Roadtripping? Check Out This List of Safe Spots From DC to Maine!
Hitting the road this holiday season? We collaborated with Baltimore Gluten Free, Gluten-Free Philly and Gluten-Free Globetrotter to create this awesome list of dedicated GF spots from DC to Maine.
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Wishing you a very safe holiday season to all, both on the roads and off!
*For a more comprehensive list of New England eateries, check out our dining directory here.
Updated December 2019
Traveling I-95 North? See below!
NewBrook Kitchen & Artisan Market (37 Saugatuck Ave., Westport (203) 557-6087). If you’re traveling along I-95N, your first celiac-safe stop is in Westport, where NewBrook Kitchen, a 100% GF and paleo café churns out amazing meals for dining in or to go. You can also pick up desserts, snacks, and other items from local artisans.
Izzi B’s Allergen-Friendly Bakery, 22 Knight St., Norwalk (203) 810-4378). If you’re in the mood for a treat, Izzi B’s Allergen Free Bakery comes up next on 95 North in Norwalk. They are dedicated GF and top 8 free as well. Check their website and place your order prior to arriving if possible, or call to see what they have in stock that day. They do not have a formal storefront, so you’ll be picking up your treats right in the kitchen!
Still Delicious Bakery (13 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook (860) 552-4662). As you proceed north on I95 along the coast, you’ll eventually arrive in Westbrook, where Still Delicious dedicated GF bakery cranks out amazing breads, bagels, and treats. Even if you’re not hungry, you must stop in and pick up one of their chocolate chip cookie lava cakes. We dare you to buy just one.
Shayna B’s By the Sea (247 Main St., Old Saybrook (860) 339-3144). Continuing on 95 north, you’ll eventually hit Old Saybrook, where Shayna B’s by the Sea is located. You’ll find her dedicated GF and dairy-free eatery right on Main Street where you can grab sandwiches, calzones, soups baked goods and more.
Little Beet Table (376 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT). The latest location of a healthy NYC-based restaurant with wholesome ingredients, lots of vegan options, and other proteins as well.
Traveling along Route 84? See below!
Gluten-Free Oasis (594 Federal Rd., Brookfield (203) 885-0314). When you enter Connecticut from the west via route 84, you’ll arrive first in Danbury. We recommend taking a quick detour off the highway to Brookfield for a stop at Gluten-Free Oasis, which serves sandwiches on their homemade GF cheese bread. You can also pick up rolls and other fun stuff to take with you. And trust us, you’ll want to!
By The Way Bakery (19 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT). By The Way Bakery is dedicated GF, dairy-free and kosher. Stop in for a little treat, order a cake, a challah, whatever you need and then plan to stop back in on your way home. They’ve got additional locations in New York as well.
Pure Love Bakery (136 Simsbury Rd. #16, Avon (860) 409-0302). Tucked away in the beautiful rolling hills of the Farmington Valley is Pure Love Bakery. They’re maybe 20 minutes off of route 84, but if you have some extra time, this place is worth the detour. They make pretty much everything – breads, rolls, English muffins, cookies, cakes, brownies – anything your little GF heart desires. They always have fun stuff in their front case, but if you’re looking for something in particular, call ahead and place a special order. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up a bag of the best GF granola around!
Dee’s One Smart Cookie (103 New London Tpke. Suite C, Glastonbury). Connecticut’s very first gluten-free bakery, Dee’s One Smart Cookie, has recently moved to bigger digs in Glastonbury, CT, east of Hartford. A dedicated gluten-free facility, you won’t find gluten, nuts, peanuts, soy, GMO’s or dairy in any of their products. Most products can be made egg free as well. Stop by for a treat, breads, snacks, muffins, and give them a call before you go because om some days, they sell soups, pizzas and more!
Traveling on 91 North? See Below!
The Sweet Beet (498 Salmon Brook St., Granby (860) 653-2338). If you’re traveling on 91 north through Connecticut, don’t miss The Sweet Beet in Granby. It’s a bit off the beet-en path, but if you’re GF and vegan, it’s worth every beautiful mile. They have cases full of prepared foods and they’ll make sandwiches to go. They also have soups and amazing desserts.
Augusta Street Kitchen (361 Academy Ave., Providence (401) 339-2027). If you’ll be anywhere near Providence, make a point of visiting Augusta Street Kitchen. They operate a café and bakery and they cater. They make all sorts of sweet and savory deliciousness, including a 100% paleo pizza that’s pretty amazing!
A & J Bakery (1458 Park Ave., Cranston (401) 228-8696). A and J Bakery in Cranston is one of the biggest allergen-free bakeries in the region. They supply ingredients and breads to local restaurants, they fulfill orders nationwide, and they have a really big retail shop that’s always bursting with fun items. There’s no lack of choices here – and that’s pretty special!
Sans Gluten Artisan Bakery (39 Greenville Ave., Johnston (401) 437-6735). If you’re looking to really impress your guests, stop by Sans Gluten Artisan Bakery in Johnston. Their cupcakes are always beautiful, and in unique and exciting flavors. Call ahead to special order and then stop by on your way through!
