Bloomingdale’s Gluten Fee Dessert Offerings at Cafes in Five Store Locations

68Bloomingdale’s Cafe 504 & 40 Carrots are stepping up their game, with an addition of allergen friendly dessert options to their menu. Look out for the Gluten-Free Rainbow Cookies & Back & White Cookies. These cookies are bringing an authentic taste of NY to 5 Bloomie’s locations on the east coast.

The following Bloomingdale’s stores now offer Shabtai cakes & desserts: Roosevelt Field Mall – Garden City, NY Chestnut Hill Mall – Newton, MA Town Center – Boca Raton, FL SOHO – NYC Short Hills Mall – Short Hills, NJ

The selection of baked goods are also Dairy Free, Peanut Free, Lactose Free, Casein Free, Soy Free, Corn Free & Certified Kosher. They are also baked with organic palm fruit shortening, and evaporated cane juice.

Many cafes and food retailers are now offering wheat free options for their customers. Over the last 5 years the market has boomed, with hundreds of new gluten free products appearing on supermarket shelves annually. Many mainstream food manufacturers are reformulating some of their most popular items, to obtain a this niche market. For example Chex now labels their Rice Chex, as gluten-free. Betty Crocker has even developed a line of gluten-free baking mixes.

You can find allergen free menus at some of the nations leading chain restaurants including – Benihana’s, P.F. Changs, Outback Steakhouse, Legal Sea Foods, Pizza Fusion, and countless others.

Budweiser even launched a wheat free beer called, Redbridge. Another popular safe for Celiac beverage is Hard Apple Cider. The most popular brand of Ciders is Woodchuck Cider.

Colleges, Stadiums, and Arenas are all starting to stock gluten-free options. The NY Mets had a GF day at the stadium this season. They launched a dedicated GF food concession, along with Kozy Shack as their major Sponsor. Other venues have followed suit. You can find GF hot dogs and beer at Citizen Field in Philadelphia, PA.

You can bet that you will continue to see these specialty options popping up in more places than you can imagine.

Those who have celiac disease are told to refrain from eating gluten. Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, is a genetic disorder that affects at approximately 1 in 133 Americans. The Symptoms of celiac disease range from diarrhea, to weight loss, and malnutrition. Celiac sufferers damage their villi (shortening and villous flattening) in the lamina propria and crypt regions of their intestines when they eat specific food-grain antigens (toxic amino acid sequences) that are found in wheat, rye, and barley.