Monday, May 27, 2013

Raphsodic Cooperative Company Bakery and Store & Living Yeast-Free

Happy Memorial Day, Everyone! Thinking of those who are serving or have served in the military today!

Abbey is all decked out in her red, white and blue!

Things that I've really missed when on a yeast-free diet include pizza, scones, biscuits, and cookies.      I did a Google search one day of vegan bakeries in Orlando, Florida and found Raphsodic Cooperative Company Bakery and Store.  To my surprise, I have been driving past the bakery for years!  It is near the corner of Highway 50 (Colonial Drive) and Mills Avenue.  Specifically, the bakery is at 710 N. Mills Avenue.  You can park in front of the bakery (on Mills) or in the back.  It is very quaint inside and the employees are extremely friendly and helpful.  All products are homemade.

In addition to being vegan (no animal products used), they have many gluten-free options, which are great for those of us on a yeast-free diet.  All of their cupcakes, scones, cookies, etc. are yeast-free.  They are very happy to assist you if you have any type of allergy.  The gluten-free options are sweetened with raw blue agave nectar instead of sugar.  I just buy the scones or the cupcakes sweetened with the raw blue agave nectar, since they have the smallest amount of sweetener of all of the products.  I have them as an occasional treat because I don't like to cheat too much!  Every time I visit, they have different flavors of scones available.  I've had baked apple, chai, ginger, and the Mexilatte (which has chocolate chips--a big cheat day for me). They also have mango and orange scones.  They are all delicious!

Mexilatte Scone

Baked Apple Scone

You can also purchase organic tea and fair-trade coffee to go along with your bakery goods.  Local art is featured on the walls.  

What I was really excited about is that they sell yeast-free pizza dough, scone, biscuit, and cookie mix.  I bought the pizza dough, but haven't used it yet.  That will be for another blog.


In the meantime, visit the Raphsodic Cooperative Company Bakery if you are in the Central Florida area.  They are open until 3:00 p.m. today, Memorial Day.  They have a Facebook page and you can follow them on Twitter and Tumblr.  Hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m - 8 p.m.  Their phone number is 407-704-8615. If you are not in Orlando, find a vegan/gluten-free bakery in your area and ask them about their yeast-free options.

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