Kara's Cupcakes

2 ratings
$ • Bakery
1388 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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Not celiac

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Only 2 gf cupcake options but never gotten sick. They have mini gf cupcakes on weekends. Also have had special order gf cakes without getting sick. Very good flavor though last batch was gummy.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious cupcakes. You cannot tell they are g-free. They use separate tools and wipe down the space before making gluten-free cupcakes. But it's a shared kitchen with a shared oven. The gluten-free cupcakes are baked in the same oven but not at the same time as the other cupcakes. So there is definitely a risk of cross-contamination. I ate one and felt a sick a couple of hours later. 5 stars for flavor - 2 stars for not being celiac friendly so I landed on a total of 3. A good option if you don't have celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years 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

  • Cupcakes
  • Dessert

Categories

  • Bakery

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Celiac

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No longer carrying gf

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Celiac

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I have eaten here multiple times - they make their cupcakes in a separate area and use a separate tray. They taste great.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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?

— Good

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Had a GF cupcake here. I did realize they are not a dedicated gf bakery and while they try their best to eliminate cross contamination, they cannot guarantee it won’t happen. GF cupcakes were in same case with gluten, which is usually deal breaker for me. I took a chance on one. They were quite tasty, a bit on the sweet side with a lot of frosting and a smidge gummy, but very good. I do have a slight upset tummy after a few hours, so not the best idea, but I knew I was taking a chance. Whoops 😬

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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Staff is knowledgeable but the kitchen is cross contaminated. They usually have very few gluten free options. Good for people who aren’t that strict!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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They said they prepare their gluten free upcakes in a separate area, and they have their own pans, but they are baked in the same oven. I had the chocolate coconut flavor and it was incredibly moist and delicious! Didn't get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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