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Best Gluten-Free Baked Goods 

Monkey Forest Road

It's unusual enough that the home furnishing store Monkey Forest Road has a cafe inside of it, but weirder still that said cafe is home to the most delicious gluten-free baked goods in town. Baked fresh daily (and all day) on-site, its gluten-devoid items go beyond the typical chocolate-chip cookie and blueberry muffin: Past offerings have included lemon poppy-seed muffins, chicken-apple-sausage scones, chocolate-cherry muffins, and breakfast sandwiches. The dough is light but not crumbly, and doesn't leave any of that weird aftertaste that can be common with many gluten-free mixes. And the flavors themselves are delicate and not overly sweet — another common affliction of gluten-free products. While they don't come cheap, these gluten-free goodies are so expertly concocted that you won't feel as if you're missing anything. Whoever called it "dining without" clearly hadn't been to Monkey Forest Road.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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