The 9 healthiest bakeries in New York [read now]
April 19, 2013
"No, you can't trade your kale salad for a croissant, no matter where you buy it. But there are lots of New York bakeries that are trying to make oven-hot tasty treats less awful for your long-term health."
Sweet Offerings from Enterprising Bakers [read now]
May 16, 2012
"In place of wheat flour, [Pip's Place] uses white and brown rice flour and teff, a type of grain, as well as potato and corn starches, with excellent results. It took four years of experimenting to come up with a satisfactory blend."
No gluten? No problem. Upper East Side bakery Pip’s Place satisfies sweet tooth of people with celiac disease [read now]
July 18, 2012
"Even though Pip's Place has only been open since mid-May, baker Denise Cumming already feels the love from the Yorkville community. "The best compliment that someone could pay me is that it doesn't taste gluten-free,” she says. And it’s a compliment she gets a lot these days."
May 19, 2012
"Pip’s Place (after her daughter’s nickname Pippi) is an elegant cakery on the corner of 1st Ave. and 89th St. On the shops opening day last week, customers walked in, inhaled deeply and smiled. “It smells so good in here,” one customer remarked. And it tastes good, too."
January 7, 1013 ~ http://www.snackfixation.com/post/39937723347/pips-place-new-york-city
"In May of 2012 Denise opened Pip’s Place with 50 of her celiac–friendly recipes so the rest of New York can indulge in the same treats her family now enjoys at their gluten free home."
What’s Cookin’: June [read now]
June 15, 2012
"PipsPlaceNYC.com opened last month, offering a host of gluten-free treats. Cakes, cupcakes and cookies will flood the counter, homemade every day from locally sourced ingredients. Get your daily caffeine fix with a cup of Brooklyn-roasted Pip’s Coffee, only served here."
New UES Gluten-Free Bakery [read now]
May 16, 2012
"Pip's is an elegant, feminine cakery designed to be a safe neighborhood haven for those with celiac disease or gluten allergies and anyone seeking simply delicious, fresh baked goods."
June 19, 2012
"No gluten? No problem! Enter Pip’s Place, a stylishly elegant “Gluten Free Cakery” now open on the Upper East Side."
Dining Dispatch [read now]
May 17, 2012
"It's turning into a gluten-free world: Today is opening day for this "cakery" on the Upper East Side."
May 18, 2012
"At Pip's Place's grand opening Thursday, kids from local schools piled in during their lunch break to try goodies like chocolate cake and caramel treats. Nearly 130 kids and adults piled into the store by 2 p.m., and Cumming said she expected to sell out before the day was over."
Piece of Cake [read now]
May 18, 2012
"You sculpt your muscles and you pamper your skin. Now, it’s time to give your tummy a little TLC."
June 21, 2012
"The open kitchen allows patrons to watch the bakers in action. It is a fun show, for sure, and allows everyone to vicariously be a part of the bustling bakery. The open kitchen also makes Pip's Place one of the more transparent gluten free eating establishments I have ever been to."
Pip Culture [read now]
June 13, 2012
"A longtime believer in afternoon tea and sweets, [Denise] got her dessert-making start serving home-baked treats to her kids after school. Everything changed, however, when her youngest, Olivia (nicknamed “Pip-squeak”), was diagnosed with celiac disease and forced to radically change her diet. It was then that Cumming began to experiment with her best recipes, swapping wheat for ingredients like xanthan gum, rice flour and cornstarch. After all, why should her child--or anyone, for that matter--be excluded from enjoying goodies?"
Ain't That a Pip? [read now]
June 09, 2012
"Pip’s Place The Gluten Free Cakery™ is community service. Pip’s Place restores the simple pleasure of enjoying baked treats to those with celiac disease and/or a gluten intolerance. What’s more important, everything tastes superb."
NYC Gluten Free Bakery: Pip's Place [read now]
June 19, 2012
"Pip’s Place Cakery is the NICEST bakery I have ever been in. It blew me away."
Pip's Place [read now]
July 17, 2012
"The sweet shop was inspired by her daughter Olivia (nick-named Pippi) who was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of fourteen. Determined that Olivia would not have to give up her favorite treats, Denise learned to create yummy recipes from gluten-free ingredients."
July 18, 2012
"Having a gluten allergy myself, I was extremely interested in tasting some of the baked goods. Pip’s Place’s best seller, the chocolate chip cookie, did not disappoint. Both chewy and buttery, the cookie didn’t taste like a lesser version without the gluten. Instead, it was moist and fresh."
A Gluten-Free Bite of Heaven [read now]
August 2, 2012
"Owner and self-taught baker Denise Cumming, armed with her family recipes, wanted to create delicious desserts for people with celiac disease, a digestive disorder that makes people unable to tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley—and most regular baked goods."
"Midtown will be welcoming its first gluten-free bakery… Pip’s Place, an upscale gluten-free bakery, will open its second location in the city in the heart of Midtown near Grand Central."
Gluten-Less Baker is on a Roll [read now]
"Upper East Side-based Pip’s Place will add a second location down on East 39th Street as demand for going without rises steeply."