West Seattle biznotes: Gluten-free @ Hotwire; Atomic anniversary

HOTWIRE ADDS WHEAT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE TREATS: This Wednesday, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) adds something new – from the official announcement:

Beginning March 10th, 2010 West Seattle folks will be able to pre-order and pick up some of their favorite wheat- and gluten-free baked goods from 2 of Seattle’s premium bakeries: the Flying Apron and Wheatless in Seattle.

Lora Lewis, owner of Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, remarks, “I’m finding more people coming into Hotwire asking for wheat and gluten-free items so it seemed natural to go out and seek some premium bakeries who were offering these types of goods.” After extensive research, 2 bakeries kept coming up, the Flying Apron, known for their organic and wheat-free goods, and Wheatless in Seattle, a bakery that specializes in gluten-free breads and desserts.

… You will be able to order your wheat and gluten-free baked goods through Hotwire and have them delivered each Wednesday. Hotwire will also have ready-to- purchase wheat- and gluten-free items too.

Hotwire already has a large following of people who can’t drink dairy from their decision when they opened 7 ½ years ago to not charge for soy or rice milk. For the dairy drinkers, all of Hotwire’s dairy is locally sourced and is rBST free.

They’ll kick off the new offering with special tastings on Wednesday – Lora tells us Flying Apron will be there around 8 am, Wheatless around 11 (Hotwire, 4410 California SW, is open till 7 pm that night).

ATOMIC BOYS’ ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Two years since Max and Quinn’s Atomic Boys Shop-O-Rama opened in the Admiral District — and proprietor Kent Sadow just sent word you’re invited to help them celebrate this Saturday:

We will celebrate our 2nd Anniversary this Sat. March 13 between 10 am-6 pm.

Atomic Boys will have drawings for cool gift certificates and chances to win candy, toys and store discounts. Free balloons will be given out to little ones under 5, as well as snacks and drinks throughout the day for everyone to enjoy.

Atomic Boys is at 4311 SW Admiral Way (map).

6 Replies to "West Seattle biznotes: Gluten-free @ Hotwire; Atomic anniversary"

  • 4thGenWestSide March 8, 2010 (2:46 pm)

    Congrats on your anniversary, Kent. You have a very cool place there!

  • grr March 8, 2010 (5:40 pm)

    Finally. I’ve had GF food from both places…both are wonderful..I tend to give the nod to WIS tho..not sure why her stuff is SOO tasty… (WIS makes AMAZING GF/DF/Vegan pizza, btw.) Just a bit of a schlep up to Greenwood to get the stuff…but, DAMN it’s fine. Watch out Bakery Nouveau :)

  • picklemom March 8, 2010 (6:01 pm)

    Love me that gluten! I am grateful, though, that businesses now offer a wide range of gluten-free choices, since 0.5% – 1% of the population is, unfortunately, gluten-intolerant.

    And congrats to Atomic Boys, a very cool store.

  • chas redmond March 8, 2010 (11:05 pm)

    Yes, kudos to you Kent for an awesome store and for still being around so we can visit and buy. One of Admiral’s signature shops and you’re only two years old. May Atomic Boys live long and prosper!

  • West Seattle Art Attack March 9, 2010 (1:37 am)

    Way to go Max and Quinn’s. Love the store. Love my toy robot themed shopping bag! It is great that the kids have a neighborhood store they can walk to for candy for a special treat. Takes me back to the 60’s.

  • mar3c March 9, 2010 (6:04 am)

    picklemom, that number is rising fast. haven’t you noticed the preponderence of GF food ads popping up?
    my theory is that they’re dumping weird crap in our food supply, or using a chemical to process wheat that people weren’t meant to – or can’t – digest.

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