Gluten-free, dairy-free cake in San Francisco?
April 7, 2015 12:53 PM   Subscribe

Surely I can get good gluten-free, dairy-free cake in San Francisco. Where is it?

I'm planning a small party and thinking of having cupcakes for dessert.

One of my friends is avoiding gluten and dairy.

I would love to provide cake she can eat.

I've tried several of the cupcake places and struck out.

My current plan is an Amy's frozen cake from the grocery store, but if I can find a San Francisco bakery that can do gluten-free and dairy-free, I think I'd prefer that.

Any recommendations?

posted by kristi to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Canyon Market in Glen Park routinely creates gluten-free desserts, including cakes. I would contact them and ask if they can do a dairy-free gluten-free dessert. I suspect so.

Their gluten-free desserts are wonderful.

Easy access; one half block from the Glen Park BART station.
posted by blob at 1:05 PM on April 7, 2015

Best answer: Mariposa Bakery at the Ferry building is completely gluten-free; I don't know if they have a dairy-free option. They aren't as good as Canyon Market, but they are pretty dang good.
posted by blob at 1:06 PM on April 7, 2015

Best answer: Mariposa has delicious cake. I just had their white and black cake a couple weeks ago and it is gluten free and vegan.
posted by carolr at 1:24 PM on April 7, 2015

Crixa Cakes is admittedly in Berkeley, but they have several gluten-free options that are really fantastic.
posted by kenko at 1:30 PM on April 7, 2015

Rolling Sloane's does great baked goods (out of Oakland) and she'll accomodate GF and dairy-free. She doesn't have her own retail shop but her stuff is very popular at the Cat Town Cafe and Modern Coffee. She does tons of custom orders.
posted by radioamy at 2:25 PM on April 7, 2015

Mariposa is OKAY, but not great.

If you're willing to cross the bridge, Flour Chylde in Novato is the BEST gluten free bakery ever.

They do a TON of stuff that's gluten and dairy free. They are also at the Civic Centre Farmer's Market on Sundays in San Rafael, if that's helpful.
posted by guster4lovers at 2:39 PM on April 7, 2015

The Plant Cafe on Pier 3 at the Embarcadero has an incredible gluten-free, dairy-free raspberry cheesecake. I have no idea how they do it. But it is amazing [albeit spendy] and I would choose it over any other cheesecake in the Bay Area... and I am normally gluten-ful and dairy-ful.
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto at 3:58 PM on April 7, 2015

Response by poster: According to Mariposa's website, their cupcakes are dairy-free and gluten-free, so I think we have a winner.

Thank you all!
posted by kristi at 9:27 PM on April 8, 2015

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