Where the best things in life are always free-from

Sugardaddy's Gluten Free Bakery is a small den of deliciousness where everyone can have their cake and eat it.

Thursday, 6th July 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 10:32 am
Sugardaddy's Free-From Bakery, 5 Rodney Street, Edinburgh.

Soon to celebrate their second anniversary in business, Jon Paul Ranaldi and his wife Amy have made it their mission to improve the image – as well as the taste – of free-from foods.

“We decided to start a gluten-free bakery because Amy is coeliac and we realised there were very few places doing gluten free – at least not 100 per cent gluten free,” says Jon-Paul.

“We very much wanted to make cakes that were delicious and indulgent and gluten free. We were also keen to remove some of the negativity from free-from foods, which generally don’t taste as good as the regular versions, especially in supermarkets where they tend to be long-life products.”

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True to their motto of “delicious treats that everyone can eat”, baker extraordinaire Amy takes great care to ensure that all cakes taste like regular cakes, whether they be gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free or vegan products.

“We were very busy when we first opened and it has just been building since then as more people get to know about us,” adds Jon-Paul.

“We are now getting lots of orders for wedding cakes, as well as birthday cakes, and the day-to-day business is good, with tourists seeking us out as well as our local customers.”

Customers tend to be split 50-50 between those with allergies or special dietary requirements and those who just like the cakes. The shop, which serves coffee and has a small sit-in area, currently boasts a five-star rating on tripadvisor, from more than 60 reviews.

Sugardaddy’s, 5 Rodney Street, 0131 629 6789, www.sugardaddysedinburgh.com. Open: Weds-Sat, 11am to 5.30pm; Sun, 11am to 4pm.