We Love Nut Free Bakeries and Restaurants

We Love Nut Free Bakeries and Restaurants, tips to eat out safely and find the bakeries by location
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We Love Nut Free Bakeries and Restaurants!

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

Disclaimer: Obviously, I haven’t been to many of the following nut free bakeries and cannot vouch for their allergen safety procedures, ingredients, taste, or value. Keep in mind that nut free bakeries 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 nut free bakeries or restaurants. I have noted any personal connections below, all opinions are my own. Some links might be affiliate links.

We need to know about nut free bakeries in our communities 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. I love that there are owners of nut free bakeries who are committed to nut allergy safety procedures to provide an invaluable service to people who live with life threatening nut 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

Are They REALLY Nut Free Bakeries or Restaurants? 

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

  • 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 an allergen or ingredient statement that describe what allergens they are free from.
  • Do they share their reasons for having a nut free or other allergen free bakery? Do they or their loved ones live with life threatening food allergies?

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 bakery still looks promising then I will ask questions.

Double Check Nut Free Bakeries With a Conversation:

When talking with nut free bakeries or restaurants, 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, 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 examples of 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

  • 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 online restaurant review sites 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 or Spokin? Both are great fantastic resources. When I travel, I use Allergy Eats to quickly zero in on allergy friendly restaurants. I’ve also downloaded the Spokin app to search for recommendations and their blog often has great lists.

Why Care About Nut Free Bakeries and Restaurants?

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.

Nut free bakeries 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 can. 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.

Is Coconut 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 but if I know that coconut is used in the bakery, I will note it. If you are avoiding coconut (or any other allergens), please clarify with the nut free bakeries before ordering or eating.

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: March 15, 2019

I update this post about once a year. Over the years I add new nut free bakeries and delete some that have closed. If you like having a nut free bakery in your community, tell your friends about them and send them business. If you have any nut free bakery or restaurant suggestions, please add them to the comments below so that others can see your suggestions in between updates, I prefer to add reader recommended bakeries. Thanks!

UNITED STATES

Arizona

Mesa – Intentional Foods – top 8 allergen free, sesame free restaurant, bakery, and caterer!

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 with dairy free and vegan options. *Update – Even though they will accommodate people with nut allergies, I decided to remove the link because they use pecans in one recipe and are not tree nut free. 

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

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

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

Colorado 

Centennial – The Gluten Escape – gluten free, dairy free, peanut free, soy protein free. They offer egg free, corn free, yeast free, and tree nut free options (check for possible cross-contact).

Centennial – The Makery Cake Company peanut and tree nut free, owner has nut allergies.

Morrison – Allergy Free Baking Company – dedicated gluten free and nut free (except coconut) bakery with options made without dairy, egg, wheat, and/or corn.

Connecticut

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

Norwalk – Izzi B’s Allergen Free Bakery – wholesale bakery, invividual orders available by appointment only; free of gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, eggs, all nuts, and casein. Check website for retail locations in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey.

Ridgefield & Westport locationsThe Cake Box  – nut free (except coconut), merged with Swoon, a gluten free bakery and their website no longer belongs to The Cake Box (don’t search for it, trust me). Swoon’s gluten free products will be made in a separate area on dedicated equipment.

Trumbull – Cookie Workshop – peanut and tree nut free, with dairy free, egg free, and gluten free options (check for cross contact concerns).

Windsor – Moneta Moments LLC Peanut and tree nut free and allergen friendly

Florida

Miami – Bunnie Cakes – peanut free, coconut is the only tree nut they use, vegan, with gluten free options. Lots of allergen information on their website, best to call and talk with them.

Tampa – Stacey’s Gluten Free Goodies – top 8 allergen free with options to avoid additional allergens and sugar. Their About page is very informative. (Thanks Tamara for the recommendation!)

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.

Flowery Branch – Abstruse Pastry Company wheat, gluten, tree nut, peanut, soy & coconut free bakery with vegan options.

Hawaii

Lahaina, Maui – We were able to safely dine out in Maui, the restaurants we picked were nut free or very accommodating. See my reviews from our trip to Maui.

