Dempsey Bakery

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 93 ratings
$Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu + 18 more

323 S Cross St, Little Rock, AR 72201 Directions

(501) 375-2257
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Dedicated to gluten free, there are so many options!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Amazing cookie sandwich that my dairy free husband and I were able to share! Several frozen choices in the freezer as well as lunch options! Owner is friendly and overall awesome

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Such an incredibly place!!! Super kind, sweet, friendly and knowledgeable people! The food is incredible!! The Rueben is amazing! Actually all the food is amazing!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Staff was incredible. They have the Certificate to be a dedicated gf facility. The owner was not only knowledgeable but was so kind in referring other places to try that take celiac seriously. My belly is SO happy. I had the turkey Reuben and my daughter, who has a dairy allergy, was able to have a gf/df pizza. So SO many options.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    The staff was VERY patient with all my questions. They have a list of ingredients too for every item made. This helped me tremendously with all my dietary needs. Thank you!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    I’m on a road trip from Florida to Oklahoma and am glad I found this spot just at lunch time. I devoured the Ruben in record time and immediately regretted not savoring every bite. Delish! Wonderful staff.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Nothing short of wonderful. Meticulous attention to allergies of several types, very knowledgeable staff, great service, and great food. Future trips through Little Rock will include this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Such a great shop! They have all kinds of desserts and fresh sandwiches made to order. Lots of samples to taste and baking mixes to bring home. 100% gluten free bakery as well as soy and nut free. So yummy!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Excellent place !!! They’re very helpful and certified gluten free !!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    This place is AMAZING!! Dealing with an autoimmune issue this bakery is a blessing. Paula is very nice and knowledgeable!! Will definitely visit again when we are in Little Rock. I highly recommend this bakery.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Amazing food, perfectly safe, couldn’t be happier!

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    5 rating
    9 months ago

    Destination spot for those with gluten issues. Simply amazing texture and taste. Baked goods have been elevated!!!! Amazing!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Great lunch options & awesome variety of pastries & breads for gf & did folks. One of my favorite places in Little Rock!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    I literally got in town a few hours ago and decided to stop by after seeing it was a Dedicated GFree facility. What a gem! The egg and dairy free chocolate cupcakes are amazing! Ask for the chocolate and cream cheese flavored icing...I haven’t had cupcakes in a while and they hit the spot. Headed back today for another batch.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    May I just say, "Wow!" This place us amazing! The atmosphere is nice, the staff is friendly, the food is awesome and, best of all, it's completely safe. We will definitely visit again the next time We're in Little Rock.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Dedicated gluten free and can accommodate many food allergies! Beautiful cakes and baked goods, grab & go freezer, lunch available. We really enjoy Dempsey Bakery.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We took our Celiac daughter two days in a row. So nice to have a place she didn't have to worry. We just got cookies for her the first day and then the next day or whole family and friends ate there! It was great food. Friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Delicious! Great selection and very friendly staff. We were so happy to find this place on a road trip!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Fantastic bakery. Wonderful variety of items that taste great and great service

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Fantastic Strawberry cheesecake! Great bakery!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    It was so nice to eat somewhere and not have to worry about getting sick! Amazing food and a fabulous choice of dessert.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Safest place in town to grab a bite. Diverse menu and food is wonderful!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Had the turkey melt and the lava cake. Yum!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    By far one of the best parts of relocating to Little Rock (yes, there are many, this one is just really high on a very long list). Finding gluten free, vegan food is a rare gift - I'm so thankful to the folks at Dempsey who seem to just think of everything!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Wonderful! I go there at least once per week. Pretty expensive for just a sandwich, but peace of mind is worth it.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Never disappoints! Everything is great! I feel like Paula and the others there are our extended family!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    "The best GF hotdog bun EVER!!!" 10yo GF son. :-) makes me a happy momma.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Food taste great, and a very friendly staff! love the lemon desserts

