10 Gluten-Free Bakeries In Austin, Texas, USA

gluten free bakeries in austin

Austin is the state capital of Texas with a population of over 950,000 citizens. Visitors shouldn’t expect to have a dull moment visiting Austin as it’s home to the Zilker Metropolitan Park with over 400 acres (161 hectares) of sports fields and woodlands, Lady Bird hiking trail, the State Capitol building, and a thriving live-music scene. Besides the usual dining experiences of the big city, Austin offers a number of bakeries serving up gluten-free specialties to locals and visitors alike. Please check out these gluten-free bakeries in Austin, Texas, USA while taking in the sights and attractions of the Lone Star State Capital.

1. Angel Donuts and Treats

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Angel Donuts and Treats offers patrons the opportunity to enjoy gluten-free interpretations of some sweets along with breakfast options such as breakfast tacos, muffins, and caffeinated beverages in cold and hot versions. Some of the gluten-free options include chocolate chip cookies, macarons (almond paste), chocolate confetti cake ball, and vegan cake donuts. The fluffy cake donuts sound very enticing with choices of powdered sugar, chocolate iced, or cinnamon sugar. Make sure to call ahead for any of these delicious treats before your visit to make certain they are in stock.

Angel Donuts and Treats

Address: 8300 North FM, 620, Building A, Suite 200

Website: Angel Donuts and Treats

Opening hours: Friday - Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday - Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Average price for two people: 3-9 USD

2. Capital City Bakery

Capital City Bakery
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At Capital City Bakery, all their sweet treats are made from scratch daily. Their entire menu from kolaches to yummy cupcakes in a variety of flavours, and to even their delicious, signature cakes such as strawberry blonde, lavender lemonade, and banana pudding cake are 100% vegan, being gluten-free, egg free, and dairy free. Stop by their storefront or their all-vegan bakery food trailer, for your fix of sweets.

Capital City Bakery

Address: 2211 East Cesar Chavez Streete

Website: Capital City Bakery

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Average price for two people: 4-11 USD

3. Dream Bakery

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Dream Bakery offers pastries, desserts, and savoury items in tasty and gluten-free or vegan options so that all its patrons can enjoy their delicious treats. They specialize in gluten-free wedding cakes so that even on special days, customers can experience these custom-made, uniquely decorated, delicious items with quality equal to or better than the traditional counterparts. Make every day a special day with choices from pies, raspberry streusel muffins, brownies, red velvet cupcakes, or dark chocolate cupcakes as they are known to sell out quickly.

Dream Bakery

Address: 2013 Wells Branch Parkway, Suite 109

Website: Dream Bakery

Opening hours: Sunday - Monday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Tuesday - Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Average price for two people: 7-12 USD

4. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

Banana pudding cupcake from Sugar Mama's Bakeshop, Austin
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Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, an Austin institution, serves up delicious baked goods daily and even has some of its recipes published in a Williams-Sonoma cookbook. The bakery offers a daily menu instead of a set menu, keeping its customers on their feet as to what to expect daily. Although, a traditional bakery, Sugar Mama’s produces gluten-free items as well. Some of those items include the Cowboy cupcake, a vegan chocolate cake with a filling of whipped peanut butter cream and frosted with chocolate and a peanut butter glaze. Stop in and try one of their yummy cupcakes, such as the Hemingway consisting of a vegan key lime sponge cake finished off with key lime frosting and coconut, just like being in Key West.

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

Address: 1905 South 1st Street

Website: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Closed Monday

Average price for two people: 5-10 USD

5. La Madeleine French Bakery & Café Lakeline

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In classic French tradition, La Madeleine specializes in creating intricate, beautifully crafted pastries. Although, the pastries are not gluten-free, the café prepares options for lunch and dinner which includes soups and salads that are. The inspirations are from the French countryside and hopefully will satisfy your palate for a healthy, delicious meal. Soups include a creamy, tomato basil soup and a seasonal lentil soup loaded with lentils, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, kale, onions, celery, and a blend of fresh herbs and spices. One can imagine themselves in the French countryside on a warm summer day enjoying the strawberries Romanoff salad, consisting of sweet brandy sour cream Romanoff sauce and cinnamon, with a glass of Rosé or the cranberry & pecan wild field salad which is a delicious melange of dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and field greens tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

