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Gluten-Free Baked Goods

ImageThink eating gluten-free means giving up delicious sweets? Think again. Our East Store deli has a rich and varied assortment of delicious g-f baked goods (see other pics, below). The only thing that will tip you off that they're g-f is that you won't get sick when you eat them!

And please feel free to call me at (812)336-5400 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. M-F to set up an individual gluten-free tour. It is free and informative, and lots of personal care will be offered. Also, please be aware that we have new gluten-free items arriving regularly, so stop in often to see what is new.


Amber Towne
Cheese Buyer


Grocery News from the East Store - June

ImageNew Refrigerated & Frozen items include:
Kombucha  botanical drinks – The GTS Kombucha line has become one of our best selling refrigerated beverages!  And, we’ve just recently added the Botanical drinks to the mix.  If you haven’t tried it yet, this is the time( it’s on sale through the month of June.)Tumarro’s Tortillas – Organic Honey Wheat, Multigrain, and Premium White
Liberte Mediterranean Yogurt – brought to you by popular demand from our customers!
So Delicious Coconut Milk 64 oz
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze 64 oz
Quarts of Chocolate Organic Valley milk!
Blue Boy seasonal (local vendor):  Fresh Mint Chip
(More below)


East Store Closing for Memorial Service

ImageBloomingfoods East will be closed this Friday, July 31 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm so that staff may attend the memorial service for our friend and long-time colleague, Radu Lupu.  Our Near West Side and Kirkwood locations will both remain open, we apologize for any inconvenience. 

For the past 10 years Radu has been a constant figure at our East location, with his smile, sense of humor and his unstoppable work ethic - he will be missed. If anyone has a 'Radu story' to share, or would simply like to express your condolences, there is a memorial book inside the main entrance at Bloomingfoods East - this book will be sent with his wife Vio, back to Romania, for Radu's family. 


New Products at the East Store!

Victorian House Scones (not g/f)


Here is a comprehensive list of all new items introduced to the East Store during the 2nd week of June, 2009. Notice in particular those with the "g/f" designation, indicating "gluten-fee."

Steve Stroup 





Obituary for Radu Lupu, our friend and colleague

We will miss you at Bloomingfoods, Radu. A longtime member of the Bloomingfoods East grocery team, Radu died of natural causes. We are all saddened by this sudden loss. Here's a photo of Radu with his colleague, Angelina.

Radu Lupu, age 50
January 24, 1959-July 25, 2009

Radu Lupu passed away Saturday, July 25, in Bloomington.

He was born to Todora and Ioan Lupu in Oravita, Romania, and grew up with his sister in Arad, Romania.
Radu served as a lieutenant in the Romanian army in 1979 and retired to attend University. He graduated cum laude from the Agronomic Institute in Timisoara in 1983 with a degree in Zootechnics and Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he enjoyed working as an Animal Husbandry Engineer.
In 1996, he had the great chance to move to the United States with his first wife and son and became a citizen on February 21, 2002.