The Gluten Escape

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 92 ratings
$Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu + 14 more

7255 S Havana St #110, Centennial, CO 80112 Directions

(303) 694-9999
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    Worth the two hour drive and every penny. They were able to accommodate our corn free kiddo and can do even more with a special ahead of time order. Black Forest and Red Velvet cupcakes were wonderful. The best was the scones!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    The blueberry muffins were UNBELIEVABLE. They didn’t look great, but holy cow. They also made a cake for my sons’ birthday and it was delicious. I was not very impressed with the scones or cinnamon rolls.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Nice and safe, of course, but we were kind of underwhelmed by the taste/texture of the products. :-/

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    LOVE the Gluten Escape!! Great baked goods for any (or no) occasion. Love everything I've ever tried here and the folks who run it are so helpful and friendly, and I've never had an issue (I'm highly sensitive). Highly recommend them!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Love the selection and variety. We get several things and freeze them.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    My absolute life saver! I am a very sensitive celiac, so not getting sick when eating any where outside my house is a gift!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Can’t say enough good things about this bakery. They are amazing and food is totally safe and tasty!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Not much seating, but delicious food. Dedicated gf and dairy free, so order everything with confidence. It is expensive, but gf food always is.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Good variety. Perfectly clean facility. Kind of small portions for the price

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    Not celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    not much savory foods or seating and pastries were dry, but service is super friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Dedicated GF! Visited on a trip to Denver. Cinnamon rolls and cupcakes are delicious! Bought bread to try later.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Fantastic gluten free brownies and cupcakes!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    they have a lot of gluten and dairy free items. i have gotten bread, cupcakes, cookies and even ranch dressing. everything is very good.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    1 year ago

    The store has a lot of variety so picked several items. The pretzel buns were flavorful but incredibly dense and crumbley. The vanilla cupcake itself tasted more like corn bread with a gritty dense texture. The chocolate cookie sandwich was described to be like an Oreo which was kind of accurate. While it's amazing to have a dedicated GF bakery to choose from, all of the baked goods were lacking in some form.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    In Denver this is the only 100% GF bakery that has ever been worth going to. They are expensive and could do better but I'm just excited to have a safe place to get some carbs!! I love their bagels and scones and I used get my bread here. They seem to do better at savory. The sweets are hit or miss; the cakes are tasteless bean flour topped with sickening sweet, crystalized icing. But their cinnamon roll is perfect! I love the owner and the staff is very sweet! I hope they continue to grow and improve! I wish they used better eggs and dairy and expanded their meal choices to something worth eating. I work down the street; I'd be there everyday if they served a good GF sub!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The cake pops are a new favorite! Really nice staff and lots of variety.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    love the variety. being gluten/dairy free, I was in heaven with options. great place to pick up a sweet treat!!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    more like a negative 5 our bakery goods are hard as rocks (I prefer sift cupcakes and cookies), they are tiny, and EXPENSIVE. Drive to Colorado Springs And get fresh food, larger portions, for a decent price. And, just as an FYI to the owners, if you want to run an allergy friendly restaurant, you might consider having a few more nut free items. waste of time, waste of money and, it is merely a bakery. When I read breakfast, I think bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, etc OMG this is AWFUL. Not sure what they grind for flour, but my guess is dirty rocks. RUN from this place

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    Not impressed with the cake at all it is too dense and tastes like corn bread

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Very knowledgeable and helpful. Everything is gluten free. Brownies are the best in town!! Even has all the stuff you need for Thanksgiving!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Just tasted their GF apple pie - Better than mom used to make. I didn't know that was possible!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 years ago

    I have been gluten free for quite some time and frequent GF bakeries. Was not impressed at all with the Blondie and brownie. No taste factor at all. Maybe other products such as breads and pastries are better but unfortunately I did not like the items I had.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Food was not very good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    What a great GF bakery with Celiac safe kitchen. Lots of options here ranging from cupcakes, cookies, 5280 award winning brownies, cakes, breads and grab and go items plus bagels, cinnamon rolls, donuts and more. I'm Celiac and have been going here last 2 years with no issues. Everything is delicious and made from scratch with only the best ingredients. If you're anywhere in Denver, its worth the trip!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Wonderful place, safe, friendly, KNOWLEDGEABLE.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Wish the ingredients in the cakes/cupcakes were healthier. But loved the blueberry muffin at gnarly root!! They are good products!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    oh wow! these folks ROCK!! I just ate part of the rootbeer flavor cake and it is unbelievably DELICIOUS!! a yummy treat. you would never think it was gluten free. I wish I lived in the Denver area, this was so good! also the Mexican pecan cookie that I ate before driving away. It will take all my will power to not gobble up the other 2 generous size pieces of cake I purchased this morning.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Don't pass this place up. Amazing. And staff is super helpful. Finally someplace to get lunch and dessert and no worries of cross contamation. Haven't had a gluten free pie in 5 yrs. can wait to bake it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    AMAZING!!!! So excited to find a dedicated gf bakery. Wish they were located in my state. Baked fresh daily and free of tons of preservities. Non gluten free people would never taste the difference. Quality place and awesome customer service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    EVERYTHING is gluten free! I had a really yummy blondie and a turkey sandwich! This will be on my weekly rotation

