Even if youre all about butter and cream in your desserts, theres much to like about the new Reverie Bakeshop, the totally vegan, part-gluten free bakery that opened in Richardson last month.
The storefront certainly fills a much-needed niche in the Metroplex; and certainly worth the trip if you follow either a vegan or gluten-free diet.
The cute walk-up bakery features a changing menu of seasonal (hello, gluten-free pumpkin cinnamon rolls!) and traditional treats (gluten-free chocolate chip cookies) as well as a few paninis ($6.50-$8.50) one of which we tried for lunch on a visit. The chickpea avocado sandwich was fabulous and satisfying with its unusual mix of cucumber, lime, cilantro and an egg-salad substitute.
The friends behind the bakery (Racene Mendoza and Nancy Castillo, previously the head pastry chef at Tu-Lus Gluten Free Bakery in Dallas) have clearly struck a delicious chord. At the recent Texas Veggie Fair, their Crimson Swirl bar, a red-velvet brownie with cream-cheese icing, won the events Best Dessert award.
With their creative flair (were going back for the smores cupcakes), the duo is coloring inside the vegan lines quite nicely.