100% of 12 votes say it's celiac friendly
1216 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949

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Not celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. After reading their online menu I came in and ordered ahead of time (I asked for gluten, dairy and tree nut free donut). I gave only 4 stars because I did not love the taste... These are not fried donuts so the dough consistency is weird (almost like uncooked donut) and it is way too sweet (maybe because I have been low carb for so long). Overall a very good experience, but not exactly what I have imagined.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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The donuts were amazing and the staff there were very knowledgeable on gluten allergies/celiac. They have separate menus for GF donuts, Vegan donuts, and GF + Vegan donuts. Make sure to call beforehand to see if they have any GF donuts in store since they make them to order. We got lucky and were able to get some from cancelled orders.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

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Our daughter has a gluten allergy and dairy sensitivity. We were able to get sorbet in a gluten free sugar cone. They do have dairy free ice cream but that day it also had gluten. We also placed an order for gluten free donuts to be picked up the next day. The donuts were prepared off site at a safe facility, stored separately and then topped when we arrived. They were very tasty too! The staff was fantastic and answered all of our questions.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
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

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Donuts
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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gf donuts tested with Nima
Maple, cinnamon roll, white icing, strawberry shortcake and fruity tootie.
Cinnamon sugar & chocolate sprinkles
Strawberry & chocolate sprinkles
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Not celiac

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The gf donuts are made off site and brought in separate containers. They were heated in a microwave and then glazed/topped. The donuts had good flavor but are somewhat crumbly. The glazes are amazing! My gf husband tried the maple glaze and the cinnamon sugar glaze - they both got a thumbs up! We were told they also make gf ice cream cakes but they were all booked up for this week.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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We didn’t know about this place ahead of time so we didn’t pre-order but thankfully they had plenty of gf donuts available. Toppings were delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free ice cream and gluten free cones! When I told them I have celiac they scooped ice cream from a fresh container.

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Must order donuts in advance. It’s all over their website and reviews. So I’m not sure how people are still missing it. Honestly I was unimpressed with the donuts. I’ve made better on my own. The staff was knowledgeable about gluten free but rude or very badly delivered sarcasm when I asked to change gloves and double check. I saw no signs in the store about gluten free and ice cream didn’t look safe. But I didn’t feel comfortable asking about it after the rude comment when asking to change gloves. If you want a treat and don’t mind it being very sweet and like cake in the form of a circle go for it we are very sensitive and didn’t get sick at all. However If you want a yeast donut this is not for you.

Safety


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

— 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.)
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryers for donuts!

Great assortment of different kinds of donuts-I had cinnamon roll (vanilla icing and cinnamon brown sugar)and strawberry shortcake(fresh strawberry and whipped cream with strawberry syrup) Lots of GF ice cream and one GF/DF option as well.

In summer, should order in advance. Very busy!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The GF donuts are prepared at a separate facility that is dedicated for GF.

They have a good selection of Gf and Df donuts.

You do need to place your GF order In advance. The staff that i spoke with was very friendly and knowledgable. When they bring the GF donuts in, they leave them closed in the box until you arrive to pick them up. They will then top them as you choose. Will definitely return.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • 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?

