When I first heard that By the Way Bakery had recently launched a new line of breads, I knew I had to get in to try them! Since By the Way opened its first location in Manhattan in 2014 (the flagship opened in Westchester in 2011), it has been one of my favorite gluten-free bakeries in NYC despite the increasing number of competitors.
While By the Way has always sold sweet treats and pastries, the new artisan bread line marks one its first forays into savory baking. The line includes dinner rolls, demi ficelles, mini baguettes, and boules. Unlike some gluten free breads, all of the varieties are able to hold up to spreads and toppings without falling apart. The baguettes are great for hearty sandwiches, while the boule serves as an awesome base for breakfast toast, whether you are topping with avocado and a poached egg or using it to make french toast! Not to mention, they taste just like their gluten-filled counterparts…or so we’ve been told by our friends and families who have tried them. While I like to buy all of their breads for myself to enjoy throughout the week, they are especially great for entertaining or hosting guests over a holiday even if your guests aren’t gluten-free. They’ll have no idea they are eating gluten-free bread unless you tell them and you won’t have to make as many separate appetizers and dishes for yourself and your guests!
Like holidays, weddings are another example of an event where hosts want to be sure everyone, including them, is able to enjoy the food and most importantly, the cake, regardless of dietary restrictions! Gluten-free brides, however, often worry their guests will be turned off by a gluten-free cake. Thankfully, By the Way Bakery also offers wedding cakes, which are sure to please all guests – even the biggest wheat devotees! They will work with you to make sure the flavor and design of the cake are exactly what you had in mind for your big day!
By the Way Bakery now has locations in Westchester, the Upper West Side, the Upper East Side, and Greenwich, CT. If you haven’t tried their delicious pastries and bread, make sure to stop in to one of their locations soon. And “by the way,” all of their products are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Kosher, but you’d never know from the looks and taste of them!