If you’ve given up gluten, one of the first things you probably mourned (with intense weeping and gnashing of teeth) are fresh-out-of-the-oven baked goods. Cookies and scones and donuts, oh my! How is one to survive without these occasional indulgences? Well, you don’t have to. And you also don’t have to settle for the subpar, dense imitations you may be expecting. A solid crop of Los Angeles-area bakers are stepping up their game and finding ways to make gluten free baked goods that even wheat lovers will gobble up.
Buttercelli Bakery (Sherman Oaks) and Breakaway Bakery (mid city) have snagged our top spots not only because their gluten free treats are lip-smacking good, as are the others on this list, but they offer such a wide selection of options–both sweet and savory–that it's highly, highly likely you'll find something you like. Not only that, but they’re both Clean Plates approved.
Many of these bakeries also cater special events and create lovely and delicious cakes for birthdays and special occasions. While not all are 100% gluten free (there may be a chance of cross contamination at some), there are options for nearly everyone.
So, why are you still sitting there? Go get yourself some sugar, Sugar.