By Catherine Dunwoody
Seriously. Just when I’d given up on finding gluten-free baked goods that were remotely close to the real thing, the skies parted and along came Pikanik Bakery.
I was diagnosed with celiac disease (which is a serious gluten allergy) not long ago, and naturally as a food writer and having eaten gluten all my life, my quest for bread that didn’t have the texture of a dry, sandy sponge was all too real. (You don’t know what you’re missing until you can’t eat it anymore!) And I miss great, chewy-textured bread in a sandwich. And real pizza. And pie crust that isn’t made entirely of nuts – you get the picture.
Pikanik is a dedicated gluten-free and allergen-safe bakery based in South Surrey, that also happen to be nut and dairy free and offers vegan options too. Best part? They deliver.
Order a minimum of $30 online, and they’ll deliver (for an extra $10) right to your hotel, home or office all over Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Since most gluten-free products freeze well, you can stock up and never be out of burger buns for an impromptu BBQ. Or just simple toast for breakfast. Or cupcakes. Because, of course you need cupcakes.
Joanna Schultz is owner of the award-winning Pikanik Bakery, open since 2012, and is clearly dedicated to delicious.