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We Love Nut Free Bakeries and Restaurants

We Love Nut Free Bakeries and Restaurants!

Allergy aware bakeries and dining establishments give families living with food allergies peace of mind that is just priceless.

Disclaimer: Obviously, I haven’t been to many of the following places and cannot vouch for their allergen safety procedures, ingredients, taste, or value. Keep in mind that an allergen friendly business can change owners, ingredients, or recipes at any time. And because I do not know the nature of the allergies you are avoiding, please visit their website, call and ask questions to verify safety before serving or consuming. I’ve created this list as a general resource for Nut Free Wok readers to use to begin their own research. I have not been compensated by any of the following establishments. I have noted any personal connections below, all opinions are my own.

Regardless of whether you need an allergy safe treat to send for a school party, desserts for a special occasion, meeting a friend for coffee or lunch, or just passing through while on vacation, we need to know about these kinds of businesses in our communities. I love that there are business owners who are committed to allergy safety procedures to provide an invaluable service to people who live with life threatening food allergies and their friends and family.

I think for most people “nut free” means that there is no intentional addition of nuts in the ingredients. But for a person with life threatening allergies, “nut free” has to mean free of nuts as well as traces from potential cross contact from a wandering spatula, shared equipment, ingredients with allergen advisories, etc.. It’s important to learn how to evaluate any bakery or dining establishment and then to vet them to establish safety.

We love Nut Free Bakeries

How do we know if a bakery or restaurant is allergy safe for us?

Most bakeries are not safe as the risk of cross contact with allergens are too high. However there are some allergy friendly bakeries available and when available, I look at their website.

  • First I look at their menu options and see if any of their products contain obvious allergens that I need to avoid.
  • Do they use any red flag items such as candy toppings which are known to be labeled with allergen advisories, such as “may contain peanuts.”
  • Then I look at their home page, about page, FAQ, and/or nutrition page to look for a statement that describes what allergens they are free from and to see if they can describe their reasons for having a nut free or other allergen free bakery.

I have come across some bakeries that are peanut free but not tree nut free, some are tree nut free but not peanut free, some are gluten and nut free, some are gluten free but use almond flour as a gluten free flour substitution. There are all kinds of permutations of how they might be allergen free so we have to be alert to the possibilities and don’t assume anything! If the establishment still looks promising then I will ask questions.

Digging deeper with a conversation:

When talking with a bakery or dining establishment, it goes without saying to always be polite and to respect their time. Call or visit during non-peak times to speak with a manager. We need to pay it forward and make it easy for the next person to have their questions answered. Since we are a nut free family and avoid traces of all peanuts and tree nuts, here are some questions I might have when looking at a website or talking with a bakery owner. You can substitute or add other allergens you are avoiding, and depending on the answers and your personal comfort level you either keep asking or thank them for their time and say goodbye. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, your questions are a reflection of consumer needs and can shape the restaurant and food industries.

  • Do any of your pastries/dishes contain peanuts or tree nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, etc..)?
  • Do you use ingredients that are derivatives of peanuts or tree nuts such as peanut butter, almond extract, chocolate hazelnut spreads, etc.?
  • Do you use ingredients with allergen advisories or call your suppliers or distributors to check for allergen advisories for any chance of cross-contact from being made on shared equipment or shared facilities?
  • What procedures do you have in place to limit cross contact of allergens? This is an example of an open ended question and some great responses that I have heard include we bake the most allergy sensitive items first thing in the morning, we bought all new equipment without seams (so that allergens aren’t lodged in the cracks), we have visited the manufacturer (of a company that makes gluten free flour and nut flours) and are assured that their gluten free flours are free from cross contact with the nut flours.

Triple check by cross referencing other sources

  • City or county health inspection reports are important. If a dining establishment can’t keep up with the basics of health and safety, they won’t be able to meet the needs of a food allergic customer. Check Yelp reviews and see what others have to say, hit “control + F” and search results for “allergy” and see if any allergic diners had comments.
  • Have you heard of Allergy Eats and YoDish? Both are fantastic resources. When I travel, I use Allergy Eats to quickly zero in on allergy friendly restaurants.  YoDish is a phone app that users can share their dining out experiences with others who have dietary restrictions.

Why care?

