Best Gluten-Free Baked Goods in Fort Lauderdale

Gluten-Free Baked Goods in Fort Lauderdale are just around the corner

For the health-conscious visitor or local, gluten-free baked goods are easy to find in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This city aims to please. Welcoming the millions of visitors who arrive each year, many of whom have special dietary requirements, or just special tastes, many local grocery stores, bakeries and restaurants have risen to the occasion to meet the needs, and the wants, of the many guests they are pleased to assist. We at 10best have searched for those businesses that offer gluten-free baked goods and present them here as they offer quality food and excellent service. One of the most popular grocery stores that specialize organic and specialty foods is Whole Foods. With four locations in Broward County, dedicated patrons have come to trust the quality offered, and keep coming back. Publix, certainly one of the most popular grocery stores in South Florida, is also well-respected for the meticulous attention to quality products they offer. Gluten-free items are here, so just ask for them. Fresh Market is another specialty grocery store that has emerged in the last few years in Broward County and has given a fresh new choice to those who go the extra mile for quality and taste. Offering a great selection of gluten-free items among its outstanding selection of choice foods, this is a must stop. Bakeries are ideal choices and they are exceptional. Stop in at Croissan' Time French Bakery and Fine Foods, Stork's Bakery and Coffee House or the very popular Panera Bread. Above all, enjoy!


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Pizza Fusion
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Gluten free does not have to mean pizza free. Everyone loves pizza but this Italian delight is often frowned upon by those watching their diet due to the carbs and the calories. But there is an alternative, which sets a standard in healthy, gluten-free, Vegan-friendly and kid-friendly pizza and other delicious menu items. Pizza Fusion caters to those with gluten intolerance with a gluten-free crust. This is made from a mixture of garbanzo beans, fava beans and rice flour, and their cheese and sauce are gluten-free as well. Check out their Fusion Life Menu which includes ingredients that are known to promote heart heath, eliminate toxins and boost brain function.

Recommended for Gluten-Free Baked Goods because: Gluten-free pizza crusts made on site are excellent and a local favorite.

Dale's expert tip: Invite friends over for a pizza party and surprise them with these delicious, healthy pizzas. They will be hooked!

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With a focus on healthy and satisfying dishes, this fine-dining restaurant is the perfect choice for those who want the best quality along with impeccable service. The menu here is seasonally-inspired and represents a unique blend of art and science. Using natural cooking techniques such as wood-fire grilling, brick-oven cooking. For the health-conscious, menu items are naturally lower in calories and the restaurant prides itself in the fact that nothing on their extensive menu is over 475 calories, and considering the enticing choices such as Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon, Caramelized Sea Scallops, Wood-Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Mesquite-Grilled Garlic Shrimp, diners can enjoy guilt-free! The result is great tasting, highly satisfying food that is conducive to most every diet, and has become the talk of the town!

Recommended for Gluten-Free Baked Goods because: Seasons 52 is an outstanding eatery with unique dishes and desserts.

Dale's expert tip: Ask for their Gluten-Free menu.

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Lester's Diner
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With three locations in South Florida, the legendary Lester's Diner has been around for over 40 years and for good reason. With prime locations, prime food and prime service, Lester's is where locals know to go for the best in a great diner-type breakfast. Infamous for the 14-oz. coffee, top it off and dive into that delicious stack of pancakes, Belgian Waffles, enticing French Toast or an endless array of omelets. Also try the bagels, Gyro & Two Eggs or the "LEO", which stands for Lox, Eggs and Onion, or perhaps the always-favorite Eggs Benedict, all prepared just as they should be.

Recommended for Gluten-Free Baked Goods because: Just ask any local and they will know about Lester's Diner. It's everyone's favorite.

Dale's expert tip: The Downtown locations is just blocks from Port Everglades and the airport, so it's the perfect spot to stop once you arrive.

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Stork's Bakery & Coffee House
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Stork's Bakery & Coffee House will have you the minute you walk in. You will pause over the incredible display of enticing baked goods, and yes, some are gluten-free, just ask. It will soon become apparent that many more visits are necessary in order to enjoy not only the bakery items but also the many flavors or coffee and tea, all served from a friendly and professional staff who are word-perfect in their recommendations. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Great place for a friendly visit with friends or catching up on reading or business, this Wilton Manors favorite is a must-visit.

