Shortly after being diagnosed in 2007 with Celiac Disease, an auto-immune disease in which one cannot eat gluten, i.e. barley, rye, wheat, spelt, and malt, Julie Rabinovitz had the idea of starting a gluten-free bakery business. Knowing she was moving back to Michigan from Brooklyn, NY after 12 ½ years, she knew Ann Arbor, MI would be the perfect place to start this venture. Julie knew her product would have to taste amazing because that was all she would accept for herself.
In May of 2009, Tasty Bakery finally arrived, with a mission to use natural and organic ingredients, high-quality ingredients, and compostable packaging. After having a tasting party and the thumbs up from other non-gluten eaters, Julie started selling her baked goods at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market. With many samples in hand, Julie challenged market-goers to taste her wonderful treats and they were pleasantly surprised at how amazing Tasty Bakery products tasted. Now many of her customers include gluten eaters along with her gluten intolerant – just as Julie wanted it. Julie and Ran Rabinovitz now sell at the Chelsea Farmers Market, and are pleased to be sharing their love of gluten-free baked goods with this community!