Bringing Seattleites a decade of great tasting good-for-you treats.
Over the course of the last 10 years, celiac disease (allergy to wheat) and all its variants have become extremely pervasive in our society. One of the pioneers of that trend, Kaili McIntyre, is celebrating a decade in business with her popular gluten-free bakery, Wheatless in Seattle. If you’ve previously been turned off by a bad experience with gluten-free products, you owe it to yourself to give Kaili the chance to change your mind.
Her burgeoning business that started in the cafeteria at the Department of Transportation in Shoreline of all places, now boasts wholesale accounts with the likes of PCC, plenty of local pizza joints, and several local cafes. She also has a standalone retail outpost in Greenwood that is always buzzing with activity, though her wholesale business is so large she has to close for pre-order only on Wednesday and Saturday. “People can call in their order for anything they want with 48 hour notice and pick it up those days. But we do special order cakes every day.”
While Kaili’s main focus is to create foods that are safe to eat for her gluten-intolerant clientele, she also works hard to ensure that her products have the same taste and texture as their wheat-based counterparts. It’s a testament to her success that so many businesses around town carry Wheatless in Seattle items. The pizza crust in particular has been known to fool a gluten-loving purist on occasion.
The longevity of Wheatless in Seattle proves that the gluten-free diet is more than just a trend. We’re fortunate in Seattle to have so many options, with Wheatless being right there at the top. Congratulations on ten long years, Kaili, and may there be many more to come.
Look for Wheatless in Seattle products around town or find Kaili hard at work in the Greenwood location.
Wheatless in Seattle|10003 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle | (206) 782-5735