Finding GFCF Baked Goods While You are Traveling
You are on a family vacation, you want to eat some fresh delicious gluten free/casein free, allergy free baked goods, but where do you go? More and more people are becoming gluten free for health reasons, health necessities, or simply because, for them, it makes sense. There are plenty of bakeries and restaurants that serve gluten-free foods. Many are free of other allergens, as well. If you are highly allergic or highly intolerant, ask if they also bake foods with the allergens in their facility.
Some bakeries will ship their items. If you find a bakery you love in your travels, ask if they deliver to your area. Be sure to ask about the shipping costs; sometimes the shipping prices can be very exorbitant and not worth the total expense. Of course, if you live within driving distance to these places, all the better for you to enjoy one of their treats year-round.
Many allergy-friendly bakeries were started by Warrior Moms’ moms who have children who cannot eat many allergy-inducing foods. They put their mommy skills and baking skills forward and opened up bakeries, so children and adults, like their own, can enjoy foods that not only taste amazing, but are free of many allergens!
To locate many Gluten Free bakeries, this web site was put together for the US and Canada.
Here are some links to bakeries with more details (some are on that list above, some are not):
Everybody Eats is located in Brooklyn, NY. They are a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free bakery. They sell a variety of breads, pizza shells, cookies, cakes and cupcakes. Some of their items are also dairy free or vegan. Their products can also be purchased at some restaurants and stores located in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. For locations, check here. They do offer shipping, too.
Tu-Lu’s Bakery is located in NYC, NY. They are open until 9pm or 9:30pm for that late night craving. They are a gluten-free bakery with many dairy free and vegan items. They carry cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies and other baked goods. They also make bread and serve sandwiches. They ship to Manhattan.
No Whey Bakery is 100% vegan with many gluten free, soy free and nut free options. They are located in Lehigh Valley, PA. They sell cakes, cookies, cupcakes and donuts. You can order online, or find their products at these other locations in Pennsylvania: https://www.nowheybakery.com/order-online
The Gluuteny is located in Pittsburgh, PA, They are a dedicated gluten free and dairy free bakery who offers cakes, holiday specialties, wedding cakes, cookies and much more. They also have some soy free and vegan options to choose from. You can order and pick up at the store. They also offer shipping.
Sensitive Sweets is a dedicated bakery that offers 100% gluten free, and 100% nut free items. Their items are also free of dairy, soy, eggs and sesame. Their items are all vegan. They sell breads, cakes, cookies, holiday specialties and other desserts. They also sell mixes. They are located in Fountain Valley, CA, which is about 15 miles from Disneyland.
Rising Hearts Bakery is located in Culver City, CA. (near Los Angeles). They serve gluten free, dairy free and mostly vegan (no dairy or eggs) and Kosher baked goods. They have breads, muffins, cakes, cookies and more. They also have items that are free of nuts, and soy. The online store ships only within California, but they can accommodate out of state, for higher shipping costs.
Katie’s is located in Old Town Pasadena, CA. This bakery is a dedicated gluten free bakery with organic and non-GMO products! They have mostly all vegan products, but some have eggs, yet are dairy free.
Sweet Ali’s has products that are no gluten (and the shirts the employee’s wear will tell you this). They have two locations in the Chicago area and are a certified gluten free bakery. They offer muffins, coffee cakes, breads, cookies, bars, cupcakes, cakes, holiday specialties and pies. They also sell quiche, other savory foods and mixes. Many of their items are available all over the Chicago area in over 100 stores and restaurants. Ali’s has a line of dairy free, as well as vegan goodies, too.
Better Sweet Bites is located in Miami, FL. Some of their products are also sold at a Farmer’s Market in Hollywood, FL. Their products are gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, and dairy free. They specialize in muffins and also sell granola, cakes, brownies, banana bread, cookies and other baked goods.
Epiphany Gluten Free Bakery is located in Naples, FL. They are a full service café, coffee house and bakery. They sell a variety of cakes, breads, cookies, brownies and mixes. They offer many Paleo items, as well as dairy free, nut free, soy free, vegan and naturally sweetened items. Their café’s menu offers hot breakfast sandwiches, waffles, pizzas, chicken pot pies, and cinnamon rolls.
Images Courtesy Sweet Ali’s
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This post originally appeared on our March/April 2018 Magazine