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Sweet Life: Gluten-Free


When Oregon Spoon visited Sweet Life, we swooned as our eyes beheld the beautiful variety of desserts we had to choose from. Every day, the bakery creates scores of irresistible treats, and all of us felt like picking only one dessert would be a nearly impossible task.

As customers enter the store (and there is almost always a bit of a crowd), they line up in front of the glass counters that showcase the treats. When the patrons reach the last case, it is decision time and they must declare their choice to one of the bakery’s fresh-faced employees. As customers pay at the register, the bakery staff, with impressive flair, carefully plates the dessert of choice.

We were charmed by the cute and dainty white serving plates, which were drizzled with chocolate, powdered sugar, or another delicate decoration perfectly picked for each dessert.

Pastry aficionados may enjoy their sweet prize at a table inside or choose to sit on the sunny patio.

Gluten-free? Not a problem, Sweet Life has dozens of gluten-free treats, from ice cream to slices of truffle cake and everything in between. Nobody leaves Sweet Life disappointed, no matter what his or her dietary needs may be. Here are five gluten-free treats that we picked out and they are to die for.

1. Chocolate Raspberry Torte

The combination of tart and sweet makes this torte a customer favorite. You can’t go wrong with this decadent treat.

Photo by Judy Holtz

2. Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie

This cookie is the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy. You’ll devour it in minutes and may have to go get another.

Photo by Judy Holtz

3. Blueberry Cheesecake

The blueberries add a sweet freshness that lighten up this creamy cheesecake.

Photo by Judy Holtz

4. Mini Chocolates

These are the perfect one-bite treat to satisfy your chocolate cravings, but be warned you won’t be able to stop at one.

Photo by Judy Holtz

5. Chocolate Souffle

This soufflé is light, creamy, chocolatey, and is just what you were looking for. Warmed up, with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream atop is how I suggest you order this delicious treat.

Photo by Ally Barclay

Location: 755 Monroe St, Eugene, Oregon 97402

Operation Hours: Mon-Sun: 7am-11pm

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Would you have pegged broccoli as the favorite, too?

When I was growing up, broccoli (usually frozen) was one of the few green foods we ate in our house. The others were iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and green peppers. (I’m not counting the moldy cheese that my dad ate anyway, slicing away the moldy bits and digging right in. I guess it didn’t hurt him–he lived till almost 99).


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Would you have pegged broccoli as the favorite, too?

When I was growing up, broccoli (usually frozen) was one of the few green foods we ate in our house. The others were iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and green peppers. (I’m not counting the moldy cheese that my dad ate anyway, slicing away the moldy bits and digging right in. I guess it didn’t hurt him–he lived till almost 99).


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Would you have pegged broccoli as the favorite, too?

When I was growing up, broccoli (usually frozen) was one of the few green foods we ate in our house. The others were iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and green peppers. (I’m not counting the moldy cheese that my dad ate anyway, slicing away the moldy bits and digging right in. I guess it didn’t hurt him–he lived till almost 99).


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I think we can all agree that 2020 was a bust when it came to eating (most people ate more, gained weight and exercised less), but as of 2019, at least, broccoli was still America’s favorite vegetable. Just a guess, but I suspect the same was true for Canada as well.

Would you have pegged broccoli as the favorite, too?

When I was growing up, broccoli (usually frozen) was one of the few green foods we ate in our house. The others were iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and green peppers. (I’m not counting the moldy cheese that my dad ate anyway, slicing away the moldy bits and digging right in. I guess it didn’t hurt him–he lived till almost 99).


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Would you have pegged broccoli as the favorite, too?

When I was growing up, broccoli (usually frozen) was one of the few green foods we ate in our house. The others were iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and green peppers. (I’m not counting the moldy cheese that my dad ate anyway, slicing away the moldy bits and digging right in. I guess it didn’t hurt him–he lived till almost 99).


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Would you have pegged broccoli as the favorite, too?

When I was growing up, broccoli (usually frozen) was one of the few green foods we ate in our house. The others were iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and green peppers. (I’m not counting the moldy cheese that my dad ate anyway, slicing away the moldy bits and digging right in. I guess it didn’t hurt him–he lived till almost 99).


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Would you have pegged broccoli as the favorite, too?

When I was growing up, broccoli (usually frozen) was one of the few green foods we ate in our house. The others were iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and green peppers. (I’m not counting the moldy cheese that my dad ate anyway, slicing away the moldy bits and digging right in. I guess it didn’t hurt him–he lived till almost 99).