Is anyone aware of a nut-free bakery in the Chicago area? My son is allergic to both peanuts and tree nuts, and I would love to find a bakery where I can purchase a cake for his birthday party. Thanks!
Gosh that will be hard to find. We used to live in Chicago for a long time but I don't personally know of one... but here is a link to an allergy group in the Chicago area that will probably know if one exists.
Mothers of Children Having Allergies (MOCHA) Chicago
If you come up short and need help with cake baking, I can try to help. I used to work as a pastry cook in a bakery and I still bake a ton. There are lots of fun decorating ideas out there for kid cakes that are simple too... Family Fun has some on their website that I liked.
I know that's not a great answer but hopefully it's a start. Good luck. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I live in the northwest suburbs and have not found a nut free bakery in Chicago. The closest I have found is Tag Bakery in Evanston. They are not nut free, but most careful from what I have heard. We opted to do Krispie Kreme donuts for my daughter's party (my son has the allergy). MOCHA is a good resource, but I am a member and asked them and they don't know of a nut free bakery. Good Luck.
There are no nut-free bakeries that I know of (want to open one??) - but there are some that do not use peanuts. They are kosher bakeries on the north side and northwest suburbs. There is a vegan bakery in Evanston - Blind Faith - that is very sensitive to dealing with all kinds of allergies, but I'm not sure of what kinds of nuts they use.
It's not fully nut-free, but you might try the Bleeding Heart Bakery in Roscoe Village and Oak Park. I was in there with a Groupon the other day; they do not have peanut-free baked goods available just for walk-in purchases, but you can order them ahead of time, so birthday cakes would be on the list. I have not inquired further as to their practices regarding nuts and how/where they make their nut-free cakes, but it's worth looking into. I'm thinking of purchasing my son's birthday cake there. I'm a bit new to this whole peanut allergy thing, so I hope this helps. I don't really know what I'm doing yet...
I recently ordered a cake from
They shipped a cake to both Florida and Chicago for us. It is guaranteed nut free (Both Peanut and Tree Nut), because the person that bakes the cakes (Valerie) Has both a peanut and tree nut allergy. The cakes are of amazing quality, and they can put whatever you want on it!
Very Highly recommend it!!! :)
Good luck everyone. Anyone know of one in central California?
Hi All - First time posting :) I was looking around Chicago and came across Pied Piper Parties Pre-School. The owners were really kind. Sent me this letter when I was looking for cupcakes for my sons b-day. Hope this helps!
Pied Piper Parties & Playschool
2864 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 472-8888
To Whom It May Concern:
Pied Piper Parties & Playschool is a completely nut free facility. We are not a bakery, however, we do provide baked goods for pick up with at least three days notice. We also can provide snacks and meals. We offer many different items, the following are the most popular:
Cupcakes-- $25 a dozen
Mini cupcakes-- $10 a dozen (minimum 4 dozen)
Cookies-- $25 a dozen
Bugs in a Cup-- $30 a dozen
Please call to request a menu with pizzas, sandwiches, and Hors D’OEVRES
Thank you so much!
Pied Piper Parties & Playschool
Janelle Rinehart Morgan and Stephanie Williams
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