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Austin’s Best Allergy-Friendly Bakeries — Where Gluten Free and Vegan Rule

BY // 04.30.18

Whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, or are just looking to avoid dairy, Austin has become a mecca of allergy-friendly baked goods. No longer do you have to turn down dessert due to dietary restrictions.

If any restaurant city in Texas understands the needs of those with food allergies, it’s Austin. Here are the best bakeries that are allergy friendly in Austin:


Fat Cats Austin

7020 Easy Wind Drive

Started by a self-described crazy cat lady, Fat Cats proves that gluten, dairy and eggs aren’t necessary to make indulgent treats. Fat Cats sources only organic and fair trade ingredients to make its selection of coffee, tea and desserts.

The dessert menu is always changing to keep things fresh, but includes treats like cookies, giant scones and donuts, all of which are vegan and most of which are gluten-free. To find out what they’re baking up today, check out Fat Cat’s Instagram.

Our pick: Fat Cats’ Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie

Capital City Bakery

2211 E Cesar Chavez Street

Capital City started out as a vegan home baking business in 2010, and owner Kristen Davenport quickly grew a cult following, first turning Capital City into a food trailer, and then into a brick and mortar shop in East Austin.

All baked goods are made fresh daily, which includes cupcakes, cakes, heavenly cinnamon rolls and more.

Our pick: Capital City’s ooey gooey Cinnamon Roll

Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery

411 E 43rd Street

Quack’s is an Austin institution, originally opening more than 30 years ago on the Drag. Luckily, Quack’s has vegan options, like its Double Chocolate Muffin, Trail Mix Cookie and  Raspberry Oat Square, which put those packaged oat bars to shame.

Even better, Quack’s keeps a spreadsheet of what allergens are present in all of its baked goods. They will gladly help you find a treat that fits your allergy restrictions and lifestyle.

Our pick: Quacks’ Vegan Double Chocolate Muffin

Wild Wood Bakehouse

3016 Guadalupe Street

Touted as Austin’s Gluten Free Restaurant, Wild Wood is 100 percent gluten free (fittingly), which makes it a great choice for Celiac sufferers who can’t risk cross-contamination. Serving up a full menu, Wild Wood’s shining star is its homemade focaccia, French and sourdough breads that will have you forgetting all about gluten.

Wild Wood’s sourdough and focaccia breads are vegan, while the French bread is made with milk. Stop in to see its rotating assortments of gluten-free sweets, such as cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and muffins.

Our pick: Wild Wood’s Banana Nut Muffin

Wild Wood Bakehouse Austin
Wild Wood Bakehouse is 100 percent gluten free.

Zucchini Kill

701 E 53rd Street

Zucchini Kill serves up goodies using all-natural ingredients that are always free of gluten, soy and all animal-by-products, making them a go-to spot for gluten-free and vegans alike in Austin. The bakery’s most known for its cupcakes, but the real show stopper is its homemade Twinkies and cookie cakes.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a fan of zucchini. It’s only present in a few options.

Our pick: Zucchini Kills’ Classic Twinkies

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