Georgetown Cupcake

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 26 ratings
$Cupcakes, Dessert
73% of 19 votes say it's Celiac friendly

83 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 Directions

(617) 927-2250
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    Died and gone to heaven! Cupcakes amazing, they do one gf special a day. Staff understood cross contamination but they are open about not being total gf location

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    This is definitely not a gluten free bakery in any way but they do have one gluten free cupcake they make per day. They took precautions to keep contamination low by putting the gluten free cupcakes on the top shelf and wearing gloves. I had a peanut butter chocolate cupcake and it was delicious!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    So wanted to give them a 5 star review. The manager came out and answered all my questions and they look good! I was a little confused over their labeling, but their label on the product did not say peanuts. Get to the frosting and smell it and it reeked of Reese’s. Not a happy camper to only be able to eat half of my cupcake.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    One gluten free cupcake option. No dairy free options. Very sad.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great cupcakes. I am sorry for those who rated this poorly and who walked in and walked out because the cupcakes were on the same tray. Those are FOR DISPLAY ONLY. When I asked on behalf of my celiac son, they explained all the precautions they take (including keeping the GF ones separately and changing their gloves). It is safe for Celiacs.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Yummy cupcakes! Unfortunately there is only one flavor of GF cupcakes made a day. Staff are friendly and always remember to change their gloves and package separately when buy both gluten and non-gluten cupcakes.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    A lot of people are mentioning sharing a tray in the display case, but it is just that, for display. When ordering the GF Chocolate Birthday Cupcake I was asked if I was an allergy and if I would like them to change their gloves. Very thoughtful and appreciated. All cupcake flavors have their own dedicated tray on the racks they pull the orders from in a different location away from the display case. Moist and delicious. 4 Stars because of the size of the cupcakes. For the price these should easily be double in size. Much smaller than one normally finds for a gourmet cupcake. They do taste delicious though, frosting is very sweet.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Chocolate lava fudge was Monday's sole GF option. Amazing. Moist cake with soft, creamy icing, not to mention pudding - like lava inside this flavor. Immediately ask if allergic. If you are celiac how do you complain about any bakery that isn't GF dedicated? Get real or take your chances. Well worth the $3.50 per price if you're not snotty about only one GF option daily. Bonus: Coffee shop next door serves Stumptown coffee that is among the best roasts in the US.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating
    2 years ago

    I loved this place before I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy/intolerance. Their cupcakes are delicious (both GF and otherwise). The thing that really bothers me about the GF-ness of Georgetown Cupcake is that they pretty much only have chocolate GF cupcakes available (i.e. chocolate cake cupcakes). Even their flagship cupcake, the red velvet, is not available in a GF option. If you're looking for a chocolately GF cupcake, this place is for you. Otherwise, like me, you will feel extremely limited with the GF options available.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    I am extremely sensitive (celiac) and have been coming here for years with no reaction. I have spoken to the owner, and to limit cross contamination ALL the gluten free cupcakes are baked first thing in the morning before any other flour is present. Additionally, the cupcakes in the display case are NOT the cupcake you'll be getting to eat. They are in their own separate tray. Best gluten free cupcakes I've ever had - Tuesday is gf salted caramel day and my personal favorite.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Solid 4 stars. They changed their gloves and knew to put mine in its own box apart from the cupcake I purchased for my wife. To clarify from other reviews, the GF cupcake of the day is kept in the display case only so that you can see it. The cupcake you eat is kept elsewhere. I loved the chocolate cupcake with salted caramel icing and didn't get sick. :)