— Some

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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Great fit for my gf, df, nf family! Stumbled upon this store while shopping. (A great allergen friendly alternative to the famous "Duck Donuts"). You do need to order head for gf and vegan. Menus online. They happened to have extra the day we were there. Donuts were delicious, and leftovers kept until the next morning. Staff knowledgeable. GF were prepared in a separate area. For nut-free, I watched them clean the prep area first. Then my nf child was able to get hot donuts, a real treat. Also have ice cream with GF labels.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered donuts for my GF celiac husband in July 2020. He was pretty excited to have them as he hadn’t eaten donuts in 20+ years. These donuts are made in a dedicated fryer at another location, so they have to be trucked in. Still, if you are willing to wait a few days, awesome donuts!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Tested gf donut with Nima and it passed :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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We walked up and were told that the gluten free and/or vegan donuts were by ‘reservation only’ and wouldn’t be available for several days. We are new to here and didn’t know that. They apparently have a handful daily that are available for purchase without calling ahead but they were out. The staff member was pretty rude about it and just kind of talked over his shoulder at me. Wouldn’t even look at us.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Been a long time since my husband has had donuts. The staff was very knowledgeable. The GF donuts are made at an offsite facility! We will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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So excited to have maple glazed donuts! They were delicious! Make sure you order ahead.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This was a hit for our group. They had clearly labeled GF ice creams and when asked, they had GF cones (sugar and cake) as well as staff who paid attention to details.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing GF & even vegan donuts! Have to pre-order a couple days in advance, but totally worth it. Wide variety of toppings, from strawberry shortcake to basic chocolate with sprinkles, that are also GF. Frozen chocolate-covered bananas are also vegan & GF. Owner takes special care to ensure a GF area & toppings are kept separate to avoid cross-contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The donuts were good (cinnamon roll and white glaze were our favorite). Doesn’t seem possible to just walk in and get them, they go quick, so absolutely reserve some. Also came back to this spot a few times during the week for ice cream! We only had their soft serve but they did have some hard ice cream labeled as gf as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My daughter has Celiac Disease and when we heard about Donutz on a Stick we were excited to visit. Unfortunately, the staff was very rude and judgmental towards my daughter and I. While the donuts were safe, it was a very uncomfortable experience as our questions and requests were treated as an inconvenience.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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If you need gluten free and vegan donuts. Call before at least two weeks before you come. I was told they make them but only when ordered and they make small batches at a time.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The donuts are good. There are several gluten free toppings to choose from. However they refuse to give me chocolate icing...I have had two different excuses as to why “they only make very small batches” or “it doesn’t taste good on gluten free”. They will only let you order for the next day or following day and they limit how many you can get too... Order ahead or you will not get any!!! Good luck getting them to answer the phone or call back though...order in person. It’s worth it even if the customer service isn’t great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It's awesome to find a place with safe GF donuts. That said, we called on Monday and found that the next available batch would be Wednesday. And truth be told, they were not the best GF donuts we've ever had. But our celiac daughter was happy!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The best gluten free donuts ever! Order the day before because they sell out. You order the donuts & pick the toppings once you get there to pick them up.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They make excellent doughnuts that are in a contaminated free area. The staff is so friendly too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Warning! You need to order the donuts 1-3 days ahead of time. They run out of GF donuts . The donuts are good, but more like cake. They won’t stay on the stick so beware it will fall off. With so many good GF products coming on the market, I would say the taste of the donut was 7/10. Still great that they cater to the GF need.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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These donuts are AMAZING. These are the first GF donuts we’ve had in 6 years. My celiac husband almost cried with joy when he tasted them. Knowledgeable, dedicated GF facility (made off site so reserve ahead). Definitely try the chocolate ones too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It’s always great to be able to indulge in a little “normal” food... the donuts were great. Had the strawberry shortcake, cinnamon roll, pancake and white icing with sprinkles. Wish I would have done them all the strawberry shortcake, that one was great! Fresh strawberry sauce was delish. Call the day before to reserve.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing place! Very good about any type of allergy and definitely celiac safe! What a treat to be able to enjoy delicious donuts in many different flavors while on vacation. Do yourself a favor and go get some of their donuts!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free donuts and ice cream cones. Going to rent the closest house to this place next year.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the GF cinnamon donut, it was amazing!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I don't like donuts, but wow, that was a great donut. The cinnamon was cakey and perfect for someone like me who isn't too into donuts. They also have gluten free ice cream cones and tons of gluten free flavors and are more than happy to use a fresh scoop and open a new container. Delicious and safe! The highlight of my OBX trip!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Call the day before to reserve your donuts because they sell out quickly. The staff was awesome and the donuts and ice cream were delicious! We will be back!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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These donuts are amazing and the entire staff takes allergies and celiac disease seriously. The had a separate prep station and the donuts are brought in from a dedicated facility. The GF donuts are in such high demand that you have to call and reserve them the day before. Don’t forget to get an iced coffee while you’re there. It was also amazingly delicious!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best donuts I have ever had!!! Make sure to go the day before and place your order! They even have gluten free ice cream cones! Gf sugar and cake cones!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cute place, friendly people, yummy cake-like donuts. So nice to be able to enjoy the OBX donut experience here instead of that other place. Update...went back this summer, just as good if not better. Staff brings their A game. Will visit every year we go to obx!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The staff was very knowledgeable and took impressive precautions to make sure there was no cross contamination. The kids enjoyed the ice cream and we went back next day for doughnuts. Parents could feel safe that food was prepared safely. Call ahead for gluten free doughnuts, as they sell out quickly! Big selection, we will be back next year!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This donut/ice cream shop is amazing. Be advised, however, you should CALL A DAY AHEAD AND RESERVE GF DONUTS! If you do, you'll have a savory fresh donut treat to enjoy. We bought 2 1/2 dozen over three days in our stay, and had no problems at all. Everyone, from celiac grandparents to celiac parents to celiac children, loved each and every flavor.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was wonderfully accommodating and knowledgeable! Donuts made off site in dedicated GF facility and brought in every morning then they put whatever toppings on that you want. GF ice cream cone was delicious, scooped my ice cream out of a fresh container. They said they’re getting gf sugar cones soon. Couldn’t be happier with our experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The gluten-free donuts were such a treat! And they have so many yummy toppings to pick from—it was hard to choose. We got there right when they opened, but to guarantee the gf ones, you can call ahead the day before. The staff were great and very careful with my order! Went back later to get a gf ice cream cone!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Finally a place that gets it for Celiac and gf people! Best Best Best! Best GF donuts I have ever had! Best Service, and best ice cream. If you tell them you're celiac, they will get a fresh scooping spoon and scoop from a fresh container of ice cream. And they have gf cones! We came 5 days of the 6 we were here. (They were closed on Sunday.) I highly recommend the gf Cinnamon Roll donut or the gluten free donut sundae. pure heaven

