Kara's Cupcakes

2 recent ratings
$ • Bakery
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Cupcakes, Dessert
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2 ratings

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610 1st St #19
Napa, CA 94559

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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They keep the gluten free cupcakes in their own case and had 4 kinds to choose from. The vanilla with chocolate frosting was delicious!!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 16 hours ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great gluten free cupcakes not celiac but no gluten in them.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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?

— Not Much/None

Updated 2 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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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-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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the cupcake I had was very good. I also had a cookie. I instantly felt sick. I then picked up one of their brochures and read gluten free is "optional ". what does that mean? so I suppose not everything there is gluten free and it's another place you have to ask the grand question "which ones are gluten free."

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Good cupcakes but not great. Didn't get sick!!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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They cross contaminate all of their toppings, I spoke to a manager. I had a plain cupcake with no toppings and still had an allergic reaction because the cupcakes were all touching. Disappointing that they wouldn't change such a small thing to make it safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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When I first had their gluten-free cupcakes about a year ago, they were very dry and they hadn't gotten their recipe quite right. But I've been there twice in the last two days and I love them. Super moist. My latest favorites are the GF Coconut Cupcakes, either the Chocolate or Vanilla, which is topped with cream cheese frosting and shredded coconut. But they also have GF Sweet Vanilla and GF Chocolate Velvet. All delicious, in regular or mini. I just wish that they would start having a monthly special that is GF. The GF cupcakes are displayed in a cake pedestal on top of the display case. While I'm extremely sensitive to gluten (I react at less than 20 parts per million), they do make the GF cupcakes in the same kitchen as the gluten cupcakes. Know your tolerance level.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best GF cupcakes I have had!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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GF cupcakes are good. Only three choices though.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Same comment as GF B. A few choices. Was glad the GF cupcakes were kept on a separate display plate.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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They bake gf separate, but have little choices available.....Awesome cupcakes....

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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-contact?

— 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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They have gf regular sized and mini cupcakes that are sectioned off from regular cupcakes.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

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