Lifestyle Cafe (1598 S County Trl, East Greenwich (401) 885-4154) Lifestyle Cafe in East Greenwich, RI is the answer to most of our GF questions. Is it dedicated GF? Yes. Breakfast? Yes. Sandwiches? Fresh ingredients? Prepared foods for busy weekday dinners? Smoothie bar? Sunny sitting area? Free wifi? Yes to all. From breaded chicken cutlets, chicken pot pie and risotto patties to chicken salad, it’s all fresh and expertly prepared. They even use biodegradable coffee cups, utensils and more. Oh, and they have amazing cookies, bars, and other desserts so that your meal will feel complete. Locally owned and operated, this place is a true gem.
Twist Bakery & Café (30 Milliston Rd., Millis & 62 Second Ave., Burlington, MA 508-376-1163.) Twist Bakery has it all and then some. Located about 30 miles southwest of Boston, they’ve got breakfast, lunch, coffee, dessert, bread – whatever you need or want. They’re even opening a second location in Burlington, MA!
White Lion Baking Co. (439 Nathan Ellis Hwy., Mashpee, MA). Totally GF and grain-free bakery on Cape Cod with with lots of paleo options. Stop in or order ahead!
Something Sweet Without Wheat (19 Sixth Rd., Woburn (781) 281-2003). If you’re traveling on 93 north, Something Sweet Without Wheat is located just a little bit off the highway, about 13 miles north of Boston. They’ve got cases and cases full of everything sweet and savory, from cookies, pies, and cakes to pie crusts (mini ones too!), bread and more. These guys supply all of the GF rolls to Legal Seafood, so you know they’ve got to be good!
Jennifer Lee’s Allergen-Friendly Bakery (Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston (978) 414-5180). If you’re gonna be in Boston, you hafta stop into Jennier Lee’s Allergen-Friendly Bakery at Boston Public Market. From donuts and treats to GF/vegan mac and cheese, she’s got it. She’s also got big plans, so we just might have more locations to list here for our 2019 travel guide!
Violette Gluten-Free Bakery (1786 Massachusetts Ave. , Cambridge (857) 500-2748). Violette Bakery in Cambridge has a menu that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. They make all sorts of GF treats, from cookies, to cakes, pies, and bars, with many DF options. They also sell pizza to take home, as well as breads, empanadas and more.
Annie May’s Sweet Cafe (108 Madison Ave, Newton, MA ). Annie May’s is a brand new dedicated gluten-free and allergen-free bakery, so you can be sure that whatever treat you choose choose is safe. And delicious! FYI: They have another location in Kentucky if you’re headed that way.
Karma Foods and Wellness (2628 Main St. , Brewster, MA). Duck into this dedicated GF and organic spot on the cape to grab prepared foods and lunch to go including quinoa bowls, veggie burgers, waffle bowls and more. No seating – all takeout.
Inna’s Kitchen (547 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA). Need to pick up latkes? Stop by Inna’s Kitchen in Newton. She’s got salads, latkes, pot pies, challah, middle eastern cuisine and more. All prepared foods to go – no seating. We highly recommend ordering early! Inna’s dedicated GF items can also be purchased in Boston at the Boston Public Market.
Bite Me Cupcakez (4 Mound Rd., Merrimack (603) 674-4459). Bite Me Cupcakez is located in New Hampshire, about an hour north of Boston. Dedicated GF and nut free, they bake up a storm each morning and sell it until it’s gone. They also offer lunch and breakfast Tuesday-Saturday.
It’s All Good In the Kitchen (184 N. Broadway, Salem, NH). Dedicated GF bakery cranks out beautiful and delicious items. Order ahead or see what’s left when you get there!
Lucciano’s Bakeshop (4 Orchard View Dr., Londonderry, NH 03053). If you want the prettiest cake at the party, order it at Luccaino’s. Their brand-new space is filled with gluten-free goodies, so stop in to check it out the new digs and grab a snack.
West Meadow Farm Bakery (34 Park St., Essex Junction (802) 878-1646). If you’re heading way up north in Vermont, West Meadow Farm Bakery is your place. Located north of Monteplier off of Rte 89, these guys do it all. Stop in for a snack, or for some amazing treats to take to whereever you’re going!
Gr8ful Pie (6 Stillwater Ave., Orono (207) 817-0701). If you’re lucky enough to be traveling near or through Orono, Maine, then we require that you stop in at Gr8ful Pie. Locally owned and operated, this place serves comfort food like no other. So whether you need to grab some hand pies to go or you need a good place to stop for a bite, this place is it!
Bam Bam Bakery (267 Commercial St., Portland (207) 899-4100). Portland is one of our favorite New England Towns, and Bam Bam Bakery is partly why. Whatever you need, they have it, and it’s delicious. Breads, rolls, cakes, cookies – you name it.
Wildflours Bakery (54 Cumberland St. Brunswick (207) 725-7973). Don’t know what it is about Wildflours, but we’d wallpaper our house with their Instagram feed. These guys in Brunswick crank out so much gorgeous stuff, it’s unbelievable. Stop in for whatever you need…or want!
Vinland (593 Congress St., Portland, ME). The menu at Vinland in Portland is 100% gluten free. A little on the pricer side, but wow, totally worth it!
* This information is based upon the menu we have at the time of publication and does not reflect changes in ingredients or availability of items. Please contact the restaurant directly for up-to-date information.
Dedicated Gluten Free Restaurants in New England: Connecticut to Maine!