Dessert Time! 10Best Gluten-Free Cafes & Bakeries in Tahoe

Even gluten-free eaters get a sweet tooth from time to time and on your next trip to Lake Tahoe, you will be able to find a large selection of bakeries, delis and restaurants who offer gluten-free, vegan, Paleo and vegetarian baked goods. For your special event or wedding, try the Sugar Pine Cakery where gluten-free options are available with their breakfast breads, cakes and cupcakes. Speaking of cakes, how about making your own mini ice cream sandwiches at Baked Bear? The Tahoe House Bakery in Tahoe City also has a wide variety of menu items and baked goods that are gluten-free and cholesterol-free. If you are looking for lunch or dinner items, try Simple Bliss or the Keys Cafe. Both restaurants offer baked items as well as sandwiches, bowls, bread and other items for gluten-free dieters. Other restaurants that offer alternative menus include the River Grill, which is right on the Truckee River, where their menu items are clearly marked as gluten-free and the popular Cafe Xenon in Tahoe City with their gluten free menu as well as all-day Pho.

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With pie names like Hair of the Dog and Walk the Dog, you gotta love the pizza at Blue Dog Pizza in South Lake Tahoe. This small, local pizza joint offers free online ordering, a $3 Happy Hour and other specials. Their menu items also include...  Read More



This stylish little coffee bar in Truckee is just off the main road on Jibboom street in downtown Truckee. They serve up Italian-style cappuccinos, espressos and lattes as well as some unusual drinks like Lemon Chiffon Latte and Caffe...  Read More



This cozy, local coffee shop serves Alpen Sierra coffee, various teas and much more. Located in South Lake Tahoe on the way to Emerald Bay, Alpina is a comfy cafe, adored by locals. The Cafe has three computers with Internet access for customers...  Read More

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The Blue Angel Caf� in South Lake Tahoe offers unique and interesting meat and vegetarian dishes as well as desserts, wine beer and a generous happy hour. This cozy, little restaurant has a view of the lake, a place for eating outside, a...  Read More



Swiss and American influences collide at this cozy bakery. Open early, Tahoe House delivers cups of coffee and espressos made to order, as well as a handsome spread of pastries, breads, cookies, cakes, fruit tarts, bagels, and more. While you're...  Read More

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This little fusion kitchen and coffee shop with the cute name is influenced by European and Mexican cooking traditions and serves up breakfast and lunch with a Latin twist. Their specialties include gluten-free blueberry pancakes, lemon coconut...  Read More



The Keys Cafe is located on the South Shore, just off the main road. This small, yellow house serves up breakfast, lunch, beer wine and their famous smoothies. The atmosphere is fun and funky with local art on the walls and fresh, local eggs...  Read More

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Simple Bliss is South Lake Tahoe's only vegan restaurant and serves locally grown organic produce. They are located in the Swiss Chalet Village and are open daily from 6 4 p.m. The caf� is knowledgable about vegan diets and offers...  Read More

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Many visitors to the Tahoe City area rave about the Sugar Pine Cakery and its sweet baked goods. The owner is an organic baker who specializes in vegan, gluten-free and organic baked goods. Items on the menu include not only cupcakes, cakes and...  Read More



The Baked Bear serves up delectable, massive ice cream sandwiches, ice cream in cones and cookies, brownies and donuts. Each sandwich or ice cream treat is custom made for each customer with a variety of flavors and homemade sandwich cookies....  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina