10 Best Gluten-Free Bakeries In San Diego

Gluten-free is a growing trend in San Diego whether it's because of health conditions such as celiac disease or a lifestyle preference. We've done the research and narrowed a list of the 10 best gluten-free bakeries in San Diego for you to choose from.

Award-winning 2Good2B holds our number spot. Their entire menu is gluten-free, totally eliminating the risk of cross-contamination. From pizza to cinnamon rolls, dine-in or take away, this bakery and restaurant is a favorite of those avoiding gluten. Plus, they'll ship.

Cupcakes are a huge trend in San Diego and the retail shops have gluten-free guests in mind. The famous Sprinkles store offers gluten-free red velvet cupcakes, for example. And Cupcakes Squared makes gluten-free cupcakes... in the shape of a square.

Gluten-free bread enables people to enjoy basic foods like sandwiches and french toast. Pick up a loaf at Claire's on Cedros or GNI Bakery up in Escondido (though Ralph's grocery stores carry some GNI items, too). Gone are the days of chewy, flavorless bread and bunless hamburgers.

Embrace the gluten-free lifestyle by indulging in pies, cookies, cakes and more created by these San Diego bakeries. Serve them to guests, even. We bet they won't know the difference.

With lines out the door and new stores popping up all over California, Sprinkles cupcakes are quite the craze. Now, people who eat gluten-free can join in. The Gluten Free Red Velvet cupcake is available daily and marked with a big, red "G" to...  Read More

As the name implies, the cupcakes are in a square shape. They take extra care to avoid cross-contamination when baking gluten-free cupcakes, using rice flour. Most flavors can be made gluten-free by request, however, they make sure to have one...  Read More


Claire's on Cedros, located in Solana Beach, is an award-winning breakfast and lunch spot. The in-house bakery produces breakfast delights such as scones, cookies, muffins and more. The rest of the breakfast and lunch menu is made up of bistro...  Read More

Pacific Beach

Sugar and Scribe now has an expanded menu included seated dining in a brand new La Jolla location. Gluten-free options include cakes, cupcakes, pies and cookies that are available in-store, however, they are so popular that you may want to call...  Read More

Beach Cities

Rum Cake Lounge is a bakery located in San Diego's Kearny Mesa neighborhood that specializes in rum cakes. Gluten-free vanilla rum cakes are light, moist and tender and made with rice flour along with other all-natural ingredients. The cakes are...  Read More

Extraordinary Desserts

Chef Karen Krasne earned a Certificat de Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and it has put her in good stead with area gourmets who flock here for a slice of coconut cream torte, a wedge of tangy-sweet tart, a scoop of intensely-flavored...  Read More

The Cravory is a San Diego-based cookie-only bakery known for unique and delicious flavor creations. Their first flagship cookie shop is open in Point Loma but they also sell cookies at various San Diego Farmers' Markets and via an online retail...  Read More

Owner Deanna Smith hadn't baked a loaf of bread in her life until her niece was diagnosed with celiac disease and didn't like the flavorless bread options available back then. Deanna started baking with the goal of her niece enjoying PB&Js just...  Read More

Starry Lane Bakery believes that the simple pleasure of a baked cookie should be enjoyed by everyone. And, not only that, it should be a decadent and delicious cookie. The menu is free of animal products or the six most common food allergens...  Read More

Beach Cities

Though a number of restaurants are dedicated to serving some gluten-free food, 2Good2B is dedicated to serving an entirely gluten, corn and soy-free menu full of comfort food without compromise. Not only can they cater special events like...  Read More


Meet Katie Dillon

Katie Dillon originally moved to the seaside community of La Jolla to attend UC San Diego. When the opportunity presented itself, she and her husband set off for a 7 year stint overseas as...  More About Katie