Nut Free Wok reader Lucy shared an adorable photo of her son intently looking at allergy friendly pastries, “…he’s in front of the glass case looking in. He looks at me and says “Mama, I can have anything??- in disbelief- Are you sure??”   🙂 Their story was truly really sweet and resonated with many readers, a few confessed to being teary-eyed (me too!). Nut free bakeries make kids (and food allergy moms and dads) happy and they touch our lives. These bakeries and restaurants are a part of our birthdays, weddings, baby showers, graduations, and every other celebration.

They deserve our support so I updated my Pinterest board, “We <3 Nut Free Bakeries & Restaurants” and pinned the nut free establishments’ home pages or allergen info pages as best as I could. I also asked Nut Free Wok’s readers on Facebook and Twitter for their suggestions, please go visit the thread and this thread from May, 2015 to read each others comments and discussion (THANK YOU!!). But there were so many great places all mixed in together, I decided to create a page here organized by country and/or state.

Update regarding whether coconut is considered a tree nut or not:

I refer to information listed on ACAAI’s website and for the purposes of this list, bakeries that use coconut aren’t excluded.

Coconut is not a botanical nut; it is classified as a fruit, even though the Food and Drug Administration recognizes coconut as a tree nut. While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut. If you are allergic to tree nuts, talk to your allergist before adding coconut to your diet.

Latest update: August 16, 2017 I update this post about once a year. If you have any suggestions, please add them to the comments below so that others can see your suggestions in between updates. Thanks!

UNITED STATES

Arkansas

Little Rock – Dempsey’s Bakery Gluten, Wheat, Soy & Nut Free

California

Burlingame – Rachel’s Cake Nut Free (uses coconut)

This is where I buy cakes for our family’s special occasions. Their cakes are four layers tall (!) and I love their cake pops (much easier to manage!). They are nut free and use chocolate by Guittard’s (read allergen statement here). Must order cakes and dairy free orders with advance notice.

Capitola – Melinda’s Gluten Free gluten and peanut free (no mention of using tree nuts) with dairy free and vegan options.

Eureka – Natural Decadence gluten, eggs, dairy, & nut free (some products contain soy), available at Whole Foods

Fountain Valley & San Clemente – Sensitive Sweets gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and nut free

Los Angeles – Break Away Gluten/Wheat, Dairy/ Casein, Peanuts, Soy*,Treenuts*, and Gums. (disclaimer explains potential cross contact for soy and tree nut)

Oakland – Monster Pho peanut and tree nut free Vietnamese restaurant, read my review about our dining experience.

San Diego – Starry Lane Bakery new location in San Diego (they moved from Santee). Free from top allergens: gluten, peanut, tree nut, egg, dairy, soy.

San Luis Obispo – Sweet Alexis Bakery Dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut free

San Mateo – Sibby’s Cupcakery Nut Free (uses coconut). This is where I buy nut free cupcakes for my family, gluten free versions are also available. I needed dairy free cupcakes in a hurry and purchased carrot cakes and chocolate cakes without frosting, Sibby saved the day!

Colorado 

Boulder – Inglorious Monk Bakery free of Gluten, Dairy, Nuts, Eggs, Soy, GMOs, Artificial Flavors & Colors, Bean Flour, Lentil Flour, and more

Nancy, the owner, is my friend and she sent me some whoopie pie as a gift. Call me Goldilocks, the whoopie bites were just the right size for me! However, my son enjoyed cutting slices from a giant 12 person sized whoopie pie over a few days. Thanks, Nancy!! <3

Connecticut

Glastonbury – Dee’s One Smart Cookie gluten, dairy, tree nut, peanut, and soy free, and non-GMO

Windsor – Moneta Moments LLC Peanut free and allergen friendly

Florida

Miami – Kelly Family Bakery Free of nuts, peanuts, dairy, and eggs

Georgia

Atlanta – Cake in the Box Bakery is Atlanta’s 1st Nut Free Bakery, 100% nut free with some gluten free and vegan (dairy and egg free) options.

Roswell – Gluten Free Cutie – dedicated peanut free, gluten free, egg free, dye free facility. Uses coconut, has some dairy free options.

Hawaii

Lahaina, Maui – We were able to safely dine out in Maui but not necessarily at nut free restaurants. See my reviews from our trip to Maui.

