If you are gluten-free, you know how hard it is to find delicious pastries made with gluten-free ingredients. There are many things out there, but sometimes they miss the mark or aren’t made in a dedicated gluten-free facility that runs the high risk of cross-contamination.
On a on a quick trip to Mobile, Alabama a few years ago, I found gluten free heaven.
Seriously y’all, this place is amazing and has the best gluten free food and artisan treats. Where and what is this place you may ask?
The place is Guncles, a dedicated gluten-free bakery in Mobile, Alabama. Located at 1252 Government St.
It's one of the only dedicated gluten free bakeries along the Gulf Coast. Guncles was started because one of the owners is allergic to wheat and realized there aren’t many gluten-free baked goods beyond macaroons and those that were available let much to be desired. Oh, how we all know this so well.
Looking at the pictures on the Guncles website, I knew going in this wasn’t going to be a cheap trip. There are so many delicious gluten free options. The food was everything I have dreamt of.
On our first trip we got a Chocovan Bundt Cake, Buttermilk Biscuits, Blueberry Lemon Friands, Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies and Banana Bread.
Guncles has the best cinnamon rolls with the most delicious cream cheese icing. These are my FAVORITE thing on the menu. They are super soft and not doughy or dense like gluten-free cinnamon rolls I have had in the past.
We also always get the oatmeal cream pies. Think Little Debbies but 1000 times better!
Another favorite are the buttermilk biscuits. If you’re used to gluten-free biscuits, which are never really that good. Hands down the best biscuits I have had in years. They were great fresh and plain. However, I can see them smothered in sausage gravy or topped with eggs and cheese and meat for a breakfast sandwich or with fried chicken a la Popeyes.
The baguettes are amazing also! If you are missing French bread, then you need to get these. Perfect for poboys or garlic bread or just eating with butter.
During Carnival Season, Guncles offers traditional king cakes.
Guncles is MUST go-to place every time we are in Mobile. If you visit, bring your credit cards because you won’t get out of there just buying one thing. I tried and failed.
Guncles is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 am – 3 pm. I suggest calling or placing your order online before you go just to ensure they have your favorites! They also offer nationwide shipping and local on demand delivery via Uber Eats and Doordash.
You can also purchase Guncles menu items such as the mini cakes throughout Baldwin County Alabama and at Peg Leg Petes, and Ever'man Cooperative Grocery and Cafe in Pensacola, Florida. And now you can get your favorite gluten free goodies right here in New Orleans at at Nesbit's Poeyfarre Street Market, Nesbit's Magazine Street Market, and Nesbit's Julia Street Market in New Orleans and at Zuppardo's Market in Metairie.