On our recent trip to Disney World in Florida, we decided to look for a gluten-free bakery for Tucker. We came across Erin McKenna’s bakery and boy did we hit a home run!
Erin McKenna’s bakery is located in Disney Springs and 100% of the items on their menu are gluten, dairy, egg, and soy free. But don’t let that scare you, they are still delicious!
Background Info about Erin McKenna’s Bakery in Disney Springs
Erin McKenna’s Bakery is a popular bakery located in Disney Springs, which is an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The bakery is known for its delicious vegan and gluten-free treats and has gained a reputation for providing high-quality baked goods that cater to various dietary needs and restrictions.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery was founded by Erin McKenna, a renowned pastry chef and author. The bakery originally opened in 2005 under the name “BabyCakes NYC” in New York City. Due to its success, the bakery expanded and opened its second location in Disney Springs in 2015.
The bakery offers a wide range of vegan and gluten-free baked goods, including cupcakes, cookies, donuts, brownies, and cakes. They use alternative ingredients like rice flour, coconut flour, and almond flour to create their treats, avoiding traditional ingredients like dairy, eggs, and wheat. The bakery also avoids using refined sugars and focuses on using natural sweeteners like agave nectar and coconut sugar.
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Our favorite items on the menu at Erin McKenna’s bakery
Alright, on to our favorite items at this bakery! Tucker is gluten-free so he was basically in heaven! Finding a bakery that is not only gluten-free but also has a huge selection of offerings is not a common occurrence for us. We splurged and got enough treats to last him through our whole vacation.
We tried quite a variety of the yummy treats they have to offer. Some of our favorites were:
Their cookie sandwiches come in a few different flavors and you have the option of either icing or ice cream in the middle. Tucker loved the chocolate chip cookies with vanilla icing in the center!
Tucker tried the chocolate dipped and Cookie Monster donuts. His favorite was the chocolate! Other flavors that looked delicious were cookies and cream, cinnamon sugar, and coffee crunch.
The cupcakes were so cute! They had an entire case full of yummy options and making our selection was hard. We ended up picking chocolate and red velvet. The red velvet was especially delicious!
Finding amazing gluten-free cinnamon rolls is almost as rare as a real-life unicorn sighting! Haha! Just kidding, but it’s not too far from true. Tucker warmed them up for breakfast each morning and was so happy!
Tucker really enjoyed the chocolate eclair! It was like a sandwich eclair with fresh cream in the center.
Pineapple Upside-down Cake
We got a small pineapple upside-down cake to share and it was delicious! It’s actually one of the few things I actually tried and the flavors were incredible. I couldn’t even tell it wasn’t “normal” haha!
You can find the current bakery menu here.
There were a lot of other things that looked delicious that we would love to try on a future visit. The strawberry shortcakes and scones are pretty high on the list!
We hope that you’ll visit Erin McKenna’s bakery in Disney Springs and that you enjoy the goodies there as much as we did!
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