Things started to develop early. At first it was a reaction to the cow's milk formula, followed by reactions to wheat, egg, yeast and others. I learnt how sensitivities to these foods affected his skin, his temperament, his breathing and overall well-being. I was lucky enough to find an integrative doctor who identified the trigger foods and helped set a path to heal his issues, particularly by managing what he ate.
Fast forward a decade, I wanted to ensure that my little deli would be able to offer decent gluten-free and vegan options because I knew how difficult it had been back then. I wanted to provide options for anyone who had particular dietary restrictions or preferences. I worked with my suppliers to ensure the produce I offered would have satisfied my needs.
Over the past 4 years, my interest and understanding about the influence of diet on well-being has deepened and directly influences the food produced and offered to you. My team truly understands when people have a dietary requirement and we respect when people have a dietary preference. This isn't a token gesture. This is about offering real options.
Any day of the week we can provide gluten-free, dairy-free, fructose friendly, vegetarian, vegan and paleo dietary options as well as good old fashioned quality produce and tasty, home-made items.
It's always pleasing when we can cater for so many diverse needs without forcing customers to compromise. It's the kind of food that I always wanted to have available back when my young boy was growing up.