One word. Beignet.
That was my sole reason for visiting Wild Flours. Born in 2013 as a home business providing gluten free goodies to coffee shops and restaurants across Glasgow, mother and son team Anne and Calum moved the bakery in to their new location in Giffnock at the beginning of the year.
I’d never heard of them until a friend told me she had been along for beignets. My ears immediately pricked up! I love beignets and I’d only ever had them in Walt Disney World. My immediate goal was to get to Wild Flours as soon as I physically could! After a quick scout of their Facebook page, I decided to pop in the following Sunday. Sundays are known as “Beignet Sundays” as they serve a limited menu and focus on the beignets.
Based in a former Chinese takeaway, Wild Flours is right on the main road in Giffnock and there is a handy wee car park just across the road. They don’t have much seating available but the furniture inside is all handmade out of wood and is very cool. They have a seating area outside too which would be lovely on a nice day.
As I visited on a Sunday, they only had a limited selection of cakes and biscuits available but I know from their Facebook that they can do a lot more. They can only bake bread on a Thursday and Saturday and they recommend that you pre-book due to demand – which must mean that it’s good!
The beignets come in orders of three or six, and you can have them plain, with bacon and syrup, with strawberries and cream, or with a choice of sauce. I ordered beignets with a salted caramel sauce and I was definitely not disappointed. It felt like such a luxury.
We also had coffees and I took home a chocolate chip cookie and a toffee cookie.
Wild Flours is such a little gem. They have been so successful since opening and definitely deserve all the success. It’s a real treat to be able to go somewhere that is completely gluten free with no worries of cross contamination, and be able to enjoy something you couldn’t have elsewhere. I think I would go much more often but they have quite short opening times during the day so it just isn’t doable. Hoping I can pop in for bread some Saturday soon.
GFC TOP TIP: While in Giffnock, you can also pop in to Morrisons and check out their new Free From counter!