For Rio Vida hours of operations and a list of monthly specials, please visit their website at www.riovidaglutenfree.ca
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We learned Najah started her bakery in Ed's Gluten Free Store. However, since Ed's closure in the Summer of 2012, Najah had the opportunity to open up her own gluten free bakery in Edmonton's west end.
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Najah shared a variety of amazing gluten free samples with us and we learned about her production. She explained that she also prepares some egg free products and also some vegan products that are all also gluten free. She takes great care that her gluten free vegan and gluten free egg free products are not cross contaminated with her standard gluten free products by baking those products on separate days. While eggs and dairy are not issues for me, I was so moved to hear her honesty and openness regarding her views on the importance of keeping this separate to ensure safety.
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All of Najah's baking is done from scratch, no additives or preservatives. For example, we sampled the most delicious layered sponge cake.The layers were moist and fluffy just like their gluten filled counterparts. The layers of icing were sweetened and coloured with fresh fruit (raspberries) and let's just say... I am ordering one of these fabulous cakes for my next birthday! Wow!
There are a variety of fresh baked gluten free goods along with many frozen to-go options as well such as flat breads, muffins, doughnut, cake, pizza and pies just to name a few. Najah will also do special orders for parties.
I really like supporting small businesses and I appreciate the devotion connected with taking on such a venture. We hope you support local business too.