Having a food allergy or intolerance can be challenging when dining out especially when it excludes many foods found on an average restaurant menu. It’s not easy to find gluten-free friendly bakeries. We’ve put together the best bakerties throughout L.A.

The Sensitive Baker
10836 1/2 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 815-1800
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This is one of the first gluten-free bakeries in Los Angeles. It’s under new ownership since it opened, but you can still find cupcakes, breads, bagels and pizza crust. The bakery is open every day.

Babycakes NYC
130 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 623-5555
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This isn’t just a gluten-free friendly bakery. They don’t use refined sugar and everything is vegan. Many of the offerings are gluten-free, but some use spelt so make sure to check the signs. This hip little bakery serves agave-sweetened cupcakes, muffins, donuts and cookie sandwiches.

BabyCakes Baking Company
24205 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 373-2500
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This bakery has no relationship to Babycakes NYC, but on certain days you can still enjoy some delightful gluten-free treats. On Wednesdays and Saturdays they bake gluten-free cupcakes, peanut butter cookies, and chocolate chip cookies. You can also call ahead and order gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free or other special orders any day of the week.

Yvonne Condes operates her own gluten-free bakery called Yvonne’s Gluten Free Goodies. All items are available by special order and at farmers markets.

Comments (27)
  1. jip says:

    About the best article on a news site in a sometime. Thank you

  2. vZa says:

    Don’t forget about Deano’s PIzza in the 3rd Stree/Fairfax Farmer’s Market!

    1. YvonneinLA says:

      I did forget about Deano’s! Great cornmeal crust. Thank you!

  3. Mary says:

    Fatty’s in Eagle Rock has some great options too.

  4. Dottie says:

    PattyCakes in Altadena, corner of New York and Allen makes some of the most fantastic gluten free desserts you have ever tasted.

  5. YvonneinLA says:

    Thanks, Mary and Dottie. Great suggestions!

  6. jeff says:

    And don’t forget, when no one is looking – the McRib is back!

    1. Dottie says:

      Only my daughter in Wisconsin looks forward to that!

  7. YvonneinLA says:

    I found another one. Cru in Silverlake is entirely gluten-free according to its website http://www.crusilverlake.com/about.html

  8. xmen171 says:

    PF Change’s???

  9. sarahfenix says:

    Also, all BJ’s Restaurants serve gluten free Pizza and Beer!

  10. stayra says:

    Anyone know of restaurants in the Inland Empire or San Diego? I can’t really ask the pizza delivery guys to deliver from LA county. :-/ Thanks for the article. I travel, so if I’m in LA county, I have a few options. 🙂

    1. YvonneinLA says:

      Here is a link to a website called Gluten-Free in San Diego. This is the list of restaurants in SD. http://glutenfreeinsd.com/#restaurants

    2. tkim says:

      I work in Temecula and frequently go to a little bakery called All of the Above. Its very quaint and friendly and they have good coffee.

  11. LynnSB says:

    Anyone know of gluten-free places in Orange County?

  12. randy says:

    Isn’t it just like the valley, nothing but fast foods, nothing good or creative, Have to go over the hill for something fun and diofferent.

  13. ginny25 says:

    Randy, I too was wondering why the reports never include the SFValley, there must be gluren free places there too or is it just that CBS doesn’t consider it part of LA?

  14. Karen K. says:

    Kassava Caribbean Restaurant on 3rd Street across from Cedars Sinai just created an authentic, three-course gluten-free meal for me and my guests that was simply delicious. Their personal attention to my health and well being blew my mind. If you call ahead to let them know you’ll be dining gluten free, you can relax and enjoy every bit without a minute of worry about cross contamination.

    The number of restaurants that accommodate gluten-free eaters in Los Angeles at all is rather small in the scheme of things (specifically, what a great eating town this is), and only Fresh Brothers has completed the National Celiac Foundation’s GREAT food service program, so finding a gem like Kassava, that not only has delicious food but sensitive, caring service is something quite special.

    I also recommend Swanya Thai on Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City. They have been courteously altering their recipes to feed me gluten-free, soy-free dishes free from cross-contamination for the past few years. They have excellent food, great service and are real human beings who see me as one, too.

  15. YvonneinLA says:

    Thank you for sharing those with us, Karen!

  16. Andrea says:

    Hugo’s on Coldwater and Ventura Blvd. Gluten free menu and there are a couple pizza places in the valley with gluten free pizza! There is a cupcake place on Fulton in Sherman Oaks that has gluten free cupcakes.

  17. Mandy says:

    Great Aritcle!!!

    Orange County is a request.

    I know of Sprinkles Cupcakes and also BJ’s Pizza serves delicious Pizza!

  18. YvonneinLA says:

    This just in – All Pitfire Pizza locations have gluten-free pizza now. Fabulous.

  19. Cindy V says:

    Some Inland Empire places you can go to: All of the Above Bakery in Temecula serves GF and DF and some soy free as well baked cookies, cakes and a couple of awesome salads, as well as some chicken popovers for lunch items. The Stadium Pizza on Clinton Keith has GF crust and Wilson Creek Winery serves a full Gluten Free menu. Pizza Fusion on winchester in Temecula as well, and the normal chains….

  20. Gilbert says:

    The Chii”s restaurant chain offers a full page of gluten free items.

  21. Amber Trailer says:

    Hello, I just opened up my own Gluten Free Bakey in Torrance, Ca. I would love to have my business listed under the Gluten Free Bakeries on your website. The name of my bakery is The Good Cookies & Beyond, and it is located at 2081 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90501. Please let me know how to make this happen. Thank you.

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