Gone are the days when “gluten free” means “dry and dense.”
Brian Meier and Laura Kirshkaln insist their baked goods “look like” and “taste better” their “gluten counterparts,” and “everyone at your party will enjoy them.”
“I make a jelly donut that tastes like a jelly donut,” Meier said.
His partner, Kirshkaln, has been gluten-free for seven years due to an autoimmune disorder.
Though she and Meier have refused to let that stop them from eating and baking delicious treats.
The pair have received rave reviews from the region’s food bloggers after giving out free flea and farmers market samples for months.
“We’ve developed quite a following,” Kirshkaln said.
Three Wishes has moved into the storefront previously occupied by Sans Gluten, also a gluten-free bakery, which operated there for five years.
The previous owners gave Kirshkaln and Meier the opportunity to take over the space and acquire their equipment.
They jumped at the chance after developing their recipes for items like gnocchi, mock tarts and churros at culinary incubator Hope & Main in Warren.
So far, business has been “phenomenal,” and customers should arrive early if they want to sample popular items before they sell out.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS
Entrepreneurs’ Names: Brian Meier and Laura Kirshkaln
Business Name: Three Wishes (Gluten Free Bakery)
Business Address: 39 Greenville Ave., Johnston
Length of Operation: Opened Sept. 19
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Closed Monday and Tuesday
Business Phone Number: 401-642-7819
Business Description: Gluten and nut free small batch bakery, using only high quality ingredients.
Owner’s Address: North Providence
Entrepreneur’s Quote: “You really find things here that you won’t find anywhere else!” — Laura Kirshkaln.
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