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The ladies were exceptionally helpful. we called ahead looking for bread and they saved their last half loaf of everything bread for us. we had chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookies for my gf boys, which were divine and worth every penny. my sister and I split a slice of coconut like roulade, which i felt was overpriced, but also delicious. we haven't tried the bread yet, but it looks amazing and the slices are huge - like normal huge! I would definitely stop in again.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    So glad we stopped here on our way through Little Rock! Delicious GF, SF, NF, EF, and DF breads and desserts. We especially enjoyed the Italian dinner rolls and Jai dipped cookies!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Great place that we stopped at coming through Little Rock.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing food, helpful and knowledgable staff, friendly to many allergies.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    They even fix a to go box for me that is freezer ready so that I can enjoy Dempsey's at home!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Love this place!! You can get a wonderful lunch, an actual sandwich on greet bread. The cracker bread is so good you'll want it even if you don't have to eat gluten free. And the desserts are amazing. The milk cake is by favorite but the cookies are scrumptious too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    My favorite place in Little Rock! I can eat anything there! I got a little teary when I got there. It is amazing. The owner came and chatted with us. She's a sweetheart. I love to support businesses like her's. I will be back and I will order goods. Gluten free bread isn't always tasty, but the bread there ROCKS! BROWNIES! Yes! Yum! Cookies, cheesecake, & more. Awesome! Delicious food and wonderful people.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    delicious and super friendly

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    This place has wonderful food and Paula is very sweet and helpful. Lots of samples so you know what you are getting. Love it.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    My sister-n -law ordered me some cookies & cake from the bakery & it was great so we planned a trip to Little Rock to visit the bakery. It was well worth it! Paula & staff are very knowledgeable about food allergies in baked goods and are willing to discuss them with you. I could not believe all of the variety of baked goods. I bought many items after trying her samples.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    We are from Boston and visited Little Rock over the weekend. We were so lucky to find Dempsey's. This is hands down the best gluten free bakery we have been to. My son has a wheat, dairy and nut allergy, so he was in hog heaven (pun intended). Paula and her staff are incredibly knowledgeable and kind. One was even kind enough to tell me about this website/app, which I had never heard of before! Thank you Paula!! All best, Ellie, Brian, Dylan and Lyndon

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Awesome! Cookies and creme cheesecake, hot milk cake and key lime pie! now if they could just remove the calories!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    FANTASTIC! The service was exceptional, didn't feel like I was a bother being celiac. What a treat it was to be able to order lunch and dessert both gluten free. My fiancé and I were driving through Arkansas and saw the reviews for Dempsey's so we decided to stop. We loaded up on all kinds of breads, cookies, dumpling mixes and cracker bread! So yummy! It's a must-go if you're in the area or around Little Rock!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I Can't say enough good things about this place, I just wish there were more around the country.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Any time you can find a dedicated GF bakery you have to check it out. I'm not from Little Rock, but I make sure to stock up on Dempsey pitas, pizza crust, and baguettes and other sweet goodies when I come to visit. They ship too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I very seldom give 5 stars, but this bakery is outstanding. Everything I bought was great and the cinnamon rolls were the absolute best I have ever eaten. We will definitely be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great to eat in a certified GF restaurant. Wide selection of baked goods - both fresh and packaged to go. Samples are available to try, as well. My son is not a celiac but had had a sandwich and thought it tasted like a "normal" sandwich. Very friendly staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Paula is wonderful and the Hot Milk Cake is one of the best things I've ever eaten.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Located in little rock, Dempsey Bakery has an extensive and varied menu featuring items such as sandwiches, soups, breads, potpies, cakes, cookies, cheesecakes and more. they also offer dairy and egg free options as well as special order cakes.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Such a great place with the most lovely owner. I have been twice when I drive through on road trips between memphis and dallas- a great stop for a sandwich and soup for lunch! They also have sugar free options and SO many great allergen free items! (I'm dairy free, but lots of egg, soy, etc). The spice muffins and cookies are totally sugar free with no alternative sugars. The others have swerve sweetener, but great option!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    ...best sweet roll in the galaxy, and it's GLUTEN FREE! (What a concept!)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    The best I have had in a very long time. The owner has 2 grandchildren with various sensitives and cares deeply about her customers no matter the sensitivity. Made from scratch every day the bakery and lunch items are exceptional. I ordered the Caprese half sandwich and soup and for dessert a snicker doodle and Jai cookie. Here is why you order for delivery or stop by - I was from out of town and was running late for My plane the owner offered to take me to my hotel so I wouldn't miss my flight. Exceptional service, lunch and bakery items.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cheesecake
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
  • Soup

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Nut-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Soy-Free
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 5 pm
Thursday
10 am - 5 pm
Friday
10 am - 5 pm
Saturday
9 am - 1 pm
Sunday
Closed
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