by Rebecca Harrelson


Allison Royal left the salon world after 10 years of doing hair, to pursue a passion for baking she always had. This Greensboro native she has created, in less than three years, Wallflour Bakery, which supplies gluten free and vegan creations to many of Greensboro’s staple shops.

“On any given day I’m reading a cookbook, it’s just what I love. I’m constantly trying to learn about new ingredients and what they do.”

Royal works out of her home, having her kitchen certified by the Department of Agriculture. She is surrounded by her work and passion 24/7. She learned early that when you work from home, you have to start carving out time for yourself. Otherwise she would be baking at all hours of the night, more so than she already does.

Many people do not have to think about specific dietary needs, but for those who do they often feel left out of delicious desert options. Naming the bakery Wallflour comes from that feeling of being left out.

Royal supplies deserts to those who do have to consider dietary needs.

Some think of gluten free and vegan as dry and flavorless. Royal is here to change that conception. Royal’s creations are delicious, as proof her clientele is split fifty, fifty.

Half eat her baked goods because of their personal dietary needs and others eat her deserts because they are just delicious.

As a self-proclaimed “mad scientist” she has taught herself how to not use butter, milk or eggs in any of her products. Royal describes using alternative flours and nutritional ancient grains in her craft. It’s something she thoroughly enjoys. “I have such a community here, I really want to help them grow and cater to them before anyone else.”

You can find her creations in any of the following locations: Vidapour Tea, Tate Street Coffee House, Common Grounds Coffee Shop-Emma Keys Flat Top Grill, Deep Roots Market, Urban Grinders Coffee Shop, Scuppernogs Books, The Corner Farmer’s Market. !