Illinois

Mount Prospect – Nutphrees Peanut and tree nut free

Plainfield – Callie’s Cuties nut free, with some dairy and egg free options

Kansas

Overland Park – Mama Resch’s Free of gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, peanut, tree nut, corn, preservatives, artificial color.

Kentucky

Louisville – Annie May’s Sweet Cafe peanut and gluten free, tree nut free except for use of coconut.

Maryland

AnnapolisCaroline’s Cakes nut and gluten free

Elliot City – One Dish Cuisine Gluten (Wheat, Rye, Barley), Oats, Soy, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Sesame, Peanuts and Tree Nuts (except Coconut in very limited products).

Potomac Breadsmith of Potomac (this location only) peanut and tree nut free (scroll all the way to the bottom of the website)

Massachusetts 

Beverly Farms – Half Baked Cafe of Beverly Farms nut free bakery and restaurant

Boston – Ming Tsai’s Blue Dragon, 100% nut free kitchen (the bar has nut flavored syrups and uses a separate dishwasher).

Boston – Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger is allergy aware but not nut free, the restaurant has some nut containing dishes on the menu. However they have a Food Allergy Reference Book, which is a system they have in place to handle multiple allergens. We had dinner there summer 2016 and had a safe and delicious meal. I would describe it as an Asian fusion style restaurant.

Danvers – Cakes for Occasions nut free

Haverhill – Cakes by Erin nut free, uses coconut per FAQ

Hingham – Sadie Mae’s Cupcake Cafe nut free, with gluten free and vegan options

Newton – Blacker’s Bakeshop Nut free, dairy-free, and kosher

Michigan 

Detroit area – The Bake Station  (locations at Southfield and Farmington Hills) Peanut, tree nut, dairy free and kosher. Egg-free and gluten-free options are available.

Royal Oak – Motown Freedom Bakery free of the top 8 most-common allergens: wheat, dairy, egg, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. MFB treats are also free of corn, sesame, xanthan and guar gums.

Minnesota

Minnetonka – YoYo Donuts & Coffee Bar peanut and tree nut free, they do use coconut

Nevada

Las Vegas – Dreamy Desserts peanut and tree nut free

Las Vegas – South Point Hotel is not nut free but my friend, award winning Chef Keith Norman, has developed an food allergen management program at South Point that is innovative with delicious results.

New Jersey

Montclair – The Little Daisy Bake Shop peanut and tree nut free but can’t guarantee safety, please call to discuss any concerns.

Denville – Mo’Pweeze Bakery Top 8 allergen and sesame free. Also available my mail order and farmers market in surrounding areas in northern NJ.

New Mexico

Albuquerque – Fano Bread Company nut free, see Ivy’s comment below.

New York

Bellmore & New York City (Madison Square Garden) Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe Gluten and Nut Free (accepts online orders)

Hicksville – Allie’s Gluten Free Goodies Dedicated tree nut free/peanut free facility (no sesame or coconut either!)

Lynbrook – The Sweet Peace (website under construction, link goes to their Facebook page) Peanut, tree nut, and seed free facility with options to accommodate other allergens.

New York City – A La Mode Shoppe – Peanut and tree nut free ice cream, with gluten free and dairy free options

New York City – Donut Pub – “Nut Aware” they don’t use nuts in their ingredients and check their supplies as best as possible. Located near Chelsea Market with shipping options. Serves donuts and other sweets, bagels, sandwiches, etc..

New York City – Eleni’s peanut and tree nut free, in a dedicated facility, with allergen testing procedures in place. Located near Chelsea Market

Oceanside – The Pretzel Stop – nut free

Troy – Yumi Sweets available for local pick up or online orders, peanut, tree nut and gluten free

WantagZuckerbaker’s Bake Shop peanut, tree nut, sesame, dairy and lactose free

West Hemptead – Bagel Town, they don’t have a webpage but their Facebook profile picture is a nut-free sign!

North Carolina

Raleigh – Daylight Donuts appears to be a chain but this specific francise on Credmore Rd. is peanut and tree nut free. The company’s main page has a peanut covered donut on it but the Raleigh store is peanut and tree nut free.

Raleigh – Videri Chocolate Factory – nut free, read my review about their products!

