Some people avoid eating anything made with gluten because to do so would make them quite ill. Others avoid it because, well, it seems to be the eating trend of the moment. Whether you’re gluten free by choice or circumstance, new South Sound businesses catering to gluten-free eating have opened in recent weeks.
G.F. Joe’s is a market specializing in packaged gluten-free products ranging from bread to crackers, pizza to brownies. The first G.F. Joe’s opened in Tumwater in 2008 and expanded to Tacoma on July 11. Joe and Kaylee Spancic opened G.F. Joe’s shortly after Joe was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2007.
Julie Kropf left a career as a nurse to open Julie’s Gluten Free Bakery. While she’s never been gluten intolerant, Kropf opened the Puyallup bakery because she saw a demand. After less than a month of business, she’s already doubled her staff and inventory. Read more »