Best Gluten Free Bakeries in NYC

Gluten Free

by Anne Thompson

No Gluten, No Problem! Try These Gluten Free Bakeries. Whether you have celiac or gluten sensitivity, it can be difficult to eat out without cross contamination especially at bakeries.

Luckily increased awareness of celiac has led to a growing number of gluten free options. If you're in the mood for a sweet treat or just regular bread, we've got the list for you.

Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery

338 East 11th Street

Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery

With gluten free baked right into its name, you can be sure that anything you eat here will be completely safe. With a wide assortment of items like cupcakes, muffins, crackers and even paninis there's something for almost every craving.

They offer delivery throughout Manhattan for $30 and can also provide you with a custom cake so long as you give them 48 hours' notice. If you have some vegan friends or family who are also gluten-free they offer a few options like their brownie and pumpkin loaf.

Erin McKenna's Bakery

248 Broome Street

Erin McKenna's Bakery

This is the perfect place to bring someone who has multiple allergies or food intolerances. Besides being gluten free they are also vegan and soy free.

They tout themselves as mostly allergen free. Mostly because while they do not use any treenuts or peanuts in their items, they do use coconuts (considered a treenut) and the flour they use is processed on the same equipment as soy, almond and hazelnut flour.

What's more – they don't use any processed sweeteners opting mainly for either agave nectar or evaporated cane juice. So without all of the normal ingredients used in baked goods, how does it taste? Heavenly.

Jennifer's Way Bakery

263 East 10th Street

Jennifer's Way Bakery

You might be familiar with Jennifer Esposito from her role in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, but when she's not acting she's running her bakery.

Jennifer started the bakery after she was diagnosed with celiac back in 2011. From then on she became an advocate for celiac sufferers and offers only the best baked goods to visitors. Besides donuts, cookies and cakes her bakery also offers bagels and rolls.

If you prefer to make your own baked goods at home, the store even offers their own flours including: all purpose, brown rice, garbanzo bean and quinoa.

By the Way Bakery

2442 Broadway

By the Way Bakery

Step into By the Way Bakery and you'll be transported to a simpler time. The cozy bakery is not only gluten-free, it's dairy-free as well.

Don't let that scare you off though. Everything they offer from their lemon tea cake to pear plum cake is delectable. Their menu changes on a daily basis, which gives you a daily excuse to stop on by and grab a scone and cup of coffee.

NoGlu

1266 Madison Avenue

NoGlu

The original NoGlu started in Paris. Due to its overwhelming popularity the owner decided to open up another shop in New York City and has seen tremendous success.

The bakery offers traditional French pastries like eclairs, tarts and brioche, all gluten free of course. Their proprietary blend relies on rice, millet, potato and chickpea flour and plenty of eggs and butter for those rich and flaky crusts. Sadly, they are missing on French staple – the croissant.

Honorable Mention

Everybody Eats

294 Third Avenue, Brooklyn

everybody eats brooklyn

While there is no eat-in location for Everybody Eats, you can order gluten and nut-free breads, cookies and cakes online and have them delivered right to your doorstep.

Or you can simply call and pick up your order at the kitchen. You can choose from a variety of breads like multi-grain loaf, baguettes and even dairy free challah. Despite their rapid growth, the company prides itself on making their breads from scratch from only the best ingredients.