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    The reviews on here seem a little harsh and misguided. This is one of my favorite places to go when visiting boston. The cupcakes in the display when you walk in are just that, a display. They are not the ones that are actually given to you. Whenever I have been here they immediately ask me if it is for an allergy and change their gloves before retrieving my cupcake from its tray. The only time I have ever had an issue here was when a girl gave me the wrong cupcake on accident (which my friend thankfully caught) and it was very quickly corrected. All in all, their cupcakes are delicious and I have never had a problem eating them.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    I have celiac and have never had a reaction here. I noticed that a lot of people are commenting that the cupcakes share a display case, but when you order cupcakes they DO NOT take the cupcakes from the case! They take them from a separate gluten free tray that is behind the display. They also always ask if it's for an allergy and if it is, they immediately change their gloves. It's obviously still a risk, but they do a great job -- and the cupcakes are AMAZING!!!! GF peanut butter cupcake is the best GF cupcake I've ever had.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I hate when people review places like this as celiac friendly. First off there is a sign stating if you have celiac they are not for you. Plus they were on the same tray and touching the Vegan cupcakes which are not gf. Also made using all the same equipment as the regular. Not for celiacs

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Not gluten free at all the cupcakes sit next to each other and it clearly states if you have a food allergy to not eat there..

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I was looking forward to enjoying a GF cupcake after seeing the reviews here. I stepped in, found the one flavor that was available that day, saw it was sharing a display plate in the case with non GF cupcakes and walked right back out. I can understand sharing the same case, as space is limited, but too much cross contamination risk for me on the same plate! Having celiac, there was no way I was going to take the risk. Too bad too, they looked yummy!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Gluten Free chocolate lava cake is insane. Just as good as Magnolia or Sprinkles actually even better.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    cupcakes are amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The GF cupcake of the day was chocolate birthday cake. It was great! Took one home and stick it in the fridge. Still good but MUCH better when it's fresh!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    The gluten free cupcakes are delicious and always changing. Yum

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    4 years ago

    Only one daily flavor available gluten free. The one I had was really good, soft, good texture. Would give 5 stars if it had 1 or 2 other flavors to choose from

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Yummm. (need I say more?)

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Delicious gluten free cupcakes, different flavor every day.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    3301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

    The wait was a little long but it was the best gluten free cupcake I’ve ever had. They have a sign out that says their food is handled on surfaces that may contain several allergens including gluten and not to eat it if you are highly allergic. I tested it despite being highly allergic and it was fine for me.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    267 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

    The GF cupcakes, while delicious, are not safe if you’re celiac. That said, I had what appeared to be a mild reaction with some abdominal discomfort from one cupcake, so if you’re just gluten sensitive, perhaps it’s fine.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    3301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

    One gluten free cupcake is offered each day, with rotating flavors. My favorite is Saturdays -gf peanut butter lava fudge! Best gf cupcakes I've tried in DC - way better than Baked and Wired! When you order a gf cupcake they ask if you have an allergy, and if you want them to change their gloves. (fyi, I'm not celiac so I can't recommend with certainty to celiacs). Love this place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    4834 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    They usually have 1 GF flavor each day. I've had lots of them and have never had an issue. They are pricey, but it's nice to enjoy a gourmet cupcake! They are quite delicious.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    3301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

    Not safe from cross contamination but great cupcakes. I'm sensitive and react every time

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    11 months ago

    4834 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    I usually avoid places that offer gf things with signs that strongly advise people who are actually allergic not to eat there but I felt brave. Tried the lava cupcake a chai latte. Both were delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    3301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

    Amazing cupcakes for vegan, gluten-free and the allergen free!!! FAVORITE cupcake shop of all time!!! And ultra accommodating

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    4834 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Almost always has tasty GFree cupcakes in stock, but only one flavor per day.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    4 years ago

    4834 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    They were out of the GF option. Made the trek out there and nothing to try. They did give my kids a sticker which helped.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    5 years ago

    4834 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    The gf cupcake is really good but when I realized it was prepared near all the flour of the regular cupcakes I decided it wasn't safe to go back.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    5 years ago

    4834 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    They only had 1 gf option and it was WAY too chocolatey.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    5 years ago

    4834 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Only had one GF cupcake when I visited. But it was really really good.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 years ago

    4834 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Chocolate lave GF cupcake- only option but its still delicious!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Cupcakes
  • Dessert
Monday
10 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
10 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 9 pm
Thursday
10 am - 9 pm
Friday
10 am - 9 pm
Saturday
10 am - 9 pm
Sunday
10 am - 8 pm

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