Dalton's Cakes

19 recent ratings
$$ • Bakery
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Breakfast Sandwiches, Brownies, Cakes, Chicken Fingers/Nuggets, Cinnamon Rolls, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert, Donuts
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19 ratings

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970 Harris Rd
Grayslake, IL 60030
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Gluten Intolerant

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Everything is gluten free! It’s delicious and very affordable. Lots of dairy free options too. Highly recommend the donuts.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 week ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great experience, everything is gluten free no need to worry about cross-contamination. Everything looks so delicious, the cookies, donuts etc that I purchased were delightful. Owner has Celiac which means they understand the seriousness.

This is my new favorite place they also serve a small selection of breakfast and lunch options.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The owner and her daughter are both celiacs. This bakery is 100% gluten free and everything I've tried is absolutely delicious!! they even do a large variety of gluten free paczkis around paczki day! Absolutely cannot recommend them enough. Plus the owners are incredibly sweet and deserve the business

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Brownies
  • Cakes
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dessert
  • Donuts
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Mini blueberry cake, red velvet cupcake, raspberry filled donut, cinnamon sugar donut
Red velvet cupcake, they frosted it for me with a dairy free vanilla
Chocolate chip muffin, red velvet muffin, cinnamon roll with frosting on the side, cookies n cream pastry
A selection of baked goods ready for walk-ins
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Celiac

Unfortunately I made a trip here and they were not open. I went during their online and posted hours but the doors were locked, lights off. It’s kind of out of the way, so I suggest calling before going. Disappointed.

1 year ago

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Gluten Sensitive

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I went for my first time and purchased 4 cupcakes and some dalton cake and it was AMAZING!! 😍

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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We have ordered cakes or cupcakes from here several times. I am not GF and I think they taste great. I really like the lemon cake.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered a cake. It wasn’t ready on time, but the owner drove it to me when she was done. Great customer service!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have amazing GF goodies and the family that owns the establishment is so darn nice and accommodating. We are so lucky to have a safe place like this for my celiac to visit.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Super friendly, great food. 100% gf now.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Dedicated GF. Used to do both GF and non-GF but has shifted to fully GF. One of the owners has celiac, daughter who works there has a serious wheat allergy so they get it. Prices were reasonable and the pastries were tasty. They also do custom cakes. We’ll be back for sure!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safe and delicious - my celiac daughter loves this place.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Stopped into this little cafe and couldn't believe the variety of gluten free pastries on offer! It is my understanding that they used to do both gluten & gluten free and are now totally gluten free. Many of the items are also free from other allergens, but you'll have to ask the friendly staff for specifics. I tried the chocolate chip muffin and the cinnamon roll, both which were amazing and had the right texture to please gluten-eaters as well. I also saw on their Facebook page that you can custom order pinterest-worthy celebration cakes and cupcakes. This place is a gem!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We have a new favorite bakery and it’s got Dalton’s Cakes written all over it! I can’t say enough about what a wonderful experience I had, just 5 stars across the board! I called on Thursday to place an order for Mother’s Day, hoping I didn’t wait too late and they absolutely hit it out of the park! So easy to order, super knowledgeable and informative and they spent about 45 minutes on the phone with me discussing the GF and DF nature of their ENTIRE space. The options are endless, the prices are very reasonable and the staff really bring a passion to what they do. Needless to say I can’t wait for Mother’s Day to break into our bouquet of cupcakes tomorrow! It all smelled so good I couldn’t resist picking up a lemon bar to try in the meantime and it was phenomenal!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Everything is gf. Everything is delicious and reasonable priced. Have gone back a few times and never had a issue.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Just recently switched to exclusively gf and my heart couldn’t be more happy!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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My family and I have eaten the Dalton bars (raspberry; caramel) Dalton cakes (blueberry; raspberry almond), muffins, and cheesecake. Delicious, delicious, delicious. It's not a large bakery, but they offer plenty of items in a variety of creative flavors. (An Oreo Dalton cake with gluten-free Oreos? Yes, please. Apple cider donuts on a crisp, fall morning? Thank you.) You can also order cakes (which require advance notice).

They have a gluten-full section, but it is smaller than their gluten-free section. They also offer items that are both gluten-free and dairy-free. There are vegan items, too. They are in individual display cases, which is really helpful. (It's nice to know exactly what is available that meets my family's needs, instead of having to pick and choose when it's all lumped together. It also reassures me that they take cross-contamination seriously.)

The customer service has been great each time we've been there. The owner and employees are happy to answer questions you might have. There is seating indoors and outdoors, cafe style.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Incredible family-owned bakery with great food! We ordered assorted cupcakes which tasted delicious and were completely indistinguishable (according to my non-celiac family) from normal cupcakes. They were very knowledgeable about ALL allergens, including cross contamination. They even made sure we knew that one ingredient was made in a facility with almonds; I've never been to a restaurant where they actually knew how serious cross-contamination was. I am particularly sensitive to gluten and a dozen cupcakes later I was perfectly fine!

