FATTO A MANO
228 Gertrude St, Fitzroy.
Yes, this is a bakery. And yes, they sell fresh gluten free bread (hallelujah!). I almost feel like a human being! I used to walk past this little red store near the corner of Gertrude & Smith all the time, obviously not going in due to not being able to eat anything in a bakery, and all the time IT WAS THE PLACE OF MY DREAMS! If I could enclose this place in my arms, trust me, I would. Options. Well have a white, multigrain, olive, fruit, or honey & walnut loaf. AND they also bake rolls, and they even sell a few filled ones for lunch (but you have to be quick). Depends on the day, but they usually have gf pizza slices, some pies, brownies, a tart and amazing almond biscotti. I generally have to restrain myself from getting one of everything, or from being too overwhelmed to speak.
I rank this as #1 on my coeliac go-to list in Melbourne, as apparently no one in Australia can produce an edible mass-market loaf of gluten free bread (seriously, what’s with that?). My favourite is the multigrain loaf—just make sure you try and get in before lunchtime, as the Fitzroy foodies/vegans/organic hipsters/coeliacs swoop in pretty damn quick.