A few weeks ago I got an email from a fellow Celiac who came across my blog. She mentioned how sad for me she felt at my Udi’s cinnamon roll post. Because, no offense to Udi’s, but if I was ever in the Bay Area I HAD to try a cinnamon roll from Mariposa’s, which is a great little gluten free bakery.
Oh Megan, I could kiss you right now.
You see, cinnamon rolls are one of the two things I miss desperately. I weep when I think of what I am missing out on, and maybe they were never really that great to start with. But being told you can’t have them, and then being forced to smell the amazingness every time you walk by a Cinnabon in the mall, my mind has convinced me that they really are the best things ever.
So I made it my mission to get my gluten free rear end to Mariposa’s. I chose the San Francisco location, which is located in the Ferry Building. Which made a girl like me a little road ragey because I hate parking in busy cities. But… I found a spot that’s about a quick ten minute walk to the bakery.
I’ve never been in this building before, but I kinda want to move in. It’s full of lovely little shops that are adorable and quirky.
And then, then I saw Mariposa’s. I bought a few goodies, including a cinnamon roll for now, a muffin for tomorrow, a pizza for lunch, and another cinnamon roll because I love them.
The Angels sang. It was a beautiful moment biting in to that cinnamon roll. It made me forget about Cinnabon altogether. So, a gluten eater might try it and think “WTF? This is nothing like a normal cinnamon roll.” but I wouldn’t believe you. My taste buds were happy and that’s all that matters, right? Totally worth the parking and the walk, if you ask me.