Illinois

BellevilleBeast Craft BBQ – They do not use any peanuts, tree nuts (including coconut), shellfish on their St. Louis style BBQ menu. Check out their “Custom Menu Planner” and be sure to talk with a manager.

Elk Grove Village, retail locations, and online orders – Nutphrees Peanut and tree nut free treats

Oaklawn – Simply Sweet Creations – peanut and tree nut free with gluten free and vegan options.

Indiana

Warsaw – Creighton’s Crazy Egg – peanut and tree nut free (except for coconut) with gluten free option café & banquet venue. The coffee syrups (hazelnut, peanut butter & almond) are nut safe using a synthetic flavor. Coconut is the only coffee flavor they use.

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

Baltimore (greater area) – Poulet Catering – peanut and tree nut facilities. Two restaurants in Lutherville and Hunt Valley, catering services available in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.

Ellicott City – One Dish Cuisine Free of Dairy, Gluten (Wheat, Rye, Barley), Oats, Soy, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Sesame, Peanuts and Tree Nuts (except Coconut in very limited products). Separate dairy free kitchen available.

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 – Jennifer Lee’s Bakery vegan bakery and restaurant and free of gluten, eggs, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts (one itme contains coconut), and sesame. They use Bob’s Red Mill gluten free products (peanut free, but not tree nut free facility), try to avoid sunflower seeds, pea protein, and seeds but not 100% free yet, check before you order.

Brookline Farmers Market – Lavender Bee Baking Company, nut free pop-up available at farmers markets in the Boston area. Uses a shared facility with nuts but the owner has a nut allergy and takes precautions. See entry below about Monumental Market in Jamaica Plain.

Burlington & Mills – Twist Bakery Cafe – free from all gluten, peanuts, tree nuts and soy (except for coconut and soy lecithin), most items are also free from dairy.

Danvers – Cakes for Occasions website has a detailed nut free policy

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

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

Jamaica Plain – Monumental Market – new permanent home of Lavender Bee Baking Company (nut free cupcakes), Tipping Cow Ice Cream (nut free ice cream!), and El Columbiano Coffee. Opens in Spring 2019.

Newton – Blacker’s Bakeshop Nut free, dairy-free, and kosher, with egg-free/vegan options.

Peabody & Salem – Ziggy and Son’s Donuts – peanut and tree nut free according to their Yelp page (see the About the Business section)

Somerville – Tipping Cow Ice Cream – peanut, tree nut (some flavors contain coconut), and sesame free ice cream.  There are some dairy free, vegan, and gluten free options (be careful, cross-contact is still possible).

Wilmington (Greater Boston area) – Jeni Cakes Nut Free – peanut and tree nut free home based bakery (licensed and ServSafe certified)

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.

Metamora – Heavenly Cakeballs Bakery, nut free and gluten free baked goods in addition to cake balls. Additional allergen free options available by special order.

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

Missouri

Kansas City – Safe Bakes – top 8 allergen and gluten free, they provide treats for schools and business, retail orders available online, products are made in a commercial kitchen.

Nevada

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

Beach Haven (Jersey Shores) – The WooHoo – Their kitchen is peanut and tree nut free. Their ice cream station does have peanuts and tree nuts in sealed containers and they have a designated area and procedures for handling nut free and ice cream orders. Be sure to let them know if you have food allergies, they will give you a form to fill out your order.

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

Montclair – The Little Daisy Bake Shop peanut and tree nut free and lists brands of allergy safe ingredients

Northvale – D’Ercole Donuts – peanut and tree nut free, they carry A La Mode ice cream too

ShrewsburyLiv Nut Free peanut, tree nut free cupcakes and cookies, available online also.

Teaneck – Butterflake Bakery nut free kosher bakery

New Mexico

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

New York

Hicksville – Allie’s Gluten Free Goodies Certified gluten free facility. Also free of Dairy, Peanuts, Treenuts, Coconut, Pea Protein & Sesame Seeds.

