Who says those with food sensitivities can’t enjoy baked goods? One local lady is on a mouth-watering mission to change that, opening bakery locations in Columbus and and one soon in Cincinnati. Read on for all the delicious details!
For those with food sensitivities, baked goods are a distant memory (so sad!). Geri Peacock knows that all too well, but her sweet tooth wasn’t going down without a fight.
Peacock set out on a mission to create delicious, yet gluten-free, sweets. Inspired by classically French pastries and warm hospitality, she took what she saw as a need in the community and brought it to life with Cherbourg Bakery in Columbus in 2009.
Today, Cherbourg Bakery is a 100 percent dedicated gluten- and nut-free bakery. “We are passionate about using great ingredients,” says Peacock. “We feel that less is more, and therefore, our gluten- and nut-free baked goods are the least processed that you can find.”
And while there are many more gluten free options these days than before, Peacock says Cherbourg Bakery is different. “Although you can find many gluten-free baked goods, they are normally full of fillers and are heavily processed,” she explains. “So, in our bakery, we only use two flours, we use local butter, local eggs, and as many other local ingredients we can muster.”
Her business model took off and she decided to open another location in Cincinnati called Cherbourg Cyprus. Offering a warm and friendly atmosphere, Peacock says she wanted to give Cincinnati a safe place for people to enjoy and relax.
In Columbus, Cherbourg Bakery is located at 541 S Drexel Avenue, and the Cincinnati location will soon open in Over-the-Rhine at 1804 Race Street.
Items on the menu from Cherbourg Cyprus range from quiche to cheesy bites and donuts to scones.
Peacock says that at Cherbourg Bakery and Cherbourg Cyprus, you’ll experience and allergen-safe environment. “It’s as good as, if not better, than our glutinous counterparts,” she says of her menu items. “Our goal at Cherbourg is to have the best gluten free baked goods and the best customer service,” she adds.
To learn more about Cherbourg Bakery and Cherbourg Cyprus, visit http://www.cherbourgbakery.com/.