Dear those who are cursed with both dietary restrictions and a sweet tooth: meet Sweet Freedom Bakery. Opening on January 15th at 1424 South St. (215) 545-1899, Allison Lubert and Heather Esposito will offer one of the country’s only vegan and gluten-, soy-, egg-, dairy- and refined sugar-free bakeries. “Both Heather and I have struggled with our eating habits and with troubling food allergies,” says Lubert, “and we both found ourselves striving to prepare our favorite treats in ways that were both delicious and appropriate for our diets. It’s a challenge to omit animal products, soy, gluten and corn and still create flavorful, crave-able baked goods, but we love to rise to that challenge every day.”
Sweet Freedom will rely heavily on coconut milk, in lieu of dairy, and coconut sugar, in addition to agave nectar and pure maple syrup, for sweetening. Flours will vary from brown and white rice flour to those manufactured from sorghum, garbanzo beans and even fava beans. All products will be peanut-free, as well, and no corn products will be used. Basically, if you have any kind of food allergy, you can probably eat these goods without worry.