Gluten Free Bakeries in London
100% Gluten Free Bakeries
Libby's has quickly become a fan favourite for their beautiful gluten free croissants. Yes, you read that right - gluten free croissants!
Not only are the knocking it out of the park with their pastry, but they also have beautiful savoury scrolls and a selection of sugar free cakes - some of which vegan.
Recommendation: Croissants & Pesto Scroll
UPDATE: Libby's now also has a stall at Primrose Hill and Swiss Cottage Markets!
Store Open: Mon-Fri: 8am – 4pm, Sat-Sun: 8am – 4pm
Pearl & Groove might do the best mini cakes in the city, nay, world. This little shop in Exmouth Market is always stocked to the brim with all sorts of beautifully decorated goodies like squashies, cakes, cookies & more. It's hard not to eat with your eyes here, but at least the taste is always up to par.
Recommendation: Chocolate and Hazelnut & Earl Grey Cakes.
NB: No in store seating.
Open: Sun - Thurs 9:00 - 17: 00, Fri - Sat 9:00 - 18:00
Brick Lane, Shoreditch
Vida Bakery is a lovely wee shop towards the north end of Brick Lane. Vida is both 100% gluten free and vegan, and specialises in cakes and cupcakes.
They usually have 6-10 different types of cupcakes on offer, and offer slices of cake including their specialty rainbow cake. You can also purchase bake-at-home kits in store or online.
Recommendation: Red Velvet Cupcake
Opening times vary - check their instagram for updates
Holloway Road, Islington
Cookie's & Scream is the ultimate gluten free and vegan spot for a sugar rush. I'm talking doughnuts, cookie pies, brownies, and the thickest milkshakes you'll ever drink - I recommend bringing a spoon.
Recommendation: Peanut Butter Cookie Pie & Doughnuts
Open: Mon - Fri 12:30 - 18:30, Sat - Sun 12:00 - 19:00
UPDATE: Romeo's has recently moved to an online store, however they still provide delicious gluten free food on the weekend in their Finsbury Park Shop. You can still buy all there delicious goodies online, delivered straight to you door.
Open: Sat-Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Klear Lab's is an organic, low-carb, gluten free and sugar-free bakery, making it ideal for people doing keto. They also have a fascinating array of hot drinks, such as a mushroom latte.
Recommendation: The Kumbucha & Low Carb Cheese Buns
Open: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 8:00 - 18:00, Sun 9:00 - 18:00, Closed Tuesday.
While not technically a bakery and are in fact a gelato shop, the entire place is 100% gluten free. They have the biggest range of gluten free gelato you may ever see, and of course the cones are gluten free as well. They also have other gluten free products, like a warm ice cream sandwich brioche (probably not the real name but you get the idea).
Recommendation: On a hot day- treat yourself to the fancy cone. On a cold day, the warm ice cream brioche is the one to get!
Open: Mon-Sun 14:00-22:00
Old Spitalfields Market
The Polkadot Bakery is a 100% Gluten Free and Vegan stall located at Old Spitalfields Market every weekend. They have a variety of brownies, cake pots, and cookie sandwiches, including the half pound chocolate chip cookie... which is exactly what it says it is!
Recommendation: Cookie Brownie
Open: Sat & Sun 10:00 - 17:00
The Free From Bakehouse is a 100% Gluten Free and about 75% Vegan bakery with all sorts of cake based goodies. Located at Borough Market from Wednesday to Sunday- it's a must visit while you are in the area.
Recommendation: Red Velvet Cupcake
Open: Wednesday - Sunday
Ma Ma Boutique Bakery is the newest 100% gluten free bakery on the block! It is a new family run business that has a lovely range of breads and sweet treats. I have tried quite a few bits from there and have never been disappointed. Definitely one to visit!
Recommendation: Spinach, Feta & Pine Nut Pash
Open: Wed - Sun 9:00 - 18:00
Various Locations/Online Ordering
If you want doughnuts, this is your one stop shop. With flavours from S'more to Cereal, to Red Velvet and beyond, all gluten free and all vegan.
You can order these doughnuts online, but you can also find them stocked in a few places - namely Selfridges!
Even more excitingly, Ryan (the man behind the doughnuts) is also developing the most incredible fried doughnuts which you can find at his pop up!
Recommendation: Fried Jam Doughnut!
Selfridges Open Daily from 10am (11:30 on Sunday)
Online Ordering Only
A leader in gluten free pastries, Manna Dew is a beloved bakery that produces the best danishes, croissants, and twists (maybe in the world). Not only that, but Manna Dew is always constantly improving and refining their recipes to make them as close to their gluten cousins as possible. They also have a range of gluten free and vegan croissants now too! I always get a box every year for my birthday and it never disappoints.
Recommendation: Pain Au Chocolat & Cheese Twists
Available around the UK. Order Online Here
Bakeries with Gluten Free Options
(These are places that I enjoy and have found safe to eat at, but as always please make your own judgement based on your comfort levels!)
While this cafe spot isn't 100% gluten free, and not strictly a bakery either - Chateau Chiswick is my number one spot for patisserie in London. In the entrance, there is an array of stunning cakes and patisserie that you will be so pleased to know is mostly gluten free (bar a couple with oreos). This is also a lovely spot for brunch!
Recommendation: Layered Chocolate Cake
Open: Mon–Sat 9am - 10pm, Sun 9am-7pm
This is next on my list to try! This section will be updated once I've visted!
Open: Mon - Sun 8:00 - 17:00