Swoon Bakery | Ridgefield, CT
This bakery could not have been more aptly named.
I wandered into Swoon on a chilly day in search of gluten-free goodies, and gluten-free goodies I found...in abundance. From cupcakes, to cookies to bundt cakes, you can find a gluten-free treat that is sure to satisfy your craving.
First things first, Swoon is super cute. It's small, but bright and cheery, which I like in a bakery. They have samples available if you want to try before you buy. Plus, there are a few small tables to sit and enjoy your treats at.
I was a little overwhelmed at first and didn't have a game plan for what I wanted to order so I just stared at the bakery case until something caught my eye. I ended up choosing a salted caramel cupcake, a red velvet cupcake and a chocolate chunk cookie with sea salt. I wanted more, but kept my wants in check since I didn't want to overdo it, especially after visiting Georgetown Cupcake in the same week.
I devoured the cookie first and while it wasn't dairy-free (which my reflux will attest to), it was effen delicious. The cookie had a wonderful brown sugar flavor, with HUGE chunks of chocolate, which were balanced by a subtle sprinkling of sea salt on top. Oh, and it was soft and chewy, which is a feat to accomplish in gluten-free baking since this cookie was not as dense as others I have tried. I haven't had a "normal" cookie in a long time, but I seriously don't see how anyone could tell these are gluten-free. Yup, they are that good.
After trying both cupcakes, I can't decide which is my favorite, although the Red Velvet edged out the salted caramel, if only because it had cream cheese frosting. The Salted Caramel cupcake had a lovely buttercream frosting, but I was particularly fond of the cake itself, which almost had a burnt caramel taste, which I like.
CT and Westchester gluten-free peeps, you need to hustle over to Swoon ASAP; they deserve to stay in business for making amazing treats. Let's show our support and spread the word!
109 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877