Poetic baking license

Gluten- and dairy-free baked goods must be poetry to Olga and Danny Turner, because the couple opened Pushkin’s Bakery, named after the 19th-century Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin, in mid-February at 1820 29th Street. The menu, which changes daily, also features a smattering of vegan offerings, such as the carrot-walnut cupcake, with a refreshingly light icing that's more like whipped cream, and the pleasantly dense zucchini bread. Each Wednesday in April, National Poetry Month, Pushkin will give customers who bring in a “physical copy of any type of poetry” a free cookie. Use this one: “Roses are red, violets are blue, Pushkin's, please make vegan cookies, too!”