Before I begin with today’s post (yes, we’re talking about bread, wonderful artisan bread — doesn’t the below picture make your mouth start to water?!), I have a confession to make…
I HATE sneakers. I actually spend time hating sneakers. I would rather go barefoot than stick my foot into a sneaker. Honestly, I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but ask Adam. He’s never even seen me wear a pair and we’ve been together for some ridiculous amount of time like 5+ years.
I hate them so much I don’t own any. Okay, I lie. I own exactly 2 pairs of sneakers. One pair is my running sneakers which I use only to work out in because it would be a sin to wear them with anything else and I would probably just fall over dead right there.
The second pair is a pair I was forced to buy when I lived in LA. I only bought them because I was having some foot trouble (I have really high arches and all the walking I was doing in crappy sandals was really bad on my feet). Mind you, I haven’t lived in LA for years, so this 2nd pair of sneakers is UGLY. Old and UGLY. I actually bought them at American Eagle in the men’s section because they were the only pair I could tolerate at the time and probably only cost me like $12 or something ridiculous.
Yes, that’s how much I hate sneakers.
Let me start with an important photo…
Those are them. The ugly, dirty, disgusting sneakers that I hate so much. They really look even worse in person. When I went to Orlando, I only took my flops with me. I thought I would be fine because I do this all the time. I’ve hiked in my flip flops. I’ve walked miles in my flip flops. So I thought I’d be okay. But walking around Disney mixed with the intense INSANITY workouts I’ve been doing where I’ve been jumping around and going crazy, I injured my left ankle.
So this past weekend I was FORCED to wear above sneakers because I just couldn’t comfortably walk anymore (even barefoot)!
And not only did I have to wear them, I normally only wear my skinny jeans, but I didn’t want anyone to see said sneakers, so I had to find an old pair of jeans (probably equally as old looking) to wear since the flares were large enough to cover the sneaks. And on top of that, it was a little chilly out and I didn’t want to wear a winter coat, so I threw on Adam’s HUGE black hoodie. So picture me, going on our nightly walks this past Saturday wearing a huge hoodie, flared old pants that were overly distressed, and those ugly sneakers above. I looked ridiculous.
To top it all off, Adam decides that it’s 6:50 and we have 10 more min left to hit up Happy Hour at one of our favorite bars, which is a little upscale. Never being one to pass up a good glass of wine, or mixed drink, I had to wear this ridiculous ensemble into my fav bar looking like a total bum.
Okay, it’s not life threatening or devastating, but I don’t think I can ever wear those sneakers again. I know it was ALL because of the sneakers. If I was wearing flops with this outfit, I’d just looks like I normally do haha, but the sneakers just RUINED it for me.
Okay… got that out of the way, now let’s talk about bread. One of the other things my favorite bar also serves is REALLY good pizza and REALLY good breads. I can’t eat any of these anymore, but I can still dream and live vicariously through the other restaurant patrons.
The thing is, it’s SO hard to find a good artisan gluten free bread. There are lots of replacements out there for regular sandwich bread, but when it comes to artisan bread (and artisan tasting sandwich bread), I only know one company that knocks it out of the park when it comes to gluten free bread. I discovered them awhile ago at a gluten free expo and even Adam agreed that the bread was better than most regular breads and he couldn’t tell the difference.
If you’re looking for great tasting artisan gluten free bread, look no further than Everybody Eats. They’re located in Brooklyn, NY, but ship their breads all over the country via their site and do sell in several different retail locations in the CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, MA, ME, MD, MI, NY, NJ, OH, and RI area.
Here are just a FEW of the images I was able to pull of their site for the types of breads they have. You can even see in the pictures that they look so delicious. The thing I love about all their products is that there’s no aftertaste, many of the breads are also dairy or corn free, the bread and baguettes have that real crunch and crisp outer shell you bite into and then the inside of the bread is soft and melt-in-you-mouth good (just like normal bread), there are so many great options, and the bread isn’t crumbly or chewy like some of the companies I’ve tasted (I won’t name names)…
Here’s just a short menu of the types of products they have:
- Pizza and Pasta
- Crusty Baguettes
- White and Multigrain Bread Loaves
- Egg Challah
- Deli Rolls
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Banana Bread
- Fudge Brownies
- Sugar Cookies
I have eaten several of their products and was not disappointed with any of them, they are hands down some of the best artisan bread I have ever eaten, gluten free/dairy free or not. And you guys know I wouldn’t write about Everybody Eats if their products weren’t stellar, but I love every single product Everybody Eats has AND I want to contact them about doing a mini cake for my wedding. We’re doing a very small cake that’s gluten free just as the cutting cake and so I can eat it and their cake would be perfect! So if I trust them with my wedding (and will prob order baguettes for it too so those of us who are gluten free can eat bread at the wedding), they have to be good.
The Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers I made a few weeks ago were made with their Deli rolls and the Crusty Baguettes are PERFECT to make garlic bread with. I just sliced up the baguette, buttered it (with either regular butter or allergy/vegan) and then sprinkled some garlic powder and salt on it. I ate half the loaf this way and not only wanted more, but it was perfect for dipping in my spaghetti.
For more information and updates about Everybody Eats:
- Head over to their site: http://www.everybodyeats-inc.com/
- I would suggest that you DEFINITELY get on Everybody Eats email list, which you can sign up for. They post about new products, updates, specials, and more.
- To get on Everybody Eats’ email list, all you have to do is shoot them an email – they have a link on their home page of their site if you scroll down –> http://www.everybodyeats-inc.com/
If you’ve had Everybody Eats products I’d love to know about your experiences below!