Several years ago, gluten-free baked goods were extremely limited because of the seemingly omnipresent allergy-causing protein. Fortunately, as celiac disease and other food allergies gained substantial attention in the media, the public began demanding more gluten-free options. The strong demand was met with a robust supply as chefs and well-known brands started offering a diverse assortment of food sans gluten.

Likewise, bakers also rose to the occasion by inventing creative ways to craft breads and sweet treats that appealed to both gluten-intolerant people and gluten lovers. With that said, here are the best gluten-free bakeries in each state:

The Best Gluten-Free Bakeries in the U.S.

Mason Dixon Bakery
Huntsville, AL
Sola Café
Bozeman, MT
Red Beet
Wasilla, AK
Simply - A Gluten Free Bakery
Lincoln, NE
Gluten Free Creations
Scottsdale, AZ
Beau Monde Bakery
Las Vegas, NV
Dempsey Bakery
Little Rock, AR
New Hampshire
Buckwheat’s Gluten Free
Nashua, NH
Pushkin’s Bakery
Sacramento, CA
New Jersey
Gluten Free Gloriously
Stirling, NJ
Outside the Breadbox
Colorado Springs, CO
New Mexico
Gluten Free Gourment Foods
Albuquerque, NM
Ridgefield, CT
New York
Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC
New York, NY
The Birch Tree Cafe
Ocean View, DE
North Carolina
Gluten-Free with Sarah B
Durham, NC
Island Gluten Free Bakery
Sarasota, FL
North Dakota
Mehl’s Gluten-Free Bakery & Flour Company
Fargo, ND
Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery
Sandy Springs, GA
Cherbourg Bakery
Bexley, OH
Maui Sugar Shop Bakery
Lahaina, HI
Green Goodies
Oklahoma City, OK
Jake’s Gluten Free Market & Bakery
Boise, ID
Kyra’s Bake Shop
Lake Oswego, OR
Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery
Hinsdale, IL
The Happy Mixer
Chalfont, PA
Suzy's Teahouse & Bakery
Franklin, IN
Rhode Island
A&J Bakery
Cranston, RI
Sweet Treat Without Wheat
Des Moines, IA
South Carolina
Screamin’ Good Bakery
Travelers Rest, SC
Mama Resch’s
Overland Park, KS
South Dakota
Heart of the City Bakery
Parker, SD
Annie May's Sweet Cafe
Louisville, KY
Vegan Vee Gluten-Free Bakery
Nashville, TN
Truly Free Bakery & Deli
Baton Rouge, LA
Wild Wood Bakehouse
Austin, TX
Bam Bam Bakery
Portland, ME
Sweet Cake Bake Shop
Salt Lake City, UT
One Dish Cuisine
Ellicott City, MD
West Meadow Farm Bakery
Essex Junction, VT
Violette Gluten Free Bakery
Cambridge, MA
The Happy Tart
Alexandria, VA
Rumi’s Passion
Plymouth, MI
5b’s Bakery
Concrete, WA
BitterSweet Bakery
Eagan, MN
West Virginia
Terra Cafe
Morgantown, WV
Campbell’s Bakery
Jackson, MS
Molly’s Gluten-Free Bakery
Pewaukee, WI
New Day Gluten Free
Ellisville, MO
Lotus Cafe
Jackson, WY
District of Columbia
Rise Bakery
Washington, D.C.

The Best from the Bakeries

We reached out to each of these bakeries to learn which of their tasty treats they'd most recommend, and the results are in! Check out which gluten free goodies to order below:

New Jersey: Gluten Free Gloriously

“…We are well known for our specialty breads, creative cupcakes, artistic cakes and the care we give each customer […] We bake everything by hand and try to find things the typical person with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance may be missing from Apple Pie, to our version of favorite Girl Scout cookies, to Lemon Bars our customers cheer over.”

Florida: Island Gluten Free Bakery

"We use organic oils/sugars and were the first gf bakery to put ancient grains into gluten free baked goods. The items that are most sought after are our breads, muffins, and cinnamon rolls. About 90% of our items are dairy free with vegan items available in our freezer or by pre-order"

Arkansas: Dempsey Bakery

“…Probably our most popular products include our breads, which also happen to be egg and dairy free as well. We also have a cake called "Hot Milk Cake" which is a favorite cake and we make it everyday. Our bakery never uses preservatives and bake from scratch every day. We also serve lunch everyday from 11-2[…] We are also 100% soy and nut free and carry many other allergy friendly products.”

Pennsylvania: The Happy Mixer

“...While we pride ourselves on having the absolute best gluten free product line from top to bottom, here is a few of our most popular items”

  • Kiffles - Raspberry, Strawberry & Apricot assorted cookies. They were named "Best Gluten Free Dessert I Ever Had" by
  • Vanilla Cream Filled Donuts
  • Peanut Butter Delights - - Our version of the Philadelphia Classic Kandykake
  • Sandwich Rolls - - Chewy with a nice outer crust
  • Our Birthday Cake and Cupcakes - - We do many Weddings as well. Our cake is also available in Vegan options. (Soy/Dairy/Egg Free)

New York: Erin McKenna’s Bakery

“Our most popular and some of the tastiest items we recommend are the mocha cookie crunch donuts, samoa donuts, chocolate chip cookie sandwiches and brownie cupcake with mint!”

Iowa: Sweet Treat Without Wheat

“…6 months of the year we sell at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers market (the #2 market in the nation) every Saturday morning from 7am-noon, May-October. Our most popular items are our donuts & Crepes. Our cheesecake, cookies, cinnamon rolls & cake are also hot items.”

Illinois: Sweet Ali’s Bakery

"Here are some of our signature products:

  • Salted Caramel Cupcake - Our caramel cupcake, topped with salted caramel buttercream and a drizzle of our cooked caramel. Just the right amount of sweetness; just the right amount of salty.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie - No one misses the chocolate chip cookies their mom used to make. Our cookie tastes just like you expect it to (and without the gluten!)
  • Banana Bread - Our moist and tasty banana bread is available with or without chocolate chips. Bonus - they are both dairy free as well!
  • Pizza Dough/Mix - No one has to miss out on pizza night with our pizza dough/mix."

Delaware: The Birch Tree Cafe

“The most important thing we do is gluten free bread, muffins and cupcakes all from our dedicated gluten free kitchen (Delaware's first).”

Alabama: Mason Dixon Bakery

“Two of our most popular treats are our "Fat Elvis" cupcake : a brownie cupcake stuffed with a GF cookie, peanut butter and a whipped peanut butter frosting and our "Flourless chocolate torte".”

Maryland: One Dish Cuisine

This bakery features cinnamon pretzels, cakes, cookies, and whoopie pies.

Wisconsin: Molly’s Gluten Free Bakery

“We have the best breads ever! We have also recently started doing baked donuts and danish rolls on select Saturdays.”

Washington DC: Rise Cafe

“Our line of croissants is certainly our most unique and popular items among customers. We offer plain, chocolate and ham and cheese varieties. Our bread is also wildly popular and can be found in restaurants and cafes across the DC area -- it's so light and soft it is the only gluten-free bread I've ever come across that you can't tell is gluten-free.”

Tennessee: Vegan Vee Bakery

“Our customers’ favorite items would be the Organic Blueberry Lemon Muffins (soy-free/nut-free) the 'Samoa' Muffins (nut-free), the chocolate chip pecan pillow cookies ( soy-free), and the Chocolate covered vanilla Donuts (nut-free). Everything we make is Vegan and Gluten-Free.”

Missouri: New Day Gluten Free

“…Our Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy can stand up against any in the country, gluten free or not. We really strive to make sure our food is so good anyone would be happy to join you in a gluten free restaurant. The Gooey Butter cookies are amazing. The cinnamon rolls are a crowd favorite. And, you wouldn't be disappointed, or hungry, after eating our Lasagna. Not to mention our sandwiches made on fresh baked gluten free bread. We like a lot of options!”

Virginia: The Happy Tart

"I would say The Happy Tart is known for its French Pastries: Opera Cake, Tiramisu, Frasier, Eclairs etc. as well as for our custom cakes, cookies, breads, and tarts."

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This article was written by Justina Tran.