New Jersey is home to some of the best bakeries in the country. There's nothing like stepping into your local bake shop and picking up a few freshly made cupcakes and cookies. Unfortunately, families with nut allergies have to be extra careful about where they buy their treats. If you or your kids have a nut allergy, don't despair. The Garden State is home to several fantastic peanut-free and nut-free bakeries. The following North Jersey shops carry everything to satisfy your family's sweet tooth, from specialty cakes to scones and pies. For even more nut-free bakeries, check out our post on Nut, Gluten and Dairy Free Bakeries in New York City.
The Little Daisy Bake Shop – Montclair
Nut-Free and Peanut-Free
Step back in time at the Little Daisy Bake Shop, where only the highest quality ingredients are used. Fresh butter, eggs, sugar and buttermilk give their treats a genuine home-made taste. Scones, cupcakes, cookies and whoopie pies are baked fresh every day. On the weekends, cinnamon rolls and crumb cake are also on the menu. In addition, they happily do special orders for cakes, cupcakes, cookie platters, gift baskets and more. The Little Daisy bake shop is nut-free and peanut-free. They use Vermont nut-free chocolate in their products as well as Americolor Icing and peanut-free sprinkles. For more information, visit littledaisybakeshop.com or call 973-707-2157.
Grandma's Kitchen – Northvale
A Tree Nut-Free and Peanut-Free Facility, also serves Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Egg-Free
Antoinette, one of the owners of Grandma's Kitchen, is severely allergic to nuts. She and her partner, Mildred, opened Grandma's Kitchen 21 years ago, when they saw the need for a nut-free bakery. Using all natural ingredients, the bakery creates custom cakes for every occasion. They also offer designer cookies, hand painted chocolates, individual mini cakes, cupcakes, truffles and chocolate dipped seasonal fruit. In addition, Grandma's Kitchen also offers kids baking classes and birthday parties. For more information, visit grandmaskitchennorthvale.com or call 201-750-2301.
Butterflake Bakery – Teaneck
Nut-Free and Peanut-Free
Butterflake Bakery is a nut-free and peanut-free kosher bakery. It is well known for its award winning Challah, Old World Coffee Cake and authentic Jewish Rye Bread. They also offer delicious cookies, cakes, custom cakes and pastries. The bakery remains completely nut-free. No tree nuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds or peanuts are used. Butterflake Bakery has received the award for best bakery in Bergen county as has been named as one of the top 5 best bakeries in the metropolitan area. Visit butterflake.com or call 201-836-3516 for more information.
Zadies Bake Shop – Fair Lawn
Nut-Free and Peanut-Free
Zadies is a full service, kosher bake shop. They offer a full line of baked goods including bread, cakes, cupcakes, muffins and brownies. This family-owned bake shop is known for its delicious, award winning Challah, and its many delicious treats that are baked on premises using only the finest ingredients. Quality and freshness are the owners top priority at this old world, popular bakery. The facility is completely nut-free. For more information visit www.zadiesbakeshop.com or call 201-796-6565.
The Able Baker – Maplewod
Peanut-free, but the facility is NOT completely Nut-Free.
For specialty cakes, cupcakes and designer cookies, look no further than The Able Baker. This adorable bakery can create the perfect desserts for your special occasion. Stop in to try one of their many delicious treats, baked fresh daily. The Able Baker is not completely nut free, however, all of the basic cake and frosting flavors and many of the cookies, including their popular sugar cookies, are nut-free. They do not bake anything with peanuts. For more information visit theablebaker.com or call 973-313-1133.
Mo' Pweeze Bakery – Hawthorne
Peanut-Free and Nut-Free, also Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free and Vegan
Mo' Pweeze Bakery owner, Christine Allen, knows what it's like to deal with family allergies. She and several of her family members suffer from food allergies, including her son who is allergic to 19 different foods. Knowing how hard it can be to find delicious treats when you have life threatening allergies, she created Mo' Pweeze Bakery, named after her sons first words after trying his first allergy free treat. Though they currently do not have a store-front location, Mo' Pweeze Bakery offers plenty of treats, including cakes, cupcakes, cookies and breads that can be picked up at their Hawthorne location, or shipped directly to you. Their products are also carried in select North Jersey locations, including Whole Foods and ShopRite, and they can often be found at local farmers markets. For more information, or to place an order, call 973-664-7833 or visit their website or Facebook Page.
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