Recommended for Gluten-Free Baked Goods because: Stork's Bakery and Coffee House is a legendary landmark with everyone's favorite bakery items, including gluten-free.

Dale's expert tip: A bit hidden off NE 26th Street NE 15th Avenue, Storks sits behind the 7-11 and across from Rainbow Laundry.

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Panera Bread
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With its popular location on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, Panera Bread appeals to those who has come to enjoy the many items on their menu, among them breads and cakes and other baked goods that are gluten-free, just ask. Regular patrons to Panera Bread have come to appreciate the classic menu and superior quality of every food item, not to mention the very calming and comfortable atmosphere where they not only relax over a meal but also take advantage of the free wi-fi and conducive setting for a visit with a friend or even a small business meeting. Panera Bread is a local favorite.

Recommended for Gluten-Free Baked Goods because: Very popular for their incredible menu items and relaxing atmosphere.

Dale's expert tip: Ask about their gluten-free items.

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Who doesn't love a French bakery with all of the enticing menu items and a classic atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable? And even better: an affordable one at that! Croissan' Time French Bakery and Fine Foods is owned and operated by a French pastry chef, this bakery abounds with delectable European treats. Great for anytime, Croissan' Time has a generous amount of enticing croissants, sandwiches, breads and fine foods. And to follow, a mouth-watering list of pastries, mini-pastries, pies, cookies, cakes that confirm this bakery's French roots. Their chocolate favorites are created with a pure variety of noble-grade beans from around the world under the "Grand Cru" label of Felchin Chocolates from Switzerland.

Recommended for Gluten-Free Baked Goods because: Well-loved by locals and visitors for their quality and great service.

Dale's expert tip: Great for party items and especially a great way to impress friends, family and clients.

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Fresh Market
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Fresh Market has expanded recently in Broward County and appeared on Fort Lauderdale's busy Federal Highway on the edge of the prestigious Victoria Park. This upscale grocer has been an instant hit with its top-of-the-line goods, and especially its mouth-watering baked goods, which are all too pretty to eat. Fresh Market's special appeal is to those those who are health-conscious and for those who desire gluten-free desserts, this is the right place. Cupcakes, danishes, breads are made fresh daily and there is no skimp on quality nor taste, and the prices are reasonable for such an upscale grocer. Fresh Market also has a location in Coral Springs and Pembroke Pines.

Recommended for Gluten-Free Baked Goods because: Fresh Market has three locations in Broward County with a strong following of shoppers who demand the very best.

Dale's expert tip: Be warned: This will be a weekly stop in grocery shopping.

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Publix Super Market at The Harbor Shops
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Publix in South Florida's favorite supermarket and for good reason. Everything is quality, and when looking for gluten-free baked goods they're here, too. Publix is known throughout the southeastern United States for their many convenient locations, excellent customer service and even better quality. With an extensive bakery staffed with experts who are willing to help, everyone's favorite is right here. Ask about the location for the gluten-free section as it may not be near the bakery in some locations, and they will answer any questions you may have. Gluten-free items have become more popular and Publix can be relied upon to carry the best.

Recommended for Gluten-Free Baked Goods because: Publix is Fort Lauderdale's most popular grocery store chain with quality items and excellent customer service.

Dale's expert tip: Ask for gluten-free baked goods as they may not be in the bakery section.

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Whole Foods
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For those who desire to eat healthy organic and gluten-free food, the real Granddaddy of all stores and eateries is Whole Foods, and Broward County is lucky enough to have three locations Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Coral Springs. This cherished national grocery store is also a great place to dine and not just take out. Offering a buffet-style setting, patrons choose from an amazing selection of fresh entrees, many of which are gluten-free (just ask), amazing prepared vegetables and desserts. Seating is offered inside or out and there is no doubt that first-timers will declare right then and there that they will be back.

Recommended for Gluten-Free Baked Goods because: Whole Foods is the name everyone thinks of when they think of specialty items such as gluten-free baked goods.

Dale's expert tip: Bring the kids, too! They will love it and not even realize it's healthy for them!

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Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale