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NorthShore Cupcakes: Delicious, gourmet gluten free cupcakes made from scratch, with love.

Delicious, gourmet gluten free cupcakes made from scratch, with love.Screen Shot 2013-12-29 at 6.21.07 PM

Mike and Lis Evans started the Northshore Cupcakes this fall out of a love of baking and specifically, cupcakes. Lis was diagnosed with celiac about 10 years ago. Northshore Cupcakes offers both regular and gluten free cupcakes because Lis wanted to share delicious, gourmet cupcakes she could eat and she wanted to share them with others. Northshore Cupcakes is the fulfillment of their dream to bring the best cupcakes possible to the North Shore.

Since Northshore Cupcakes does not have a storefront, Lis and Mike bake at Mamie’s after they are closed. When baking gluten free cupcakes there is nothing else being baked at the same time. Although Mamie’s is not a dedicated gluten free space, Lis says, “I am super careful and always concerned about cross contamination. Being gluten free myself helps I think- I eat all my own cupcakes. Luckily with cupcakes there isn’t too much risk of contamination.”

Currently the cupcakes are available to order online. This summer Lis and Mike are planning to sell them at local farmers markets. So for the time being head over the their website to order your cupcakes. They will also deliver or can arrange for pick up at Mamie’s.

Lis was so kind and offered to bake me—and delivery— Vanilla Bean cupcakes with a vanilla bean buttercream frosting. How could I say no?IMG_5837

Jeremy and I couldn’t resist and dug into the cupcakes right away. Jeremy said, “this is one of the better gluten free cupcakes we’ve tried; you can’t really tell that it’s gluten free.” I like getting his opinion because he can compare them to the “regular” cupcakes I can’t eat.

The cupcakes had a real, distinct vanilla bean flavor. Not only could I taste the vanilla bean, but I also could actually see the little black specs of real vanilla bean in the cupcakes! The frosting was rich and very sweet.

Northshore Cupcakes uses only the finest and freshest ingredients in every batch of cupcakes. Influenced and inspired by the seasons, flavors and history of the Northshore of Boston, Lis and Mike work hard to bring these to you in a cupcake!IMG_5840

Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog.  I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.
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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.