Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery has closed on 11th Street after 9 years


[Image via Facebook]

Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery ended nine years in business yesterday here on 11th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Owner Tully Phillips opened the shop in 2010. She relocated to Dallas several years later when her husband took a new job in that city. That move played a part in the decision to close here. Phillips explained more in this Instagram post:

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Tu-Lu's will be closing on 1/15 after nine amazing years of business. Our lease term is up for renewal next month. Due to a variety of factors, including the rising cost of doing business in NYC and the fact that I live halfway across the country in Texas, I have had to make this difficult decision. I want to thank each and every one of you for being our customer for almost a decade! Without you my dreams never would have come true. 💗 Tully

Tomorrow at noon, everything in the shop — shelving, refrigerators, mixers — hits the auction block.

Food & Wine once declared that she made the "best-ever gluten-free brownies." Her regulars are hoping for a cookbook in her future.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sorry to see another small business go.

aliasfox said...

Wasn't this bakery located a little further west a few years ago (say, pre 2013)? I'm thinking of a gluten free bakery that was west of 2nd ave, on 10th st - I think where Third Rail Coffee is now. Or was that someone else?

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I wish I had known. I would have stopped by for one last mini cupcake. I am not even gluten-free, but I loved those cupcakes and would always buy them for special occasions.

Anonymous said...

@aliasfox - there was a gluten free bakery on 10th st between 1st and A - I thik it was Jennifer's Way - something like that. I'm under the impression they stopped selling publicly but are still around doing online business. Just not out of that storefront. I don't know of one west of 10th st 2nd ave.

EV Grieve said...

Stogo, a vegan ice cream shop, was previously in the Third Rail space...