Gluten-free options in Spokane to expand with Fusion Flours | Restaurants
For those frustrated with cooking for a gluten-intolerant family-member, have no fear, help is on the way.
Fusion Flours, Spokane's first gluten-free take and bakery, is set to open Tuesday, March 12. Fusion Flours (120 E. Wellesley Ave.) will sell exclusively gluten-free fare: dinner entrees, pizza, bread, scones, and daily dessert and snack items.
“We'll be adding a lot of products,” CEO Tara Wright said. “It will be trial-and-error, and we'll see what people like and don't like.”
Wright's company currently is a gluten-free wholesaler to local grocery stores and restaurants. Among her clients are Geno's, Pacific Avenue Pizza, Bennidito's, Huckleberry's and Rosauers. Wright also said that the business sells a “couple hundred pounds of flour a month.”
“I've never been in the retail business before at all,” Wright said. “So we'll start out super slow and see what happens.”
The bakery can offer peace-of-mind to its customers in that there is no chance of cross-contamination with products that contain gluten.
“Gluten-sensitive people have long needed a place to purchase tasty and affordable food with no worry of contamination,” Wright said in a news release.
Wright is also planning on selling other gluten-free businesses' products from Fusion Flours but has had trouble recruiting local businesses to provide products.