10 Best Eateries to Find Gluten-Free Baked Goods and Desserts

You don’t have to abandon baked goods and dessert during your trip to Savannah just because you follow a gluten-free diet. Several eateries throughout the city offer tasty gluten-free treats.

One of the best places to find a gluten-free goody is Maison de Macaron, a small shop that specializes in French macarons–meringue cookies made with almond flour and filled with either chocolate ganache or buttercream. The macarons, which come in a variety of flavors, are not only naturally gluten free, they’re devilishly delicious.

Historic District coffee shops Gallery Espresso and the Sentient Bean offer small but tasty selections of gluten-free baked goods and sweets, while Foxy Loxy in the nearby Thomas Square Streetcar neighborhood features gluten-free cookies and desserts.

For a decadent gluten-free treat, head to Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, which boasts gluten-free flourless chocolate torte, chocolate mousse, creme brulee, truffles and more. Papillote, a French eatery, also features gluten-free chocolate mousse and crème brulee, in addition to naturally gluten-free French macarons.

Several cupcake shops offer gluten-free cupcakes on various days throughout the week including Sweet Carolina Cupcakes (Thursdays), Gigi’s Cupcakes (Fridays) and Dear Cupcakes (usually on weekends). Savannah Rum Runners Bakery and Café can customize gluten-free baked goods and desserts with 24-hour advance notice.

While all of the restaurants, bakeries and shops mentioned here carry gluten-free baked goods, it’s always good practice to call ahead and be sure they have tasty gluten-free treats available before you visit. Also plan to call ahead if cross-contamination is an issue.

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Historic District

Dark, cozy and a little bit sinful, Lulu's Chocolate Bar is a great place to grab a drink and a few bites of heaven. The dessert bar features a rotating selection of tempting delights, among them dark chocolate cheesecake, chocolate caramel...  Read More

Foxy Loxy Café
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