Happy weekend, gluten free-ers! Today I finally have some time to catch up on updating my gluten free LA dessert places…Enjoy!
**Buttercelli Organic Bakeshop: (http://www.buttercelli.com) located at 13722 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. MAY BE CLOSED. Specializes in gluten-free, vegan, and paleo. As a non-vegan who has had some negative experiences with gluten free vegan baked goods, I was a bit hesitant. However, I fell in love with their amazing cupcakes, brownies, and cookies….The amount of baked goods I bought and consumed immediately was ridiculous. Some of the best cupcakes I have had!! Look at that detail with the frosting. Delicious and definitely could not tell that it was gluten free or vegan!! The selection was overwhelming and I wish I could have tried everything. Way to go, Buttercelli!
**Note: it appears that this bakery is closing due to not enough business—how sad! Their website states that they will update with new location(s) and their Facebook page is still active….so keep checking back! Not sure of their current status. Visited in May 2015.
Amorino: (http://amorino.com) Located at 9605 S Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills. I visited this gelato shop in Paris when I was studying abroad. It was amazing, but this was before my pre-Celiac days…When Ryan and I encountered this shop while strolling around Rodeo Drive on a very hot afternoon, we decided to stop by and see if they could accommodate gluten free. Luckily, most of their flavors are gluten free and the staff is very very knowledgable about the flavors that are and are not gluten free. The staff went out of their way to prevent cross contamination for me. Not only did they thoroughly clean the scoopers several times, they also scooped from areas that were not previously scooped if possible. I was VERY impressed with the staff and will definitely be returning next time we are in the 90210!!
Sprinkles Cupcakes: (http://www.sprinkles.com) located at 9635 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills. LOVE their gluten free red velvet cupcakes! They keep their gluten free cupcakes in back, away from the gluten-ous cupcakes, preventing cross contamination. Highly recommend!! See my Sprinkles Cupcakes NYC review for a full review of the delicious-ness that is Sprinkles!!!
**Please note that this review solely reflects my own honest opinion. I was neither paid nor compensated for my visit here.**