The biggest meals of the year are served up on Thanksgiving and Christmas––and those with food allergies often miss out when it comes to digging in. But thanks to San Diego’s bountiful array of bakeries specializing in gluten-free goodies from pumpkin scones, stuffing, rolls and breads to apple pie, gingerbread cookies and eggnog poundcake, pleasing gluten-free diners will be easy as pie! Scroll through our slideshow to see where to score delectable, all-inclusive delights this holiday season.

Olive Oil Cafe

Gluten-free goddess Frances Quintanilla runs this unique cafe on the San Diego State campus where all desserts are 100% gluten-free and can be made vegan, sugar-free and paleo-friendly. This holiday season look for their yummy classic pies and festive pumpkin and caramel pretzel chocolate brownies, gingerbread chocolate donuts, carrot cake pops, pumpkin scones, and Mexican hot chocolate brownies.

For specialty holiday items, order ahead and pick them up at your local farmer’s market. You’ll find Olive Oil Cafe weekly at farmer’s markets in Otay Ranch, Ocean Beach, SDSU, Oceanside, Little Italy and Hillcrest. If you prefer, they can also ship straight to you. Order by phone, text, or email no later than November 16 for Thanksgiving.

Phone: 619-244-4721
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photo: Olive Oil Cafe

Where do you buy your gluten-free holiday goodies? Let us know in the comments!

––Cherie Gough