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very friendly staff. Have everything from ice cream to donuts and even gluten free ice cream cones. Donuts sell out fast so call and reserve them. I also got ice cream every night and they get new scoops and tubs of ice cream for anyone with an allergy like, all you have to do is let them know. A kid in front of us had a peanut allergy and let us know he only goes to Donutz On A Stick because they take all allergies seriously and don't cross contaminate. We will be back for more donuts and ice cream.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ugh I am so happy they have this place, I haven't had a donut in 2 years. And these people are amazing, and such a great family! and they label their icecream to let you know which ones are gluten free, I had cotton candy and shared with my daughter, it was great! I wanna move down here so many more options than where I live!:) I can't wait until my vacation again, AMAZING! but definitely reserve donuts, (gfs) they sell out quick! I got a strawberry shortcake, a white with sprinkles, a maple and I forget the last one BUT I ate them all for dinner haha

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy GF doughnuts! Make sure you call the night before to reserve yours!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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***year two, and again amazing!! One note, call ahead and reserve your GF donuts, they go fast!!***

My son was in heaven finally getting fresh donuts!! Came by here almost every morning while in OBX!! He is extremely sensitive and no issues at all!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing gluten free donut! Prepared in a separate location to avoid cross contamination. Call ahead to reserve donuts or you may not be able to get any as they have a limited number each day.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious and did not get sick. Cake like donuts, not greasy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Omg! Beside the beach this is my most favorite place to go when in OBX! David, Stephanie and Desiree' are not only the nicest people around they go above and beyond for all us celiacs. The gluten free cinnamon glaze is our all time favorite. But I have to say all the donuts that we have tried have been delicious! My middle child had recently been diagnosed with many food allergies on top of celiac disease and Desiree made sure that his vegan gluten free donuts were perfect! So much so that they called us to make sure that all ingredients used were ok for him. There isn't enough stars to give this place! Our gluten free family highly recommends this place! We will see you guys next summer! Xo

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The donuts are soft and not dense, they're also very light and flavorful. I would have liked a better choice for chocolate topping on the gluten free donut and they only had 4 left so we bought all 4. Very good experience overall and my whole family enjoyed their not gluten free donuts as much as I liked my gluten free donuts. It's been 3 years since I've eaten donuts because I stopped when I found out I was very allergic to gluten and we went 2 hours out of our way and through crazy traffic for these donuts and it was 110% worth it! Definitely recommend this place especially since gluten free donuts are so hard to find!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great GF donuts, they weren't dry and lasted for a couple of days. Many icing and topping combinations. Completely celiac friendly as the donuts are made off site and the icing is piped on. I highly recommend their GF donuts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My son was so happy to have a donut! Sometimes it's the little things!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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