Point out Nectarine Grove in Leucadia and what involves thoughts first for many individuals is the café’s in style gluten-free cinnamon roll, large swirls of candy and gooey cinnamon topped with frosting, a deal with for these with meals allergic reactions or sticking to a specialty weight-reduction plan.
A second location for the natural and 100% gluten-free café has now opened up in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade.
Nectarine Grove is targeted on meals created with lots of love with good well being in thoughts, catering to well being fans and people following a paleo, vegan or keto diets. The café is natural and 100% gluten-free.
With a menu pared down from their Leucadia location (which serves up gluten-free pizza in addition to hen and waffles) the brand new café will focus on simply the gluten-free baked items, espresso and tea in addition to choose all-day breakfast dishes reminiscent of chilaquiles and the Morning Glory Bowl with vegan bacon, Japanese candy potatoes, garnet yams, portobello mushrooms, avocado and sauteed spinach and leeks in a chipotle cashew sauce.
Proprietor and Encinitas resident Rhiana Glor opened the primary Nectarine Grove about three and a half years in the past.
Glor went to what she referred to as “hippie culinary faculty”— Bauman Faculty of Pure Meals— the place she discovered all about all natural meals and obtained her whole-foods chef certification.
She put her concepts and recipes to work on the natural and gluten-free Wholesome Creations Café in Encinitas which she has run for the final 14 years, opening up Nectarine Grove to offer but another choice for many who favor a extra pure weight-reduction plan.
“I simply actually love selling that way of life and making it simpler for individuals to seek out this sort of meals,” Glor mentioned. “I like meals. However I would like it to be wholesome and style good.”
For the final a number of years, all the baking for each areas had been carried out at Nectarine Grove and so they merely outgrew their house. Seeking to develop, Glor started conversations with Flower Hill Promenade final August.
Glor took over the house of the previous Nothing Bundt Muffins in November, doing a whole overhaul of the house and constructing an prolonged out of doors patio. From November to opening day on July 2 “felt like endlessly” however Glor and her employees fortunately welcomed company on that Friday morning: “We’re actually excited to be right here,” she mentioned.
The brand new Nectarine Grove location will serve up espresso and all of the gluten- free goodies just like the well-known cinnamon roll, muffins, bread and bagels, pastries, cupcakes and cookies, and a particular on the weekends: donuts.
They not too long ago launched their new and long-awaited gluten-free croissant, some striped with a chocolate drizzle. Solely out there in Del Mar, they’re racking up the likes on Instagram and “flying off the cabinets”.
“We love our espresso drinks, they’re very distinctive, wholesome and enjoyable,” Glor mentioned of their drinks which can be served up in cheerful brilliant orange cups.
Nectarine Grove makes all of their very own spice blends and sauces, that method there’s much less sugar than the normal syrups in espresso drinks. Milk choices embrace grass fed entire milk, oat milk and coconut milk.
On the menu at Nectarine Grove is a lineup of butter espresso drinks, made with grass fed butter, MCT oil and collagen.
Butter espresso is a well-liked possibility for these following a keto weight-reduction plan. The mix of butter and MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil in your cup of joe is excessive in fats and low in carbs and, as Glor mentioned, very filling.
Her favourite drink is The Shamrock which pairs matcha and peppermint, MCT oil, collagen, stevia, maple syrup, grass fed butter and your milk of alternative—Glor recommends the oat milk.
“I additionally love our chai,” she mentioned of their chai spice mix and chai tea made totally from scratch.
For Glor, it’s most necessary that all the things is massive on taste and scrumptious as doable along with being nutritious —as a foodie, she’s going to by no means sacrifice nice style. She hopes Nectarine Grove will develop into a go-to gluten-free possibility for North County San Diego residents in addition to assist knock down any stereotypes individuals have about gluten-free meals.
“A number of instances individuals will include their mates and so they don’t even understand it’s gluten free,” she mentioned. “For some individuals gluten-free will be scary however we would like you to not even discover.”
Nectarine Grove Cafe and Bakehouse is situated at 2720 Via de la Valle, suite E110 (close to Chipotle) in Flower Hill Promenade. It’s open seven days every week, from 8 a.m. to six p.m. For extra data go to nectarinegrove.com