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

Marcellus – Eat More Sweets – former paramedic (EMS, get it?) owned nut free bakery. No website available but you can see updates regarding specials and store hours on their Facebook page. Located between a spa and pizza restaurant (apparently it’s hard to find).

New York City & retail locations – A La Mode Shoppe – Peanut free, tree nut free (coconut free too!), egg free, sesame free ice cream

New York City (near Harlem) – Baked Cravings nut free, the bakery is run by two dads who understand food allergies.

New York City – Donut Pub – “Nut Aware” they don’t use nuts in their ingredients and check their supplies as best as possible. They now ship their donuts.

Rye Brook – Cerbone’s Bake Shop – always made with kosher supervision; website mentions that they will take requests for sugar free, nut free, gluten free and any other requests.

Oceanside – The Pretzel Stop – nut free, pretzels do not contain milk or egg.

Watervliet – Schuyler Bakery – peanut and tree nut free

WantaghZuckerbaker’s Bake Shop peanut, tree nut, sesame, dairy and lactose free; kosher

West Hemptead – Bagel Town, nut free and sesame free!

North Carolina

Raleigh – Daylight Donuts appears to be a chain but this specific francise on Credmore Rd. is peanut and tree nut free (except coconut – call ahead to order if you have a coconut allergy). 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 – theiry chocolate is nut free and free “from all known tree nuts, and many common legumes, as well as soy, gluten, corn, and egg products.” Read my review about their products! They also have a cafe area with music and events, check to see if the food served in that venue is allergy safe before consuming.

Ohio

Alliance & North Canton locations – Four Kids Coffee – Nut free zone, nearly all menu items are gluten free, vegan options, with a PlaySpace area (parent must be present).

Aurora – Fairy Tale Cakes – peanut and tree nut free, with dairy or gluten free upon request

ColumbusCherbourgh Bakery – free of gluten, nuts, and dyes

ColumbusNut Free Sweets, peanut and tree nut free (coconut free), egg free and dairy free option available, accepts online orders too

Columbus & online orders – Soodles Bake Shop – almost top 8 free (coconut present); dedicated free of gluten, dairy, egg, soy, fish/shellfish, sesame, peanuts, and all tree nuts except coconut. Often we can eliminate other allergens, including corn, sorghum, flaxseed or rice flour when requested and given sufficient notice.

Worthington – Peace Love Donuts – Caveat alert! The Peace Love Donuts chain is NOT nut free but the Worthington location is nut free (see recommendation in the comments). Because owners can change without notice, it’s important to verify that these donuts are nut free everytime and do not assume that other Peace Love Donuts bakeries are nut safe. 

Pennsylvania

Conshohocken (must pre-order) – Pretty Tasty Cupcakes – peanut and tree nut free cupcakes, cookies, and cake pops

Philadelphia – Sweet Freedom Peanut, dairy, egg, soy, wheat/gluten, and corn free. They do use coconut oil but no other tree nuts. They use a gluten free flour made on shared equipment with some tree nuts and takes precautions to prevent cross contact, I’ve linked to their allergy FAQ page.

Southhampton – Sweet Megan Bakery top 8 allergen free

Rhode Island 

Cranston – A&J Bakery Nut free, gluten free, sesame free

Pawtucket – Awesome Sweets Nut free with dairy free options

South Carolina

Spartanburg – Caroline’s Cakes (moved from MD) – glutenfree and nut free

Texas

Austin and surrounding areas in retail locations only – Better Bites Bakery gluten free, nut free (some items contain coconut), top 8 allergen free items available in Austin, Texas area retail locations only.

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; dairy and soy free options available upon request. Gluten free and wheat free not available.

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. Licensed home based kitchen, pick up at local butchers shop. See Kari’s comment below.

Salem – Corbin’s Confections – gluten free, peanut and tree nut free.

Springfield – Out of the Bubble – dairy free and nut free bakery with gluten free and vegan options, home based business that is inspected and has food safety certifications.

Springfield (including DC area) – The Joy of Cupcakes – nut free, homebased business.

