Last Saturday morning, whilst enjoying the North Sydney Markets, a sign out of the corner of my eye read: “Come see, we’re gluten free!” I obviously headed straight to the source. I had discovered From Silvia – Gluten Free Cuisine, a stall dedicated to gluten free and surrounded by people. As I got closer, more and more delicious goodies came into view. Gluten free lasagne, muffins, eclairs, cheesecakes and more – it was pretty overwhelming.
I spoke to Silvia about the story behind her business whilst sampling half a raisin cookie and piece of chocolate cake. Their offering spans across savoury and sweet, including quiches, tarts, cakes, cookies, breads and pre-made meals. I can see the value of these classics for families with gluten free children. I can imagine her gluten free bacon and cheese rolls are a big hit with the kids who missed out on the Bakers Delight equivalent and her bite sized sweet cakes look perfect for picnics.
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon I walked away with a chicken and corn soup, chicken pie (a rare find in the gluten free world), a spinach and ricotta quiche and two mini cheesecakes. I had also been eyeing off her pre-made lasagnes and a halloumi flatbread but they were all gone by the time I got there – I’ll have to try these next time.
From Silvia – Gluten Free Cuisine products are gluten free but they don’t taste like it. The pastry was buttery and the cheesecake base was textured and crumbly. By Sunday afternoon all my goodies had been eaten. I’m looking forward to seeing Silvia’s stall again to try more from her massive range. I need an excuse to buy one of her big lemon meringue pies!
You can find Silvia’s stall at a number of farmers markets around Sydney to get your hands on some of her delicious food.
Castle Hill Markets – 2nd and 4th Saturday
Frenchs Forest Markets – Every Sunday
Orange Grove Markets, Leichardt – Every Saturday
Hornsby Markets – Every Thursday
Blackheath Markets – 2nd Sunday of each month
Coal Loader Markets, Waverton – last Sunday of each season
Northside Produce Markets – once a month
Head to Facebook to stay up to date with Silvia’s Gluten Free Cuisine around Sydney or to get in contact for your next catering requirements. Happy eating !