Sometimes I think Mr D deserves a medal. You go on holiday with your wife to beautiful Stockholm and what does she want to do? Go in search of gluten free finds. In this case, a gluten free bakery.
The Friends of Adam bakery is located in Stockholm, in the Södermalm area. Their mission is to produce bread which is naturally gluten free. They use various flours including rice, teff, coconut and buckwheat, instead of wheat starch and use real (not powdered) eggs and real butter. In this way they seek to produce bread which is not only naturally gluten free but is also high in fibre and nutritious. They use two ovens (one of which is a stone oven) to bake their breads and undertake a lot of experimentation to come up with the best possible results.
An extensive list of the stores Friends of Adam supplies both within Stockholm and throughout Sweden is available on the website here. Non-Swedish speakers can use Google translate. On chatting to the lovely lady in the bakery, she advised that Friends of Adam have just started supplying their gluten free bread to the Espresso House, a Swedish chain of coffee houses which seemed to be everywhere.
It was a tough choice to decide which crackers to buy to bring home because the various flavour combinations were all so interesting but the samples on the counter helped us narrow down our selection. The crackers were thin and very crunchy. They tasted delicious; light and not at all fatty. Finally we decided on the following:
– Onion & Dill
– Honey & Mustard
Apologies to Mr D for dragging him on yet another gluten free mission, but the Friends of Adam bakery is a real gem and I urge you to visit if you’re in Stockholm.
Friends of Adam website here
Location: Hornstulls Strand 13, Södermalm. Nearest underground station is Hornstull
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturdays. Closed on Sundays. Double check website just in case opening hours change.
If you’re hungry after visiting the bakery, Kafé Copacabana is located at Hornstulls Strand 3 (next to a cool looking cinema) and is 2 minutes walk from the Friends of Adam bakery. They sell gluten free sandwiches using the Friends of Adam bread. I also noticed a lactose free latte (laktosfri latte) on the over counter menu.