Lisa Clark started Petunia's in 2010 by selling her gluten-free baked goods at local farmers' markets and successful shops. She also did direct sales with customers and developed a strong following. I only found out about Petunia's after some other people I follow on social media started sharing Facebook statuses and re-tweeting messages.
I stopped by on the second official day of business just after 10 in the morning. As expected, still a fairly packed place. A bright, inviting place. Several items were on the counter, including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies. I also saw a couple of savory flatbreads and tarts. So many choices, but I didn't want my wallet to hate me.
I started with one of the "Whoa-reo" sandwich cookies ($2.50), which came in vanilla, salted peanut, or thin mint buttercreams. I chose the Thin Mint one this time.
|Package for my baked goods|
|"Whoa-reo" Thin Mint Cookie Sandwich|
(Petunia's Pies & Pastries)
Just an outstanding product here. Two soft, chewy chocolate cookies (with chocolate chips) made me wish I got more than one. Amazing velvety buttercream. An unmistakable Thin Mint presence but not overpowering.
Being a cinnamon roll fanatic, I couldn't pass up Lisa's version of the cinnamon roll ($3.50). It looks like a thick sugar cookie in appearance, but has that springy, chewy nature that reminds me of a gluten-filled cinnamon roll. Inside, you can see a weaving, free-form trail of cinnamon and sugar. Tons of cinnamon in there! From what I was told, the cream cheese frosting uses tofu. Would have fooled me. Again, the frosting was on point, controlled sweetness.
(NOTE: frosting probably affected after being in the package)
|Espresso and cocktails here!|
|Open six days a week!|
I might not be able to get downtown nearly as often now, but I can't wait to stop by Petunia's again in the future! 8.75/10