Gluten-Free Donuts: Our Top Picks!

It’s not news to anyone that donuts are no longer just another breakfast treat. From fancy flavors with exotic toppings to wedding “donut walls,” the days of just glazed are definitely over.

Lucky for us, there’s no lack of safe, delicious, and fun gluten-free donuts in New England. Here are our top picks, in no particular order.  And, if you know of an authentic, safe and delicious gluten-free donut in CT, let us know and we’ll add it in! 

*Not all of the bakeries listed are dedicated gluten-free facilities. Always use your own judgement when eating out.



The Holy Donut

No trip to Portland is complete without a treat from The Holy Donut. Prepared separately in dedicated fryers and overseen by a supervisor with celiac disease, these donuts are EVERYTHING. They even use local ingredients, including Maine potatoes. And, they’ve been tested at 2ppm. Not a dedicated GF facility, but they really take their gluten-free protocol seriously. Rotating flavors; call before you go. Stores close when they sell out, and they do sell out.

7 Exchange St.
Portland, ME

194 Park Ave.
Portland, ME

398 Rte. 1
Scarborough, MA



Kane’s Donuts

Kanes is Boston’s gluten-free donut gem. With locations in the heart of the city and in Saugus, they always have at least two GF flavors available, including a flavor-of-the-month. They prepare them separately, fry them separately, and you’d never notice that the gluten is missing. And, Kane’s is always working on new products, like the recently introduced GF cinnamon and sugar donut, which is dusted instead of dipped. Dusted instead of dipped may sound small, but it’s HUGE to us!

1575 Broadway (Essex Landing)
Saugus, MA 01906

Two International Place
90 Oliver St.
Boston, MA 02110


Peace of Mind Baking Co.

Nancy Plante, owner of Peace of Mind Baking Co., is not fooling around. First, her entire facility is vegan and free from gluten, soy, dairy, peanuts, and eggs. Second, she bought a fryer last year and started making donuts….lots of them. Unique flavors include key lime, raspberry white chocolate, birthday cake, cherry amaretto chip, and other rotating varieties that you won’t find anywhere else. Peace of Mind does not operate a storefront, but their products can be found in many retail locations and coffee shops. Check the website and then go hunt them down!

71 Hobbs St.
Conway, NH  03818


Sans Gluten Artisan Bakery

Craving an authentic, cream-filled donut? What about apple pie- filled? Blueberry? Lemon? Boston Cream? Sans Gluten Artisan Bakery in Rhode Island makes them every Saturday. They can even make them vegan or non-dairy, which is totally cool. During the week you can pick up traditional donuts that that are baked, or you can choose from their gorgeous selection of cupcakes, and other treats. Be sure to tell them we sent you!

39 Greenville Ave.
Johnston, RI 02919

Freedom Gluten Free

If there was an award for cutest gluten-free donuts, Freedom Gluten Free’s mini donuts would definitely win it. They’re a wholesale bakery based in Woburn, MA that makes both mini and regular sized GF donuts available in retailers throughout the region. And they are DELICIOUS! Their facility is dedicated GF and kosher, and free from peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, and soy. Check their website for retail locations!




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