La Madeleine French Bakery & Café Lakeline

Address: 14028 N Highway 183 #230

Website: La Madeleine French Bakery & Café

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday, Sunday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm

Average price for two people: 8-22 USD

6. Sweet Treets Bakery

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Sweet Treats bakes their cupcakes in six to eight delicious flavours daily. Two of many of the choices on the menu include German Chocolate with coconut-pecan filling and topped off with chocolate buttercream frosting and Luscious Lemon consisting of fresh raspberry filling and completed with lemon buttercream frosting. They offer cupcakes to wedding cakes in vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free options. Just imagine your guests indulging in the beautifully decorated, pink layer cake, strawberry champagne, with layers of champagne-infused buttercream frosting and champagne-soaked strawberries on your special day.

Sweet Treets Bakery

Address: 6705 E Hwy 290 #601

Website: Sweet Treets Bakery

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Closed Sunday

Average price for two people: 3-10 USD

7. Hey Cupcake!

Hey Cupcake!
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Hey Cupcake!, an Austin icon, serves up one cupcake at a time to its enamoured customers who can’t get enough of their quality cupcakes. They operate out of an air stream trailer topped off with a pink cupcake with sprinkles. Although the menu contains only eight flavours, including carrot cake, red velvet, and vanilla dreamin’, they are considered very popular among the Austin crowd as they operate only until they sell out. To partake in the only gluten-free cupcake, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, you must provide a 48-hour notice.

Hey Cupcake!

Address: 1511 South Congress Avenue

Website: Hey Cupcake!

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (or until sold out)

Average price for two people: 7-10 USD

8. Mr. Natural

Mr. Natural
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Although Mr. Natural, is an Austin institution, being in business since 1988, it was only in 2009, that they returned to baking and decorating cakes. The bakery serves up Mexican specialities such as tacos, enchiladas, tamales, etc. along with vegan strawberry shortcake, pancakes, yoghurt and fruit bowls, and a decent selection of other vegan and gluten-free dishes. Chef Jesus Jr. specializes in baking and inventing new gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free recipes for those with special dietary restrictions. Visit on the first Sunday of each month and enjoy experiencing some of these options in a buffet style.

Mr. Natural

Address: 1901 E. Cesar Chavez Street

Website: Mr. Natural

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Average price for two people: 11-25 USD

9. Zucchini Kill

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Zucchini Kill offers up vegan sweet and savoury soy and gluten-free baked goods with a punk rock edge to Austin daily. The female-led bakery creates cookies, cakes, cake donuts, and cream coffins which are vanilla spongecake logs filled with vanilla cream. They accept custom orders of their products, but be informed, you must call 72 hours in advance.

Zucchini Kill

Address: 701 E 53rd Street

Website: Zucchini Kill

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Closed Monday

Average price for two people: 5-12 USD

10. Paper Route Bakery

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The Paper Route Bakery began serving Austin in 2017. It prides itself in offering gluten-free baked goods made in small batches daily for the best and freshest quality to its customers. The menu includes savoury options such as cheddar chive scones and gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread to a variety of sweet treats from cookies, brownies, and cakes. Be sure to check out their website for daily offerings since the menu changes daily.

Paper Route Bakery

Address: 1010 East Cesar Chavez Street, Suite D

Website: Paper Route Bakery

Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday

Average price for two people: 4-12USD

Experience gluten-free bakeries in Austin

Strawberry tart
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Austin has many unique bakeries offering up gluten-free specialties to its customers. You can find such treats in picnic areas from food trucks to classic bakeries and cafes. The gluten-free products Austin’s bakeries produce range from cookies, scones, and brownies to high quality masterpieces such as elaborately decorated layer cakes all the way to alcohol-infused wedding cakes. While visiting the city, hopefully you will not pass up the opportunity to stop in at one of the bakeries above and sample some of these unique delicacies.

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