8 Gluten-free Bakeries In Seattle, Washington

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An iconic city of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Washington is surrounded by water, scenic mountains, and lush forests. Seattle is the state’s largest city and is known for rainy weather, it’s iconic Space Needle landmark and as the birthplace grunge music. It’s also a haven for foodies. Pike Place Market is one of the city’s top tourist destinations. It is one of the oldest public farmer’s markets in the United States, and you’ll find fishmongers, fresh produce stalls, and plenty of restaurants. Of course, Seattle is also known for its coffee consumption. Starbucks and Seattle’s Best Coffee famously call Seattle home. And if you’re gluten intolerant, don’t you worry. Seattle has plenty to offer for you as well. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite, gluten-free bakeries in Seattle, so keep reading to check out the options.

1. Niche Gluten Free Cafe & Bakery


Let’s start this list off with Niche, a cafe and bakery which boasts of their 100% gluten-free products. It was founded by French-trained pastry chef who tried a paleo diet with great success. She wants people to feel great, but to also eat great food free from gluten. The bakery uses local and sustainable produce and meats which are hormone- and pesticide-free. They’re open for breakfast and lunch, and it’s the perfect place to go if you love sandwiches, paninis, and bagels. They also offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options.

Niche Gluten Free Cafe & Bakery

Address: 808 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

Website: Niche Gluten Free Cafe & Bakery

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7 am - 4 pm, Saturday 9 am - 4 pm, closed on Sunday

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

2. Nuflours Bakery


Founded in 2011, Phebe Rossi opened Nuflours with the idea that everyone deserves to eat great pastries, breads, and cakes—even if they’re gluten-free. She began selling at markets and coffee shops, and today runs one location in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood. Their menu is allergen-free as well: the products are peanut-free, and most items do not contain corn or soy. Items which do have nuts or which are vegan are clearly marked as such. This is a pastry heaven for dessert lovers, and they are able to choose from bars, muffins, cookies, danishes, cakes, and more! They also have options for lunch, and a wide range of artisan breads.

Nuflours Bakery

Address: 518 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA

Website: Nuflours Bakery

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 7 am - 6 pm, Sunday 8 am - 5 pm, closed on Monday

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

3. The Essential Baking Company


The Essential Baking Company began in 1994—at the time, they sold bread at the Fremont Farmers Market. Today, they provide bread, crackers, pastries, and desserts to many businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest, including grocery stores, restaurants, and schools. Whilst their entire range isn’t gluten-free, they do offer plenty of options sans gluten, including bread, rolls, and pizza dough. Their gluten-free offerings are made in a dedicated facility and are also dairy-, nut-, and soy-free. In addition to supplying food to establishments throughout the region, they run three of their own cafes in Seattle.

The Essential Baking Company

Address: 5601 1st Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98108

Website: The Essential Baking Company

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

4. Flying Apron


In the early 2000s, Flying Apron began with the aim to provide gluten-free and plant-based baked goods. It was one-of-a-kind in the area when they opened their doors to the public. Even today, they aim to provide you with food which is wholesome, delicious, and delightful to eat, and they spend hours perfecting their recipes. Stop at one of their two locations and enjoy a ‘donut’ or cake with your coffee. Or, if you’re in the mood for more, try a pizza, soup, or quiche.

Flying Apron

Address: 3510 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA

Website: Flying Apron

Opening hours: 8 am - 7 pm daily

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

5. Macrina Bakery & Cafe


Named after a 4th-century Greek mystic who believed in the power of community, Macrina Bakery’s owner opened it with an interest in the bond that happens when people sit down to eat. It’s based on the traditional bakery, using ingredients available locally and focusing on enhancing the flavours of the grains. They’ve got five locations in Seattle, and serve up breakfast, lunch, and a variety of baked goods. While they’re not an entirely gluten-free site, they do have some nice options on offer. Try a fresh fruit muffin or a yummy gluten-free biscuit. For something rich, have a slice of the bittersweet chocolate gateau. They even have some vegan options available.

Macrina Bakery & Cafe

Address: Belltown Court Condos, 2408 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 and multiple locations

Website: Macrina Bakery & Cafe

Opening hours: 7 am - 6 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

6. Blue Saucer Cafe & Coffee House


You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into your own cosy home at Blue Saucer Cafe & Coffee House. It can be found in the Maple Leaf neighbourhood of Seattle and is family-owned. They offer breakfast and lunch and make it easy to pick something gluten-free. Simply ask for a gluten-free wrap or bread, and pick the sandwich which sounds the best to you!

Blue Saucer Café & Coffee House

Address: 9127 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

Website: Blue Saucer Café & Coffee Shop

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 6:30 am - 5:30 pm , Sunday 7 am - 5 pm

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

7. Cinnamon Works

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Calling all cinnamon lovers! You’ll definitely want to check out this bakery which serves up gluten-free and vegan goodies with a focus on cinnamon. It calls Pike Place Market its home and is open until 5 pm daily. The gluten-free cinnamon rolls get a special mention in their reviews, and everyone raves about their monster cookies: giant cookies in varying flavours with gluten-free options. It’s the perfect spot to grab a gluten-free sweet and wander around the market.

Cinnamon Works

Address: 1536 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

Website: Cinnamon Works

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm, Saturday - Sunday 8 am - 5 pm

Average price for two people: Under 10 USD

8. Bryant Corner Café


The Bryant Corner Cafe serves up a mean American breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner, and offers brunch on the weekends. It’s a popular breakfast spot, so be prepared for a wait on weekends. But it’s well worth it. While their entire operation isn’t gluten-free, they do offer a variety of options for those who need to avoid gluten. Try a stack of their gluten-free pancakes or indulge in a gluten-free pastry from the bakery. The reviews are rave about the wide selection and their services.

Bryant Corner Café

Address: 3118 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115, USA

Website: Bryant Corner Café

Opening hours: 7:30 am - 10 pm

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

Easy to be gluten-free in Seattle

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Having a gluten intolerance doesn’t mean you need to live a life of boring baked goods, and the bakeries of Seattle certainly make it easy! Stroll through Pike Place Market with a gluten-free cinnamon roll, head to a cafe that’s entirely gluten-free, or enjoy a sandwich with gluten-free bread. There’s no shortage of options. So grab your umbrella and prepare to explore the gluten-free world of Seattle!

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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