Things We Like: Whole Foods GF Apple Pie and Fifty Licks Vanilla Ice Cream

Gluten free apple pie a la mode, that’s what we’re talking about here. Whole Foods has a bunch of gluten free items now which are produced in a dedicated gluten free facility, so they’re not a source of worry for people who are very sensitive to gluten. The ingredients are posted on the package. We’ve found that there are two sizes of these apple pies, and have to admit enough experience with them to say that the smaller sized pies are better for some reason. Both are really amazingly delicious.

While we’re talking about pies, let’s digress a little bit and mention that some of the gluten free bakeries around town can supply pies. We’ve sampled pies from Crave Bake Shop and also a pie crust from Gluten Free Gem and can vouch for both.

Fifty Licks Tahitian Vanilla

The second part of our apple pie a la mode is the ice cream, supplied by Portland’s own Fifty Licks (their website currently appears to have been hacked – so look out). When I was a kid, I remember my parents making ice cream in an old hand-cranked ice cream maker. To get the ice cream cold enough, you had to put salt and ice into the bucket, and then everybody took turns cranking it. The vanilla ice cream recipe was almost like a custard. This Fifty Licks Tahitian Vanilla ice cream is the closest I’ve eaten to that kind from my childhood. I love it!

New Links Area – Gluten-Free Store Guides

Just a quick note here to mention that we’ve added links on the side of our pages to online gluten-free product lists for Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market, and New Seasons.

Gluten-Free Resources
Whole Foods Market Bakery – Bakery Section on Whole Foods Website.
New Seasons (PDF) New Seasons has tours and information for Gluten-Free shoppers. Check their website for more information.
Trader Joe’s (PDF) Some of these are kind of gee-wiz. Like, wow! Gluten-free steak. Imagine that. Still a nice resource.