Gluten-Free at Silver Tips
Aug 09, 2014 | Written by Anupa Mueller
Tea sandwiches are an integral part of who we are. After all, we are a Tea Room serving "Afternoon Tea" all day. Converting our Menu to Gluten-free was a challenge. We decided, instead, to add one substantive Gluten-free option just as did in our Dessert section where we offer Gluten-free Brownies & Cookies. We've experimented with various types of breads, tortillas and crackers. Most were unsuitable for being the wrong size, having a very short shelf-life or just difficult to present. A recent Mintel International research survey indicated the following:
- 1 in 4 respondents ages 18 to 24 eat gluten-free foods.
- 27% of respondents eat gluten-free foods to help them in their weight-loss efforts.
- The market for gluten-free foods grew 44% from 2011 to 2013.