So far this week in special diets: Seattle is scoring a gluten-free brewery and a vegan candy store. It's a fitting time for Nuflours, the gluten-free bakery on Capitol Hill, to share its big opening day details. After revamping its home at 518 15th Ave E. for several months, Nuflours will launch its cafe bright and early at 7 a.m. on Friday, October 10.
The opening menu includes sweets such as almond butter chocolate chip cookies and salted caramel brownies, breakfast savories like quiche and cinnamon rolls, and plenty of bread, including garlic parmesan loaves and flax sandwich bread. Plus grab-and-go cakes. Coffee comes via Seattle-based roasters Conduit and Vita, with cold brew from Anchorhead. The build-out was funded in part by a Community Sourced Capital campaign.
Nuflours started filling wholesale orders in the former North Hill Bakery location last March: An original oven and 80-quart mixer, both installed in the 30s when a bakery first opened in the space, are staying put. But co-owner Amanda Bedell says the rest of the kitchen has been "lightened up" with new, easy to clean equipment.
Bedell and Phebe Rossi launched the business, initially called d:floured until the name was changed after a legal dispute, in 2011. After selling to grocery stores and cafes and at farmers markets for three years, the pair found a permanent home for the business in Capitol Hill. Bedell told Eater earlier this year, "When this came up it was perfect for me. 15th is going through a transition, it's an exciting time with lots of change. We're just really excited to have a space in such an active neighborhood."
Nuflours, 518 15th Ave. E, nuflours.com, (206) 395-4623, Tues - Sat 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.