Living with Celiac Disease or other food allergies can make life difficult, especially when traveling. I'm always asking questions- "Do you have a dedicated gluten-free fryer? Do you use a separate prep station for your gluten-free pizza? Do you use soy sauce in your products?"
Sometimes I feel like the gluten-free gestapo.
Luckily, all that worry and concern eases away at Annie May's Sweet Cafe. Everything at this bakery and cafe is 100% free from gluten, soy, peanut, and tree nuts. Many of their items can also be prepared dairy-free. It's such a relief to be able to walk in and let your guard down, to just be a "normal" person and order off the menu like everyone else. And that's exactly why owner Annie May McGill opened this business. Having to deal with food allergies herself, she knew the struggle and wanted to open a place where everyone can eat safely. (They do use milk and eggs on premises.)
We stopped at Annie May's on our way back from Bowling Green, Kentucky. I've been waiting for years to stop here, as it's never fit into our schedule on past trips to see our niece in Nashville. I may or may not have been stalking them on social media. :)
Although it was a little early in the day, my husband and I chose to order lunch. I ordered the sandwich with mac n' cheese, and the hubster ordered half a pizza, and we shared our meals. I enjoyed everything, especially the sandwich. The bun was SO good, and the roasted red pepper spread they have really made the sandwich stand out. The hubster, who doesn't have to eat GF, was thoroughly impressed with the macaroni and cheese. Creamy and delicious, it was hard to make myself share it. Everything was reasonably priced as well!
Of course, as the business name implies, they're really known for their sweets. Cupcakes, cookies, and cheesecake, oh my! Plus there are brownies and a specialty called a Chewy Louie. This is a mixture of cake and cookie pieces stuck together with sweet ooey, gooey goodness. To see more of their delicious baked good, check out this news interview they did with KET
After much deliberate thiought, we left with the Neapolitan Chewy Louie and the Classic cupacke. The classic is a throwback to the Hostess cupcakes that many of us might miss from our childhood. With a rich chocolate cake, chocolate ganache topping, creamy filling and that distinctive white swirl, it definitely makes you feel like a (very happy) kid again.
So if you're taking a gluten-free getaway near Louisville, make sure to add this to your itinerary. They open Tuesday - Saturday at 9 am and close at 5 pm, except for Saturdays when they close at 2 pm. They are not open on Sundays or Mondays, so be certain to plan your trip accordingly! Don't live nearby? They do ship! Check out the link to their website below.
Annie May's Sweet Cafe
3110 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville Kentucky 40207
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