favorite combination was Nutella Ferrero (vanilla/nutella) and Amarena (black cherry) in a gluten free cone. The staff was always super nice and enthusiastic. We loved eating our gelato in Pantheon’s piazza. It was such a funny juxtaposition – the ancient grey building with gigantic columns surrounded by people in shorts and dresses, eating gelato and sipping cocktails.

Tarano (short train ride away from Rome)

Relais Borgo Gentile

Kris and I took a quick train from Rome to the small town of Tarano. There we spent two blissful evenings at Relais Borgo Gentile. It was a total dream. It’s a 100% gluten free bed and breakfast run by a dietician/couple who were incredibly sweet and excited to meet gluten free people from around the world. We had a stunning room with a private deck, and the pool was just a few steps away. We made friends with another couple from Australia and shared a bottle of Prosecco on their patio as the sun went down. Breakfast and dinner were served inside the main house. The food! Dinner included a fresh bread basket, pasta course, entree, side, and dessert, and it was some of the best food we had on our entire trip. The gnocchi was so fluffy, I thought it would float up into the air like clouds! We tried a lot of all’amatriciana dishes in Rome, and this was by far the best (we’re still dreaming of it). We adored the chocolate crepes, and the tiramisu may have been the best we’ve ever had. The breakfast buffet was overwhelming – so many stunning gluten free pastries! It was heaven. We can’t wait to go back!

Florence

Starbene

We had two eateries on our list for Florence that we were dying to try, and one of them was Starbene – a 100% gluten free bakery. We tried a few different things and enjoyed them all. There are several Starbenes across Italy, and it’s worth the visit.

Ciro & Sons

I’ve been following Ciro & Sons on Instagram for a while. I love how enthusiastic the staff is when it comes to gluten free food and meeting visitors from around the world. We had a lovely dinner featuring a bottle of our favorite wine, a four cheese pizza, a calzone, cheesecake and chocolate crepe. It was a great meal!

Lucca

There were plenty of gluten free options in this small town including at least two Michelin Star restaurants that were listed in the AIC app. One of them (Ristorante Giglio) had a wine list that was several dozen pages long, and they made the tiniest gluten free tortellini I have ever seen. Buca di S. Antonio was the other Michelin Star restaurant, which had a nice ambiance and good gluten free ravioli. (Sorry no photos of these)

Da Gherardo

Located in the main piazza of Lucca, you can’t miss the signs advertising for gluten free pizza at Da Gherardo . This was our favorite restaurant in Lucca, and we enjoyed sitting outside and people-watching while enjoying chewy and delicious gluten free pizza with friends. The flavors here were excellent!

Have you been to any of these restaurants? Got more recommendations? Let me know! And please feel free to reach out if you’re planning your own trip to Italy and have questions. I’m happy to help! We’re already planning our return trip to Rome and cannot wait.

New! Gluten Free Weddings Online Community

I’ve been a bit busy – I got married! And my husband and I went on our dream gluten free honeymoon to Italy! I’m planning on writing blog posts about gluten free wedding planning and restaurant recommendations in Rome/Florence, but until then I’m posting recaps of our GF Italy adventures on Facebook and Instagram (I took a social media break while I was on my honeymoon). 

Also, another new announcement – my friend Paige (aka blogger Gluten Free & Glittery) and I love weddings, but we also know firsthand how tricky it can be to navigate them with celiac disease. We decided to create a space just for the subject – a Gluten Free Weddings Facebook group! We welcome all gluten free individuals to join, chat, ask questions, and offer advice about all things weddings – catering, cake, bachelorette/bachelor parties, bridal showers, honeymoons, attending weddings as a guest, etc. 

Hope to see you in the group! Click here to join! 

To kick off the group’s launch Paige and I would like to re-introduce ourselves and offer a quick overview of our GF wedding philosophies. 


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1. Introduce yourself! Why are you gluten free? When did you get married? 

PAIGE: Hi! I’m Paige (also known as Gluten Free & Glittery). I was diagnosed with celiac when I was in college, after being misdiagnosed with stomach ulcers and told to only eat bread. That clearly didn’t go well and after many tests, I was happy to finally have an accurate diagnosis: celiac disease. I started dating my husband about 1.5 years before I was diagnosed with celiac disease. We were married September 2018 after nearly 8 years of dating. It was a perfect day.

