10 Best Places in Phoenix for Gluten-Free Baked Goodies

Great gluten-free baked goods are thankfully much easier to find around metro Phoenix these days. Case in point: Gluten Free Creations Bakery, a regional chain that is a great source for hard-to-find baked goods. You'll find their gluten-free buns, breads and pizza crusts at some of the city's best cafes and restaurants, too.

For a quick gluten-free sugar high, stop in at Nami. This excellent little cafe, located next door to Green New American vegetarian restaurant in central Phoenix, bakes up incredibly delicious goodies on a regular basis. Stop in for a gluten-free muffin, or try one of their cakes or cookies.

You also don't want to miss Jewel's Bakery & Cafe in Phoenix. This gluten-free shop specializes in gluten-free pastries and bread, as well as light lunch fare. Owner and baker Julie Moreno has earned a reputation as one of the city's most creative bakers, concocting luscious desserts that are gluten-free yet irresistible. You'll find made-from-scratch cookies, muffins, cupcakes, cakes and breads. 

If you want to indulge in wholesome, vegan baked goods, be sure to stop by Treehouse Bakery in central Phoenix. The counter at this small neighborhood bakery is brimming with luscious, homemade baked goods, including homemade pop tarts. You'll find a rotating selection of delicious gluten free cupcakes, cookies and other baked goodies. 

Flower Child is the latest chic restaurant from Fox Restaurant Concepts. The operating philosophy is fresh, healthy fare, with a decidedly vegetarian bent. But even die-hard carnivores should find something to satisfy their hunger here. The...  Read More

Desert Roots Kitchen is a vegan and vegetarian cafe tucked away in a colorful alley in downtown Tempe. Chef and owner Leslie Robin, a vegan for more than a decade, dishes out hearty and delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine featuring fresh...  Read More

Treehouse Bakery is a vegan bakery in Phoenix's artsy Grand Avenue shopping district. The small bakery specializes in vegan and gluten free cookies, cheesecake, cupcakes, pies and many other delicious baked good and treats. One of the bakery's...  Read More

Located in historic downtown Glendale, Shelley's Specialty Desserts uses only the finest farm-fresh ingredients to craft irresistible desserts. Every baked good is made to order and made from scratch. Even all the designs are edible. The bakery...  Read More

Luci's Healthy Marketplace is a cafe, coffee bar and marketplace specializing in quality organic and natural products. You'll find an excellent selection of meats, seafood, dairy, cheeses, snacks, entrees, wine and beer and more. There are...  Read More

La Grande Orange Grocery

In a neighborhood increasingly known for the quality of its restaurant offerings, La Grande Orange is helping bump up the options. Small and friendly, it limits its menu in order to focus on superb ingredients, and the deliberate formula has...  Read More

Short for tSoynami, this charming cafe is adjacent to Green New American vegetarian restaurant. Stop here for sweet dessert made with high quality vegan ingredients. You'll find a good selection of coffees, breakfast items, gluten-free baked...  Read More

Pomegranate Cafe
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Delicious meets nutritious at this Chandler-area gem. Healthy, wholesome, yet still delectable, brunch and lunch selections are artfully created and served using only the highest quality ingredients. Try the Breakfast Burrito, made with your...  Read More

Jewel's Bakery & Cafe in east Phoenix specializes in gluten-free pastries and bread, as well as light lunch fare. Owner and baker Julie Moreno has a well-deserved reputation as one of the city's most creative bakers, concocting gorgeous...  Read More

Gluten Free Bakery is a certified gluten free facility making the finest hand crafted gluten free baked goods around. The menu is constantly changing, but you'll find a great variety of hand-crafted baked goods, including muffins, pastries,...  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

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