I'm so excited that I had the opportunity to visit Bare Naked Bakery last week for a "trial opening" and was able to sample some of the delicious items that will be available at Long Island’s first and only solely gluten-free eatery! I had for dinner a gluten-free turkey panini! It was really really really good! It had the perfect amount of gluten-free bread, and in-between was turkey breast, cheese, lettuce, bacon and mayo (I held the tomato). I think it was the best panini I have every had! It was huge- I ate half then, and saved half for the next day- and the next day for lunch it was just as delicious! They use Boars Head cold-cuts, which are gluten-free. For dessert I had a piece of the gf red velvet cake- and let me just say- This cake is OUTSTANDING. Bridget, the owner of Bare Naked Bakery had friends and family there that night for the trial run-through, and even “gluten-eaters” were saying how good this cake was! I can not wait until my next birthday- because I will be having a red velvet birthday cake! ;)
Others that were with me sampled the pizza and they thought it was very good as well (I was too stuffed by this point to eat any pizza- but it does look good, and next time I will be getting some!). The bagels and pretzels are a bit heavy- but the flavor is really good! Bare Naked Bakery officially opened yesterday, June 30th, and I did go in for lunch, and got the same turkey panini- because I loved it so much- but I promise, next time I will try something new! :)
The panini is reasonably priced around $9 (and it’s huge), and comes with potato chips and a pickle. I also got a chocolate chip cookie, and that was very good as well- and a great size for a dessert snack! The inside of Bare Naked is very nicely decorated and creates a cozy atmosphere. (see pictures below from the “trial opening” where the windows were still covered, and then yesterday, fully opened)
It is very conveniently located on Merrick Rd in Bellmore (where Quiznos used to be)- it’s right on the way to Jones Beach- just jump off Wantagh Parkway, head West a bit, and then pick up your GF lunches, and jump right back on to the beach!)
The OFFICAL grand opening is Friday, July 2nd and their hours are 11am-8pm.
You HAVE to check it out!
Here is the announcement from Bare Naked Bakery:Bare Naked Bakery has worked very hard and is now ready to serve the Gluten Free community!
Our Grand Opening date is Friday July 2nd!
We can't wait to serve you!Questions, Comments, Concerns?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us at http://www.barenakedbakery.com/
Hours as of OCTOBER 5, 2010:
New LATE hours... starting Tuesday, October 5th!