STORY: Gluten- and sugar-free bakery now open in Notting Hill

Following a successful pop-up in London's Queen's Park last year, gluten- and sugar-free bakery Libby's has opened a permanent site in Notting Hill, and has now also launched an online shop with nationwide delivery.

The entire Libby’s product range has been created by award-winning pastry chef and ex-Masterchef Professionals winner Keri Moss, and her team.

Libby’s chefs have spent a year experimenting with various flours to re-imagine gluten-free bread, cakes and pastries.

No wheat flour is used in any of Libby’s products. Instead, nutrient-dense flours such as chickpea flour and almond flour are used, both of which are high sources of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, while also being much lower in carbohydrates than traditional white flour.

The team has also completely avoided using refined sugar - or sugar substitutes such as xylitol or sucralose - in the entire product range.

Products are sweetened with a natural plant extract called fructooligosaccharides, which comes from various plants including chicory, artichoke, asparagus and banana, among others. 

“We’ve been bowled over by the warm welcome and positive feedback towards our first permanent café and bakery," says Libby's founder Simon Wolanski.

"It’s hugely rewarding to know that Libby’s products are making people happy, especially those customers that normally can’t enjoy these foods due to the presence of gluten or sugar. Now feels like the perfect time to expand by launching our online shop, so people all over the UK can enjoy a bit of Libby’s deliciousness without any guilt.” 

What's available?

Libby’s Bakery, Café & Shop products include: sourdough, brioche, baguettes, focaccia, croissants, pain aux raisins, cinnamon/pistachio buns, chocolate chip cookies, raisin and oat cookies, red velvet cookies, Millionaire’s Shortbread, St Clement’s cake, red velvet cake, chocolate and beetroot cake, Basque cheesecake, matcha and white chocolate cake, and a wide range of Libby’s pantry products.

Libby’s online shop products include: finish-at-home pastries and breads including croissants, sourdough, brioche and baguettes; traybakes including brownies, pineapple and almond cake, banana caramel cake and apple crumble; a selection of chocolate bars; jars of raspberry curd, orange and passion fruit curd, caramel and chocolate caramel; various granolas and breakfast cereals; bags of candied nuts, chocolate nuts and seeded biscuits. 

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