Tacoma is about to get a little more gluten-free friendly, and a lot more delicious! The Wren & Willow team is opening their Carriage House in Ruston, featuring an exclusively gluten-free bakery, a mercantile shop, and a community area with comfortable seating, fireplaces, and an ambience unlike anywhere else in the South Sound.
Originally, Laureen and the Wren & Willow Team just wanted to expand their office space. The business was growing, and so was their team! Wren & Willow already owned the land, they obviously had the skill set to take on construction, and decided that they wanted to create a mixed-use space that the community could enjoy! The Carriage House concept felt like the perfect mix of community and business. When the doors finally open at The Carriage House (at the corner of Pearl and 51st) two new businesses will open as well. A home goods store, Willow Branch Mercantile, and Wren’s Nest Baking Co.
Laureen had always wanted a bakery. To her, baked goods evoke the same feeling that she gets working in home design and construction. Laureen's mother was an avid baker, and the smell of fresh baked bread and pastries was comforting and an expression of love. Laureen partnered with local baker extraordinaire (and gluten-free baking expert), Coco.
The vision for Wren’s Nest Baking Co. is a place where locals can come together and feel immediately welcomed and comfortable, whether they follow a gluten-free diet or not. (Even though everything on the menu will be completely gluten-free)
Coco and Laureen spent months experimenting with different recipes and perfecting the Wren’s Nest menu. They are thrilled for Tacoma residents to finally be able to taste their gluten-free offerings. Coco’s personal favorites are their coffee cake, and their chocolate chip cookie. Laureen is most excited to share their polish kolaczkis! For anyone who hasn’t tried a kolaczki, it is a home-baked, puffy, soft, chewy, delicious grab-and-go bun! They can have either sweet or savory fillings! Whether you decide to order a kolaczki or a coffee cake, you’ll know that every delicious bite is made from scratch and completely gluten-free!
We can’t wait to make Wren’s Nest Baking Co. our new go-to spot for a coffee and a delicious baked treat with friends and family! To learn more about Wren’s Nest Baking Co. head to www.wrenandwillow.com
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