At the heart of Newton’s No Gluten lies a deep-seated passion and a profound commitment. We didn’t just start a bakery; we embarked on a mission to create a safe haven for individuals with life-threatening food allergies. Our story is a testament to the relentless pursuit of this vision, which began with a simple desire: to provide a place where people could shop without the fear of needing their epi-pen.
Our journey into the world of allergen-free baking was ignited when our son was born. It was a time of discovery, filled with the challenges of understanding and accommodating his dietary needs. We initially believed he had an intolerance to gluten, and like many parents, we scoured the shelves for palatable gluten-free options, especially bread. It was a quest that left us wanting.
But fate had another twist in store for us. Through countless trials and tests, we discovered that our son also had anaphylactic allergies to dairy and egg. It was a pivotal moment that reshaped our mission. Our commitment to gluten-free delights expanded to include dairy-free and eventually vegan offerings, ensuring that our creations were safe for all.
With this newfound purpose, we established Newton’s No Gluten in 2008. We wanted to be more than just a bakery; we wanted to be a lifeline. Our bakery became a place where individuals with allergies could breathe easy, a place where they didn’t have to worry about hidden ingredients or cross-contamination. It was a sanctuary where everyone, regardless of their dietary restrictions, could indulge without hesitation.
Our dedication to this mission went beyond our bakery’s four walls. In 2009, we began wholesaling a selection of our allergen-free baking to local specialty food stores and catering companies. We wanted to extend the reach of our safe haven, making it accessible to more people who shared our journey.
In 2016, we achieved a significant milestone when we started supplying Sobeys and Foodland grocery stores across Ontario. This marked a momentous step towards our goal of creating a world where allergy-safe food was not just a rarity but a readily available choice.
The challenges of 2020 urged us to transform our storefront into a trusted local stop for allergy-safe foods. We expanded our seasonal menus, introduced “peek-a-boo” items that delighted our customers, and actively engaged with our community by participating in local fundraisers and donating food to events.
Our journey is a story of love, dedication, and transformation. It’s about creating a world where everyone can savor the simple joys of life without fear. At Newton’s No Gluten, we invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey of taste, trust, and togetherness. Together, we’re not just making delicious treats; we’re making a difference.