JESSICA: I’m Jessica (aka Tasty Meditation). I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2011, and I’m one of the organizers of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group. I started dating my now-husband in 2013. We had a super chill and beautiful wedding in May 2019, and we just came back from our dream gluten free honeymoon in Italy. 

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(Photo credit: Everly Studios)

2. What do you normally eat when you attend weddings?

PAIGE: Normally I eat before I attend a wedding to be safe. I make sure to book a hotel (if traveling) near the venue so I can run to my room between the ceremony and reception to eat. If I know the bride or groom really well, I ask about gluten free WELL in advance (think: when I receive the save the date!). I explain about cross contact and assure the bride/groom that they do not need to accommodate me. Usually, my close friends are wonderful and already planned to have gluten free for me (YAY!), but I then check directly with the venue if the bride/groom is planning to have gluten free options. I ask the venue directly about cross contact, my options, and how I will receive my meal.

JESSICA: Cake? No joke, I totally bring my own cake. Unfortunately, I’ve never been to a wedding where I could safely eat the catered food, and I will never expect nor demand accommodation. I always ask the bride/groom for a higher up contact in the kitchen so I don’t put any added stress on the couple. I ask a lot of questions, and ultimately I’ve found that most caterers don’t understand cross contact. Also unfortunately, I have yet to perfect the art of packing a nice meal that lasts throughout transit, the ceremony, the cocktail hour, until dinner time, all without needing to be refrigerated/reheated. But my trusty homemade gluten free cake always has my back. 

3. Describe your wedding in three words.

(Photo credit: Rachel Phillipson)

PAIGE: Romantic, personal, elegant.

JESSICA: Chill, intimate, personal.

(Photo credit: Everly Studios)

4. What components of your wedding were gluten free? How did you navigate and why was it important to you?

(Photo credit: Rachel Phillipson)

PAIGE: All appetizers, sides, and entrees were gluten free. This was super important to me as I did not want to get glutened on our wedding day! My venue was absolutely fantastic and I worked directly with the chef to create a custom gluten free celiac-safe menu for everyone to enjoy. With a buffet, any gluten would be a huge issue due to cross contact so everything was entirely gluten free, including the bread. We even had a dessert buffet (we love dessert!!) and all options were gluten free. The only food-related gluten we had was a sheet cake that was brought out after the buffet ended and was kept at a separate table across the room. We had a gorgeous wedding cake that was entirely gluten free and nut free and that was kept away from everyone and available upon request. In addition to gluten free, it was super important to me to have allergy-safe options. When I sent out my invitations, there was a spot to list food allergies. I worked with the chef to ensure that everyone had a safe salad, side, entree, and dessert option and that anyone with an allergy could reach out to staff during the wedding to have a plate made from the back to avoid cross contact. Each item was labeled for the allergens that affected the guests.


JESSICA: I definitely wanted to eat on my wedding day, and about one-third of our guest list had celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or various food allergies/intolerances. Good food and being inclusive was very important to us. We decided to rent out one of our favorite restaurants that is well known for catering to customers with celiac and food allergies. It was also where my husband and I had our second date, so having the opportunity to celebrate there was really meaningful. We worked with the restaurant on choosing select appetizers, entrees and desserts. The staff is highly trained and asked everyone what their food restrictions were before they chose their dishes. Everyone raved about the food, and all of my friends with celiac (yes I have several – we stick together!) were so excited to be able to eat safely at a wedding.

5. Tell us about your wedding cake!

PAIGE: My wedding cake was made by a local baker (we wanted to be almost entirely local !)  who specializes in allergy-friendly cakes. At the time, if she had a cake request for someone with an allergy, she wouldn’t bake any of that type of allergen within 48 hours prior to making the allergy-free cake. For gluten, she had separate baking equipment, utensils, everything! Kept separately and entirely dedicated equipments (bowls, mixers, pans, decorating items etc). We had a lovely 2 tiered red velvet wedding cake—one tier was red and one was (edible) sparkle gold.


