Gluten-, soy-, egg-, dairy- and refined sugar-free (and vegan, don't forget vegan!) bakery Sweet Freedom opens its doors today. As we wrote previously, owners Heather Esposito and Allison Lubert are both certified holistic health counselors; Esposito trained as a chef at the Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan. They're hoping to cater not only to the gluten-free and allergy crowd, but also to folks that are interested in baked goods that are prepared with more "health-supportive" ingredients.
Rather than refined sugars, they're using agave nectar, coconut sugar and maple syrup for sweetening; coconut milk for dairy and a variety of non-wheat flours. Baked goods include cupcakes, fruit crisp bars, chocolate chip cookies and macaroons. They also take special orders for cakes and pies. View the entire menu here.
Sweet Freedom Bakery, 1424 South St.; (215) 545-1899