Washington 

Seattle (retail locations, expanded to west coast) – Little Rae’s Bakery peanut and tree nut free. My friend Lori brought some Brownie Cookies for my kids, they loved it, thanks!!

Washington, DC

Georgetown – Dog Tag Bakery – nut free bakery. Note that products distributed in national coffee shops are produced in a shared facility with nuts and is not allergy safe at this time.

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 CookiesAllergen statement only says peanut free

Fancy Pants Bakery – online & in grocery stores, nut free, GMO free. I recently shared a review of their cookies.

Eleni’s peanut and tree nut free, in a dedicated facility. NYC delivery available. Retail locations and online sales available.

Gem City Fine Foods – Gluten free and nut free. Available in retail locations and via Amazon (affiliate).

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

Madeline’s Pantry– online bakery, peanut and tree nut free facilities, additional Muffintown products maybe available at retail locations in MA and surrounding states.

Natural Decadence recently rebranded as Raised Gluten Free, gluten, eggs, dairy, & nut free (some products contain soy), available at retail locations and by mail.

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

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

CANADA

Barrie, ON – Cakes by Design 100% peanut and tree nut free facility; can also make some products without the use of eggs, milk or gluten (shared facility)

Calgary, AB – Bliss Cupcakes peanut and tree nut free (except some recipes use coconut); located inside a mall

Calgary, AB – Cake Bake Shop Peanut and tree nut free, with “gluten-wise” options.

Edmonton, AB – Bliss Baked Goods, Nut free, dairy (kosher), and gluten free options

Halifax, NS – East Coast Bakery Peanut, tree nut, dairy free, and kosher parve bagels and various challah bread products. The owner has family members and some employees with food allergies and understands the need to be careful regarding cross contact.

Ottawa, ON – The Best Cake Shop peanut and tree nut free

Ottawa, ON – Strawberry Blonde Bakery Peanut and tree 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.

Toronto, ON – Hype Food Co. – Bakery and fast casual restaurant is free from gluten and top allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, milk, eggs, soy, sesame and seafood.

Toronto, ON, – It’s the Icing on the Cake peanut and tree nut free bakery, they check for allergen advisories according to their website. The owner’s nephew has food allergies. Gluten free treats available upon request but there’s a risk of cross contact with wheat.

Toronto, ON, Thornhill, and Pearson Airport – Grodzinski Bakery – Kosher nut free bakery http://www.grodzinskibakery.com/

Toronto, ON – Short and Sweet Cupcakes nut free (with gluten free options on certain days)

Toronto, ON area – Sweets from the Earth they have two lines, either a Nut Free line or a Gluten Free line. Everything is free of sesame, dairy, and egg. Their products are available at retail locations in the Toronto area but you can special order custom products in advance to pick up at their office.

Vaughan and Toronto locations, ON – Sorelle and Co – dedicated gluten free, soy free, sesame free, vegan, nut free, and preservative free bakery. Vaughan location also offers high tea and a private room.

Westmount, QC – Patisserie Petit Lapin free from peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, milk, egg, seafood, soy, sulfites, mustard, wheat, gluten.

Winnipeg, MB – Sweet Impressions, 100% peanut and tree nut free (except coconut) 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.”

Islands – no peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish on their allergen information page. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful when taking our order. Restaurants in California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Nevada.

Mod Pizza nut free, including pesto sauce.

What is your experience with the nut free bakeries or restaurants listed? Do you have a nut free bakery or restaurant in your community? Tell us about it in the comments below. What other questions do you ask? Share this post to help others.

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      • 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! 💗

        • 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!

        • Pretty Tasty Cupcakes is a SPECTACULAR find! My 15-year-old with pn/tn allergies, was beyond thrilled to be able to experience seriously delicious cupcakes from a shop for the first time ever. We are so grateful, Erica! Thank you!

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

    • 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.

    • 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!

  2. 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.

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • 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

  3. 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).

  4. 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

    • 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.

    • 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?

  5. 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/

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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!

    • 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. 😉

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

    • 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!!!

  17. 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

    • 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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!!

