If you are gluten-free, you know how hard it is to find delicious baked goods. There are many things out there, but sometimes they miss the mark or aren't made in a dedicated gluten-free facility that runs the high risk of cross-contamination.
This week on a quick trip to Mobile, Alabama, I found gluten free heaven.
Seriously y'all, this place is amazing. Where and what is this place you may ask?
The place is Guncles, a dedicated gluten-free bakery in Mobile, Alabama. Located at 1252 Government St, they were started because one of the owners is allergic to wheat and realized there aren't many gluten-free baked goods beyond macaroons and those that were available let much to be desired. Oh, how we all know this so well.
Looking at the pictures on the Guncles website, I knew going in this wasn't going to be a cheap trip. It wasn't, but OMG, the food was everything I have dreamed out.
We got a Chocovan Bundt Cake, Buttermilk Biscuits, Blueberry Lemon Friands, Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies, and Banana Bread.
Everything was delicious, but I think our favorite was the buttermilk biscuits. If you're used to gluten-free biscuits, which are never really that good, these biscuits will CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Hands down the best biscuits I have had in years. They were great fresh and plain. However, I can see them smothered in sausage gravy or topped with eggs and cheese and meat for a breakfast sandwich or with fried chicken a la Popeyes.
The only thing we didn't get to try that we really wanted to try were the baguettes. It's been YEARS since I have had good fresh French Bread, and if the baguettes at Guncles are anything like the biscuits, then OMG, I can't wait.
Guncles will now be our MUST go-to place every time we are in Mobile, which is a lot for dance. If you visit, bring your checkbook because you won't get out of there just buying one thing. I tried and failed.
If you're looking for Guncles in Pensacola, I was told that eventually, an expansion might happen, but you can get their cakes at Peg Leg Petes until then. There are also various places throughout Baldwin County, Alabama, where you can get goodies from Guncles.