Los Angeles is an absolute treasure trove of gluten-free bakeries.
Some kosher. Some vegan. Some keto. Some multiple allergen-free. All gluten-free.
Looking for gluten-free donuts, a stunning wedding cake or birthday cake, churros, baklava, a special occasion dessert table, artisan bread, New York bagels, or waffle cones? It’s all here in the City of Angeles.
Dine-in, delivery, catering… check, check, check. Endless gluten-free desserts and fabulous gluten-free bread.
As a celiac living next door in Orange County, I am happy for any excuse to visit LA and try out new gluten-free bakeries or return to my trustworthy favorites.
Every place on this list is safe whether you are on a gluten-free diet due to celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Choose from 15 dedicated gluten-free bakeries, each with its own unique mission and style.
Pick one according to your other dietary needs, most-missed treats, or location. Better yet, create a hit list and visit them all!
Greater LA is a large geographic area, so I’ve included a Google Map for you to easily locate the bakeries closest to you:
2100 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA (inside Saint Louis Pharmacy)
Located in the most unexpected place, inside a pharmacy, Cake Girl will delight you.
You’ll find cake donuts and cupcakes in creative flavors, in-stock 6″ cakes in chocolate or vanilla, and cookies. Cake Girl especially shines with its allergy-friendly custom cakes that meet the needs of multiple food allergies in addition to being gluten-free, of course.
Must-try: strawberry-churro cupcake and baked donuts in unique flavors: hibiscus-lemon, matcha, and temporary seasonal flavors such as candy corn
Other dietary restrictions: Everything is vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut-free, and nut-free (except coconut).
Shipping available: No
Cake orders: Yes, place your request for a custom cake order at least two weeks in advance, via the website Contact Form.
625 N Pacific Coast Hwy Unit B, Redondo Beach, CA
We just can’t get enough of Kirari West, so it opened a second shop in the same shopping center called Confections by Kirari West. Here you’ll find cookies, ice cream sundaes, baked donuts, waffles, waffle sandwiches, and sweet drinks.
You can also find baked goods from Kirari West and Confections by Kirari West at the Hollywood Farmers Market.
Must-try: matcha white chocolate cookie, ice cream in a gluten-free waffle cone
Other dietary restrictions: vegan ice cream and cookie options
Shipping available: Yes, order cookies here.
Cake orders: There are no cakes at Confections by Kirari West, but you can get walk across the parking lot to pick up a cake at Kirari West, with 24-hour notice.
236 N Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA and 1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Erin McKenna’s Bakery serves mostly sweets and a few savory items, including bagels, veggie bombs, and jalapeño cheddar biscuits. They’ll offer to warm them up for you, which I recommend if dining in.
Can’t decide between the lemon tea cake (one of my favorites), maple donut, brownie, and strawberry cupcake? Order the “bakery sink”, a giant cup full of bite-size pieces of various treats.
Must-try: cinnamon crumb cake
Other dietary restrictions: Dedicated vegan. The Larchment (not Santa Monica) location is also kosher-certified.
Shipping available: Yes, Erin McKenna’s offers a huge selection of items available for shipping via Goldbelly. Most importantly, you can order the popular cinnamon crumb cake.
Cake orders: Yes, order your custom cake here, with a minimum 48-hour notice.
6761 Carson St, Lakewood, CA
Fermentality makes its baked goods with non-GMO almond and organic coconut flour, organic eggs, grass-fed butter, and zero-glycemic sweeteners like monk fruit, erythritol, and allulose. No grains, starches, soy, seed oils, or added sugar.
New selections are available every week. You can taste these keto-friendly treats in the Lakewood shop or at the following Farmers Markets:
Must-try: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, Everything Bagels, Chocolate Pistachio Cake, and Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
Other dietary restrictions: Everything is keto-friendly and diabetic-approved. Dairy-free Brownies, Vegan Choc Chip Cookies.
Cake orders: Yes, order custom cakes here.