Ohio

ColumbusCherbourgh Bakery – free of gluten, nuts, and dyes

ColumbusNut Free Sweets, peanut and tree nut free, accepts online orders too

Columbus – Soodles Bake Shop – almost top 8 free (coconut present)

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia – Sweet Freedom Peanut, dairy, egg, soy, and corn free. They do use coconut oil but no other tree nuts. Some readers expressed concerns about allergen advisories on some ingredients, I’ve linked to their allergy FAQ page.

Southhampton – Sweet Megan Bakery top 8 allergen free

Rhode Island 

Cranston – A&J Bakery Nuts and gluten free

Pawtucket – Awesome Sweets Nut free with dairy free options (really nice reviews on Yelp too)

Vermont

Burlington – KoffeeKup Bakery nut free but allergen info not available online. A reader recommended the bakery and shared an email, “Yes, our facility is completely nut free. There are no nuts or nut products allowed in our facility at all. This ban extends to food in the break room vending machines and even to employee snacks and lunches brought from home.“)

Grand Isle – Vermont Nut Free Chocolates – I love their nut free chocolates and have ordered them by mail but recently found out from VNFC that they have a retail location at 10 Island Circle!

Virginia

Delivery to DC area  – The Lemonade Bakery Peanut, tree nut, and egg free

Chesapeake – The Food Allergy Bakery, dedicated wheat & nut free facility with top 8 free options. Mentions almond flavoring but not derived from tree nuts.

King George area – Cool Cats Cupcakes peanut, tree nut, egg, dairy free, with gluten free options. It’s not clear on the website whether products are made in a professional or home kitchen. See Kari’s comment below.

Springfield – The Joy of Cupcakes nut free. Website is still under construction but I see cute cake pops on their Facebook page.

Washington 

Seattle – Little Rae’s Bakery peanut and tree nut free

Washington, DC

Georgetown – Dog Tag Bakery – nut free, serves pastries and lunch items, and also provides education and support for military vets.

Washington, DC – Baked By Yael – nut free, offers cake pops and bagels and more. Has gluten free and vegan options (dairy and egg free) available.

Online

Corsos CookiesNut Free

Red Plate Foods – Nut free, vegan, soy free, gluten free, GMO free

Kelly Family Bakery – online & in grocery stores, peanut, tree nut, egg, and dairy free

Sweet Debbies Organic Cupcakes – free of top 8 allergen, gluten, sesame and refined sugar

Fancy Pants Bakery – online & in grocery stores, nut free, GMO free

Rebecca’s Nut Free – nut free, available in stores and venues in Massachusetts and by mail

CANADA

Barrie, ON – Cakes by Design The cookie page only indicates peanut free but no mention of tree nuts or other allergens. See Lucie’s comment below.

Calgary – Bliss Cupcakes Nut free

Calgary – Cake Bake Shop Peanut and tree nut free, with gluten free options.

London – Touche Bakery Peanut, tree nut (including coconut), and sesame free facility. Also available online via Amazon (affiliate link)and in Canadian retail stores.

Montreal – Cho’cola Bakeshop  peanut and tree nut free

Niagra Falls – Joe & Laurie’s Restaurant nut free restaurant

Ottawa – The Best Cake Shop nut free

Ottawa – Strawberry Blonde Bakery Nut free (with the exception of coconut), dairy free, egg free, and gluten free, with some soy-free options. I love that they try to use organic ingredients whenever possible.

Scarborough, ON – Good For You Desserts nut free

Toronto – Cake Pop Store nut free

Toronto – It’s the Icing on the Cake nut free according to their website

Toronto – Short and Sweet Cupcakes nut free (with gluten free and vegan options)

Winnipeg – Sweet Impressions, 100% nut free with some egg and dairy free options.

Chain Restaurants

Chipotle nut free, “We do not use eggs, mustard, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, shellfish, or fish as ingredients in our food.”

Mod Pizza – nut free, including pesto sauce.

What is your experience with the places listed? Do you have a nut-free and allergy aware bakery or restaurant in your community, tell us about it in the comments below.

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  1. Penny Redlin

    Thx so much for the mention as well as the list in general. This will be very handy when traveling!! It’s always tough to say no dessert, esp on vacation.

    1. Sharon Wong

      You’re welcome, Penny! Wouldn’t it be a dream come true for people to try all of the bakeries and restaurant while on vacation?

