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Top Gluten-Free Bakeries In Philadelphia

Eating gluten-free doesn't have to mean your days of delicious, sweet treats are over. These local bakeries have successfully mastered the art of gluten-free baking. Meaning, people with a gluten sensitivity can still enjoy favorites like cupcakes, cookies and bread without the unpleasant side effects of traditional recipes. As a bonus, many of the bakeries also offer products that pertain to other increasingly common food restrictions such as being dairy-free, peanut-free and vegan.

The Happy Mixer
4275 County Line Road
Chalfont, PA 18914
(267) 663-7209

The Happy Mixer is a 100% gluten-free bakery offering breads, cakes, muffins, brownies, cookies, doughnuts and more. All of the treats are made using a custom blend of rice-based flours, except for the oatmeal raisin cookies that contain certified gluten-free oat flour. There are also several vegan, dairy, egg and soy-free options available. While visiting the bakery in Chalfont is the best way to view the entire selection, Happy Mixer products are also available at select Landis Supermarkets, Jules Thin Crust in Doylestown and North Wales, Henning's Market in Harleysville and Weaver's Way on Germantown Avenue. Many of the baked goods can also be shipped throughout the United States. Custom orders such as wedding cakes are accepted.

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Sweet Freedom Bakery
1424 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 545-1899

This South Street spot is the city's first bakery that is allergy-friendly, vegan and gluten-free. (It's certified Kosher to boot.) That means that in addition to treats that are made without gluten, eggs and dairy, the bakers also avoid common allergens like soy, corn, peanuts and wheat and only use natural, unrefined sugars. The menu features daily-made cupcakes, cakes, cookies, bread loaves, muffins, doughnuts and more, with specialties including magic bars with coconut and chocolate chips in addition to cookie sandwiches. Sweet Freedom Bakery uses a variety of flours such as rice, sorghum, chickpea, garbanzo and fava bean. And to make it even easier, a list of ingredients used for each treat is readily available online and in stores. Sweet Freedom offers local delivery, UPS shipping across the U.S. and special orders.

Taffets Bakery & Store
1024 S. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 551-5511

Taffets is here to save the day, carrying soft and chewy gluten-free rolls, baguettes, bagels, loaves of bread and pizza crust, as well as sweet treats like chocolate chip cookies, brownies and biscotti. The breads are dairy free, and you can find a list of ingredients for the fresh baked goods on the website, so you don't have to make any guesses about what you're eating. The shop is a labor of love for its co-owners, Omer and Natasha Taffet. Taffets combines the techniques of traditional "old world" baking with new, gluten-free ingredients. In addition to fresh bakery products made that day, you can also find a selection of gluten-free items like boxed pasta and flour mixes.

P.S & Co.
1706 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 985-1706

As a vegan herself, P.S. & Co owner Andrea is passionate about providing food that is healthy and nutritious. Andrea has created recipes that are rich, complex and nourishing, with the mindset that the more you feed your body nutritious foods, the more your body craves them. P.S. & Co. is gluten-free, Kosher parve, vegan and 100% organic. You can satisfy your sweet tooth guilt-free by ordering something from the "Sweet Treats" menu. Tart cups, cookie sandwiches, macaroons, layered cakes and more are all made with ingredients you can feel good about.

Sweet Megan Baking Company
234 Holland Road
Southampton, PA 18966
(267) 288-5080

You can find packaged Sweet Megan products at local retailers in Bucks, Philly and New Jersey, as well as in their storefront. Sweet Megan Baking Company provides delicious treats that are all natural and free of preservatives, soy, wheat, dairy, peanuts, gum, dyes and gluten. The menu includes cupcakes, cakes, cookies, healthful power loaves and cookie sandwiches. The fan favorite treat is the "spoonful," featuring varieties of safe-to-eat cookie dough served on a wooden spoon with toppings.  And to satisfy your pizza cravings, Sweet Megan also offers 10" pizza crusts made with veggies, quinoa, spinach and chia seeds.

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Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women's fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn't pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer husband would love to open.
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