8318 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA
Step into ecco un poco and you’ll be transported to an Italian gelateria. The owners were trained in Florence and have brought their gelato expertise to LA. Here you’ll discover delicious gelato and sorbet, made fresh every day in small batches using Italian traditions and local products.
Flavors rotate and some are seasonal, with about 12-16 varieties available at any given time. Like in Italy, it’s a fresh experience every time you visit. You can see the variety of flavors currently available in the shop here.
And, yes, you can have your gelato in a cone! The waffle cones are made fresh daily and are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
Enjoy guilt-free sampling with metal spoons, not plastic, disposable spoons.
How does a gelateria make the list of LA gluten-free bakeries? Because of a separate display case in the shop where you’ll find gluten-free pastries such as cannolis, tiramisu, cookies, and more. These perfect Sicilian cannolis have light, crispy shells with creamy fillings and the tiramisu is amazing.
On top of the bakery display, some of the gelato flavors contain fresh baked goods mixed in, including cheesecake, tiramisu, and choco caramel waffle cone.
Must-try: Pistachio, in a house-made waffle cone. Or try any seasonal flavor while you can get it! Cannolis and tiramisu are also must-haves.
Other dietary restrictions: Most flavors are egg-free and soy-free. There are several vegan options. All allergens are clearly indicated on the wall menus and display tags.
Shipping available: No.
Cake orders: Yes, use the online contact form to request a cake, a minimum of 3-4 days in advance.
8104 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, Ca and 12065 Ventura Place, Studio City, CA
According to its website, fōnut = the enlightened donut.
These “faux donuts” are baked, not fried, donuts. Fōnuts are always gluten-free (made with almond flour) and sometimes vegan, depending on the flavor.
Speaking of flavor, donuts specializes in unique tastes, like blueberry earl grey, pancakes & maple syrup, vanilla latte, and churro.
Fōnuts also sells fabulous biscuits, mini fōnuts, and baking kits. The complete kits even include the fōnut baking pan so that you can make your own fōnuts at home.
Must-try: churro fōnut
Other dietary restrictions: vegan options
Shipping available: No
Cake orders: No
10818A Jefferson Blvd Culver City, CA
While in Athens, I visited Greek Stories, a completely dedicated gluten-free restaurant across from the Acropolis Museum. There were no gluten-free signs anywhere. You had to look closely at the menu (something people without special diets often miss) to realize all of the traditional Greek food served at Greek Stories was gluten-free. The restaurant is extremely popular with the gluten-free crowd, yet full of unsuspecting gluten-eaters.
Joy and Sweets is the LA bakery version of Greek Stories. Not advertised as gluten-free. Food so good that everyone loves it, whether or not they need to eat gluten-free.
You’ll find moist cupcakes and cake pops, along with macarons, all in unique flavors.
Note: the gelato is outsourced and not all gelato flavors are gluten-free. But all of the baked goods (everything made in-house) are completely gluten-free. There is never any gluten in the kitchen nor in the ovens at Joy and Sweets.
Joy and Sweets changed ownership in February 2023, and the new owner has confirmed that everything (but gelato) is still safely gluten-free.
Must-try: lavender lemon, peanut butter cup, and cookies & cream cupcakes
Other dietary restrictions: none
Shipping available: Yes. Joy and Sweets works with an independent courier that insures the orders get to you safe and sound. Use the contact form on the website to request shipping.
Cake orders: Yes, use the online contact form to request a cake order. Special orders are especially loved by Joy and Sweets, giving them a chance to be creative and bring your vision into an edible reality. Sample the cupcake flavors in the shop and choose your favorite for a delicious and gorgeous cake for your wedding, birthday, or other special event. You can also order custom cake pops and cupcakes for your special occasion.
1145 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village CA
Karma Baker has a Westlake Village shop where you can pick up freshly baked cupcakes, cakes, brownies, cookies, tarts, pies, pizza rolls, baked donuts, and more. Plus, there are refrigerated items, including a selection of grab-and-go cakes.
