What some people might think to be an oxymoron, a gluten-free bakery, has set up shop in tranquil downtown Moorhead, right across the street from John Alexander’s.
Just Grains is at the corner of 4th St. S. and Main Avenue. It’s open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
I hear this Friday cupcakes are arriving…
In a city like Portland, with its mustachioed hipsters and unicyclists, gluten-free bakeries are a dime a dozen. But up here in the cold recesses of the northern plains, there are very few. And Just Grains is, to my knowledge, the first real gluten-free bakery to set up a permanent shop.
But gluten-free muffins, cakes, cookies and brownies? That’s like dairy-free ice cream; it’s just not supposed to happen. (Check out a full product list here)
Now, I’m a fan of further food labeling, but it’s getting pretty crazy out there on the grocery store shelves. Hot dogs are now labeled gluten-free… where you’d put the gluten anyway, I don’t really know or care to find out. And some people think it’s a whole lot healthier, which I’m here to tell you, it’s not.
But in all seriousness, I think having Just Grains as a new addition in Moorhead, especially downtown, is welcome. For those who actually are sensitive to gluten, finding a sweet indulgence in pastry form is sometimes a difficult task. Hopefully, Just Grains will be a downtown Moorhead fixture for years to come.