      1. Erica

        We own Pretty Tasty Cupcake Boutique in Cape May, New Jersey – we are 100% peanut/tree nut free..nothing we use was ever even processed in a plant that processes any type of nuts. Mom to Mom promise, as my son has a SEVERE allergy to both. Can’t even be in the same room! So that’s how we started! Stop in and say hi if you’re in town! 💗

        1. Sharon Wong

          Awesome bakery origin story, I totally get the same level of passion. My son would react to being in a room where people ate nuts in it the day before, it’s such a stressful life. Thank you. We were in NYC last week and it’s a lot of ground to cover, I wish we had time to stop by!

  2. Lucy

    What a great list! Nice to have when traveling. Will definitely call and check these places out! Thanks so much for compiling it!

    1. Sharon Wong

      You’re welcome, Lucy! I am always looking for safe places to dine when we travel. There are many restaurants which are nut free, but I feel a lot more comfortable dining at a place that is dedicated to being nut free and allergen friendly.

  3. Sarah

    What a great post! Can I give a shout out for our Sacramento favorite allergy aware bakery, Pushkins? Dedicated gluten and dairy free 🙂 http://www.pushkinsbakery.com

    1. Sharon Wong

      Hi Sarah, thanks for the suggestion. I’ll leave it up in case anyone who just needs a wheat and dairy free bakery, but I just want to point out to readers looking for a nut free bakery, Pushkins is *not nut free* and I won’t add be adding it to the list. Have a great day!

  4. Jennifer Haynie

    CAKES BY ERIN in Haverhill, MA
    HALF BAKED CAFE in Beverly Farms, MA
    Both are peanut and tree nut free, and they do gluten free options for those with a gluten intolerance and Cakes by Erin often does vegan cupcakes that are delicious! I was diagnosed in 1984 with a life threatening peanut allergy and being able to eat amazing cupcakes, cookies and birthday cakes from an actual bakery is awesome but not for my waist lol.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Hi Jennifer, wow, what great resources to have in your community! Thanks for the recommendations, Erin’s cakes are quite impressive and creative. 🙂

  5. Jennifer Haynie

    Jeni Cakes Nut Free is a home bakery that makes the most delicious and moist cakes! Highly recommended!!!

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, Jennifer, for the suggestion. It’s always a good idea to be super careful when working with a home bakery and ask a lot of questions. I hope that Jeni’s Cakes will have the opportunity to expand!

  6. Rose Sklar

    Sweet Love Bakery in Davie, Florida

    1. Sharon Wong

      Hi Rose, thanks for your suggestion. I just want to add that Sweet Love Bakery (www.sweetlovepastries.com) is not a nut free bakery, but they have a dedicated nut-free oven, equipment, and area in which to prepare nut free goodies. Their treats look really very cute!

  7. Susan Kelly

    The Sweet Peace, Lynbrook, NY. Chef Allison Shapiro.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Awesome, Susan! Thanks for your recommendation and I saw your post to them on FB. Isn’t it special when these wonderful nut-free allergen friendly bakeries become part of the special moments of our family? Congratulations. <3

  8. Janelle Milliken

    We bake peanut, tree nut, milk and dairy free. Cakes and Cupcakes are ordered to deliver locally only, but anything else can be shipping by purchasing on our website! We also do local events and fundraisers (gift certificates/ Cookie Baskets for auctions).

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thanks Janelle, good luck with your bake at home business, kudos! 🙂

  9. Caroline

    Nice list! Thanks for taking the time to do this research on nut free bakeries and places to eat. As you know, this all makes a HUGE difference.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, Caroline! It sure does make a difference. I hope to add to the list, I hope people will share more peanut and tree nut free bakeries in the comments!!!

  10. Eleni's NY

    Great resource! Thanks for including us!

    1. Sharon Wong

      You’re welcome! Thank you for your bakery. I love your allergen statement, it’s so clear and helpful.

  11. Jennifer B

    There is Fancypants Bakery in Walpole, MA. Nut-free and yummy! See fancypantsbakery.com

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thanks, Jennifer! I added them to the online ordering section.

  12. Andrea

    The Cake Shop in Ottawa makes amazing treats, and custom cakes and it’s 100% peanut and tree nut free! We’ve never been disappointed!

    http://www.thebestcakeshop.com/page/page/1885720.htm

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, Andrea, for your suggestion. Wow, sounds like they’ve been in business for a long time.

