Where to find decadent gluten-free cupcakes in Toronto

Just because you’re gluten-free doesn’t mean you need to feel deprived. You can have your cupcake and eat it too! Satisfy your sweet tooth with these bakeries scattered around the city. Each one offers specialized gluten-free cupcakes that are perfect for indulging any day of the week.

Bunner's Bake Shop

1
3054 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z7

Bunner’s unassuming storefront belies the delightful, sugary treasures within. Renowned as one of the best bakeries in Toronto, they cater to individuals with food sensitivities and allergies. Since 2011, owners Ashley Wittig and Kevin MacAllister have been baking vegan and gluten-free treats, including a selection of yummy cupcakes. They also design holiday-themed cupcakes, so you can enjoy a Santa-inspired or Easter bunny goodie when the season rolls around. They’re all free of gluten, dairy, eggs and soy.

Urban Herbivore

2
64 Oxford St, Toronto, ON M5T 1P1

This vegan, eco-friendly café serves whole, plant-based foods free of preservatives, additives and ingredients you can’t pronounce. Most of their foods are made with local, organic ingredients and are certified gluten-free. They offer a selection of catering platters for pre-order, and their sweets platter includes delicious, gluten-free cupcakes. You can purchase a dozen seasonal gluten-free cupcakes for $30 – the perfect party dish or home indulgent. Urban Herbivore has locations on College Street, in Kensington Market, and the Eaton Centre.

The Cupcake Shoppe

3
2409 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7

The Cupcake Shoppe is your go-to destination for delicious, mouth-watering cupcakes in Toronto. Cupcake lovers will rejoice in their wide selection of flavours, with names like Pretty in Pink, Cocoa Chanel and Lemon Drop. Baked daily, every cupcake is made from the finest, natural ingredients and is 100% nut-free. They offer delectable custom cupcakes, mini cupcakes, cake pops, and gluten-free cupcake options – all baked from scratch. Founded in 2003, the shop boasts as Toronto’s first cupcake-only bakery.

For The Love Of Cake

4
171 E Liberty St, Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

Located in the heart of Liberty Village, this tiny bakery makes delicious designer cakes, gourmet cupcakes and gluten-free products, all from scratch, daily. They’ll create a one-of-a-kind custom cake based on your unique vision or special theme. Tasty gluten-free cupcakes come in a variety of flavours, though special requests and larger quantities should be ordered ahead by phone. The bakery is closed on Sundays but offers seven-day delivery in the GTA and Niagara region.

Avenue Goodbye Gluten

5
2066 Avenue, North York, ON M5M 4A6

This specialty store is a gluten-free paradise, selling 100% gluten-free products. They offer a wide selection of prepared foods and grocery items, and cater to all dietary restrictions and allergies. Much of their food is prepared on-site in their gluten- and nut-free kitchen, and they offer a catering menu featuring an impressive selection of gluten-free foods and desserts. Frosted cupcakes are a regular feature on the daily menu. Indulge in a selection of gluten-free cupcakes from their catering menu, from flavours like vanilla, chocolate, and carrot cupcake with faux cream cheese.

Lollicakes

6
500 Lawrence Ave W, North York, ON M6A 1A1

Lollicakes specializes in baking delectable custom cupcakes from scratch for your next birthday party, wedding shower, or special event. Check out their fun design ideas online for creative inspiration. They also cater to those with special dietary restrictions and preferences. Gluten-free cupcakes are baked to order if you call ahead (but not available on the store counter). Lollicakes sells regular and mini cupcakes, and cupcake bouquets in traditional vanilla and chocolate flavours with a variety of colours.

Prairie Girl Bakery Ltd

7
150 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 2X9

Prairie Girl Bakery stays true to its down-home prairie roots, and bakes every treat from scratch, using traditional, wholesome ingredients. Owner and proud Saskatoon native Jean Blacklock left her former careers in law and banking to follow her passion for fresh baked goods. She opened Prairie Girl Bakery in April 2011. Now, the bakery boosts three locations including Yorkville. Her gluten-free options include six-packs of frozen, gluten-free mini-muffins of two kinds: red velvet minis with cream cheese frosting, and chocolate minis with strawberry icing.

Almond Butterfly Bake Shop & Espresso

8
100 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6

Their name says it all. All their fresh-baked goods and treats are gluten-free, with some dairy-free, vegan and paleo-friendly. Stop by for breakfast or lunch and enjoy a handcrafted espresso, out-of-the-oven bagel, or grilled sandwich. Their mouth-watering cupcakes include delectable flavours, such as Vegan Double Chocolate, Vegan Chocolate Espresso, and Strawberry Milkshake, to name a few. Their Almond Butterfly cupcake is also dairy- and soy-free, and vegan. Visit their chic and cozy location in The Annex.

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