Gluten-Free Bakeries in New York

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The Gluten Free Mom Blog started after our first gluten free trip to New York City. It was our first trip after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and the first time we were going to be staying in hotels and relying on someone else to safely feed us gluten free.

This trip was several years ago. I was really nervous about having to dine out GF and I spent hours doing research to see where we could eat safely. In fact, I worked so hard on our itinerary for that trip that I decided it would be a waste to not share my research. That is how the Gluten Free Mom blog was born.

On that trip, when we visited BabyCakes, we thought we found heaven. BabyCakes was the first really good gluten free bakery that we visited. Since then, we have returned to NYC frequently to go to shows, shop and to eat great GF food. And the number of places to eat Gluten Free in New York has exploded.

New York City has Six Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries:

Baby Cakes NYCBabyCakes NYC
248 Broome Street
(212) 677-5047

For dessert go to BabyCakes NYC for the best gluten free cupcakes you have ever eaten.  BabyCakes offers all natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from gluten, casein and eggs.  Eat some at the bakery and take some back to the hotel for later.  The bakery also offers mail-order delivery.

Babycakes is now a dedicated GF bakery.  In the past, they used spelt in some of their cupcakes.  Babycakes NYC stopped using spelt Spring of 2013 and according to the General Manager “(a)fter phasing out our spelt products, we deep cleaned our oven and kitchen area to make sure that there is no risk of cross contamination. We no longer use any of our utensils, bowls, cleaning utensils, measuring cups, and pans that were labeled spelt and have thoroughly bleached and deep cleaned the sink that was used for Spelt products.”

Crumbs Gluten Free Greenwich
37 E. 8th St., between University and Broadway

Crumbs Gluten Free Greenwich

Crumbs Gluten Free features the same cupcakes, cookies, brownies and pastries that the brand is known for in gluten-free versions. This new assortment is baked at a completely gluten and peanut-free bakery and delivered fresh daily to the store. In addition to the cupcakes and pastries for which Crumbs Bake shop is famous, Crumbs Gluten Free will also offer gluten-free breads, quiches, pies, tarts and more.

Jennifers Way Bakery

Jennifer’s Way Bakery
263 E. 10th St. (between 1st Ave and Ave A)
(646) 682 – 9501

Jennifer Esposito’s Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery offering baked treats that are free of Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Peanuts and Refined Sugar. Committed to using quality, labeled non-GMO products.

Gluten Free Menu includes bread, bagels, cookies, muffins, and cupcakes.

Pips Place GF CakeryPip’s Place GF Cakery
1729-31 First Avenue (Between 89th and 90th Street)
(212) 360 – 6400

127 E 39th Street  (39th and Lexington)
(646) 823 – 9393

With two locations, Pip’s Place GF Cakery is dedicated to providing a safe treat for those with Celiac Disease or other gluten intolerances.  Baked fresh daily with the finest ingredients, low fat when possible and no preservatives.  Menu offers GF cakes, muffins, cookies, squares, scones and more.  Eat your treat while sipping on a cappuccino or warm tea.

Tu-Lus Gluten Free Bakery

Tu-Lu’s Gluten Free Bakery
338 East 11th
(212) 777-2227

We have traveled to gluten free bakeries around the world and Tu-Lu’s is one of our favorites, featuring gluten free cupcakes, cookies and even a GF Panini sandwich.

By the Way BakeryBy the Way Bakery
Opening After Thanksgiving 2013.
90th & Broadway
(914) 478 – 0555

Slated to open after Thanksgiving 2013, By the Way Bakery, which got its start in Westchester in 2011, is opening a store at Broadway between West 90th and 91st Streets. This will be the first Manhattan location for the bakery founded by Helen Godin.

The bakery, whose goods are also dairy free, will be carryout focused.  The menu will feature cookies, layer cakes, cupcakes, teacakes, coffee cakes and muffins.  Stumptown coffee will also be served.

No reason to go without in the Big Apple. Need more than just baked goods? New York offers many great Gluten Free restaurants. Check out our Favorite Places to Eat Gluten Free in NYC.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nutritionist or a psychologist. All of the opinions expressed in this blog are merely my own based on our gluten free lifestyle. The information provided is for educational purposes only. In no way should it be considered as medical advice. At times I do recommend products and restaurants. Always independently verify that a product or a restaurant is gluten free before trying. Ingredients are always changing and we cannot guarantee the absence of cross-contamination or misinformation from suppliers.

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Jamie Eppenauer

About Jamie Eppenauer

Founder of, Jamie is a Mom with three kids living Gluten Free in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  “My family went GF after my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  I soon realized that gluten was the cause of health issues I had suffered from for years.”  My blog is simply about Life, Gluten Free.  It includes everything from some of our favorite GF products and recipes, to talking about life as a GF teenager, to discovering the silver linings in the GF lifestyle.  I keep blogging because of the support of the GF community.  My readers understand what it is like to be sick, or have someone you love that is sick.  They are people just like me who stand in front of the refrigerator with the door open wondering “what should I cook for dinner tonight?”  It is my desire to make Life, Gluten Free easier and more enjoyable for my readers.  Follow me on Google+ and Facebook.

3 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Bakeries in New York

  1. Suzanne on

    This is awesome! My brother just flew to NYC today. I will have to email him a link to your site. Thanks for the research! :)

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  2. Thank you for this wonderful article. Last Christmas I was staying in NYCity for 5-6 weeks unexpectedly (ill health). I had no idea where I could go to buy premade food that was safe for me to eat. At home I have all my baking ingredients and must make things to eat. Next time I visit family in NYCity I will know a few bakeries that actually make food safe for me to eat. You will never know how helpful this info will be to so many people with multiple food allergies.

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  3. As a resident of the Upper (upper upper) West Side, I’m so excited for By the Way to open doors! Not that I’ll ever be lacking for sweets between Thanksgiving and the new year…

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