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Muffins And Treats For All

Two new bakeries cater to families with food allergies

Moms of kids with food allergies need all the help they can get. So we’re expecting a warm welcome for RaeFoods and Something Sweet Without Wheat, two new bakeries specializing in restricted diets. Founded by a Boston mom with a dairy allergy, RaeFoods began stocking its tasty dairy-, egg-, and soy-free muffins on the shelves at Bacco’s in Boston, Pemberton Farms in Cambridge, and Shubie’s in Marblehead last month. Choose from kid-friendly flavors like Gorillanana (banana chocolate chip) and Mr. Rabbit (carrot and flaxseed). Meanwhile, Something Sweet Without Wheat opened in late January, in East Arlington (169 Massachusetts Ave., 781.281.2003). Two Stoneham sisters with a family history of food allergies launched the business a few years ago, in their own kitchens. They started small, peddling their treats at farmers’ markets. Now, everything in their new brick-and-mortar store is made without gluten or nuts (including the custom birthday cakes); most items are lactose-free, too. Pick up pizzas, breads, macaroons, cupcakes (pictured), and even whoopee pies to go. Yum.