I recently heard some rumors that there was an allergy-friendly bakery opening near my work, but those were just whispers of hope, mere potential for broken dreams. I had looked into it and couldn’t find anything online until one day my inbox had an email featuring newly-opening establishments to try out. And there it was. It wasn’t a dream, it was a reality! Victory!
I’m not sure exactly when they opened, sometime in February/March I’m thinking. But, today I decided to venture out on a walk to pay them a visit. Within a couple minutes, I reached Main Street and had no trouble locating them, right out front nestled between an ice cream joint (boo, dairy) and a pizza place (boo, gluten/dairy).
I knew via a few minutes on their website that the entire kitchen was dedicated gluten and dairy free, and that they also catered to other allergies as well. But, after the friendly girl behind the counter rattled off the list of all the cookies, brownies, cupcakes, dump cakes, etc. that were gluten, dairy, and soy free, I knew I had found my new favorite bakery. Not that I really had one to start with since Indy doesn’t have a great allergy-friendly scene.
Queue No Label at the Table, a “Gluten Free & Dairy Free Food Co staffed by people on the Autistic Spectrum” with a mission to “open a bakery/quick service restaurant with a dedicated gluten-free kitchen that provides employment opportunities and job skills training for people with autism.”
I mean, honestly, could this whole thing get any better??? It does. Queue the goods!
In order to get a good sample of items (but also not to completely betray my hours and hours of gym time I’ve been putting in) I ended up choosing a chocolate chip cookie, a lemon almond cookie, an oatmeal creme pie, and a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting. Okay, I went a little overboard but, oh man, everything looked so tasty! And, spoiler alert, they were… oh, so, tasty!
Other than being a little too sweet for me (I’m a typical 90% cocoa chocolate bar kinda gal, so sometimes cookies and frosting can be a little much), everything was delicious! The lemon almond cookie and chocolate cupcake were probably my favorite, but honestly, you couldn’t go wrong with a single thing out of their bakery case.
So, long story short, if you ever find yourself around Carmel, IN, definitely make the trip over to No Label at the Table, you won’t be disappointed.