  13. Dana

    Great list, thanks for putting this together.

    Sadie Mae’s cupcake cafe in Hingham, MA is also very good. http://sadiemaescupcakecafe.com/

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, Dana for your suggestion. So lucky to have a nut free bakery in your area. 🙂

  14. Melissa

    No Nut Nation in Waldwick Nj has been amazing- dedicated tree nut and peanut free bakery with amazing treats, I love their blondies and crumb cakes

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, Melissa. I tried looking them up and can’t find a lot of information about them. Are they still in business? Maybe I will give them a call this week to follow up, thanks.

  15. Andrea

    Here in Hampton Roads VA, we have Food Allergy Bakery, http://foodallergybakery.com, which is part of Carolina Cupcakery, https://carolinacupcakery.com. The main allergy baker is in Chesapeake, but they have coolers with safe items at some of the Carolina Cupcakery locations throughout Hampton roads.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you for your explanation! I knew that they were somehow related and it’s good to hear from a customer. 🙂

  16. Amanda

    Hi! We have a bakery here in Clarksville, TN called Nerdy Birdy Cookie Company. They are gluten/grain/soy/peanut-free bakery. They do use tree nuts. They will sometimes also make dairy free items. There facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/nerdybirdycookies/timeline

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thanks Amanda for your suggestion, I won’t add them to the list since they use tree nuts such as macadamia and almonds. It’s great that they do not use peanuts but I wonder if they use tree nuts and other ingredients that are free from peanut cross contact?

  17. Amanda

    Also, in Louisville, Kentucky there is Annie May’s Sweet Cafe. We have eaten there several times. Here is the website http://www.anniemayssweetcafe.com/ nut free (excluding coconut), gluten free, soy free

    1. Sharon Wong

      Wonderful, it’s not just only a bakery but one can enjoy lunch and pizza! Thank you!

  18. Amanda

    and last one. I haven’t tried this one yet but Gluten Free Cutie in Atlanta, GA claims “Our Bakery and Kitchen is 100% Gluten Free Bakery, Dye Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free & Tree Nut Free.” This is their website: http://glutenfreecutie.com/

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, Amanda! The bakery/restaurant sounds wonderful!

  19. B Embury

    Sweet Impressions is a peanut and nutfree bakery with gluten free and vegan options. Great company with wonderful employees. Located in Winnipeg, Manutoba, Canada.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you! Love it 🙂

  20. Christina

    Not a bakery, but Videri Chocolate Factory in Raleigh, NC is a nut free facility and great for a visit. My daughter could not believe she could pick from a case of truffles. They have self-guided tours and a coffee shop inside.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thanks for the great share, Christina!

  21. Suzanne

    Baked by Yael is a nut free bakery in Washington DC in the Cleveland park area across from the national zoo.
    Also Breadsmith of Potomac,MD in the cabin John shopping center is nut free as well!

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, Suzanne, for your suggestions. They’re great finds and Baked By Yael reminds me of a dear food allergy advocate friend. <3

  22. jenn

    Awsome sweets in Pawtucket, RI is an amazing nut free bakery. I believe you can also ask for dairy and egg free as well.

    Awsomesweetsri.net

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, Jenn. I liked reading the reviews about them on Yelp too. Sounds like the owners are very nice as well as nut free!

  23. Amanda

    Awesome list. I also highly recommend Twist bakery in Millis, ma. They made our gluten free, dairy free, peanut and tree nut free wedding cake to accommodate all of our guests and it tasted amazing!

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you for your suggestion! Congratulations on your wedding, you are so kind to find a bakery to accommodate your guests.

    2. Lori

      YES! A huge shout out to Twist! We love love love it there!

  24. Alicia

    Also on Long Island, NY is Allies, a gluten, tree nut and peanut free kosher bakery. Their cheesecake brownies are delicious!!

    1. Sharon Wong

      Great suggestion, thank you! I’m so glad you mentioned your favorite item to order. When there are so many choices at a dedicated nut free bakery, it’s nice to know what are some good options. 😉

  25. Allan Swartz

    You may wish to add our bakery to your sources.
    Touche Bakery Inc. is a wholesale bakery , totally peanut, tree-nut and sesame free, kosher ,dairy.
    Products can be found on Amazon in the USA and Canada.
    In Canada many retailers carry the products.including our cakes.
    Frozen cookie dough, muffin and brownie batter are available in 3 pound tubs.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you Allan, congratulations on having such a wide distribution! That’s just wonderful!

