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Scottsdale Bakeries

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe

4041 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018

Celiac Safe, Dairy-free and vegan options, No reservations, Family friendly, Average noise level, Plenty of parking, open 9:00AM3:00PM Tuesday-Sunday.

Have I mentioned that I delight in baked goods? I really, really do! Jewel’s has something for everyone, and they are 100% gluten free. Do not let the strip mall setting deter you. They really are a “must-try” spot. They specialize in fried chicken and waffles. The chicken is beautiful breast meat, and the waffles are big and Belgian. They also have doughnut holes, and it’s a hard choice between the chicken and waffles and the “popcorn chicken” and doughnut holes. All are served with a buttermilk maple syrup (ask for df to get regular maple syrup) and hot honey dip for the chicken. This time I chose the chicken and “churro” waffle—a waffle coated in cinnamon sugar. I mean, come on! There must have been 2-3 chicken breast’s worth of fried chicken chunks in my basket. It was easily enough to share or for several meals. They also have lots of omelets, breakfast sandwiches, a case of baked goods (cupcakes, cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls), and salads. There are many dairy-free and vegan options. Try the fried pickles. Our rule of thumb is, “If there are gf fried pickles on the menu, order them!” They are slightly spicy and come with a chipotle mayo dipping sauce.

Gluten Free Creations (GFC)

7607 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ (Second Location 10880 N. 32nd St., Suite 39, Phoenix, AZ)

Celiac Safe, Dairy-free options, Take out, Family friendly, Plenty of parking, closed Sunday and Monday.

This hole-in-the-wall bakery is tucked into a strip mall at the corner of Miller and McDowell roads in Scottsdale. They have been perfecting their gluten-free baked goods since 2001, and I am so thankful that they have put the time and effort in on our behalf. You will be grateful too when you try the garlic herb bread, simply chocolate chip cookies, and the vanilla sprinkle doughnuts. 99% of their products are in freezers along the wall of the shop. This solves the problem of shelf-life for products with no preservatives. You will find everything from bagels to pot pies, to cupcakes, to hamburger buns and scones. The almond poppy seed scone will introduce you to the next level of gf existence. Plan to bring your willpower because the products aren’t cheap, and it is easy to have a basket full in no time at all. They have some cupcakes that are fresh in a case by the check-out counter, and you can order your next birthday cake for pick-up or delivery. There are several tables at which to sit and enjoy your cupcake, but this shop is mostly take-away.

Beg Bakery & Creamery

3030 N. 68th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Gluten Free, Vegan, Take out or dine in, Family friendly, plenty of seating (order at the counter), parking limited. Closed Monday and Tuesday, Wed-Sat 9AM7:00PM, Sunday 10AM5:00PM.

This is a family-owned, quaint vegan bakery and creamery. Not all items are gluten-free, but all baked goods are produced off-site, and the gluten-free goodies are baked in a certified gluten-free facility in Tempe. Gluten-free items are in red paper liners but share the same bakery cases as their non-gluten-free compatriots. Gluten-free options include: cookies, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, and vegan soft-serve ice cream. The soft serve is made in house and is nut based. The muffins are my favorite item. Their crumb is light, and the flavors are wonderful. The lemon poppyseed has just the right combination of bright lemon flavor and toothsome base. The double chocolate is also just the right balance of dark chocolate flavor and sweet batter. The cupcakes are a denser crumb, with several filled options, and I like the denser crumb; I know I have eaten something, not just inhaled it! All items are $5.25, but there are substantial discounts for 4, 6, or 12 items that can be a mixture of various baked goods. The soft serve is a creamy texture that is hard to achieve with vegan ice cream. I am usually a vanilla gal, but actually prefer their chocolate. They occasionally have food trucks on the property in the evenings—check their Facebook page.

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