Where is your bakery?

Our bakery is now closed. You can now recreate the recipes made in our San Francisco bakery with our new 10th Anniversary gluten free cookbook! We have shared all of our juicy baking secrets in this book.

Where can I buy your gluten-free, dairy-free cookbook?

'Crave Bakery Gluten Free Cookbook: Over 60 Gluten and Dairy Free Recipes from San Francisco's First Gluten Free Bakery' is now available for your iPad through iTunes or your Kindle through Amazon.

Why don't you use ingredients like butter and wheat flour that are traditionally used in baking?

There are over 10 million people in the US who can't tolerate those foods due to allergies, sensitivities and intolerances. Crave Bakery strives to provide a delicious alternative so people don't feel like they're missing out.

What is gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and several other grains. Gluten is especially harmful for people with Celiac Disease. For more info, go to: www.celiac.org

Are these recipes suitable for people who are on a GFCF diet or autistic?

Yes! Since we use no milk products, our baked goods are also casein-free. Many specialists believe that autistic children reap great benefits by adhering to a GFCF (gluten-free, casein-free) diet. Crave Bakery's recipes align with these requirements.

What is casein?

Casein, the principle protein in cow's milk, is widely used in the food industry and creates various physical health problems for those with dairy allergies.

Is soy lecithin (the emulsifier in Crave chocolate) safe for soy allergic folks?

Studies done at University of Nebraska and Michigan show that most soy allergic individuals may safely eat products that contain soy lecithin and soy oils. These substances are fat based, and persons with allergies react to the protein portion of the food. Of course, there are individuals who are more sensitive and if that's the case, even lecithin should be avoided. Check with your allergist.

Who are Crave recipes for?

We believe our recipes are so good that everyone will enjoy them. No kidding- check out our testimonials! But the people who are most excited about our venture are those allergic to wheat, dairy or gluten intolerant (Celiac Disease).

Do you use any artificial colors or flavors in your recipes?

We believe our recipes taste better and are better for you with all natural ingredients.

Are your recipes peanut-free?

Yes, all recipes are peanut-free. However, if peanuts are not an issue for you, feel free to enhance any of our recipes with peanut butter or peanut butter chips.

Do you have vegan recipes?

No. At this time, our focus is on food sensitivities, including wheat, gluten, soy and milk. However, you can feel free to try egg replacer in any of our recipes.

Are your recipes corn-free?

Most of our products are corn-free. The culprits tend to be enriched dairy-free milk alternatives, powdered sugar and xanthan gum. Check our blog for recommendations on corn-free ingredients.

Are your recipes soy-free?

Most of our recipes are soy-free. Please note that any product with dark (bittersweet) chocolate has soy lecithin. Soy Milk can be substituted with another dairy-free milk alternative of your choice.

Are your recipes sugar-free?

Our recipes aren't sugar-free. However, you can substitute Xylitol into most recipes fairly seamlessly. If you'd prefer unrefined sugar, try Sucanat or Turbinado.

Why palm oil?

It's organic, dairy-free, non-hydrogenated, cholesterol-free, a good source of Vitamin E and works like butter!

Why free-range eggs?

Eggs are the only animal ingredients in our recipes. When given the option, please choose the animal conscious choice.