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We are from out of state and found the Gluten Escape located near our hotel. This place is 100% gluten free and the staff was very helpful. I have celiac disease and have been gf for 10 years. This bakery was so fun to walk into and find so many options in the fresh baked displays, the fridge, and the freezer. We bought a little of almost everything including pre made sandwiches to take on our road trip home.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent selection, service & quality. What a blessing!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Bakery items were delicious. Wish they offered made to order sandwiches. When we arrived they were sold out of premade sandwiches :(

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    So nice to have so many GF and DF options. Tried bars, cupcakes, scones, and bread. Favorites were the Caper Parsley Ciabatta (broiled with olive oil) and black forest brownie.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Glorious!! Brownies, cookies, cupcakes. Repeat customer BEFORE I was diagnosed with celiac. Ironic, huh? It's delicious and the owners rock.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Hoping the remodel/move is open soon! We have made three junkets from Lakewood to what my family calls, "The GREAT GLUTEN ESCAPE!" My wife has been a paleo-vegan for 2 1/2 years now and finding this place by accident, while at the Player's Bench hockey store, was a godsend. Each time we visited, we spent about $60 bucks. We got sweet treats, donuts, cupcakes and brownies. But what really impressed my wife were the quality and flavor of the non-sweet breads! "Fantastic they were," said Yoda! The place was clean ans smelled great! On each of our three visits, a different staff person spent all the time we needed to answer our questions and make suggestions. The G.G.E. is an oasis for my wife and my family and very much worth the drive! Out of this galaxy!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Amazing bakery totally dedicated to delicious GF desserts and pastries! I bought some strawberry champagne and lemon blueberry cupcakes for a wedding and they were perfect!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Chocolate donuts are wonderful!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Out of towner that's over the moon with a dedicated GF bakery. BEST chocolate cupcake I have had in a LONG time.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    this place is family owned and very knowledgeable. I will definately go back many times

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I'm from out of town, found this place online, and did not regret it. Many different dedicated gluten free options, all very tasty. Had donuts and a cinnamon bun for breakfast the first day, and had to go back to stock up before leaving town. Owner is very nice, cares deeply about her business. I just wish they had a place this good close to my house. Then I'd be here all the time.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Awesome. lots of delicious options

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    1 rating
    3 years ago

    Very poor management! Order hot cross buns only to find out that not only were they not cooked they were frozen. We had asked what special they had for easter and indicated this was a good choice. Very disappointed and when asked if they could cook them they said the CV would not. What is the purpose of a bakery if I have to cook it myself. They wreck my morning had to spend all morning to find someplace that has baked goods already cooked that

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    1 rating
    3 years ago

    Awful! I am gluten free and work in DTC. Was very excited to try this place so close to work. I had the red velvet cake cupcake and it was awful. The cupcake was tiny and over priced. The frosting and cupcake itself was gritty in texture and oily. Very very oily. It tasted more like white cake with food coloring. I can make better cupcakes at home with a GF mix. I will not be going back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Delicious! We tried a bunch of stuff. Cookies, bagels, brownies and cookie bars and all was amazing!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This place is amazing! I've been there a few times and it's located right off Tamarac (225 and 25), which makes it a really convenient location if I'm coming from Denver or Aurora. Having been off gluten for a couple years now, I've been on a constant search for GF items that taste like the stuff I used to be able to eat, that won't make me violently ill, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. First of all, the bagels are the real deal. There are the traditional flavors, and then a cool citrus/everything combo that I was hesitant to try, but it turned out to be actually amazing. If you get there earlier in the day, they have a basket of "day old" bagels at a reduced price. The rosemary sliced bread is the size of traditional bread (not like the frozen stuff you find at the grocery store made for dolls). I've found that if you freeze it, then put in the microwave for 15 seconds on each side, it warms up nice and soft just like it originally came and much better than putting it in the toaster. It also doesn't start coming apart in a weird stringy mess like another GF bread found in the Denver area. The blueberry muffins are really more like a treat with a yummy frosting drizzled on top. It was a little more dense than I was expecting, but it was good! I tried the Snickerdoodle cookie and it was great (I needed a cookie fix after my rock hard GF Girl Scout cookie disaster), The German Chocolate Brownie got a little messy, but it was worth it. The business doesn't allow outside food/beverages to help prevent cross-contamination, which is great, and they even have lunch there!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    4 years ago

    Wish they used alternatives to coconut

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    My mom and daughter and I stopped here, we tried the cookies, cupcakes, donuts, and brownies and we liked them all, our favorite was the cranberry orange cupcake! Yum!!!

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    4 rating
    4 years ago

    Amazing bagels. Pass on the cinnamon rolls tho

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    We were driving across the country and made a point to stop here. I had a delicious onion bagel with chai tea, then got a bunch of cookies, cupcakes, brownies and cake pops to go. It was wonderful knowing everything was totally me-safe :)

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Muffins

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Corn-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Soy-Free
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
7 am - 4 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 4 pm
Thursday
7 am - 4 pm
Friday
7 am - 4 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4 pm
Sunday
Closed
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