(Photo credit: Rachel Phillipson)

JESSICA: Our venue was providing dessert, but I still always wanted to have a wedding cake. We decided to order a six-ish inch single tiered cake so we could still enjoy the cake cutting tradition. One of my friends owns Krumville Bakeshop, a 100% gluten free bakery in NYC. We chose a lemon and berry cake that matched our wedding style and colors perfectly. We got all the cute pictures, shared a slice, then took the rest of the cake home and ate it on the couch together the following day. It was beautiful and so delicious. 

6. What is your best piece of advice for someone planning a gluten free wedding?

PAIGE: If you don’t feel comfortable with a vendor, it’s totally fine to walk away. Many vendors will tell you that they can do gluten free safely, but they just want your money. It’s okay (and GOOD!) to ask a zillion questions. Never sign before getting every single question answered and in writing. It’s your wedding day!!! You don’t want to be sick for it.

JESSICA: The wedding industry is just that – it’s an industry, and some vendors will lie about their allergen knowledge/cross contact safety policies just to get the contract. Ask all the questions, be your own advocate, and in the end don’t be afraid to do something “non-traditional”. If you find a great gluten free option that is safe and makes you happy go for it!

(Photo credit: Rachel Phillipson)

Vote for your Favorite Gluten Free Bloggers!

It’s that time again! I’ve been thrilled to be nominated as one of the top bloggers through the Gluten Free Awards for three consecutive years. Voting for this year has begun! Show your support for your favorite bloggers by clicking the image below. Please consider voting for Tasty Meditation!

Also, be sure to follow me on instagram, twitter, and facebook. I’ve been very active posting:

  • Updates as I meet with my state representatives and senators about celiac awareness
  • Live Q&As about gluten free wedding planning
  • Exciting new 100% gluten free bakeries opening soon
  • New NYC restaurant finds
  • And I’ll be posting about my upcoming honeymoon in Italy!

Find me at TastyMeditation on all platforms!

Modern Bread and Bagel (NYC) Restaurant Review

Disclaimer: I was invited to a comped lunch at Modern Bread and Bagel before they open to the public. I was not paid to write this post. All opinions are my own, and I only recommend restaurants that I love.

It’s hard to describe the joy that I experienced earlier this week at Modern Bread and Bagel, but I’m going to try – in short, it was one of the most magical meals of my life.

I met with Orly (yes from Blends By Orly) to learn about her gluten free culinary adventures and her dream to open a dedicated gluten free restaurant. Orly is such an impressive person. She described her culinary background, emphasizing her traditional baking techniques, customization of gluten free flours, accommodations for food allergies, plating design, and desire to have an incredible restaurant where everything just happens to be gluten free (and kosher and oat-free!). Orly is passionate, intelligent and incredibly talented. Drawing inspiration from Australian, Israeli, and New York cuisine, Orly and her team has created one of the most beautiful and unique menus that I’ve ever seen.

When I arrived I didn’t know what to do. One – the restaurant is gorgeous, and I instantly thought, “I want to spend all of my time here.” Two – the food! There was a display of freshly baked sweet treats, rows of New York style bagels, and cases that held a huge assortment of cream cheeses and spreads. I have never seen such a restaurant where everything is gluten free! Then I sat down and saw the menu. Each dish looked stunning and was focused around fresh ingredients. At Orly’s recommendation I chose the Corn and Goat Cheese Fritters (with tomato chili jam, scrambled eggs, and spinach) along with a latte and a sesame seed bagel with strawberry cream cheese.

Orly lived in Australia and explained that one of the hardest parts about moving back to the US was that she would miss the incredible coffee. So of course she brought Australian coffee to her restaurant. The latte I had was simply magical. I didn’t know coffee could taste so beautiful! I’m obsessed, and there’s no turning back.

The Corn & Goat Cheese Fritters arrived. I don’t know if I’ve ever tasted anything quite so perfect. Putting a little bit of everything onto the fork, I swam in a sea of perfectly balanced flavors and textures. The chef trusted the brightness of the ingredients – it was simple, not over-seasoned, yet bursting with flavor. And the bread! They added a few slices of sesame seed baguette. It was the best bread I’ve ever eaten. The crust! It was so beautifully crunchy, and the inside was perfectly soft. I could have cried, I was so happy.

