Jennifer's Way Bakery
263 E. 10th St. (between 1st Ave and Ave A)
(646) 682 – 9501
Dedicated GF Bakery
Offering baked treats that are free of Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Peanuts and Refined Sugar. Committed to using quality, labeled non-GMO products.
This is the bakery that I was most excited to visit on our trip to New York. It was founded by Jennifer Esposito and she has done a great job of promoting awareness of Celiac Disease and taking something in her life that was hard and turning it into a positive.
Sadly, this bakery disappointed me. While it is a good start for Jennifer, I am hesitant to send tourists here who are looking for a place to rest a bit and enjoy their gluten free treats.
We visited Jennifer’s Way Bakery in the mid-morning. From the photos online, I thought it would be a large enough space for us to get a cup of coffee and enjoy a breakfast pastry.
Jennifer is doing a great job with the recipes and the baking, as everything we sampled was moist and flavorful. Gluten Free Menu includes bread, bagels, cookies, muffins, and cupcakes.
Unfortunately, the selection of baked goods was pretty limited.
While the bakery has great character, I was actually surprised by how tiny the bakery is. They do have a small table, but this is more of a walk-up and carryout bakery than a sit down bakery.
The bagels were some of the best I have tried to date, but we were disappointed when they told us they could not toast them.
Even more surprising, the bakery is lacking in a few essentials, such as water. They did not have anything to drink. No coffee or tea, which I tried to understand. Although how hard is it to heat some water and have a few tea bags? So we asked for cups of water to drink and they did not even have enough paper cups for water! We had to share a glass.