We paid a little visit to The Common Bond Market in Shelton yesterday, and we use the word “paid’ literally. We couldn’t help ourselves. We wished we were on Supermarket Sweep, and run around the place clearing shelves into our cart. This little market carries all the items that you probably buy now, plus gobs…

Maggie McFly’s is a local chain with 5 restaurants throughout the state, and a love for local suppliers. From burgers to bacon, from cheese to desserts, you can eat a great meal with very small carbon footprint. We love that.  And, they have really nice gluten-free options, to boot. They have a dedicated gluten-free fryer,…

When we walked into Still Delicious Gluten-Free Bakery in Westbrook, the first thing we noticed was everything. With the entire kitchen visible behind a glass partition, we watched owner Mark Israel busily preparing the batter for gluten-free banana bread. He and his wife Caren opened Still Delicious back in the spring of this year, and…

If you’re any kind of gluten free and you live anywhere within, say, 500 miles of Monroe, we’ve found your place. Sam Baytar, the owner, moved his terrific deli/catering/gourmet-to-go business to this larger space less than a year ago.  He now has 2 kitchens, one 100% dedicated gluten free, as well as 2 ventilation systems,…

We here at GFC know firsthand how hard it can be to find great kosher/tradiitonal grub outside of NYC.  Make it gluten free, and the options narrow significantly.  We looked around the state and found some interesting eats that fit the bill.  There aren’t many, so if anyone’s looking to start a gluten-free challah-making business,…

It was cucumber day when we visited Hartford Flavor Company, located on Arbor Street in Hartford. Green-tinted, hand-poured bottles sat in neat rows, awaiting seals and labels. No conveyor belts, no machines, just two diligent employees working quietly. The air smelled sweet, and, well, cucumber-y. We hadn’t yet sat down to chat with owner Lelaneia…

Stepping into Old Wethersfield Country Store is like stepping into all of Connecticut. And it feels like home. They carry foods and items from all over the state, as well as an eclectic mix of snacks, candy, meats, and cheeses. When Megan and John Jakubowski opened the store 2 years ago, they didn’t intend to carry…

We stopped at Down to Earth Coffee House in Glastonbury for a fresh squeezed lemonade today, and found gluten-free treats from so many delicious places.  They have mini apple cider doughnuts and cinnamon rolls from the Celiac Epicurean food truck, biscotti from Sweet Maven’s, and tons of goodies from Nature’s Grocer in Vernon, which vary…

We stopped in at Nom Eez for lunch today, because we LOVE Vietnamese food, and we had heard so much about this little spot in Bridgeport. Now we know why.  If you have never tried Vietnamese cuisine, which is mostly gluten-free to begin with, this might be the best place to start.  We recommend the…

Paid a little visit to Divine Treasures in Manchester today. Located in an unassuming strip mall, this place is truly a gem. Diane, the owner, is both gluten-free and vegan. Her shop is 100% dedicated gluten-free, and all of her chocolates, with the exception of one display case, are 100% vegan. (The non-vegan display case contains…