What will especially blow you away is the unbelievably large selection of gluten-free, vegan items available for shipping: cakes, donuts, cookies, pies, holiday items (every holiday from St. Patrick’s Day to Father’s Day), macrons, brownies, cupcake jars, and more!
Must-try: the moist chocolate fudge brownie, peanut butter brownie, and blueberry cheesecake
Other dietary restrictions: dedicated vegan, certified kosher, plus options for soy-free and nut-free
Shipping available: Yes, just about any gluten-free vegan treat you can imagine can be shipped to you by Karma Baker. Route.com package protection is offered at check out and is highly recommended.
Cake orders: Yes, Karma Baker sells online cakes for shipping, in-store cakes (choose from the available selection in the refrigerator or order in advance), and stunning custom cake and dessert table options for weddings and special events. They also have gorgeous, custom letter or number cakes that are absolutely perfect for celebrating a birthday or graduation.
707 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
Kirari West Bakeshop’s mission is to bring joy through food to as many people as possible and make everyone feel included in the process.
To say that Kirari West has nailed its mission would be an understatement. The first time I walked into Kirari West, I was impressed by the perfect appearance of the tarts and pastries… worthy of a French bakery and almost too beautiful to eat. Actually, the original shop is in Japan, not France, and these practically perfect pastries were made to be eaten and enjoyed!
Kirari West is a favorite in the gluten-free community, and for good reason.
Scones, croutons, cheesecake, paninis, and seasonal treats like pumpkin pies all taste undetectably gluten-free. Kirari West brings joy to its growing fan base, including my family, the two of us with celiac disease who need gluten-free, and the two who can eat anything, anywhere.
Every time I drive through LA, I go out of my way to stop at Kirari West despite the LA traffic. I always order a turmeric chicken salad (my favorite Kirari West item) and pick up bakery products, including a few almond brioches for the family, which are fabulous on their own and even better when sliced and made into the most delicious French toast ever.
Must-try: almond brioche, turmeric chicken salad, any panini
Other dietary restrictions: vegan options
Cake orders: Yes, available with 24-hour notice.
2112 West Sunset Boulevard, Suite LJK, Los Angeles, CA (Echo Park)
More than a bakery, Levant is a bistro where you can gather with friends and family to experience delicious Levantine cuisine from the eastern Mediterranean, all in a dedicated gluten-free environment.
Everything on the entirely gluten-free menu is made from scratch with organic products, free of artificial additives, harmful ingredients, and GMOs.
Levant Bistro makes this list of the best gluten-free LA bakeries because of its freshly-baked bread and pastries, which can be enjoyed with your fabulous Lebanese/Mediterranean meal inside the bistro, on the charming patio with olive trees, or to-go. Try the olive bread, pita bread, baguettes, baklava, fig scones, and more.
From Friday night dinner to Sunday brunch, Levant is a rising star in the Los Angeles gluten-free food scene.
Must-try: From the bakery: cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies, and baklava tart. Off the menu: mezza sampler, shawerma, braised short ribs, and any flatbread.
Other dietary restrictions: Everything is soy-free. There are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free, and egg-free options, all clearly noted on the menu.
Cake orders: Yes, contact Levant to order a custom cake or cupcakes, or to arrange gluten-free catering for your next event.
6256 Topanga Canyon Blvd Unit #1200, Woodland Hills, CA
This beloved New York gluten-free fan favorite has expanded to Los Angeles!
Modern Bread & Bagel makes gluten-free, New York-style bagels that can stand up to any gluten bagel. Truly, these are the best gluten-free bagels I have found anywhere.
Must-try: bagels, bagels, bagels… oh, and any breakfast sandwich on a bagel, chocolate babka, cinnamon bun slice, strawberry glazed yeast donut
Other dietary restrictions: Certified kosher. Options for vegan, dairy-free, and nut-free
Shipping available: Yes, shop online here, but I have to warn you about a possible bagel-buying addiction.