When I bit into the sesame seed bagel I practically fell onto the floor in happiness and quickly propped myself back up again. I grew up with a mother who worshiped New York bagels, and they were one of the foods I mourned for when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. But here they were, and they were just as I had remembered. Dreams do come true! (Mom I can’t wait for you to try this!)

It was so hard choosing just one pastry, but I eventually picked the Lemon & Blueberry Pop Tart. Just look at it! How could you say no to that gorgeous pastry! It was perfect – the outside was flaky and the filling inside was delicious.

I am beyond excited for the NYC celiac disease community to experience Modern Bread and Bagel. Words cannot describe how happy I am. I’m so overcome with emotion and excitement, and I’m so full of amazing food. I can’t wait to go back. In fact I did! – I tried the coffee cake and a gorgeous passion fruit sponge dessert. These are seriously some of the most incredible pastries I’ve ever eaten. I can’t rave about it enough. We are so lucky this restaurant exists. What a gift.

Modern Bread and Bagel opens to the public next week (check out their Instagram because they have some information about their soft opening and updates about the official opening). It features a sit down menu (and a specials menu that changes weekly) along with a number of fresh to-go options including baked goods, coffee, salads, sandwiches, breads, bagels and spreads.

Location/hours:

Sundays-Fridays (closed Saturdays) from 7am-4pm

472 Columbus Ave, near 83rd st in NYC

Stay tuned for more exciting news about what will be happening at the restaurant in the evenings, and get ready for some delicious events with the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group!

Find more information at https://www.modernbreadandbagel.com

Also http://blendsbyorly.com

Holiday Giveaway #4 – Gluten Free Prairie

Disclaimer: I received samples of this product, but I was not paid to write this post. All opinions are my own, and I only recommend products that I use and love.

There is so much to learn when you’re first diagnosed with celiac disease. As labeling laws and research slowly advance, I feel like there is always more to learn. Gluten free oats remain a hot topic in the community. In a nutshell:

  • Not all individuals with celiac disease can tolerate oats.
  • Oats are naturally gluten free but are contaminated during growing/harvesting/processing. You must look for oats that are labeled gluten free.
  • Many oats labeled gluten free are regular oats that are mechanically/optically sorted to removed the gluten-containing grains.
  • Purity protocol gluten free oats are oats that are “produced following steps to control the presence of gluten-containing grain beginning with the seed used for planting” (Gluten Free Watchdog). Though there is no standardized definition of purity protocol, it will often include growing/harvesting oats in a dedicated gluten free field, passing field inspections, and processing in a dedicated facility.
  • You normally won’t find the words “purity protocol” on a label. You must do research and inquire with the manufacturer.
  • Certified gluten free oats are not synonymous with purity protocol oats. May certified gluten free products use gluten free oats that are mechanically/optically sorted.
  • How do we know which oat products use purity protocol oats? Gluten Free Watchdog has a great page about it.

Confused? Personally, I choose to only eat purity protocol gluten free oats.

Gluten Free Prairie is my favorite purity protocol oat company and is run by Deb Wheaton. Among her notable accomplishments, she is on the Celiac Disease Foundation Board of Directors and was awarded the CDF’s highest honor, the Blue Butterfly Award, for her years of service. A portion of the proceeds from Gluten Free Prairie go to the Celiac Disease Foundation for their programs to raise awareness.

Important facts about the Gluten Free Prairie:

  • Supports the purity protocol – oats are grown in glutenfree fields then harvested/packaged in a designated glutenfree facility 
  • Gluten Free Prairie is featured on Gluten Free Watchdog’s list of purity protocol oat companies
  • Certified gluten free by the Celiac Spruce Association 
  • Tests to less than 5ppm
  • Non GMO and Certified Kosher
  • High in fiber
  • Higher in protein than most traditional oats (17-22% compared to 13%)

I’m so happy to have found an oat company I can trust. The taste, quality, safety, the awesome owner – in my opinion, Gluten Free Prairie is the way to go.

