Nut-free & Allergy-friendly | Allergen Info

No ifs, ands, or nuts.


Baked by Yael is proud to have been named one of the Top 15 Allergy-Friendly Sweets Shops in America. Of course, it's always fun to win an award :-), but this one is particularly meaningful to us. As a nut-free bakery, we've had the privilege of welcoming in children who had never before entered a bakery. We've had parents burst into tears of joy and hug us because their child could finally visit a bakery worry-free.

We do our best to accommodate as many customers with allergies as we can. We also try to be upfront about what we can and cannot accommodate. We want you and your family to have a safe and enjoyable experience at Baked by Yael. Below you’ll find information about major allergens and whether you’ll find them at Baked by Yael. If you have any questions not answered below, please contact us at info@bakedbyyael.com.

GENERAL INFO

Baked by Yael is a nut-free bakery. While other allergens may be present in our kitchen, we do our best to limit cross-contamination.

We do not serve meat at Baked by Yael. With the exception of the lox, whitefish salad, and salmon salad we get from Ivy City Smokehouse, all of the ingredients and products at Baked by Yael are vegetarian.

All Baked by Yael employees have earned a Food Allergy Awareness Certificate and a Food Handler Card from StateFoodSafety. In addition, all employees participate in a New Employee Training where we discuss food allergies and the important role we play as an allergy-friendly bakery.

Abbreviations:

  • Gluten-free = GF
  • Gluten-free & Vegan = GFV

NUTS

Everything Baked by Yael makes or sells is nut-free. Our kitchen does not handle peanuts or tree nuts and we do not use them in any of our products.  None of our ingredients or packaged products includes a shared equipment disclaimer from the manufacturer. We do not allow customers or employees to bring outside products into the bakery.

While we do not consider coconut 

 

DAIRY

We offer a variety of delicious dairy-free products. Although we use good cleaning practices in between batches of dairy and non-dairy products, exposure to dairy may occur. We do not recommend our products for customers who are sensitive to trace amounts of dairy.

Dairy-free Products Made In-house: Bagel, Challah, Vegan Challah, GFV Cakepop, GFV Cookie Bar, GFV Raspberry Bar, Gingersnaps

Dairy-free Products Made Off-site: Ivy City Smokehouse Lox, Whitefish Salad and Salmon Salad; Unreal Deli Vegan Corned Beef; Assorted Beverages

 

EGGS

We offer a variety of delicious egg-free products. Although we use good cleaning practices in between batches of egg and non-egg products, exposure to egg may occur. We do not recommend our products for customers who are sensitive to trace amounts of egg.

Egg-free Products Made In-house: Bagel, Vegan Challah, Cookies n’ Cream Cakepop, GFV Cakepop, GFV Cookie Bar, Raspberry Bar, GFV Raspberry Bar

Egg-free Products Made Off-site: Ivy City Smokehouse Lox, Unreal Deli Vegan Corned Beef, Assorted Beverages

 

WHEAT

We offer a variety of delicious gluten-free products. Although we use good cleaning practices in between batches of gluten and non-gluten products, our kitchen is not certified gluten-free and exposure to gluten may occur. We do not recommend our products for customers who are sensitive to trace amounts of gluten.

Gluten-free Products Made In-house: GF Black & White, GFV Cakepop, GFV Cookie Bar, GFV Raspberry Bar

Gluten-free Products Made Off-site:  Ivy City Smokehouse Lox

 

FISH

We offer lox, whitefish salad, and salmon salad made by Ivy City Smokehouse.

 

SOYBEANS

We offer a variety of delicious soy-free products. Although we use good cleaning practices in between batches of soy and non-soy products, exposure to soy may occur. We do not recommend our products for customers who are sensitive to trace amounts of soy.

Soy-free Baked Goods: Bagel, Cookie Bar, GFV Cookie Bar, Raspberry Bar, GFV Raspberry Bar, Rugelach, Hamantaschen

Some customers with soy sensitivities have indicated they can consume products that contain soy lecithin.  These are the products we make that do contain soy lecithin, but do not contain other forms of soy: Cookie Bar, All cakepops EXCEPT GFV Birthday in Vanilla and GFV Birthday in Chocolate. 

 

SESAME

We use sesame seeds in our bagels every day and they are made in the same kitchen as our other products. While we do our best to avoid cross-contamination, this is more difficult to do with sesame seeds than with other ingredients because sesame seeds tend to jump around. We do not recommend our products for customers who have a sensitivity to sesame.