Cake orders: Yes, Modern Bread & Bagel offers a few varieties of 9″ cakes. Pre-order at least two days in advance.
5600 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (kitchen address for pick-up)
Remixed doesn’t have a storefront. You simply pre-order 48 hours in advance for pick-up or local delivery.
Remixed makes undetectably gluten-free cakes, cupcakes, and even mini pop tarts. These treats are so in demand that Remixed has occasionally closed order-taking. Check the website for the latest updates regarding availability.
Must-try: Vegan OG cupcakes are just like the Hostess cupcakes of your childhood, only these are gluten-free and vegan!
Other dietary restrictions: vegan and paleo options
Shipping available: No
Cake orders: Yes, order from the regularly available cakes listed online or contact Remixed to special order a cake for your event.
15279 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA
I first discovered Sweet Laurel at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, where the team was promoting a line of mixes, cookie dough, and pre-packaged brownies sold in stores.
In addition to this growing line of in-store products, Sweet Laurel has a cake shop in Pacific Palisades.
Sweet Laurel is about making sweet things simple. All of its products are made with simple and high-quality, natural ingredients. The Cake Shop in Los Angeles is pretty in pink and the baked goods are beautiful. Sweet Laurel is the perfect stop if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth without all the sugar.
Must-try: vegan chocolate chip banana bread, s’mores bar, and chocolate caramel cake
Other dietary restrictions: Everything is grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and paleo. Vegan and keto options.
Shipping available: Yes, you can order baked goods (including s’mores bars), mixes, dough, cookbooks, and more online.
Cake orders: Yes, a variety of 6″ cakes in 3 or 6 layers. Some varieties are available locally and others can be shipped nationwide. Order here.
8185 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA
Twice Baked Baking Company is completely peanut-free and gluten-free, making it a favorite for “allergy moms”.
This LA County bakery (near the border of Orange County) has an extensive menu, including croissants, donuts, cakes, ice cream, bagels, bread, and so much more. Some items are available only on certain days of the week. Here’s just a sampling of the special weekly items:
- Tuesday – pizza crusts
- Wednesday – cinnamon rolls
- Thursday – vegan artisan bread
- Friday – apple turnovers
- Saturday – fried donuts
I highly recommend a visit on Saturday morning to enjoy fried donuts, donut holes, and churros before they sell out for the week.
Must-try: donut holes (on Saturdays only), s’more cookies, and lemon bars
Other dietary restrictions: Dedicated peanut-free. Options for: dairy-free, vegan, and keto, egg-free, corn-free, nut-free, sugar-free, and soy-free, all clearly marked on the menu.
Shipping available: No
Cake orders: Yes, use the online contact form to request a custom cake. Order 3 business days in advance.
1190 N. Fair Oaks Ave. #101 Pasadena, CA (not a storefront, address for pick up only)
The options will wow you. Chocolate-covered donuts, thin mints, cupcakes, cake slices, floral cakes, charcuterie platters, pies… all magazine-cover worthy.
Everything by Yvonne is gluten-free and vegan. There is no storefront. Some items, like donuts and cake slices, are available on short notice for quick pick up or delivery via Doordash. Most products require an advance order.
You’ll also find Yvonne’s treats in Mother’s Markets and other shops throughout California, plus a few in New York and Texas.
Tip! If you are in Thousand Oaks (Ventura County), no need to drive to Pasadena. You can order Cakes by Yvonne cakes or individual slices at Joi Cafe in Thousand Oaks.
Must-try: chocolate-covered donuts, vanilla cake/cupcake with raspberry jam buttercream frosting
Other dietary restrictions: Everything is vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and egg-free.
Shipping available: Yes, the online shop clearly notes which items can be shipped and which are available for local delivery and pickup only.
Cake orders: Yes, the presentation is stellar, making Yvonne’s gluten-free and vegan custom cakes an excellent choice for your special event.