|Hood River is a quaint little town about 1 hour east of Portland. On an early Sunday morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find Hood River Bagels serving 5 different flavors of gluten-free bagels freshly baked that morning. Since I am a lifelong Celiac, this was the first time I had a breakfast sandwich in a restaurant. I had sausage, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel. It was delicious and made my morning. I also bought a plain bagel and cheese bagel to go. At $1.25 per bagel and about $4.00 for a sandwich, I think this was a great deal. The bagels were really good, the staff was very knowledgeable, and all of the GF bagels were kept in an entirely separate case from the regular bagels.
(From the Hood River Bagel website)
A Note About Gluten Free Bagels: We make them every Friday morning. Bagels are normally a high-gluten product and ours are no exception. For our Gluten-Free friends, we have developed a recipe with rice flour, quinoa flour, potato starch, almond meal, xanthan gum, sugar, salt, olive oil, yeast, egg whites & water. We store our GF ingredients in sealed bins to minimize atmospheric contact. We also make them in the front of the house where we don't process as many other flour products. The mixer is sanitized, and the dough is kept isolated from gluten-loaded products. The bagels get boiled 1st thing -- before any thing else hits the kettle -- and baked on their own pans by themselves. If you are sensitive to any trace amount of gluten, then you probably don't hang around traditional bagel shops, anyway. If you are elimnating most gluten from your diet, you should give them a try! Fresh on Fridays. frozen if any left over for the week. Questions? Give us a call 541-386-2123 or drop an email hoodriverbagel at gmail dot com.