This post lists the best gluten-free bakeries in Denver. If you’re gluten free and are visiting the Mile High City, please visit these wonderful bakeries and enjoy some delicious gluten-free treats along the way. Also read my list of the best gluten-free restaurants in Denver.
Looking for some yummy gluten-free baked goods while visiting Denver? If so, I have a quite a few recommendations for you.
While I bake up many of my own gluten-free treats, on occasion, I’ve been known to visit a local bakery (or two) to see what they’re baking up on any given day.
This blog post offers a comprehensive list of the best gluten-free bakeries in Denver (and surrounding areas too). If you find this list is missing a gluten-free bakery you love, please contact me. I may add your suggestion to the list.
And don’t forget to read my list of the best gluten-free restaurants in Denver if you’re looking for good gluten-free restaurants to try.
Allergy Free Baking Company
Location: 14011 W Quincy Ave J, Morrison, CO
You’ll be charmed by the adorable decor and greeted warmly by the cute couple, Nicole and Jeremy, who co-run the joint. If you can get your hands on a fresh, warm bagel, you’ll be in gluten-free heaven.
Location: 2369 S Trenton Way, Denver, CO
Deby’s Gluten-Free Bakery is a fun place to visit to stock up on flours, baked goods, take-away pizzas and frozen meals, and gluten-free supplies. Deby’s carries my book (Dear Gluten, It’s Not Me, It’s You), so be sure to snag a copy during your visit.
In addition to offering gluten-free foods, Deby’s supplies 275 different gluten-free products to wholesalers and restaurants.
You must visit Deby’s on a Saturday when the bakery boasts its “Fresh Out” Day. There are 11 tables lined with fresh bagels, English muffins, donuts, pastries, cupcakes, muffins, cream puffs, and more – all available for purchase.
The following is a picture taken in March 2021 at Deby’s Gluten-Free Bakery during a typical Fresh-Out Saturday. It’s hopping on any given Saturday, and there are always plenty of fresh baked goods to go around!
The Gluten Escape
Location: 7255 S Havana St, Centennial, CO
The Gluten Escape is run by Kathy Letson who has many food allergies of her own. We were surprised to learn she can’t even taste many of the foods she makes because there are few foods she can eat. Good thing she has a staff who can help you come up with delicious recipes!
I can always count on the Gluten Escape for a sweet treat (or two!), and it’s just minutes from my home, so I’m there often. The Gluten Escape also carries my book, Dear Gluten, It’s Not Me, It’s You.
Wave the Grain
Location: 8172 S Holly St, Centennial, CO
Wave the Grain isa small bakery with a large selection of gluten-free goodies and savory treats too. The bakery is owned and run by Alyson Kulinski, who bakes exclusively gluten-free for her special needs son who also has celiac disease.
I took my son with me to sample a variety of sweet gluten-free treats (all were exceptionally tasty) and we couldn’t resist ordering a satisfying gluten-free breakfast burrito as well. Wave the Grain is an excellent place to quench those gluten-free sweet cravings.
Kim & Jakes Cakes
Location: 641 S. Broadway, Boulder, CO
You’ll love stopping by Kim & Jake’s Cakes when visiting Boulder. This unpretentious bakery makes all sorts of gluten-free breads that will impress even the most picky gluten-free eater.
Be sure to purchase a fresh baguette, which has a wonderful taste and texture. Everything at Kim & Jake’s is available for carry out as it’s not a sit-down restaurant.
You can also purchase Kim and Jake’s breads at grocery stores around town, but I assure you, nothing beats the fresh-baked stuff direct from the bakery itself.
Aime’s Love Cafe and Bakery
Location: 331 Main St, Longmont, CO
If you’re near Boulder, head on over to downtown Longmont to try Aime’s Love Cafe and Bakery. Everything is gluten free, and you can order grilled cheese and a variety of lunch items to go along with delicious, sugary treats. I give the grilled cheese an A+ for it’s thick, soft bread and just the right amount of cheese.
Co-founders Jennifer Walter and Morgan Elizabeth Dalton make sure the display case and freezer are always stocked with treats – the selection at Aime’s is truly outstanding.
No Cow Cafe
Location: 206 Fifth St, Castle Rock, CO
I loved my visit to No Cow Cafe where I had the difficult task of choosing between a variety of sweet treats to sample. I ordered the coffee cake muffin, lemon cake doughnut and my personal favorite, the chocolate mini cake.
In addition to being a dedicated gluten-free bakery, No Cow Cafe also is a full-service café with plenty of seating in a well-lit space. You can enjoy a peaceful breakfast or lunch off No Cow Café’s modest but expanding breakfast and lunch menu.
For breakfast, choose between eggs, waffles, pancakes and French toast, and for lunch, choose from sandwiches, nachos, baked potato or cheesy fries. Don’t be fooled by the sloppy No Cow Café website (it’s a disaster) because the bakery is clean, appealing and oh-so-pleasant.
Location: 5721 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO
Be sure to swing by Rheinlander Bakery in charming downtown Arvada and order one of the gluten-free eclairs (if you don’t order an eclair, there is something seriously wrong with you!).
The eclairs also can be made dairy-free – just ask. I tested them with my Nima Sensor and they tested a-okay. Nima is all smiles.
While this bakery isn’t dedicated gluten free, the owner has celiac and has created a separate display case for all the gluten-free treats.
This sweet German bakery is the real deal my friends – and it’s always so unbelievably busy, which is a good sign that others think it’s good too.
Gluten-Free & Things
Location: 11651 W 64th Ave, Arvada, CO
Gluten-Free & Things is a dedicated gluten-free bakery specializing in breads, cakes, flour mixes and an array of desserts. I have visited the bakery once a long time ago, so I don’t feel quite qualified to review it; however, one of my readers saw this article and compelled me to add this bakery to my list. She told me it was her favorite in town.
You can also shop the Gluten-Free & Things website and have these GF goodies mailed to your doorstep.
There you have it, Denver (and Boulder’s) best gluten-free bakeries. Is there a bakery missing from this list? Please let me know so I can add it!
Don’t forget to read my list of the best gluten-free restaurants in Denver too!