Monday, October 12, 2015

Dedicated Gluten-Free Bakeries for Gluten Free Guests

Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries with Maps from

When you have guests for your dinner party that need a gluten-free diet, there are a lot of considerations.

What the heck is gluten and how can you avoid it?
What can you feed them that will satisfy their dietary needs?
How can you make sure that they won't get ill?

Adding all of these considerations into the stress of a dinner party or holiday meal can mean quite a few changes.

The research needed to know that a particular ingredient contains Wheat, Rye and Barley can take a lot of time and effort.

Even depending on gluten-free labeling on the packaging isn't quite enough to eliminate cross contamination.  Some manufacturers use the same production lines for wheat based and gluten free lines of products.
Many gluten-free people still get sick from that tiny exposure.

It is proven that 20 parts per million will elicit damage in a celiac patient, that is why the maximum level of gluten allowed in labeled gluten-free foods must fall below that 20ppm standard.
So if you see the words, made on shared equipment on the package for your gluten-free guest, pass it by.
For most gluten free guests, serving a lovely grilled/roasted meat or fish, accompanied by sautéed vegetables would be plenty.
But for holidays, those times of abundance and indulgence, having a gluten-free roll or piece of pie makes it truly special.

I look for certified Gluten-Free Labeling, or labeling from the Celiac Sprue Association or NSF Certification.
As for bakeries, I'd like to make a one suggestion to ease your mind and one that will make your life simpler.

Buy the breads, cakes and pies you would like to serve from a dedicated gluten-free bakery.
Those businesses have already taken care of any possibility of cross contamination.
Dedicated means that there is no wheat, rye or barley in the facility.
It means that the supply chain of flours to the bakery has been checked for possible gluten contamination.
It means that there isn't a concern about the flour cloud that happens as the giant mixer blends the flours together for your baked good. 

And your guest will not get sick.

As long as you maintain the lack of contact with wheat, rye or barley, then your guests will enjoy the party as much or more than your other guests.
Gather a pretty pie server and knife. Label them as the Gluten-Free set and don't cut anything else with them that night.

This list is the result of crowd sourcing.  If you know of another dedicated gluten-free bakery, please let me know in the comments.
If it says (M) after the name, that means you can order mail order for something that would be appropriate for bread or roll and/or the ending of a meal.
Unless you live in Portland, OR or Salt Lake City UT where there are multiple bakeries, you might just save some time this way.
Planning ahead makes hosting truly simple.

Dedicated #GlutenFree Bakeries, Is one in your town?

Dedicated Bakeries-USA
Wedding cake from
Birmingham AL 
Consider It Joy Baking.
The Funky Muffin .

Huntsville AL
Mason-Dixon Bakery

Little Rock, AR
Dempsey Bakery .

N. Phoenix AZ
Gluten-Free Creations.

Tuscon AZ
Gourmet Girls Go Gluten-Free.

Culver City CA
Rising Hearts Bakery (M).

Sacremento CA
Pushkin's Bakery.

Santa Barbara CA
Lilac Patisserie.

Mixed Berry Ganache Cake Carlos CA
Zest Bakery.

San Francisco CA
Mariposa Baking  (M).

Glastonbury CT
Dee's One Smart Cookie

Boulder CO
Kim and Jake's Cakes .

Colorado Springs CO
Coquettes Bistro and Bakery.

Longmont CO
Aimes Love.

Roswell, GA
Gluten-Free Cutie.

Hinsdale IL
Sweet Alis.

coconut Birthday Cake from
Westmount IL
La Petit Sweet.

Overland Park, KS
Mama Resch's (M).

Lexington KY
Gluten Free Miracles .

Veazie ME

Rochester Hills, MI
Celiac Specialties.

Eagan, MN
Bittersweet Gluten Free Bakery

chocolate loaf cake from NJ
Wildflour Bakery Cafe .

Fargo, ND
Mehl's Gluten-Free Bakery.

Brooklyn NY
Everybody Eats (M)
Krumville Bake Shop (M)

Chatham NY

Hicksville NY
Allies GF Goodies (Kosher, DF, Tree Nut free)

Huntington NYWild Flour Bake Shop

Locke NY
Seed Born Foods

Nyack NY

Vanilla/Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake from
New York, NY
Baked by Melissa
By The Way Bakery.
Erin McKenna's Bakery (M).
Jennifer's Way Bakery (M).
Tu-Lu's Bakery (M).

Bexley OH
Cherbourg Bakery.

Centerville OH
Sinfully Gluten Free.

Columbus OHBake Me Happy.
Custom Baby Cake's Cafe

Grove City OH
Eban's Bakehouse.

Worthington OH
Holiday Baking Company.

Gresham OR
Liberated Baking.

Lake Oswego OR
Kyra's BakeShop (M).

Portland, ORBack to Eden Bakery.
New Cascadia Traditional .
GroundBreaker Brewing.
Gluten-Free Gem.
Petunia's Pies and Pastries
Tula Gluten Free Bakery  (M).

Chalfont PA
The Happy Mixer.

Pecan Pie Gluten-Free from PA
OMG RU Sure Its Gluten-Free (M).

Philadelphia PA
Sweet Freedom Bakery  (M).
Taffets (M).

Pittsburg, PA 
Gluuteny (M).

Rome PA
Blue Roof Bakery

Cranston RI
A&J Bakery- Nut Free too! (M).

Dallas TX
Unrefined Bakery (M).

Houston TX
Gluten-Free Nation (M).

Hurst TX
Macaroons Heart Muffins Bakery

Mansfield TX
I Can't Believe It's Allergy Free.

Missouri City TX
Xoco Latte (M).

Salt Lake City UT
Sweet Cake BakeShop
Gluten-Free Heaven.
Lucky Spoon.
Good Food Gluten-Free

Richmond VA
3 Fellers Bakery

Sperryville VA
Triple Oak Bakery (M)

Bellingham WA 
Gluten Free Angels

Rustic Blueberry Tart WA 
5-B's Bakery And Soda Fountain! (M)

Seattle WA
Flying Apron.

Appleton WI
Happy Bellies Bakeshop

Pewaukee WI
Molly's Gluten-Free Bakery

Dulce de leche cake from

London ON
Organic Works Bakery (M)

Ottowa ON
The Joy of Gluten-Free
Pete's Gluten Free
Strawberry Blonde Bakery

Victoria BC
Origin Bakery
Sante Gluten Free

A good friend in Canada, Janice Mansfield created this post in Google Maps for Dedicated Bakeries all across Canada

This list is the result of crowd sourcing.  If you know of another dedicated gluten-free bakery, please let me know in the comments.

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