Gluten Free Prairie has now introduced a Baker’s Box Baking Gift Set, which contains their Deep Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix (OMG it’s sooooo good, I could eat the whole batch by myself), Pancake & Waffle Mix (excellent!), and the Simply Wholesome All Purpose Flour Blend (makes excellent crepes!). The Bakers Box is available on Amazon.com, and is eligible for free shipping! You could order it toady and have it before Christmas.

Find GlutenFree Prairie products in stores nationwide and on amazon.com For more information visit www.glutenfreeprairie.com

GIVEAWAY! One winner will receive a Gluten Free Prairie Baker’s Box Baking Gift Set featuring the Deep Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix, Pancake & Waffle Mix, Simply Wholesome All Purpose Flour Blend, and recipes! Enter via the link below. Continental US residents only. Giveaway ends Tuesday January 2nd at 11:59 EST.

Gluten Free Prairie Giveaway

Visit my Instagram for an extra giveaway! One more winner will be chosen there!

Holiday Giveaway #3 – Red Apple Lipstick

Disclaimer: I am an affiliate of Red Apple Lipstick, and this post contains an affiliate link. This means I get a small commission that helps maintain the cost of this site (there is no added cost to you). I’ve received samples of this product, but I was not paid to write this post. All opinions are my own, and I only recommend products that I, myself, use and love. 

Looking for a good gift to get yourself (or someone else – whatever) this holiday season? The Red Apple Lipstick winter collection is a perfect choice!

Fast facts about Red Apple Lipstick:

  • Gluten free
  • Cruelty free
  • Vegan
  • Soy free (except retractable lip pencils) 
  • Corn free
  • Dairy free
  • Contains no GMO’s 
  • Preservative free
  • Toxin & chemical free
  • Petroleum free
  • Mercury free
  • Lead & talc free
  • Made in the USA

Paris, Ravishing, Fierce and Swoon are totally gorgeous colors that are perfect for the winter season. I love creating bold statements with my lip color during the holidays and winter months. I’ve been a fan of Red Apple Lipstick for years, and it’s the only lipstick I use. Their colors are so vibrate, and I always get complimets about it. It’s also so nice to feel safe and confident, knowing that my lipstick is gltuen free.

I always love a good discount – use code “TastyMeditation” for 22% off orders of $50 or more. Plus get free shipping in the continental US when you buy $50+!

Affiliate link: Click here to purchase and learn for more about Red Apple Lipstick

Visit my Instagram page for a chance to win two lipsticks of your choice from the winter collection! Best of luck!

Holiday Giveaway #2 – Izzi B’s Allergen Free Bakery

Disclaimer: I was not paid nor did I receive samples from this bakery in exchange for this post. I have received samples from this bakery in the past. All opinions are my own, and I only recommend products that I, myself, use/eat and love.

Another of my favorite 100% gluten free bakeries is Izzi B’s Allergen Free Bakery. I’m always so excited to see them at expos and witness kids having their first safe gluten free/nut free donut. Heck I was excited, too! Just look at it – so delicious.

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About Izzi B’s:

  • Allergen-free facility!
  • Gluten free
  • Soy free
  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Peanut/tree nut free
  • Casein free
  • No preservatives
  • No trans fats
  • No refined sugar
  • No artificial colors or flavors
  • Cholesterol free
  • Vegan
  • Kosher certified

Izzi B’s specializes in holiday items as well as MANY different kinds of cupcakes, cakes, cookies, brownies, donuts, pies, muffins and cake pops.

Their cookies are amazing and such a treat for the holidays – gingerbread sammies, chocolate chip cookies, Mexican wedding cookies, double chocolate peppermint cream sammies, snickerdoodles, linzer cookies, other butter sammies – they’re what gluten free dreams are made of! Which cookie would you most like to try?

Izzi B’s Allergen-Free Bakery is located in Norwalk, CT. There is no storefront, but they have pick-up options and ship all across the country! Visit www.ibcakes.com.

GIVEAWAY! One winner will receive a collection of cookies from Izzi B’s! Enter via the link below. Continental US only. Giveaway ends Saturday December 15th at 11:59pm EST. The winner has 24 hours to claim their prize. Good luck!

Izzi B’s Allergen Free Bakery Giveaway