If you are someone with specific dietary restrictions, it can be difficult to find food that caters to your specific needs. Sure, if you call ahead, scour the menu, and make some altercations, you can often find at least one or two items that you can eat on a standard restaurant menu — but not always, and besides, having to order so specific can feel ostracizing and even frustrating.
That’s where the following nine bakeries step in. Gluten-free and plant-based eaters will find a bounty of options at all of these locations, and people with other dietary restrictions will likely find a handful of items they can enjoy as well. It’s nice to not have to worry for once, isn’t it?
Check out our recommendations for vegan and gluten-free bakeries throughout America below, and let us know what your favorite allergy-friendly spot is in your state!
1. By the Way Bakery
By the Way Bakery is an old-fashioned bakery where everything is made by hand, from scratch, and in small batches. All of their baked goods are gluten-free and dairy-free. They’re also certified kosher. They offer many different items, including blueberry muffins bursting with blueberries, lemon layer cakes made with fresh lemon zest and filled with homemade lemon curd, chocolate chip cookies made with the finest Belgian chocolate, and more.
2. Jennifer’s Way Bakery
Jennifer’s Way Bakery: The Celiac Standard strives to be the Celiac Standard, and uses only the purest, healthiest, organic, non-GMO ingredients they can find. All of their goods are made in a 400 square foot gluten-free facility in small batches to ensure quality, nutritional value, and taste! Many of their products are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, vegan, soy-free, preservative-free, and refined sugar-free.
We would be remiss if we didn’t also give a shout out to the Brooklyn-based Clementine Bakery, which is a cozy spot for vegan and organic cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, and sandwiches, with gluten-free options.
3. Sensitive Sweets
Sensitive Sweets specializes in freshly baked cakes, breads, and desserts for those who have food sensitivities or dietary restrictions. Their products are gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan. Their freshly baked bread, cookies, cupcakes, and custom cakes are super allergy-friendly, in that they are not only free of gluten, dairy, and eggs, but they are also free of soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame, and baked in a dedicated gluten-free, nut-free facility. Oh, and they also make wedding cakes!
4. The Good Cookies &
Beyond – A Gluten-Free Bakery
The Good Cookies specializes in gourmet baked goods that are gluten-free, and they have many vegan options available as well. They strongly believe in keeping the environment as healthy as their consumers, and therefore, all of their packaging is recyclable and biodegradable. All of their products are gluten-free and created with only organic or non-GMO ingredients. You can visit their store Monday through Saturday, or find their delicious baked goods around Los Angeles at Specialty Food Shops or at Farmers Markets.
5. Reverie Bakeshop
Dairy-free, egg-free, and delicious? You bet! Reverie Bakeshop in Richardson, Texas, is proud to offer a treat for just about anyone with a special request in their bakery. Gluten-free and raw vegan treats are available too! From kolaches and empanadas to gluten-free scones and cheesecakes, Reverie Bakeshop has all your needs covered.
6. Sweet Natalie’s Gluten-Free Bakery
Sweet Natalie’s Gluten-Free Bakery in Geneva, Illinois is a dedicated gluten-free bakery that also specializes in Paleo, sugar-free, low carb, vegan, dairy-free, yeast-free, grain-free, and peanut-free and tree nut-free dessert options. Truly, they are suitable for almost anyone with a dietary restriction. Sweet Natalie’s was voted one of the best bakeries in Kane County.
7. Vegan Vee Gluten-Free Bakery
Vegan Vee is a simple bakery selling vegan and gluten-free treats, including cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts, and rolls. They only use “real”, predominately organic ingredients, like fresh fruit that is local and organic whenever possible, certified gluten-free flour, organic maple syrup, real vanilla bean, and organic coconut oil. They are also a peanut-free facility and carry soy-free and nut-free items daily.
8. Flying Apron
Flying Apron is a bakery that serves up gluten-free and vegan sweets like cupcakes, cakes, muffins, scones, cookies, brownies, doughnuts, bars, and pastries. Additionally, they offer some savories such as bread, pizza, and lasagna. “We want people to enjoy their new gluten-free, dairy, egg, soy, or corn-free lives, without feeling like they’re living ‘without’,” the company wrote on its website.
9. Dulce Vegan Bakery and Cafe
Dulce Vegan Bakery and Cafe specializes in 100 percent vegan and allergy-friendly sweets that are free of processed sugars and hydrogenated oils. No matter what your dietary needs, Dulce wants to be able to provide a sweet that demonstrates that there s no need to compromise taste just because you are following a plant-based or gluten-free diet! All of their food and sweets, including cakes, scones, and more are made fresh daily using organic and local/regional ingredients.
Want to Learn More?
If you’re interested in eating more gluten-free baked vegan goods but aren’t in one of the above states, or are just interested in trying your own hand at making comforting vegan recipes, then check out these 7 Tips for Gluten-Free Baking and our Ultimate Gluten-Free Vegan Baking Guide for tips!
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day.
Make sure to check out some of our other American city guides, listed below:
- Here Are the 10 Best Cities to Get Vegan Doughnuts in the U.S.!
- Your Guide to Vegan Delis and Sandwiches Across the United States
- Vegan Cheese is Taking Over! Artisan Vegan Cheese Shops That are Popping Up by You!
- Awesome Vegan Food Trucks Worth Traveling For!
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