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100% Gluten Free Restaurants In Iowa

Last Updated 08/2023

While searching for gluten free restaurants in Iowa I have come across a few 100% gluten free bakeries. Most of them are at home bakeries run with passion and love. All of the bakeries are very familiar with celiac disease, cross contamination and they are making delicious gluten free products for their communities.


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I encourage everyone to support these gluten free businesses in Iowa!  



Ami’s Cakes & Confections

Website: Ami’s Cakes

Ami’s Cakes & Confections is a gluten free home based bakery. It’s not a certified facility, but it is celiac safe and everything is made gluten free under the guidelines of the Iowa Cottage Food Laws.

The owner, Ami Frank, has a child with celiac disease and she works hard to ensure cross contamination doesn’t ruin anyones day. Ami’s Cakes makes wedding cakes and she has a talent for creating kid friendly designs and elegant treats for adults.

She doesn’t have a store front yet, so Ami only works by appointment. Call the phone number below to set an appointment time or to arrange for pick up or delivery. 

Ami makes amazing wedding cakes along with these treats: 

  • Cake Balls and Cake Pops
  • Cupcakes
  • Cakes
  • Wedding Cakes

Be sure to check out the website to see the menu and cake creations.

→ Just a reminder, this is a home bakery so please do not just stop by. Call or contact them online and they will make arrangements to meet. Thanks!

Ami’s Cakes & Confections

Ames, IA 50010
515) 450-7715


Bar Nico

Website: Bar Nico

Bar Nico is a modern Mexican restaurant with an entirely gluten free kitchen. The motto of Bar Nico is “Sin Maiz, No Hay Pais” which means “without corn there is no country” and they are proudly grind corn and make their tortillas in house. 

Their menu is filled with delicious items like Hawaiian Shrimp Tacos, Chicken & Bean Enchiladas, and Dulce De Leche. 

Bar Nico

428 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
515) 243-0611


First Crossing

Website: First Crossing

First Crossing is a gluten free coffee house! They are located in Burlington and serve delicious drinks and food. Check their Facebook for hours and updates.

First Crossing

314 Jefferson St
Burlington, IA 52601


New Beginnings Gluten Free Bakery

Website: New Beginnings

New Beginnings Gluten Free is a gourmet gluten free bakery. They cater to food allergies and restricted diets.

The owner, Chantal Papousek, has celiac disease so you know everything is made safely. They are usually well stocked with items so stop by anytime.

New Beginnings has a variety of delicious products including cupcakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls, bars, cakes and donuts. Yes, lots of donuts. And if you have celiac disease you know how hard it is to find a (non-frozen) donut!

Check out the menu online and be sure to place donut orders well in advance.

New Beginnings is a wheat free, nut free, dairy free, and yeast free facilityTheir items are carried at 37 stores all across Iowa.

New Beginnings Gluten Free Bakery

4230 South Raymond Road
Waterloo, Iowa 50701
641) 229-9734


Sweet Treat Without Wheat

Website: Sweet Treat

Sweet Treat Without Wheat is an in-home licensed gluten free bakery. They are also entirely wheat free and celiac safe. 

Sweet Treat specializes in donuts, cookies, bars, and making great tasting baked goods.

You can go to their website to check out the menu and place an orders for pick up year round. They also will be having pop ups in their driveway on occasion.

→ Just a reminder, this is a home bakery so please do not just stop by. Call or contact them online and they will make your items to order. Thanks!

Sweet Treat Without Wheat

2809 Arthur Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
515) 975-3286


The Keto Kitchen

Website: The Keto Kitchen

The Keto Kitchen serves gluten free meals, with a focus on the keto and low carbohydrate lifestyles. They can deliver nutritious and delicious meals to your home for you to enjoy whenever it’s convenient.

The Keto Kitchen

210 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
515) 639-6702


Leave a comment if you know any other entirely gluten free places to eat in Iowa.

These can be a cafe, diner, restaurant, food truck, etc. 

Have you tried any of the bakeries listed above? What did you think?

Support Iowa gluten free businesses by sharing this post, shopping their stores and spreading the word to friends.