There’s a saying that everything is bigger in Texas. If you’ve seen the AT&T stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play or Billy Bob’s Texas, then you know that things are definitely on a larger scale in Texas.
The same could be said for food too. In this case, its gluten free bread that sets a colossal standard.
Just outside of Dallas, in the city of Carrollton, Texas sits Local Oven. Local oven is a dedicated 100% gluten free and kosher manufacturing facility. Nestled conveniently just North of Dallas, Local Oven has been serving up gluten free breads, rolls, croutons, pita breads and more since 2012.
They’ve taken their motto of ‘there’s no gluten, and no one knows…’ and developed a whole delicious line of food your taste buds will thank you for.
Local Oven Story
Local Oven products come from a labor of love from owner Linda Fitzerman. After a long period of suffering from symptoms common in gluten sensitivity and intolerance, Linda was finally diagnosed with gluten intolerance. But eating as she knew it was forever changed.
Everyday sandwich bread was no longer an option and eating out became more challenging than relaxing. With a background in restaurants, Linda decided that she had to share her food with others who suffer from this life changing diet.
Local Oven was born.
Gluten Free Breads, Rolls and More
If you’re thinking of the same rock hard buns and bread you’ve grown accustumed to, think again! Local Oven offers a wide variety of hoagie rolls, dinner rolls, baguettes, pitas, bread crumbs, even hot dog buns and hamburger buns. Their onion buns have a wonderful onion topping that will turn any sandwich into a deli-style delight.
All of their products are Non GMO and made in a 100% gluten free facility. Every member of the staff adheres to gluten free procedures – changing into their bakery smocks and hair nets every time they enter the facility. They use a two step entering process from the staff entrance to the actual baking facility with changing and hand washing. This ensures that cross contamination is tightly controlled.
Expanding their Gluten Free Reach
The Local Oven bakery may be in the heart of Texas, but their products are in an ever expanding array of restaurants, stores and grocery stores all the way up to New York. Here are some ways to find out where you can try their light as a pillow breads…
- Find Me Gluten Free app – this app will show you where they serve Local Oven products. That way you can be sure you are getting a bread that not only tastes great. But is from a gluten free facility.
- Shop Online – shipping gluten free breads and rolls used to be unheard of. Because they must be kept frozen, the cost to send them overnight, to ensure they did indeed stay frozen, was extremely high. But Local Oven has recently begun working with a shipping company who can ship products to you faster and at a lower cost. Talk about win/win/win!
- Search their website – for a complete list of restaurants, grocery stores and even schools, that carry their products, search here.
Serving the Gluten Free Community
Gluten-Free-Bread.org was fortunate enough to get to see their process first hand. Todd Fitzerman, Director of Sales, gave us a glimpse of every aspect – from the preparation to the packaging to the refrigeration. And while they develop delicious bread day after day, they are also helping those of us maintaining a gluten free lifestyle feel like we aren’t missing anything.
Celiac disease or gluten intolerance or sensitivity can be a very lonely and isolating condition. While everyone else can eat wherever they like, those who must eat GF are left wondering what options they have.
Local Oven is helping to change that.
They are looking to bring ‘hey I can eat here AND it tastes delicious!’ to restaurants and grocery stores all across the country.
We think they are succeeding with every bite.
A special thanks to Linda Fitzerman for the warm welcome and tasty hamburger buns we got to enjoy.
And because you need to enjoy their delicious bread too, Local Oven has a special offer they’ve extended to us, use the code glutenfreebread and you will get 1 free item of equal or lesser value when you buy 3 items! Grab some hamburger buns, hoagie rolls or hot dog buns! This offer is good through August 15, 2015.
Remember your special code when you shop! http://www.localoven.com/html/buy_online.php
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