Forno Cultura – A Bakery Experience in King West

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I’m always pumped when a new food spot opens in my neighbourhood, but when it’s a bakery I usually prepare myself for disappointment, since they often don’t carry anything for the gluten-free set. So imagine my excitement when I ventured into the newly-opened Forno Cultura with some friends, and asked if they had any GF goodies, and the answer was YES! 

On this debut visit I tried a Cacao Nocciola cookie (pretty good, but not something I’d rush out to have again) and something called the Torta Caprese – bingo! The split personality loaf pairs a base layer of fresh lemony-cake with a dark chocolate top. Not too sweet, and made with almond flour, so it’s suitable for anyone with gluten sensitivities.

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I’m not sure the same can be said for the ricotta treats, the biscotti, or the incredibly tempting pizza al taglio on display, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

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Forno Cultura is tucked under sausage-factory WVRST, on King Street West. The bakery serves a huge assortment of baked treats (both savoury and sweet) and espresso bevvies, six days a week (closed Mondays). The skilled bakers are on full display behind a large glassed wall, so you can watch your biscotti come straight out of the oven, and onto your plate.

Buon appetito!

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