Four Local Bakeries That Cater to Dietary Restrictions

Savor these sweets without the gluten, sugar, nuts, or dairy.

Don’t let dietary restrictions keep you from treating yourself. Leaving out the gluten, sugar, nuts, or dairy is no problem for these four local purveyors.

Happy Chicks Bakery

A truly Northside bakery, Jessica Bechtel and Jana Douglass opened Happy Chicks five years ago, offering creative takes on vegan sweets with artistic flair. Think gluten-free ginger chai cupcakes and peanut butter coconut curry cookies.

4035 Hamilton Ave., Northside, (513) 386-7900,

Cherbourg Cyprus

Offering gluten- and nut-free options from its Columbus flagship location since 2010, Cherbourg added a second location across from Findlay Market last year. Try the moist lavender muffin with citrus icing and salt flakes.

1804 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 827-9767,

Tina’s Sweet Treats

Six family members with Celiac disease landed Tina Wagner in the world of gluten-free baking. She’s the name behind Tina’s Sweet Treats, which offers cookies, Danishes, pies, and more, available everywhere from Jungle Jim’s to Clifton Market.

4271 Dixie Highway, Franklin (513) 429-9428,

Charnee’s Mindful Donuts

A Happy Belly expat, Cortney Carnes started slinging her own gluten-, grain-, processed-sugar-, and dairy-free doughnuts at pop-ups around the city in 2016. Bite into her banana cake variety, topped with cashew caramel, toasted walnuts, and a drizzle of dark chocolate.

(859) 380-1655,

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