Whether it’s you, your little ones, or last-minute houseguests who’ve been missing out on the sugary stuff, feel free to indulge in the fresh-from-the-oven treats from these dietary-restriction-friendly bakers.
Dairy Intolerance Ask about By the Way Bakery, and customers rave about the tiny Hastings-on-Hudson shop’s layer cakes and specialty desserts—including the bestselling Mediterranean Orange Almond Cake ($27.50)—which, by the way, just happens to be completely void of dairy and gluten (and certified parve by Rabbi Kenter of the Greenburgh Hebrew Center). 574 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson (914) 478-0555; btwbakery.com
Gluten Intolerance It’s all in the name at Three Dogs Gluten-Free Bakery, where the only thing individuals affected by celiac disease—and their families—have to worry about is what to choose. Muffins, cookies, cakes, breads, cupcakes, pies, and savories—they’re all here, and in a large array of flavors. Plus, Three Dogs’ versions of bûche de Noël, challah bread, and turkey stuffing make formerly off-limits holiday traditions favorites once more. 510 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor (914) 762-2121; threedogsgfbakery.com
Vegan Call ahead for a selection of desserts that can be made vegan, gluten-free, and/or organic by Sweet & Social in Larchmont—which specializes in cupcakes, whoopie pies, and black-and-white cookies. 1935A Palmer Ave, Larchmont (914) 630-4834; sweetandsocial.com
Nut Allergy Sweetooth can accommodate nearly any dietary restriction by custom order, but the storefront’s nut-free standard already applies to its entire inventory of cakes (starting at $30) and seasonal cupcakes ($36/dozen; mini cupcakes, $12/dozen), including Creamsicle, Irish Car Bomb, and Death by Chocolate varieties. 43 Katonah Ave, Katonah (914) 232-7700, sweetoothkatonah.com
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