  26. Liz

    “Icing on the Cake” on Queen St East is also peanut and tree nut free in the East and of Toronto

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you, Liz!

  27. Molly

    Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown, DC is nut free. Their mission is to help veterans & their families transition into civilian life. Great place for many reasons! We just had brunch there & are taking desserts to go.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Sounds like an awesome place, a bakery with a social mission. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  28. Lucie

    Cakes By design is a nut free bakery located in Barrie, Ontario. The website mentions “nut free” but they are also peanut free. They also accommodate for gluten, egg and milk-free desserts. We have ordered many cakes from them in the last 10 years and always had great quality and service.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thanks, I just peeked at their website. I wouldn’t have guessed that they are so allergy friendly but I am reassured by your recommendation.

  29. Laura

    Thank you, Sharon! I have been meaning to visit Starry Lane Bakery in Santee, CA, they are gluten, soy, diary, egg and nut free! http://www.starrylanebakery.com

    1. Sharon Wong

      Excellent recommendation, thank you! It’s taken me such a long time to update this post, they’ve moved to San Diego!!! Yay for them.

  30. Stephanie

    Atlanta’s 1st 100% nut free bakery
    The owner has 2 children with nut allergies

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you!

  31. Corinna

    Cake Bake Shop in Calgary is peanut and nut free, and very yummy!

  32. Amy

    Sharon – thanks for the great list!! Have another one in Virginia to add to your list. “Out of the Bubble” is a bakery that delivers to Northern Virginia area and she also sells at Farmers Markets. The owner is allergic to nuts herself to is very dedicated to a nut free bakery but then she also has several options that are dairy and gluten free so a little something for everyone! For those in Washington DC Dog Tag Bakery on the list has been wonderful for my daughter as well!

  33. Tania Scheer

    Thanks so much for this list. Just went to Monster Pho and loved it. I have a place to add. M:BGR in Montreal. Amazing burger place, all nutfree including the desserts. Great knowledgeable service. Our kids were incredibly happy. On a sad note Cho’cola is closing in two weeks.

  34. Lori

    This list is so wonderful! Thanks so much for organizing it. We were at Blacker’s Bakeshop in Newton MA today. Brought home some amazing bread, muffins, a simply to die for cinnamon horn and two gingerbread people (holidays in July?). My son was almost overwhelmed with all of the safe and yummy choices.

    We also love TWIST Bakery and Café in Millis Mass–they have great breakfast and lunch items in addition to bakery treats.

    We also really like BellaCakes in Clinton Ma. They are nut free but also have homemade made on site nut free hard scoop ice cream–(hard to find)! They also have a vegan ice cream as well.

    Thanks again Sharon!

    1. Sharon Wong

      Fabulous feedback, thank you!! I can’t be everywhere all at once (sponsors, anyone???) so it’s great to have local folks share their favorite nut free bakeries. Sounds like your son is a lucky boy to have so many nut free bakeries to visit, whooo-hoo!!!

  35. Melissa Almeida

    Thank you for including me on your list. Just a minor correction… the actual bakery name is just Awsome Sweets located in RI.
    We are completely nut free but we also offer Dairy Free options.

    Thanks again for the referral
    Melissa
    Owner

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thanks, Melissa, I updated my post! Huge thanks from the allergy community for your bakery.

  36. Lori Dorer

    Daylight Donuts in Raleigh, NC, on Creedmoor Rd is peanut and tree nut free.

    1. Sharon Wong

      That’s so awesome! I looked up the company’s main home page and saw a photo of a peanut covered donut but later found the Raleigh store’s website. What a great find, thanks!

  37. Claire

    Strawberry Blonde Bakery in Ottawa, Ontario.

    nut & tree-free (uses coconut, though) 100% vegan & gluten-free as well!

    http://www.strawberryblondebakery.com

    Thanks!

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you for the suggestion!

  38. Karen

    You forgot Mama Resch;s Gluten Free Bakery in Overland Park, ks https://mamareschs.com/

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thanks for the suggestion. I will check it out!

  39. Sarah Albert

    Wonderful job Sharon!
    Here’s another one for your list. Keep up the awesome work!!!
    https://mamareschs.com/

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you! You’re a lucky lady to have that in your backyard!!

  40. Christyne LaPlaca

    Hi! Wanted to add my bakery, Rebecca’s Nut-Free, to Massachusetts. We are online and wholesale and do Cookie Dough fundraisers as well. If you need bulk Nut-free cookies for an even let we are your go to! At coffee shops, convenience store, and entertainment venues.

    1. Sharon Wong

      That’s so great, people only need to know so they can order for their events.

  41. SARAH Heimkreiter

    http://chubbybunnybakery.com/wordpress/?page_id=10
    This is a bakery in the Cincinnati/Oxford Ohio area. Her website doesn’t say nut free but I called her before buying and she is nut free and her products that we buy in our local jungle Jim stores are free of the top 8 allergens. She also has products placed in the Miami university food courts for people with allergies. My kids are allergic to the top 8 allergens and these are sooo good!!

    1. Sharon Wong

      That sounds like an incredible find, thank you!

  42. Heather

    Little daisy bake shop in Montclair NJ. Peanut & tree nut free.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you! I have a friend who lives in Montclair, I’ll ask him to check it out. 🙂

  43. Ivy

    Hi I run the state of New Mexico’s food allergy support group nmfaso.com and own a nut free bakery. Our bakery is 26 years old and we have two sons with multiple life threatening allergies. Our Bakery is called Fano Bread Co. we are based in Albuquerque and sell in Santa Fe and Taos as well.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Cool, thanks Ivy!

      1. Sharon Wong

        Have you considered adding some allergen information on your website for your customers?

  44. Stacie

    Thank you for this list! I can tell you that YoYo Donuts in Minnetonka, MN is absolutely delicious! We go every time we get to the Minneapolis area, and it’s worth going out of the way!

    1. Sharon Wong

      That’s awesome to know, thank you! Yay for nut free donuts!!

  45. Kari

    Cool Cat Cupcakes in King George, VA. They are nut free, egg free, dairy free, vegan, and delicious! The cupcakes can be ordered, but they’re also sold at The Old Towne Butcher in Fredericksburg, VA.

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thanks for your suggestion!

  46. Marissa

    Also Sweet Megan Baking Company in Southampton, PA! They are peanut- tree nut- soy- egg- gluten- and dairy-free, and also kosher! They have such a huge selection of stuff that you just have to visit their website at sweetmeganbakery.com. I need something without those first three allergens I mentioned, and I actually got my last birthday cake there! Delicious!

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you for sharing, Marissa!

  47. Randi

    The Joy of Cupcakes in Springfield, VA is nut free. We got a very cute custom made cake from their for my daughter’s birthday! Tastes great, too!

    1. Sharon Wong

      Great, thanks for the suggestion!

  48. Rebecca Walters

    Have you heard of sweets from the earth from Toronto, ON? A great bakery who has many products that are allergen friendly, I believe they have 2 factories one of them which is peanut, tree nut, sesame, dairy and egg free and another factory which is gluten/wheat free (dairy and egg as well) I’ve tried a few products but looking forward to trying MANY more! If only I lived closer to TO…

    1. Sharon Wong

      Wow, that sounds great. I love recommendations from other families dealing with food allergies. This is great, thanks!

  49. Amanda

    Corbin’ s Confections in Salem, VA peanut, tree nut, gluten free. Amazing Bakery! The Best!

    1. Sharon Wong

      Thank you! I will add this next time I update! 🙂

  50. Jeni

    Hi Sharon,
    I have a residential bakery in Wilmington, MA. I am peanut and tree nut free, including shared facilities. My daughter has these allergies, so I run a tight ship. 🙂 Custom orders only, since I have a residential license and no store front.
    Jeni Cameron
    http://www.jenicakesnutfree.com
    http://www.facebook.com/jenicakesnutfreebakery

    1. Sharon Wong

      Sounds great, Jeni! Kudos that you have a residential license, and didn’t you mention on Twitter that you also have another certification? I hope that you will eventually open a bakery storefront so people can find you, fulfill all of their nut-free cravings for sweets. 😉

  51. Jeni

    Also, thank you so much for this list. Great to have when we are traveling!! I’m seeing some great options near places we often travel. <3

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