10 Gluten-free Bakeries In San Francisco, California

gluten free bakery in san francisco

A hilly city in northern California, San Francisco is on the tip of a peninsula, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Bay of San Francisco, making it another great summer destination. It is famous for its all-year-round fog as well as for its iconic attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and its scenic views. Also, you’ll find here vibrant Victorian houses and cable cars that will make you see The Bay in a whole new perspective. Apart from the things already mentioned, San Francisco has a thriving gluten-free food scene. Discover it on our list, below, of the top gluten-free bakeries in San Francisco.

1. Mariposa Baking Company

When you say gluten-free goodies, you will always hear about Mariposa. It is a bakery that started with a shared kitchen in West Berkeley and now has two booming stores in California, which has been serving the bay people since 2006. The name of the bakery is a Spanish word for butterfly, which the owners liken to the changes a person goes through when one moves to a gluten-free lifestyle. One of their bestsellers includes multi-grain bread with sunflower seed and their seasonal fruit gallate; make sure to order this one when you drop by. Or you can choose among their 70 products which are all equally good.

Mariposa Baking Company

Address: Ferry Building, One Ferry Building #32, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States

Opening hours: Sun-Mon: 9am–4pm/ Thurs-Sat: 8am–6pm

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

Website: Mariposa Baking Company

2. Wholesome Bakery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The wholesome bakery is operated and owned by women. It offers sweet, pastries, bread and the like, that are dairy, egg, soy, and gluten-free. Their menu is only made of ingredients that are of good quality by purchasing them from local producers and in turn, helping the local economy. Their products are widely available all over town and the United States, for they are in grocery stores and cafes as well as opens for online ordering. And now, they already have their own cafe to serve people who want a place to chill while eating their favorite wholesome bakery treats.

Wholesome Bakery

Address: 299 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 7am–7pm

Average price for two: 20 USD for two people

Website: Wholesome Bakery

3. Cups and Cakes Bakery

Located in SOMA, Cups and Cakes Bakery is the answer to your sweet tooth cravings. They offer sugar, dairy, nut, egg, and gluten-free delights that will surely make your health-conscious heart happy. Aside from the pastries and cupcakes not having gluten, they also offer personalized and custom-made flavored cupcakes depending on your whim. Other services of the bakery include catering and custom-printed cupcakes. They are also a hit among children parties for their take on famous cartoon characters. And when you visit, make sure to try either of the two flavors: red velvet or killer carrot.

Cups and Cakes Bakery

Address: 451 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11am–6pm/ Sat: 12–7pm

Average price for two: 13 USD for two people

Website: Cups and Cakes Bakery

4. Kara's Cupcakes Marina

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If you want your cupcake not super sweet, then you have to taste Kara’s baked delights. Kara’s Cupcakes offer freshly homemade cupcakes that are gluten-free and not too sweet. The owner makes it in small batches, ensuring fresh goodies every day. And her products are only made from quality ingredients which are bought from local and sustainable, organic producers. Apart from selling cupcakes, they also allow you to decorate your own cupcake as a kiddie birthday activity. As for their bestsellers, they have the Chocolate Coconut, Vanilla Coconut, Sweet Vanilla, and Chocolate Velvet flavors.

Kara's Cupcakes Marina

Address: 3249 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

Opening hours: Sun-Thurs: 10am–8pm/ Fri-Sat: 10am–9pm

Average price for two: 10 USD for two people

Website: Kara’s Cupcakes Marina

5. Hayes Valley Bakeworks

A gluten-free bakery with a cause, Hayes Valley Bakeworks doesn’t only serve you with the best gluten-free sweets and pastries but also gives the homeless and less privileged a chance in life by giving them work. In case you’re craving for delectable morning food like porridge cereals, cookies, bread, and more, the bakeshop has got this covered for you. Apart from the menu, you’ll also love the interiors of the place and its cheery colors, which was designed by Jim Maxwell, an award-winning interior designer in San Francisco. If you’re feeling generous and hungry, this is the place to be, and don’t forget to bring your family and friends with you the next time you visit.

