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Eating Out - April 12, 2019

The accidental gluten-free baker

Asian Box chef Gracie Jones pivots to celiac-friendly bakery

by Anna Medina

After ogling the goodies on display at Gracie Jones' Gluten Free Bake Shop, you might notice some charming drawings with "Thank you, Gracie" in unmistakable crayon kid-scrawl decorating the front register area. Sure, it's a widely-known fact that kids love baked treats, but how many bakers receive personal thank-you notes from them?

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Freelance writer Anna Medina can be emailed at rosales@alumni.stanford.edu.

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Posted by sherber
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 11, 2019 at 11:31 pm

Grace makes delicious bakery goods! Her banana chocolate chip mini-muffins are the best I've ever had (compared to regular muffins, not just GF!) They absolutely do not taste gluten-free and are addictive. I also enjoy her challahs for Jewish High Holidays and Shabbat (special order a day or more ahead of time.) THANKS GRACE!!


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Posted by John NBD
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 12, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Her real name is Grace Nguyen, lovingly called Gracie Jones as a nickname... I would expect nothing less than PA online and their inexperienced writers to get this wrong and repeatedly reference Jones throughout the article. Especially since PA online has posted about her before and used her correct and proper name. Its confusing at the least.

I would suggest an edit and correction...

Sorry not sorry, just a fan with an opinion.


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Posted by PeacefulPaloAlto
a resident of Green Acres
on Apr 13, 2019 at 10:52 am

PeacefulPaloAlto is a registered user.

Gracie is an absolute gem to Palo Alto's food scene! Her lunch menus at the bake shop are consistently delicious (much tastier than those at Asian Box, in my opinion), and her baked goods are the best gluten free items I've tasted. They are always super fresh and contain top quality ingredients. The banh mi baguette-like bread is second to none. If you're not told that it's gluten free, you wouldn't know by tasting. I love that she's always changing her menu - it adds variety and interest. Gracie herself is a humble perfectionist, remembers her customers' favorites, and will tweak recipes for them. I'm excited to see what comes out of that test kitchen, and I hope that she will incorporate some of the test kitchen lunches to Asian Box's menu.


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Posted by New fan
a resident of Green Acres
on Apr 24, 2019 at 9:37 pm

Thank you for leading me to these lovely culinary experiences and thanks so much on behalf of my foodie GF kid!


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