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6 Bakeries to Visit for Gluten-Free Goodies in Westchester

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Whether you’re allergic to gluten or simply looking for a tasty treat, here are a few of our favorite bakeries for gluten-free sweets in Westchester.

Baked by Susan

379 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson; 914.862.0874

All of your favorite bakery classics are available in gluten-free options at this quaint Croton store. From fudgy brownies and delicate vanilla cupcakes to banana bread with chocolate chips, frosted cakes, and cookies, Baked by Susan offers quintessential baked goods in gluten-free options. In addition, owner Susan O’Keefe says some items are both gluten-free and vegan. “I saw a greater emphasis on gluten-free a few years ago, and now we have a great many customers asking for vegan items, so I decided to have those two go hand-in-hand,” she notes.

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By the Way Bakery

574 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.478.0555

The only totally gluten-free (and dairy-free) bakery in Westchester, By the Way Bakery, offers custom cakes and everyday baked goods. Snack on some almond cookies with your tea or enjoy something more decadent like a chocolate truffle torte or coconut cheesecake with a macaroon-like crust. Whatever your sweet tooth craves, the shop is open for business. Of course, you can always sit back and let Caviar, DoorDash, Postmates, and UberEats deliver gluten-free treats right to your doorstep.

Flourish Baking Company

160 Summerfield St, Scarsdale; 914.725.1026

Flourish Baking Company provides all the savory and sweet gluten-free food you didn’t know you were missing. With oozy chocolate lava cake, vegan broccoli “cheddar” crustless quiche, and crisp apple crumb pie, it’s hard to choose just one treat. Eighty percent of the baked goods are gluten-free, and everything else is nut-free, vegan, and heavily organic. Baker/owner Diane Forley offers what she terms “grab-and-go” shopping, featuring gluten-free brownies, cookies, and seasonal doughnuts. (Pro tip: Check out Forley’s Meringue Shop; it’s the special-order arm of the biz.)

Nutmeg Café

64 Main St, Tuckahoe; 914.779.1328

Nutmeg Café easily fulfills all gluten-free diet needs with loads of flavor. Gluten-free baked goods run the gamut from dark chocolate brownies to lemon blueberry muffins. Plus, savory options of cozy gluten-free beef bourguignon stews and shepherd’s pie mean that one stop at the Tuckahoe cafe can provide gluten-free food for all meals. “The biggest explosion in the business since our 2016 opening has been in the gluten-free arena,” says owner Cindy Bothwell. Whether it’s a dietary necessity or personal choice, gluten-free living is as easy as gluten-free key lime pie at Nutmeg.

Pureganic

46 Purchase St, Rye; 914.967.2332

Organic, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher meal plans sound like a dream, but they are a reality. At Pureganic, fully prepped and nutritional meals like zucchini lasagna, tofu scramble, and lentil veggie burgers will leave you stuffed. Since there’s always room for dessert, Pureganic offers sugar-free apple, pecan, cranberry, and pumpkin fruit tarts, which are available as slices or as a whole tart.

Red Barn Bakery

4 S Astor St, Irvington; 914.231.7779

Elevate your breakfast at this Hudson River-side Irvington shop that offers a variety of gluten-free options including breakfast bars, granola, muffins, scones, and the ever-popular breakfast cookie. Of course, there are ample gluten-free dessert offerings, as well, such as coconut macaroons, brownie bottom cheesecakes, brownie double chocolate espresso cake, carrot cake, and seasonal fruit pies.