Hayes Valley Bakeworks

Address: 550 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 7am–6pm/ Sat: 8am–3pm

Average price for two: under 10 USD

Website: Hayes Valley Bakeworks

6. Arizmendi Bakery

A cooperative bakery, Arizmendi is well-loved by the locals for turning regular sweets and pastries to gluten-free fare. They serve pastries, artisan bread, gourmet pizza, and offer house specialty on a weekly basis. It is located two blocks away from the Golden Gate Park, making it accessible to a lot of people. If you’re craving for pizza, make sure to come here a little late, for they only serve their gourmet pizza after 11:30 am; you better take note of this. Another house bestseller is the fruit scones and the wolverine loaf, try this when you drop by to know why.

Arizmendi Bakery

Address: 1331 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA

Opening hours: Mon-Fri:7am–7pm/ Sat-Sun: 7:30am–6pm

Average price for two: under 10 USD

Website: Arizmendi Bakery

7. Little Bee Bakery

Located in Bernal Heights in San Francisco, Little Bee Bakery is an organic bakery that serves cakes, tarts, cookies, and more, made from locally produced ingredients. They also offer made-to-order cakes, gluten-free pastries, and superb coffee, as well as organic ice cream that your kids will surely love. The bakeshop has a chill ambiance, perfect for family time and friends’ quick get together. Apart from most products being homemade, the shop also caters to birthday parties, providing them with mouth-watering, custom-made cakes and desserts. One of their bestsellers is the chocolate flourless squares, which melts in your mouth; make sure to order this when you visit.

Little Bee Bakery

Address: 521 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 7:30am–5pm/ Wed: Closed

Website: Little Bee Bakery

8. Josey Baker Bread

If you happen to be in San Francisco and want to have the tastiest bread in town, but you want it gluten-free, then you have to visit The Mill, a bakery and café partnered by Josey Baker Bread and the Four Barrel Coffee. By partnering with each other, they only focus on what they do best; Josey Baker Bread serves the bread that goes well with Four Barrel’s delicious coffee. For their gluten-free bread, you have to try their Adventure Bread, which will remind you of a giant granola bar that is less sweet but rich in taste.

Josey Baker Bread

Address: 736 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 7am–9pm

Average price for two: 15 USD for two people

Website: Josey Baker Bread

9. Rolling-Out Cafe

Poised on the Parkside District of San Francisco, Rolling out Café offers delectable pastries in a home-style café and bakery, perfect for morning coffee with friends and a dessert hub for the family. It has mouth-watering signature pastries that you shouldn’t miss when you visit, which include the Hawaiian Sticky Roll, Vegan Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll, gluten-free dairy-free cinnamon roll, and more. They also offer cakes for birthday parties or you can buy them in slices if you just want to indulge your sweet tooth cravings. Some of their bestseller cakes are “Kiwi Lime Pie” and “Face-lifted Carrot Cake.”

Rolling-Out Cafe

Address: 1722 Taraval, San Francisco, CA 94116, USA

Opening hours: Mon:7am–2pm/ Wed-Sat: 7am–6pm/ Sun: 8am–5pm

Average price for two: under 10 USD

Website: Rolling-Out Cafe

10. Peasant Pies Cafe & Catering, Noe Valley

One of the reasons to live in Noe Valley, according to locals, is the presence of Peasant Pies Café, which serves mouth-watering and flavorful, handheld pies, with gluten-free and vegan options. It is so liked by the locals that it has a labeled register named “Alex,” which is dedicated to one of their most loyal customers. One of their bestsellers is the Curry VC chicken, which boasts flavors; make sure to try this when you visit. For their gluten-free delights, you should taste their gluten-free muffins; it is also a crowd favorite.

Peasant Pies Cafe & Catering, Noe Valley

Address: 2215, 1039 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122, United States

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 7am–6pm

Average price for two: under 10 USD

Website: Peasant Pies Cafe & Catering, Noe Valley

Healthy San Francisco

Baked goods from Edible Flours Natural Vegan Bakery in Vancouver, BC (4708198784)
Source: Photo by user Jennifer used under CC BY 2.0

If you’re in San Francisco to experience its thriving food scene and to hunt for gluten-free bakeries, then you have come at the right place, for apart from its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll find here lots of bakeries that serve freshly made gluten-free products. Make sure to check out our list of the best gluten-free bakeries in San Francisco and have a fun bakery-hopping experience.

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