D.C.'s first exclusively gluten-free bakery opens tomorrow in Adams Morgan with a range of pastries, breads, and even bagels. Owner Michael Koritko was inspired to open Rise Bakery after he was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2005 and realized there were no bakeries that catered to his dietary needs in the area.
Executive pastry chef Mollie Bird, previously a pastry sous chef at the Source, will prepare a range of cupcakes, muffins, tarts, cookies, croissants, brownies, pies, cinnamon buns, and cakes. The baked goods use nut, tapioca, rice, and coconut flours, rather than wheat. Many of the items are also dairy-free and vegan. (The homemade bagels, for example, are vegan.)
The only thing made off site is the gluten-free bread, which Rise has specially made as its own line. In addition to selling loaves, Rise will offer sandwiches. Coffee comes from Annapolis-based Ceremony Coffee Roasters.
Rise will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday except Monday.
Rise Bakery, 2409 18th St. NW; riseglutenfree.com
Photo of gluten-free croissant dough ready to be baked courtesy Rise Bakery