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Best bakery alternatives

Cupcakes from recently opened Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe in Kirkwood. It topped your list of the best bakery alternatives in and around Atlanta. Photo: Jennifer Turknett

Cupcakes from recently opened Dulce Vegan Bakery & Cafe in Kirkwood. It topped your list of the best bakery alternatives in and around Atlanta. Photo: Jenny Turknett

YOUR PICKS
1. Dulce Vegan Bakery & Café
You say, “It’s a fun and colorful atmosphere, with all kinds of rich, moist, and flavorful treats” and “My daughter has dairy, gluten, soy and egg allergies and Dulce Vegan has come through every time. The cakes are unbelievable and the sandwiches are delicious!”

2. Sally’s Bakery
3. Pure Knead
4. Carolyn’s Cupcakes & More
5. Sarah Kate’s Bakery

A smapling of the many treats available at Pure Knead in Decatur. The bakery was our choice for best bakery alternatives in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

A smapling of the many treats available at Pure Knead in Decatur. The bakery was our choice for best bakery alternatives in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS
1. Pure Knead
The AJC dining team’s specialist in Southern and Neighborhood Fare Jenny Turknett says, “Pure Knead is an allergy-friendly bakery offering products that are free of gluten, dairy, soy, nuts and shellfish. The bakery makes breads, crackers, buns, cookies, bread pudding and cupcakes with textures that are remarkably similar to traditional wheat-based products. My two favorites are the boules and the flatbread crackers that each come in assorted flavors. Pure Knead sells to many restaurants but now holds retail hours on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Arrive early or the boules will be gone!”

2. Cake Hag (gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb choices)
3. Sally’s Bakery (gluten-free)
4. Metrotainment Bakery (sugar-free and gluten-free choices)
5. Southern Sweets Bakery (vegan choices)

For more on these alternative bakerys, check out Jenny Turknett’s round-up on the Food & More blog.

115 comments Add your comment

Alanna Krull

May 2nd, 2011
2:49 pm

I nominate Pure Knead. Gluten/Dairy/Soy AND Nut free is truely amazing and delicious.

Alex

May 2nd, 2011
3:59 pm

I second Pure Knead! Admittedly, I haven’t tried other gf bakeries in the are and so have little to compare it to. Sally’s bakery has great gf quickbreads, and I’ve really enjoyed the gf cupcakes at Carolyn’s Cupcakes.

Mike

May 2nd, 2011
4:07 pm

I nominate Pure Knead, they are the best

JEC

May 2nd, 2011
4:18 pm

Sally’s Bakery

Hannah W

May 2nd, 2011
4:50 pm

pure knead in decatur is the bomb!

Rhonda

May 2nd, 2011
4:55 pm

Sally’s Bakery!

Jennifer

May 2nd, 2011
5:00 pm

Pure Knead Pure Knead Pure Knead!

Claire

May 2nd, 2011
5:05 pm

pure knead is the bomb! having choices is a great thing as someone with such a limited diet – great to see multiple options out there, but pure knead is my fav though!

Taylor

May 2nd, 2011
5:06 pm

Sally’s Bakery!

Katrina

May 2nd, 2011
5:27 pm

Sally’s Bakery! Everything is so delicious!

Sallie

May 2nd, 2011
5:33 pm

I love Sally’s Bakery! Many of their items are vegan friendly which makes being more than just gluten free easy! They recently added Saturday hours so that people like me who work can still get FRESH baked goods to enjoy. Check them out if you haven’t. Family owned and so fun to talk with.

Melody

May 2nd, 2011
5:34 pm

Pure Knead is absolutely fantastic. My husband jokingly says that this cannot be gluten free. It’s just so good!

Steen

May 2nd, 2011
5:37 pm

Sally’s bakery is the best in Georgia, if not the world!

Alexander W

May 2nd, 2011
5:42 pm

SALLY’S! Dietary preferences aside, its simply the best!

Ash

May 2nd, 2011
5:52 pm

Sally’s Bakery. The variety is amazing. The frozen pizza’s are the best, along with everything else.

Lisa

May 2nd, 2011
5:55 pm

Pure Knead has GREAT hamburger buns. They are so awesome! We LOVE Sarah Kate’s Bakery for delicious gluten free casein free cupcakes that do not have artificial colors, flavors or preservatives!

Geoff

May 2nd, 2011
6:21 pm

Sally’s Bakery! My diet Is generally half gluten and half dairy, so I’m not one to be “alternative”. Having said that, I could eat at Sally’s Bakery any time, any day. Tasty stuff.

