2085 10th St * Los Osos, CA * www.sweetalexis.com * 805-528-8956
PEANUT FREE, EGG FREE, TREE NUT, DAIRY FREE BAKERY!!!
I LOVE this bakery! Co-owner Michele opened up her closed bakery when she busted me peeping in her window. She then answered a bunch of questions and played along while I snapped loopy pictures. ( See, Michele, I didn’t use the goofiest one! ) There was no pie on hand so I ran off with a bunch of vegan cookies that were FREAKING FABULOUS. How fabulous? Michele told me they had just received their first huge order; FORTY THOUSAND COOKIES.
Sweet Alexis is named after Michele’s daughter and co-owner Alexis, who was born with severe allergies. I had no idea they were life-threatening – Michele humbly downplayed that detail – until I read their harrowing story HERE .
Nothing like nearly dying to perfect the art of allergy-free baking! Growing up, Alexis couldn’t enjoy the cookies and cakes she saw other kids eating, so she and her mom created a bakery to serve the needs of other similarly afflicted folks. What I adore about this is, while there are options for allergy-friendly, healthy eating ( albeit not always simple to pull off ), the options for allergy-friendly, celebratory treats are scarce. What, people with food allergies can’t have FUN too?! No cookies at school parties? Birthday cakes? Wedding cakes? COME ON!!
Enter Sweet Alexis Bakery. They create cookies, cupcakes, breads, and cakes. There are several ways to order, including online! Everybody wins!
HERE’S HOW TO ORDER:
- At their WEBSITE ( duh! )
- At AMAZON
- At their bakery, 2085 10th St., Los Osos CA
- At Teaberry Frozen Yogurt Cafe: 847 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA
- call 805-528-8956
On another allergy note, most of Sweet Alexis’ goods contain wheat and soy. Since it’s not all, if need be ask for which ones. Other FAQs are HERE.
And I ripped off the following from their website, this might appease some allergy worries:
“All Sweet Alexis Bakery products are produced in a dedicated commercial kitchen on dedicated commercial equipment – peanut free, egg free, tree nut, dairy free.
• WE ARE SCHOOL APPROVED. The Sweet Alexis Bakery is a licensed manufacturer and we are 100% nut free. All products are sealed, labeled and contain all the ingredient and allergen information. The very best part, our products are fresh baked, contain no preservatives and are so delicious no one will know they are allergen friendly. EVERYONE LOVES OUR COOKIES!”
I do love their cookies! In 5 seconds I’m clicking away from here and ordering Lemon Sugar, Ginger, and Chocolate Chocolate Chip. As a dairy-challenged lass this bakery is the motherlode. Whoopee!
( Sorta ) BONUS: Michele’s initial sketch appears more smiley and accurate than the inked final. In the name of my ego, here it is:
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Surfing and Strolling near SWEET ALEXIS
SURFING: I peeked around a bunch of corners and over hills and left with the impression that when surfing around here, one wishes people would leave, or one wishes people would show up. I experienced the latter when I trudged to a vast, empty beach we’ll call Intuitions. It wasn’t working, it was teeny, it was messy, and…well, in my state of surfless delusions, it was paddle-able. It also felt sharky. I shuffled my feet waiting around for a while, kinda sorta hoping someone else would show up. So we could spread the odds, you see. No one did, so I berated my wimpy self back to the Mighty Steed. A week later a shark chomped a surfer’s board at another local beach break. ‘Intuitions’ it is!
STROLLING/KAYAKING: Among other options, Montaña de Oro State Park can double as a hike / surf spot spy center, depending which way one chooses to sneak. I also fell in love with kayaking when I borrowed one and toodled around self-named ‘Elephant Bay.’ As in, never mind the defunct Morro Bay Power Plant looming over the precious estuary, just look at those birds!