We think cupcake-induced belly aches should be caused only by the sheer volume of too much sugary goodness, not because of an allergy. In moderation of course. If your birthday boy, birthday girl or dessert deserving kid has a gluten allergy, we’ve got your new go-to list of cupcake shops. In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, go ahead and treat yourself, err, your kid, at one of Red Tricycle’s favorite gluten-free bakeries.

Tu-lu's Gluten-Free Bakery

Customers keep coming back for the red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing at this GF shop, but kids will also go crazy for unique options like the Reese's Chocolate Cupcake with Peanut Butter Icing or the Chocolate Cupcake with Hazelnut Buttercream & Nutella topping. Score one of the bakery's seven counter seats and enjoy your treat on the spot. Have other allergy concerns? Dairy-free and vegan cupcakes are on the menu too. If you just want a taste of sweetness, opt for mini cupcakes, which are perfectly sized for kids.

Celebrate: Order birthday cupcakes by calling or stopping by at least 48 hours in advance. Get 1 dozen mini cupcakes for $14 or 1 dozen regular sized cupcakes for $36.

Take a bite:
228 East 11th Street
East Village
212-777-2227
Hours: Sun. - Thurs., 10:30 am - 10:00 pm; Fri. & Sat., 10:30 am - 10:30 pm.
Cost: $3.15 for a regular cupcake, $3.50 for 3 minis

Photo by Sara Kerens.