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. 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…

    • 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. 😉

  26. Online option – Caroline’s Cakes http://www.carolinescakes.com located in Spartanburg, SC
    “Caroline’s 7-Layer Christmas Caramel Cake is Featured in O, The Oprah Magazine.” The cakes look amazing. I haven’t personally tried their cakes (yet), but I did just order one for my daughter who is away at college.

  27. Grandmas Kitchen and Butterflake Bake Shop in New Jersey. So thankful for them! Iscreamery, also in NJ, can make safe ice cream cakes with soft serve if special ordered. Already mentioned, A La Mode Shoppe Ice Cream in NYC–fabulous!

  28. Hazel’s Bakery in Needham, MA is peanut (though not tree nut) free. I’ve spoken at length with the owners and they take great care to avoid using raw ingredients that are cross-contaminated with peanuts as well!

  29. Please include Four Kids Coffee in Canton, Ohio to your list. They are free from the top 8 allergens and serve lunch and baked goods. The owners are wonderful and the food is great!

  30. Hi Sharon,

    Ordered desserts for an anniversary party from Grodzinski Bakery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, http://www.grodzinskibakery.com
    They are nut free and have 2 locations in Toronto, and also supply to Toronto Pearson Airport at both their terminals, http://www.grodzinskibakery.com/locations
    Their desserts were beautiful and tasty as well. The great thing is that they supply several types of baked goods and not just the typical cupcake and cake only type shop.

  31. We just visited Melinda’s in Capitols thanks to your list. They were amazing with our allergies and my kids really enjoyed this special treat!

  32. Pretty tasty cupcakes in conshohocken, PA. Peanut and tree nut free. Cupcakes, custom cakes, cake pops,chocolate chip cookies, stuffed cookies.

  33. An update- Caroline’s Cakes in Annapolis, Maryland has closed (so bummed as it was 2 minutes from my house!)
    Love this list though! Hoping to find something near our travels one of these days.

    • Thanks for letting me know! Apparently Caroline’s Cakes has moved to South Carolina! It’s so great to have a nut free bakery close to home, I hope you discover something new soon!

  34. Thanks for this, If you hear of anything popping up in Durham, North Carolina Id love to know.
    You should add Bliss Baked Goods in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Awesome donuts and tons of menu items.
    Nut free as well as kosher, and dairy and gluten free options

  35. In Connecticut The Cake Box in Westport is nut free with options for gluten free and vegan treats. Also in Connecticut , The Painted Cookie in Wilton is nut free , they have a store front and also ship . In Northvale, NJ D’Ercole Donuts is nut free and also makes milk shakes using Al la Mode ice cream . My son got his first and only milk shake from there this summer .

  36. Vegan Bites is awesome, but they are not totally nut free, my daughter has wheat, dairy, eggs, all nut and fish allergy, so they are very accommodating and helpful in that area.
    Dreamy desserts close shop and I really miss Penny. Will continue to find that person in Vegas. Thank you!

  37. Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Worthington, Ohio is peanut free and nut free (they do use coconut). All other Peace, Love and Little Donut locations are NOT nut free and therefore their allergen statement on their website lists nuts. The owners of the Worthington, Ohio location have intentionally chosen to make their shop nut free. They even use Skippers from Vermont Nut Free Chocolates!

    One a side note – Nut Free Sweets in Ohio made my wedding cake and it was the best cake I have ever had!

  38. We love Out of the Bubble Bakery in Virginia. They have made several birthday cakes for us. Their work is amazing — they can make *any* cake! A couple of years ago they made the most gorgeous Frozen themed cake for my daughter’s 10th birthday. This year, I’m planning a Messy Room cake and I will definitely be using them again.

  39. David’s gluten free chocolate chip brownies also work great for me. They are listed as Nut free, gluten free and dairy free. I’m allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, coconut and sesame (Had previous issues with trace amounts of allergens) but never had an issue with their brownies. I think they make other products as well.

  40. Ohiopyle Bakery and Sandwhich Shoppe in Pennsylvania and Bakers Dozen Donuts in Louisiana are both nut and peanut free!

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