Popular gluten-free bakery reveals plans to expand into Vancouver

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Great news for those who need to keep it gluten-free: East Hastings Street won’t be without a specialty bakery for long. Port Coquitlam’s popular Delish, a gluten-, nut-, and wheat-free bakeshop, is taking over the space just vacated by the East Village Bakery.

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Delish founder and head baker Jenna Perreault came to love baking gluten-free sweets and savouries in order to help her grandmother address her dietary needs.

On the Delish menu are breads, muffins, loaves, scones, buns, cookies, cakes, muffins, cupcakes, and squares. A majority of them are fully plant-based (vegan) and soy-free, and they are also completely nut-free (and bake in a nut-free kitchen, too). Basically it’s a haven for anyone with food allergies or intolerances.

Delish Gluten Free/Facebook

Perreault has been a fixture at several regional farmers’ markets, and also has her Port Coquitlam shop. Delish goods are also available on the BCIT Burnaby campus.

Earlier this month, Hastings Street’s beloved East Village Bakery announced they would be closing for good after six years; their last day for service at the shop was Saturday, Jan. 19.

Delish says they are aiming to open up shop in the former East Village Bakery space by mid-February.

Delish will be located at 2166 East Hastings Street in Vancouver.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom