The holidays can be a difficult time for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. There are so many things people don’t think about in terms of potentially containing gluten, like stuffing mix, dry roasted nuts, and even soy sauce!
Whether your holiday contains any of these items or not, chances are there will be sweets present and everyone should be able to indulge in a treat or two. To help filter through the countless bakeries throughout New York City, we’ve decided to make finding gluten free options a bit easier by compiling this list of 10 amazing bakeries that are either 100% gluten free or have gluten free options.
Baked by Melissa
Where: 109 East 42 Street (Various Other Locations)
What: Online and in some stores Baked by Melissa offers gluten free mini cupcakes as well as gluten free double stuffed macarons.
By The Way Bakery
Where: 2442 Broadway (UWS) (Other location on UES, 1236 Lexington Avenue)
What: At this old-fashion bakery all the delicious treats are both gluten free and dairy free! They have everything from almond cookies and turtle bars, to blueberry corn muffins and red velvet cakes.
Where: 299 Greene Avenue (Clinton Hill)
What: This one is a bit more of a hit or miss in terms of what exactly you’ll get, but the bakery offers a daily selection of gluten free items to choose.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery
Where: 248 Broome Street (LES)
What: At this gluten free NYC bakery you’ll find brownies, muffins, crumb cakes, and cupcakes all vegan. Their products are also dairy free, refined sugar free, wheat free, soy free, and egg free which makes it a perfect treat for anyone with allergies.
Where: 398 West Broadway (SoHo)
What: Ladurée makes the cut since macarons are naturally a gluten free sweet, so feel free to indulge in as many of these coconut-based cookies as you’d like!
Where: 1178 Broadway (NoMad)
What: Although the cake pictured may not be gluten free, their flourless chocolate cake sure is! To be sure you’ll have one for the holidays you’ll want to place your order at least two days in advanced, however, walk-in orders are sometimes available…if you’re willing to take that chance.
Where: 89 East 42 Street (Midtown East)
What: Another wonderful gluten-free chocolate cake can be found at the one and only, Magnolia Bakery. With a rich and crumbly interior and some powdered sugar dusted on top it’ll be a hit with everyone at the party, even those who aren’t gluten free.
Where: 1266 Madison Avenue (UES)
What: Noglu is 100% gluten free, which means all of their breads and pastries are safe for the gluten intolerant. Some items are also dairy free and/or vegan.
Where: 31 Greenpoint Avenue (Greenpoint)
What: While not every pastry in this shop is gluten free, there are many options available from pistachio cardamom bread to hot chocolate cookies.
Tu-Lu’s Gluten Free Bakery
Where: 338 East 11 Street (East Village)
What: Not only does Tu-Lu’s offer a bunch of treats from their regular menu, but they also offer an entire gluten free menu specifically for the holidays. Bundt cakes, cupcakes, cookies, oh my! (They even have dinner rolls and stuffing mix on their holiday menu.)