Gluten Free Bakery Meeting High Demand

By: Cassie Anderson Email
By: Cassie Anderson Email
1401 N. 56th St., Ste. 103
Lincoln, NE 68504
Monday        Closed
Tuesday       10 AM-6 PM
Wednesday  10 AM-6 PM
Thursday      10 AM-6 PM
Friday          10 AM-6 PM
Saturday      10 AM-6 PM
Sunday        Closed

Rhiannon Brown loves to bake, but when she had to go on a gluten free diet three years ago, she had to find new ways to make her favorite treats.

"I was at a big loss for breads, pastas, all that kind of stuff and so, I said I can do better than this. Things should have flavor and it should taste good and be moist and chewy and feel like bread, so I started experimenting," Brown said.

After huge success at the farmers market, Rhiannon and Juston Wendt opened Eazy Eatz. A bakery dedicated to 100% gluten free cooking.

"We would be in the back baking when people would come in and we would tell them we will be right there. We would tell them we've got this and this and we've got this in the back we can get ready for you. It was out of the oven and out the door," Wendt said.

Bob Sildmets lives with Celiac disease. He can't eat the protein found in wheat, barely and rye. When Eazy Eatz opened, his taste buds jumped

"It's been tough here in Lincoln to find some products. Grocery stores are getting better. I'm just so happy, as I am sure many Celiacs are, that they've opened here. We appreciate it so much," Sildmets said.

Grocery stores such as Hy-Vee offer more gluten free products, like pasta. Gluten free may seem like a popular diets, but dietitian Karen Kuzma says unless your doctor tells you to go gluten free, it may not be the best choice.

"There's a lot of good things coming from gluten containing foods like whole wheat. So, just trying the diet when there is not an allergy or sensitivity isn't generally a good option," Kuzma said.

Kuzma says to carefully look at labels to make sure products are gluten free. With Brown and Wendt's eats, it's easy. Everything is gluten free.

"I believe we should be catering to all and the Celiac community that has no where to go has the opportunity as well," Brown said.

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