Last weekend, David and I drove to Nashville to meet our new niece, Anna. We have three nephews so it’s fun to add a niece to the mix!
I got to spend most of Friday, hanging out with my sister-in-law, Blair, and sweet little Anna. They live in East Nashville and of course Blair had scoped out her neighborhood for GF goodies for me.
We went to lunch at The Green Wagon, which can be described as an environmentally friendly general store. Lots of “green” cleaning products, alkaline water and other products. Their goal is to minimize businesses’ and consumers’ carbon footprint. The most exciting part about The Green Wagon though, is Aunt April’s Cafe, in the back of the store. Aunt April’s is totally, 100% gluten free and she makes lots of baked treats. You can also enjoy a sandwich or panini for lunch, made on April’s delicious, homemade bread. There aren’t a ton of sandwich options but I was a very satisfied customer.
Aunt April's Cafe: Entering a Gluten-Free Zone
Blair and I enjoyed delicious paninis at The Green Wagon. (They have seating inside so you don’t have to order to-go.) Mine was composed of turkey, cheddar, tomato, spinach and mustard. Yummy! It was so nice to not have to worry about contamination and know for sure that everything I enjoyed was safe. April’s bread was perfectly textured, with no funky after taste, and it’s clear April has been working on creating the perfect recipe for some time.
I also picked out a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin for dessert and a blueberry muffin that I patiently saved for breakfast the next day. The pumpkin muffin was so delicious and might have been the best flour blend I’ve ever tried. Perfectly pumpkin, with a taste of cinnamon and maybe nutmeg. And of course everything tastes better with chocolate. I only wish I’d bought more.
And a pumpkin muffin for dessert
You can also special order goodies from Aunt April. All of her items are dairy free and can be made soy free, without the chocolate chips. She offers cupcakes, brownies, cookies and other items as well.
I can’t wait to go back and sample more of her goodies! You can also find her treats at other Nashville locations, including The Wild Cow and Edgehill Café.
The Green Wagon & Aunt April’s Cafe
1100 Forrest Ave
Nashville, TN 37206