What many people don’t know is that Reno, Nevada is a little paleo hub. It’s the home of charismatic Robb Wolf, a major figurehead for the paleo movement, and he has many loyal followers in the area. So it didn’t surprise me when Mindful Cupcakes popped up – a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free bakeshop. After all, even paleo dieters like dessert, right?
Mindful Cupcakes Gives Reno Paleo Desserts to Think About
The owner, Christina Ciaccio, says she has a “severe gluten allergy,” and spent several years perfectly her baked good recipes for the shop. Everything she makes is dairy-free and paleo-friendly. In fact, her packaged products are paleo certified.
The menu includes a simple array of everyday cupcakes, like Vanilla, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Carrot Cake, Lemon, and Chocolate Chip. The frosting comes in just two flavors: Chocolate and Vanilla. But you can get the Vanilla in a traditional white or pink color. It is also sold separately in jars.
In addition to cupcakes, they bake several varieties of breakfast loaves. The flavors are similar to the cupcakes: carrot cake, cinnamon, double chocolate chip, and lemon were available when we looked. And they fulfill customer orders for cakes and muffins.
But keep in mind that specialty baked goods aren’t cheap. Christina uses ingredients like natural honey, cage free eggs, organic palm fruit shortening, organic coconut sugar, and organic coconut flour, so her prices are steeper than your average cupcake shop. If you look at it as an occasional treat, then the financial setback might feel more like a well-deserved sweet reward.
Where to Find Mindful Cupcakes
Their shop is located in a suburban area of Reno, but you don’t have to walk in the door to get Mindful Cupcakes. They deliver to stores in the local area (Reno, Tahoe, and Sacramento), and ship nationwide to customers via their website. You can access the store locations and online ordering via the website below. They also have a mobile cupcake trailer for special events.
Location: 6300 Mae Anne Ave suite 4, Reno, NV 89523
Phone: (775) 360-6555