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, happychicksbakery.com
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, cherbourgcyprus.com
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, tinassweettreats.com
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, facebook.com/charneesmindfuldonuts