Sunday, 17 July 2011


Adapting to a gluten-free diet has been difficult, extremely difficult when it came to breakfast.  What to eat?

Would I have to give up my old favourite bacon and egg breakfast stand-by because I couldn't find any good tasting gluten-free bread for my toast?  Thankfully, no.

Grocery stores has caught on to the fact that more and more people are adapting to a gluten-free diet. As a result they have been carrying products to reflect these changing dietary needs.

Let me make a plug for my favourite store.

If you are lucky enough to live in Winnipeg you likely know about Lorenzo's Speciality Foods. If you don't, let me introduce you to this gem. Lorenzo's Speciality Foods is not just a gluten-free grocery store it also a bakery.

They opened their St. Vital bakery and gluten-free grocery store in 2001. Their inspiration for this speciality store was Lorenz who was diagnosed with celiac disease and found it difficult to find gluten-free products and adapting to a gluten-free diet. For years they were selling their home-made gluten-free baking at St. Norbert Market until they opened their shop.

They have a loyal following of customers, you just have to drive by their store at 9:45 Saturday morning to see all the people lined up waiting for the doors to open.

You see, until I discovered Lorenzo's I didn't know what to eat for breakfast. Have you tasted the gluten-free selection of bread typically found in the freezer of the gluten-free selection of grocery stores. Nothing can turn you off from your once-favourite bacon and eggs breakfast. But thankfully nothing comes close to the freshness of Lorenzo's bread.

According to their website, Lorenzo's Speciality Foods added a staff member to their business, a trained baker from Germany and they have been adding more bakery products to their already delicious selection.

Try it out if you are in the neighbourhood or make the drive if you're not, you won't be disappointed. They are located at 1060 St. Mary's Road.

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