We live exactly 15 minutes away from Pure Love Gluten-Free Bakery in Avon, CT. They opened their store within weeks our our initial launch back in 2016, and it’s been so much fun watching them become Greater Hartford’s go-to destination for all things gluten free.
Bags of english muffins and breads line their displays, the fridge has pizza dough, and the counter is filled with today’s treats, with plenty of keto and vegan options. They just recently added special occasion cakes and hot coffees to their offerings, and we’re not complaining.
It’s what Pure Love has been doing in the the past few weeks that has really moved us. They’re still baking and selling, albeit by phone order only for curbside pick up. But it’s what they’re not selling that’s so awesome. The owners recognize that following a gluten-free diet is not cheap, so they are offering free product on certain days for those who may not currently be able to to afford it. They are also leaving leftover product out with the pick-up orders for those who can swing by and grab it. Some very kind customers have even donated to the cause, allowing them to offer even more.
Pure Love’s hours are shorter during this weird time, but they and so many other local small businesses are still working hard to help our gluten-free communities eat safely, well, and deliciously.
Please support all the small gluten-free businesses that you can – we need them now, and we’re sure gonna need them after this crazy time is behind us. Thank you, Pure Love for your hard work, generosity, and commitment to community.
Stay safe and well, friends.
*Pure Love cannot guarantee free product for all who inquire. Give them a call to see what they can manage – we’re all doing the best we can with what we’ve got!
Pure Love Gluten-Free Bakery
136 Simsbury Rd #16
Avon, CT 06001