[Almost one year ago, Nancy and I visited a new shop known as Food For All Market. It was quaint, adorable and packed with gluten-free and food allergy-friendly products. Since then, we’ve ordered their gluten-free cupcakes for birthday parties at the office, and the shop even hosted a few celiac support group meetings.
Today, the market is celebrating it’s 1-year anniversary. In honor of the milestone, Food For All Market fan Rachel Borofsky shared how this little shop made a big difference.
P.S. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, they’re celebrating today and tomorrow with free gluten-free samples. See the details.]
Like many people with food allergies or intolerances, I struggle to find a place to rest my weary label-reading bones. A few bad experiences with tomato bisque have taught me to inquire about the ingredients in my order every time I eat out. I often wondered if a place existed where I could sit down and enjoy a sandwich on gluten-free bread, or a cup of soup made entirely from scratch. Fortunately, I’ve found such a place.
Food For All Market, located in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, provides a sanctuary for food allergy sufferers. Chef and owner Amy Kunkle came up with the concept after experiencing first hand the hardships food allergy suffers experience. Her three children were diagnosed with multiple food allergies, causing her to find alternatives to everyday meals. It was through this experience that sparked her inspiration for the store.
In the market, you will find a grocery section and also a section dedicated to freshly prepared foods. The market’s grocery shelves are stocked with a wide variety of allergy-sensitive items. Here you can find products such as gluten-free pasta imported from Italy, various gluten-free breads, and much, much more.
Despite having these rare grocery gems in the market, it’s the made-from-scratch meals that deserve the most attention. Everything is made fresh from local and organic fare, when available. Their soup, salad and sandwich menu items are available daily and made fresh on premise.
There are also ready to go items in their prepared food section such as their Quinoa of the Day, Acorn Squash Risotto, and Beet Salad, just to name a few. Last but not least, they have freshly baked gluten-free and dairy-free deserts, such as black bean brownies, chocolate chip banana bread and biscotti.
Food For All Market provides a haven where people with food allergies or intolerances can ease our minds and indulge our senses in the delicious allergy-friendly fare.
Food for All Market
7127 Germantown Avenue
Mt. Airy, PA 19119
- Rachel Borofsky, Food For All Market fan