When gathering to celebrate the holidays, it’s good to have treats on hand that everyone can enjoy. Grabbing some baked goods that fit various dietary preferences and restrictions is an easy way for a host to create a feeling of comfort for all guests.
These spots offer a good selection of gluten-free and vegan options along with conventional treats. Although planning ahead and pre-ordering is ideal, many of these businesses also offer last-minute grab-and-go options.
5206 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver; 360-718-2175; open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Chandelier offers colorful macarons, cheesecake bars, cupcakes and cookies, as well as a long list of baked goods for those with restricted diets. Vegan and gluten-free options include a variety of cupcakes ($4), chocolate chip or sugar cookies ($4), and cakes ($21-$97). Gluten-free scones ($4.50), monster cookies ($3.25) and macarons ($2.50) are available, as well as keto diet treats like cupcakes ($5), magic bars ($5.50), chocolate cheesecake brownies ($4.25) and truffles ($2). Keto cakes fall within a $24 to $96 range depending on size. If you’re looking for a specific item, it’s best to call or email ahead of time. The sooner the better. The deadline for Christmas orders is Dec. 17.
Bleu Door Bakery
2411 Main St., Vancouver; 360-693-2538; open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Bleu Door is well known for vegan treats like lemon iced cookies, raspberry crumble coffee cakes and seasonal scones ($3.50-$5). This Uptown Village favorite also offers gluten-free items like chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter blondies, pear brown-butter tarts, coconut macaroons and crustless quiches ($ 3.50-$5). Bleu Door’s baked oatmeal is vegan and gluten free. Online orders can be placed through Bleu Door’s website.
3100 Columbia St., Vancouver: 360-896-7321; open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Simply Sweets in Vancouver’s Carter Park neighborhood offers gluten-free bars ($3.50-$5), cookies ($1.50) and custom cakes, as well as vegan and gluten-free cupcakes. Cupcakes can be ordered ahead with a few days’ notice (six…