Update: I have been coming here for over a year now. Literally every pastry they bake is delicious. Also, I've learned that the family who owns/operates the place has celiac themselves, which is why they do so well taking the proper precautions. They're all incredibly nice people who take their jobs seriously and make phenomenal food! Celiac or not, you have to check out this bakery.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Amazing and not too sweet. I wish I could bake this good! Found a place for graduation cake! ❤

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The lady that works there is gf. She cooks food separately. We usually go for a quick sweet snack.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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All gf baked goods are done in the kitchen before the gluten containing ones are made. Super knowledgeable and sace

My favorite gf restaurant/bakery. I wish they were located near where I go to school. The nicest staff, always willing to accommodate food requests, cake orders, etc. everyone at my graduation party thought the cake was the best they had ever had, and it was gluten free. They offer dairy free and other allergies as well. I can not say enough good things

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Everything here tastes amazing, and it’s super safe! Will definitely come here again.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The manager is so friendly. Her and her daughter both have celiacs. The facility is completely peanut free. I ordered a delicious cinnamon roll. They also have some lunch and breakfast options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Love this place! They always have delish gluten free options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is delicious! There’s always a good selection of gluten free treats. I’ve gone quite a few times. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. I’ve never had a reaction from anything I’ve gotten there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Owner has Celiac. Super impressed! She took time to teach my newly diagnosed daughter how to navigate this new diagnosis! Plus the cupcakes were fantastic!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was unbelievably kind. When they realized I was newly diagnosed they sat with me to help me decide cupcakes for graduation and even let us sample them for free. Celiacs runs in the family and the recipes have been passed down. Absolutely amazing. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The owner and her daughter are amazing and so knowledgeable about Celiac. It’s the first time since my husband and daughter were diagnosed with Celiac that I’ve found a bakery that caters to them. I bought an assortment of treats including a cinnamon roll and all of the desserts were amazing! I’m looking forward to the next celebration so I can order a cake.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Sooo yummy and the staff is super helpful! They have dairy free items too 😄

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Owner was super nice and all gf items in a separate case!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was awesome. Went in looking for options for my recently diagnosed daughter. Not only sold me bakery product but gave me practical tips relative to eating gluten free. Lemon raspberry bar was awesome!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Amazing staff. Food is prepped in a seperate kitchen, kind and understanding service! Will come again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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This place is amazing! Me being recently diagnosed with celiac I can forget that some items have gluten and they are amazing to make sure I don’t accidentally eat it! So many baked goods and they have gluten free wraps ( they were out when I went ) but the staff was amazing and she easily gave me another option to wrap in lettuce! So nice to have this place around

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I was so happy to discover they have gluten-free lunch options as well as bakery items. It's so close to work, so it's my new go-to for lunch.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This place is amazing. Got a cake on New Year's Eve. And it was the best cake ever

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They made my 40th birthday Wonder Woman cake and cupcakes for my daughter's birthday. Great cinnamon rolls, too! Very friendly local business!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They had cute emoji cookies for my daughter and she loved them

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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there's so many GF options here. They have gluten free wraps if you're looking for lunch. And the dessert selection is awesome for GF. I have tried the lemon bars, raspberry bar, sugar cookie, and the cinnamon roll. All of them were delicious. the sugar cookie is nicely decorated and wrapped up, so it's also a nice little gift for a gluten free friend.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great service, friendly people, good prices and tasty food. Not super fancy but a real homey, comfortable atmosphere.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Amazing!!! Simply amazing! My daughter has Celiac and it brightens her day when we go to Dalton's. They always bring out new goodies from the back. Muffins, cupcakes, cookies, brownies....she loves everyone of them! And the owners and staff are wonderful! So nice to have a good GF Bakery! We will be ordering her birthday cake soon!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The owner and all the females in her family have celiac. Just tell them you have celiac and they will go into the back to get you whatever you need. They have separate prep areas for all GF goods. Got to chat with them and hear their story and it was great to find a place where I can get baked goods. The sugar cookies are amazing and the cupcakes are moist and light. I would highly recommend this as a must visit spot for any celiac. They also have dine in food options for celiacs

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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FANTASTIC gluten-free sandwiches, salads, and the cupcakes?? OH MY! I had the Greek Wrap (wrap is made from Teff and was awesome). The chocolate cupcake I had was also dairy-free. The owners are a lovely couple too. I will definitely be back!! We need places like this in northern Lake County!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Dalton's Cakes has daily gluten-free options and will do special orders for Gluten free cakes and cupcakes. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly and their baked goods are great. They have a dedicated area in the kitchen for gluten free baking. The owners family members have celiac disease so they are very knowledgeable about gluten free diets.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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