Bouchon bakery has always been a childhood favorite of mine – for years, on Saturdays, I would ride bikes with my Dad and sister to the bakery, getting fresh morning doughnuts filled with raspberry preserves or topped with little chocolate candies. As an adult, I would race over after work with a friend to grab the infamous T.K.O (basically a glorified grown-up Oreo cookie) or devour almond croissants with abandon.
Then I went gluten free.
I assumed Bouchon Bakery would forever be off limits for me, with all of its eternally traditional French and gluten-filled goodness, and I would merely have to send all my friends there to enjoy dessert as I cried endlessly from my loss.
Well guess what?
I bet you didn’t know that Bouchon Bakery caters (and always has catered) to the gluten free population…they have french macarons and Neapolitan rice crispy treats! Macarons are basically made with almond meal, egg whites, and sugar, which renders them completely gluten free.
Pow! I still get fancy dessert!
I I bet you didn’t know that their French macarons are all naturally gluten free…
But I bet you really didn’t know they carry a little something special in the back on request called “Oh No You Didn’ts” – a chocolate dipped macaron wrapped in shiny foil – all the flavors!! Dipped in chocolate! Dark or milk!
Did I know until now?
I know I didn’t.
Make sure you try the caramel flavor.
Visit them: 6528 Washington St Yountville, CA 94599
Call them: (707) 944-2253
Onliiiiiiine them: http://bouchonbakery.com/
Bouchon Bakery is open 7 days a week, 7am-7pm.