Jack

May 2nd, 2011
6:23 pm

Sally’s bakery, obviously. Bold flavor. The cookies make me want to be a better man.

Traci

May 2nd, 2011
6:56 pm

Sally’s Bakery! I could live happily for the rest of my life on their pumpkin bread, blueberry muffins and pizza! A healthy alternative for the best prices.

Lauren

May 2nd, 2011
7:31 pm

Sally’s Bakery!! It’s amazing!!

Ben

May 2nd, 2011
7:48 pm

Pure Knead for sure! They have great artisan breads-olive boule is awesome!

Payne

May 2nd, 2011
8:12 pm

Sally’s Bakery! Love the pizza.

Nicole

May 2nd, 2011
8:23 pm

Pure Knead. Hands down.

Jensen

May 2nd, 2011
8:50 pm

SALLY’S!!!!! My life is complete with the C.R.A.W bread.

Amanda K

May 2nd, 2011
8:54 pm

Sallys Bakery!!!! The blueberry muffins melt in your mouth. The gluten free pizzza is my favorite.

Ilana

May 2nd, 2011
9:00 pm

Sally’s Bakery makes AMAZING chocolate chip cookies! I could possibly go gluten free for the food at Sally’s.

Erin

May 2nd, 2011
9:10 pm

Sarah Kate Bakery!

Steve

May 2nd, 2011
9:11 pm

Pure Knead is the best! Cupcakes are excellent and are delicious even after weeks in the freezer.

Judy

May 2nd, 2011
9:18 pm

Pure Knead – Excellent taste that is not only gluten free but also dairy and nut free. Owner very knowledgeable of allergen community needs.

JoAnn

May 2nd, 2011
9:35 pm

Pure Knead for gluten free and vegen – the best!!

WKW

May 2nd, 2011
9:55 pm

Sally’s Bakery! First and foremost the food is delicious, but secondly, the family that owns it is the sweetest! Simply a wonderful place!

chelsea

May 2nd, 2011
9:57 pm

Chocolate Chip cookies at Sally’s!

Rachel

May 2nd, 2011
10:16 pm

Out of all the gluten free products I have tried, Sally’s bakery products are BY FAR the tastiest! I can’t get enough of their chocolate chip cookies, banana bread muffins, and pizzas :-)

Matt

May 2nd, 2011
10:32 pm

Gotta agree that Sally’s is it. I’m not gluten-free or gluten-full…their stuff is delicious.

Bob

May 2nd, 2011
10:34 pm

Ali’s Cookies in East Cobb for the best lactose free baked goods. Kosher pareve is the way to go if you need lactose free and Alis is the best kosher bakery in town.

Nicole

May 2nd, 2011
10:45 pm

Emree

May 3rd, 2011
8:22 am

Love Sally’s Bakery!! Offers great options and love their CRAW bread!

Jessica

May 3rd, 2011
8:37 am

Sally’s Bakery! Everything I’ve tried is absolutely delicious!

Lauren

May 3rd, 2011
8:50 am

Love Sally’s Bakery!! My tennis team requests her pizza every week to snack on after our matches. It’s always a HUGE hit!!

Chris

May 3rd, 2011
8:52 am

Sally’s Bakery! The chocolate chip cookies are delicious!

Mandy

May 3rd, 2011
8:57 am

Sally’s Bakery!!!! LOVE it. Everything is truly amazing…and the cookies…mmmmmm deliciously mouth-watering.

Cathleen

May 3rd, 2011
9:24 am

Sally’s Bakery is my vote!!

MHM

May 3rd, 2011
9:31 am

Sally’s Bakery! Everything I have tried there has been amazing! Breads, cookies, pizza, etc etc!

Sean M

May 3rd, 2011
9:34 am

wow this spam made my eyes hurt. go shill go! I nominate Dulce Vegan in Kirkwood!!

GRU

May 3rd, 2011
9:36 am

Sally’s Bakery!!!

PNH

May 3rd, 2011
9:38 am

Sally’s Bakery, their cookies are simply amazing, along with everything else they offer.

Sean M

May 3rd, 2011
9:44 am

omg somebody do something about this. seriously.

smurf

May 3rd, 2011
9:57 am

The best Vegan desserts in Atlanta is Cafe Sunflower. They have a location in Buckehead and Perimeter.

smurf

May 3rd, 2011
9:58 am

oops…I mean Buckhead

Molly

May 3rd, 2011
9:58 am

Sally’s Bakery!