Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fifth annual Pie Social from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second and Roosevelt streets. We've got an all-star lineup of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now till Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by one through a quick Pie.Q. quiz to test their baking prowess.
Lauren Saria Julie Moreno of Jewel's Bakery & Cafe
Today: Julie Moreno of Jewel's Bakery & Cafe
"That's my motto, 'It better be as good or better,'" Julie Moreno says of her approach to baking gluten-free sweets. And thankfully for all those who can't eat gluten, she really means it. Moreno's cucakes, macarons, and more are so good you'd never known there's anything missing.
It's been almost a year since the mother and former homebaker opened Jewel's Bakery & Café in Arcadia and during that time Moreno says she's established a strong following of people who love the sweet and savory eats coming out of her scratch kitchen. In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and brunch, Jewel's now offers grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, pre-made gluten-free baking mixes, as well as monthly classes in gluten-free cooking. The Pie Social veteran hasn't yet decided what she'll be baking for this year's competition, but you can rest-assured it will gluten-free.