One of Hartlepool’s best-known bakers is going “free-from”.
Mary Lambert Artisan Bakery has launched a range of allergen, gluten, and dairy free produce.
We have spent a lot of time in the kitchen and bakery doing trials creating and perfecting our free-from products, and we are delighted with the results.Eric Lambert
The has team has also invested significant time and resources into training staff to help customers with allergies.
Gluten and dairy-free breads, soups, sweet mince tarts, shortbread, Victoria sponge, Florentine, brownie, and rocky road are among the allergen free creations, many of which are also expected to be a hit with vegetarians and vegans.
Eric Lambert, who runs the eatery with daughter Phillippa Lambert, said: “Dietary requirements are changing and we are keeping up with what people want, while at the same time creating some niche items for our menu.
“We have spent a lot of time in the kitchen and bakery doing trials creating and perfecting our free-from products, and we are delighted with the results.
“We have trialled them among our customers - regular, vegan, vegetarian and allergy sufferers - and the feedback has been fantastic.
“They say they can’t tell the difference between the regular food and the free-from range, and that the products are way better than supermarket versions.
“We’ve had a lot of repeat customers and orders for products across the area. We don’t want to stop here, we want to expand the range as our customer base continues to develop.”