When you’re on a gluten-free diet, it’s not always easy to find delicious eats, especially sweet treats. If you look hard though, you can find a few eateries around town that offer gluten-free desserts like cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more. Whether you’re going gluten-free due to food sensitivities, celiac disease, or just to amp up your overall well-being, these cafes, restaurants and bakeries can sort you out with confectionaries that taste so good you won’t even realise you’re missing the gluten.
Tiann’s is an entirely gluten-free bakery and cafe that also refrains from using any refined sugar, so no matter which treats you decide on, you know they’re going to be healthful and wholesome. The sweets section of the menu includes enticing options like the organic brown rice waffles with gelato, kaya tea cake made with almond butter and organic pandan leaves, and a divine sticky date pudding with gula melaka toffee. They can also do customised gluten-free birthday cakes.
Tiann’s, 71 Seng Poh Road #01-35, Singapore 160071. p. +65 6222 1369. Open Tues – Sun 8am – 4pm
Little Farms Cafe
The Little Farms grocery stores are all about natural whole foods, so it makes sense that the cafes also offer up a good range of healthy eats including gluten-free treats. Peruse the shelves in the grocery store for GF products to take home, then pop into the cafe for a pick-me-up coffee and a slice of gluten-free banana bread or bowl of GF granola. Keep in mind that the cafes aren’t entirely GF, so there’s always a chance that some of the items might have come into contact with gluten.
Little Farms Cafe, various locations
The Clean Addicts
Chef Andrea Lee became a ‘clean addict’ after she watched her mom suffer from health problems that might have been avoided by eating healthier. Andrea switched to a diet rich in raw foods and gluten-free eats, but she found it difficult to find healthier alternatives for the desserts that she loved so much. Now she creates her own cakes and other baked goods using only wholesome ingredients to replace sugar, cheese, and other additives. As of yet, she doesn’t have a brick and mortar shop, so ordering is online only.
The Living Cafe
Balanced Living Singapore’s mission is to help everyone improve their health from within via healthy food, wellness programmes, yoga, and meditation. The Living Cafe is where you can grab tasty and affordable eats made with organic products whenever possible and never any dairy, refined sugar, preservatives or additives. The raw desserts are gluten-free and include power balls, raw cheesecakes, and the divine chocolate avocado mousse.
The Living Cafe, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758. p. +65 6468 4482. Open Mon – Tues 10am – 7pm, Wed – Fri 10am – 8pm, Sat – Sun 9am – 8pm
For all you GF eaters who live or work in the CBD, Shake Farm is a great little spot where you can grab an energy-boosting refresher or snack any time of day. They have a huge selection of shakes made with fresh fruit, nut butters, and herbs, plus tasty acai bowls packed with superfoods. The menu is clearly marked with vegan, keto, and paleo options, but not GF options, so it doesn’t hurt to ask first if the food or drink you’re going for is entirely gluten-free.
Shake Farm, 50 Robinson Road #01-02, Singapore 068882. p. +65 9187 4407. Open Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm
Cedele has various locations around the island where you can grab delicious and nutritious meals and snacks. Besides offering fresh gluten-free salads, soups, and grain bowls, they also have a great selection of desserts that can be made to order gluten-free. Simply call ahead to order a GF birthday cake, cupcakes, or bar slices. Keep in mind though that not everything on the menu is GF, so they’re always a chance your sweet treats might contain small traces of gluten.
Cedele, various locations
Delcie’s Desserts & Cakes
Delcie’s calls themselves a ‘healthy bakery for sensitive tummies’, so you can expect a great selection of flourless gluten-free baked goods made with natural, organic ingredients. This is where to buy a gluten-free cake for your next celebration like the GF Opera cake, vanilla pound cake, or mixed berry nutty ice cream cake. GF cookies, muffins, and cupcakes are also available and they can even do urgent orders in case you left your party planning to the last minute.
Delcie’s Desserts & Cakes, 34 Whampoa W #01-83, Singapore 330034. p. +65 6282 2951. Open Tues – Sun 11am – 7pm
The Fabulous Baker Boy
Chef Juwanda is a self-taught cook who creates fabulous creations for all diets at The Fabulous Baker Boy. Gluten-free menu options include the GF almond bread toasted with jam and butter, homemade granola with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, and colourful fruit bowls. He’s also a passionate baker, so you can grab GF breads and cakes made with wholesome ingredients. We’re huge fans of the flourless chocolate cake.
The Fabulous Baker Boy, 70 River Valley Rd, #01-15, Singapore 179037. p. +65 6694 8336. Open Tues – Thurs 8:30am – 6pm, Fri – Sat 8:30am – 10pm, Sun 8:30am – 5pm