Just out of the oven: Tu-Lu’s Gluten Free Bakery will open its third location in West Village Shopping Center this Thursday, October 18.
After graduating from SMU, owner Tully Phillips decided to pursue her passion for cooking and attend culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Texas. From there, she took an internship at Gramercy Tavern in New York City. During that time, Phillips was diagnosed with gluten intolerance.
She explains, “The line of products I had the most difficulty replacing were baked goods. I was able to find products at bakeries offering wheat-free alternatives, but they never tasted the same as the cookies and cupcakes I was used to. So she came up with recipes for cookies, brownies and cupcakes that everyone can enjoy. “And coming from Memphis, we southerners take our desserts very seriously!”
Phillipsopened her first Tu-Lu’s Bakery in 2010 in the East Village area of New York City. In 2011, after she and her husband moved back to Dallas, she opened her second Tu-Lu’s Bakery in Preston Center.
There is nothing more rewarding about my business than having moms tell me how happy Tu-Lu’s makes their child. Children with food restrictions are constantly being told they can’t eat something with their friends or siblings so they always feel left out. It gives me great pleasure knowing that what we create at Tu-Lu’s can make a child feel normal.”
Phillips also provides vegan and dairy-free offerings as well as a selection of quiche and Panini sandwiches, special occasion cakes and more.
Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery (West Village)
3699 McKinney Avenue, Suite 318
Dallas, Texas 75204
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm.