Allergy-Friendly Bakeries In The Metro DC Area

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Read below for our continually updated list of allergy-friendly bakeries in the DC metro area.

With all the end-of-school, summer birthday, last sports game, graduation parties to be had, there’s no time to bake your own free-from desserts. Let’s support these fabulous businesses who are trying to make life a little easier for families living with food allergies.

When you’re looking to buy baked goods for someone with food allergies, it’s feels almost impossible to find a safe option. Here’s a list of some Nut-free, Gluten-free, and/or Vegan (read: Dairy and Egg-free) bakeries in the DC metro area to satisfy your sweet tooth. (I’m salivating as I research these great places and now dying to go to each and every one!)

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http://www.colesmoveablefeast.com
Led by a former attorney turned home baker, Cole’s Moveable Feast serves the Northern Virginia area. They offer custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, seasonal breads, pastries, and pies baked to order without dairy, egg, nuts, gluten and/or any other allergens you specify. Using custom gluten-free flour lends and egg substitutes, their biggest sellers are cakes and cupcakes made without gluten, nuts, dairy or egg, but they can accommodate nearly any allergen (including soy and corn). NOTE: they even have a weekly snack delivery option!
Free from: Nuts, gluten, dairy, egg; can customize to exclude other allergens.
Phone/online orders only.

Baked by Yael
https://bakedbyyael.com/
A tree nut-free and peanut-free bakery in D.C. Among their many products, they offer gluten-free chocolate cakepops as well as dairy-free gingersnaps and egg-free raspberry bars. A great stop after a day at the National Zoo.
Free from: Tree nuts, Peanuts. Some goods: Dairy, Egg, Gluten.

Dog Tag Bakery
dogtagbakery.com
A nut-free bakery and cafe with a mission to support veterans. They serve everything from egg and cheese sandwiches to muffins, croissants, quick breads and desserts.
Located in Georgetown.
Free from: Nuts

Happy Tart BakeryÉclair
happytartbakery.com
We are a 100% gluten free French patisserie! We do bread, cupcakes, tarts and other wondrous goodies!
Located in Del Ray, Alexandria.
Free from: Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Nuts

Out of the Bubble Bakery
www.obubblebakery.com
Based in VA
We specialize in cakes, cupcakes, and cookies for those with food restrictions.
Phone/online orders only.
Free from: Dairy, Nuts, Eggs, Soy, Dye, Gluten and made without GMOs. Vegan and organic.

Sweet Serenity Bakery
www.sweetserenitybakery.com
Based in VA
Every ingredient is meticulously checked and manufacturers are contacted for anything questionable. We also do not use any artificial flavorings, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, or high fructose corn syrup.
Phone/online orders only.
Free from: Eggs, Peanuts, and Tree Nuts

Cookies/Scooby.jpgThe Lemonade Bakery
A dedicated Egg-free, Peanut-free, and Tree Nut-free bakery.
Delivery of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, scones, and breads to the metro-DC area.
Phone/online orders only. Delivery optional.

Contact Free For All Cupcakes, serving Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and MarylandFree for All Cupcakes
Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, and Nut-free bakery and can also make Gluten-free, Vegan, or Custom Allergy-free cupcakes.
See Allergy Shmallergy’s Happy Birthday post from December 2010.
Phone/online orders only.

Hello Cupcake in Dupont and Capital Hill, although not a nut-free facility, offers Gluten-Free and Vegan options.
1361 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Just south of Dupont Circle, across from the Metro
705 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
3 blocks south of Eastern Market Metro

Fancy Cakes by Leslie, in Bethesda, offers some Gluten-free selections including cupcakes, cookies, and marzipan.
4939 Elm Street
Bethesda, MD 20814

Sweetz Bakery, located in a kiosk at the Dulles Town Center mall (near the food court), is a custom bakery that makes Gluten and Dairy-free cakes as well as Vegan flavors.
Dulles Town Center Mall
21100 Dulles Town Center Circle
Sterling, VA 20165

Sticky Fingers
An award-winning Vegan Bakery, also available at many retail locations including select Whole Foods in the mid-Atlantic and DC-metro area. Everything they make is Dairy and Egg-free, and they also offer a few Nut-free and Gluten-free desserts (but are not a nut and wheat-free facility).
1370 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC 20010

Sweet and Natural
An all-Vegan restaurant, also offers a selection of Vegan desserts – some of which are also available in local health food stores.
4009 34th St
Mt Rainier, MD 20712

Cake Love
Offers Vegan and Gluten-Free products.
Locations throughout the metro DC area including:
DC; Arlington, Tysons Corner, & Fairfax, VA;
Silver Spring, National Harbor, MD

Dama Bakery
Serves Ethiopian and French pastries in Vegan and Gluten-free varieties.
1505 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA

Whole Foods sells “Safe For School” Nut-free cookies in their bakery section.

The Westbard Giant in Bethesda sells Nut-free cupcakes. According to one shopper, you can usually find them in the freezer located in the bakery (not the regular freezer section), but they are sometimes displayed in the bakery section. They carry a label stating that they were made in a nut free facility. Convenient!

For even more Vegan bakeries located in and around DC, check out the list at VegDC.com and Urbanspoon.com.

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