I would have loved a spot like Twist when I was younger and busy raising my three active children.
A place with variety, a clean and welcoming atmosphere, friendly servers, and natural ingredients.
My Twist story really first started in my early teen years. I was stirring a pot of fresh picked strawberries we were cooking down for jam, and I broke out in a rash. Gone was the joy of strawberries, and as I aged, many more items became taboo for me as well: carrots, celery, apples,pitted fruit, to name a few. As an adult, in my never-ending quest to feel better and to try and understand why my body felt that food was an enemy, based on my doctor’s recommendation, I removed gluten from my diet.
As my children were young, and we were out and about all weekend long running between sporting events, for convenience and sanity, we found ourselves attempting to eat many meals outside of the home. With my food allergies and limitations, it was difficult for us to find a place that could accommodate my needs, so we found ourselves doing a lot of planning ahead, packing as much as possible, and eating a lot of late meals. When we opened Twist in 2011, there were many food companies and a few restaurants who were adjusting their menus for gluten-free diners, but there was still a demand for quality baked goods and today still an even greater demand for improved convenience and safety.