UPDATED for 2020!
If your family or guests have dietary restrictions or strong convictions about food, check out these options for your holiday desserts. Yes, you can have your (gluten-free or vegan) cake and eat it too!
These gluten-free bakeries and vegan bakeries are locally owned small businesses that could use your support — we didn’t include any national chains on our list.
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NEW this year! Lord of the Pies
This is a newcomer to the gluten-free bakery arena. Lord of the Pies is a small, cottage-food bakery focused on fresh, seasonal pies made with the highest quality ingredients.
There are both sweet and savory options — including quiche and pot pies.
We have sampled at least 10 different varieties of pie from this bakery and can heartily endorse Lord of the Pies!
Pies that are available as a gluten-free or vegan option are marked — be sure to choose those options before you check out.
Lord of the Pies offers no-contact deliveries within a 20 mile radius of the proprietor’s home in Tucker. You may be able to arrange a meeting place if you live outside the delivery area. Order at least 48 hours in advance.
Now accepting pre-orders for Thanksgiving!
View the Thanksgiving menu here
Sally’s Gluten-Free Bakery
This family-owned bakery specializes in breads, cakes, cupcakes, pies, and other desserts with many dairy-, egg-, and soy-free options.
It also offers take-and-bake pizzas.
There’s a special holiday menu here, and it includes both desserts and gluten-free cornbread style stuffing. It appears to not have been updated for 2020, however.
- Atlanta (2162 Briarcliff Rd near the intersection of LaVista)
- Sandy Springs (5920 Roswell Rd)
- Alpharetta (4390 Kimball Ridge Rd)
Hell Yeah Gluten Free
The motto here is Gluten free doesn’t have to suck! Hell Yeah is a 100% dedicated gluten free, 100% peanut free facility.
In 2019, holiday pies were $25 to $40 and included gluten-free and vegan options that you could order online for in-store pickup.
900 Dekalb Ave NE #500
Atlanta, GA 30307
It doesn’t get much better than Southern Sweets! This is the bakery behind many of the yummy desserts at your favorite restaurants.
The dessert menu includes a wide variety of gluten-free and vegan sweets to order in advance.
Note that Southern Sweets does prepare items that include gluten, dairy, and peanuts, while striving to prevent cross-contamination to other products.
186 Rio Circle
2BWhole Gluten-Free Bakery
This is a European-style, organic bakery in Alpharetta. It specializes in both gluten-free and allergen-free desserts, including layer cakes and sheet cakes.
Choose from gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and vegan options.
Delivery is now available through DoorDash.
The 2019 holiday menu included pies, decorated cookies for Hannukah and Christmas, and more. We’ll update this page when we see a 2020 menu.
42 Milton Ave, Ste. B
Alpharetta, GA 30009
In 2019 the holiday choices were Apple Pie Crumble, Vegan Crunchy Pretzel Pie, and Pumpkin Pie — all gluten free and dairy free.
We’ll update with 2020 info as soon as possible.
Karma Farm also offers Crazy Good Cornbread and customizable trays of baked goods.
Contact the bakery for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
54 Pharr Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Marilyn’s Gluten-Free Gourmet
This is your source for gluten-free fruit cake — the product is actually called It’s Not Fruit Cake.
Marilyn’s website describes this concoction as “a culinary wonder packed with Georgia pecans, sweet dates, plump raisins, cherries, and crunchy walnuts. Then, aged with brandy and sherry. No preservatives. No gluten. And no reason not to gift yourself with a bit of happiness.”
- boxed fruit cake for $20
- fruit cake in a gift tin for $33
Marilyn’s Gluten-Free Gourmet is located in Roswell, but it’s an online shopping experience.
Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe
Last year, Dulce offered a holiday assortment of organic, vegan cupcakes — with most flavors available as a gluten-free option.
Note that this is not a completely gluten-free facility, but it is 100% peanut-free.
There is no holiday menu up yet for 2020, but the daily menu includes several GF options.
Gluten-free layer cakes are $40 and include flavors like Chocolate and Lemon Raspberry.
Gluten-free scones are $24 for a half-dozen.
Order online for curbside pickup. Walk-ups will find a limited selection only, according to the website.
1994 Hosea L. Williams Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Five Daughters Bakery
NOT gluten-free, but guaranteed vegan!
Choose from an assortment of vegan doughnuts in seasonal flavors that change monthly! There is also a staple collection that includes yummy flavors like Sea Salt Chocolate.
Five Daughters is located inside Ponce City Market on the food court level.
No Gluten, Inc.
Gluten-free bakery items include bread, cupcakes, cookies, sweet breads, cakes and pastries.
1355 Rock Mountain Blvd
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083