This post lists the best gluten-free bakeries in Denver. If you’re on a gluten-free diet and visiting the Mile High City, please visit these wonderful bakeries and enjoy some delicious gluten-free treats. 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 quite a few recommendations for you.
While I bake up many of my gluten-free treats, I’ve occasionally been known to visit a local bakery (or two) to see what they’re baking up on any given day.
This article offers a comprehensive list of the best gluten-free bakeries in Denver (and surrounding areas too). Please contact me if you find this list is missing a gluten-free bakery you love. 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.
The bakeries on this list are alphabetical.
Aime’s Love Cafe and Bakery
Location: 331 Main St, Longmont, CO
If you’re near Boulder, head 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 its 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.
Allergy Free Baking Company
Location: 14011 W Quincy Ave J, Morrison, CO
Visit the Allergy Free Baking Company in Morrison (not far from the Holidaily brewery) for some delicious homemade and totally gluten-free treats.
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: 12910 Zuni St Ste 700 Westminster, CO
Bella Macaron is a charming bakery tucked away inside a Westminster strip mall. You’ll find French macarons in more than a dozen flavors on any given day. If Thin Mint macarons are in stock, order one! Every delicate macaron looks more pretty than the next, and they don’t last long!
Also, try the gluten-free eclairs and chocolate chip cookies. This is a dedicated gluten-free bakery.
Location: 720 100 Year Party Court in Longmont
Cavegirl Coffeehouse has it all. Delicious coffee, gluten-free pastries and sweets, tasty breakfast and lunch dishes, and a bustling, hip atmosphere. I could spend all day here working on my laptop, sipping coffee, and noshing gluten-free foods.
I ordered a baked gluten-free donut. It was good but a little dry. I also ordered this tasty peanut butter bar, which I highly recommend! I can’t wait to try other baked goods and tasty eats.
Location: 12037 Pecos St in Westminster
Crestone Bakery is one of Denver’s newest gluten-free bakeries. I bought two treats at Crestone that I hadn’t seen at other bakeries: Whoopie pies and soft pretzels.
The whoopie pie was cakey on the outside and had a wonderful cream filling. The soft pretzel was doughy and salty. The pretzel doesn’t have the hard crust that other soft pretzels have, but I still enjoyed every bite. Definitely worth a visit.
Location: 2369 S Trenton Way, Denver, CO
Deby’s Gluten-Free Bakery is a fun place to visit to stock up on flour, baked goods, takeaway 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 picture was 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!
Location: Old Town Square in Ft. Collins, CO
I haven’t visited Explorado Market, but I’ve heard good things about this 100 percent dedicated gluten-free bakery in Ft. Collins. The bakery is moving to Old Town Square in Ft. Collins in March 2023 where it will be a gluten-free bakery, coffee shop, and cafe. I’ll update this information when it becomes available.
Gina’s Kitchen Delights
Location: 14515 E. Alameda Ave, Suite E, Aurora, CO 80012
Gina’s Kitchen Delights is a cafe and bakery inside the new Parkside Eatery in Aurora. Enjoy a variety of soups, sandwiches, salads, and hot plates, along with a HUGE selection of baked goods. Gina (pictured) even makes her own homemade millet bread for the sandwiches!
I personally enjoyed the copycat gluten-free Ding Dongs and copycat Twix bars, but you’ll find cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and homemade granola too. I can’t wait to go back!
The Gluten Escape – CLOSED
Location: 7255 S Havana St, Centennial, CO – CLOSED
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!
Gluten-Free & Things
Location: 11651 W 64th Ave, Arvada, CO
Gluten-Free & Things is a dedicated gluten-free bakery specializing in bread, cakes, flour mixes, and an array of desserts. I 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.
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 bread that will impress even the pickiest 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 bread at grocery stores around town, but I assure you, nothing beats the fresh-baked stuff direct from the bakery itself.
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 various sweet treats to sample. I ordered the coffee cake muffin, lemon cake doughnut, and a 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, you can choose between eggs, waffles, pancakes, and French toast. For lunch, you can choose from sandwiches, nachos, baked potatoes, 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: No retail location; use the Outrageous Baking Store Locator to find a bakery, coffee shop, or grocery store that carries Outrageous Baking products.
Outrageous Baking makes a variety of moist, tender, and delicious quick bread free from gluten, dairy, nuts, and soy. Chances are you’ll stumble upon one of its tasty treats when visiting a local coffee shop in the Denver metro area. If not, the good news is the bakery ships nationwide! Visit Outrageous Bakery online to shop.
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 a dedicated gluten-free bakery, 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.
Wave the Grain
Location: 8172 S Holly St, Centennial, CO
Wave the Grain is a small bakery with a large selection of gluten-free goodies and savory treats. 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. Wave the Grain is an excellent place to quench those gluten-free sweet cravings.
There you have it, Denver’s (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!
OMG 5 dedicated GF bakeries by my count!!
We lost two dedicated GF restaurants in Raleigh-Durham, NC in the past couple of years. We have one cafe/bakery place that’s all GF and that’s all. I have a feeling it’s about to be the Roaring 20’s all over again though. I expect more will open. There are two bakeries that literally don’t sell to the public, only to stores. Oh wait, 3.. Imagine, Simple Kneads and JP’s.
You’re really lucky out there. Looks great.