Q&A: Nut-Free Bakeries in Western MA


Are your kids allergic to nuts? Maybe you can help Julie Rodrigues Tanguay out with a recommendation for a nut-free bakery. Julie writes, “I’m looking for recommendations for nut-free bakeries, or responsible practices to prevent cross-contamination. Birthday cakes are a must in our family, but I just don’t have time for baking, nor am I any good at it! Any suggestions will be appreciated. Will travel for cake: Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin or Berkshire counties. Good buttercream would really be “the icing on the cake.”

  • Sarah Kinsman recommends:2nd Street Baking Co. in Turners Falls is really wonderful about catering to their customers’ needs. I know they recently made an egg free cake for a child with an egg allergy. Their number is 413-863-4455.”
  • Amy E. Mager recommends: “Maybe contact the Queen Bee Cupcakery about to open in Thornes Marketplace (Northampton)?”
  • Catherine Chadwick recommends:Simona’s Gluten-free Baked Goods (Haydenville) can make nut free, corn free, gluten free cakes and cupcakes. Just tell her your concerns… Very nice and honest.”
  • Katie Green recommends: “Head over to Cafe Evolution in Florence… Molly is so fantastic at making allergy free treats that are sure to please!”
  • Dawn Hansen Kempf recommends:Sweet Jane’s in Greenfield…she makes nut-free cakes…chocolate cake is to die for, and the buttercream is the best in town… Sweet Jane’s can make gluten free as well! Cookies, cakes, cupcakes…”
  • Valerie Gintis recommends:Woodstar Cafe (Northampton) is a great place to start!”

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3 Comments on “Q&A: Nut-Free Bakeries in Western MA

  1. I have heard great things about Auntie Cathie’s Kitchen in West Springfield – per their website: “A very quaint bakery/cafe specializing in gluten and allergy free desserts, and a great breakfast and lunch menu using fresh, local and organic ingredients.”

  2. There is a bakery cafe in Florence.. Not sure of the name but is on a corner. in the center of town. I have been there many times have had good luck getting gluten and dairy free items for my friends and patients in the nursing home where i work.

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