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Is anyone aware of a nut free bakery either in the 5 Towns or Brooklyn? I need cupcakes for a birthday party.

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  1. can you make your own? Most bakeries probably use nuts and seeds somewhere in their kitchens so it would not be safe for somebody with a severe nut allergy.

    1. I've never heard of a nut-free bakery in either the kosher or unkosher world. Too specific a request, and nuts are essential ingredients in too many desserts. I'm with the other poster -- bake some on your own. You can use a mix, and instant icing, if you have no time.

      1. paskes has a nut free factory, don't know if they bake there. I would do it myself.

        1. yep get out the Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines mixes. Anyway they are really good and you can make them fresh and warm for tea.

          1. Bageltown in West Hempstead used to be a nut free establishment.They have a small selection of baked goods. I would call ahead to make sure that they are still nut free and place an order. Good luck.

            486-488 Hempstead Ave.
            (516) 505-5556

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            1. re: inky

              They still are peanut free. In fact some local schools request that you buy baked goods from them if you are bringing treats to a school birthday party.

            2. Thanks for the ideas, however because of kashrus reasons we are only allowed to bring bakery items with proper certification (the party will be in school on school time). I called Bageltown in W. Hempstead - I have to check with my school if they accept their certification. If yes, I will go there.

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              1. re: shanirum

                I believe that HALB exclusively uses them (will not allow products from another bakery). HANC uses them a lot and though they are not exclusive there, the owners send their kids to TAG (the bais yaakov of Long Island) and have brought their products into the school as well.

              2. Bageltown in West Hempstead is under the supervision of the Vaad of Queens.

                http://www.queensvaad.org/estab/

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                1. re: jeterfan

                  Well, you can always try manhattan ... I think Crumbs across from the Manhattan JCC on the UWS is Nut-Free...

                2. Brightwaters Village Bakery on Windsor Avenue in Brightwaters, Long Island (south shore, near Bayshore) is peanut and tree nut free. 631-968-2808

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                  1. re: carol l

                    Is it kosher?

                  2. Bageltown (WH) is also now sesame free.

                    1. Bageltown in west hempstead, ny is tree nut, peanut and sesame free and delicious!

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                      1. re: fabers3

                        Yes, there are nut free kosher bakeries.
                        Z Best Bakery in Evanston, IL (a suburb of Chicago) is also nut free.

                        1. re: chicago maven

                          Butterflake in Teaneck is nut-free.

                      2. I don't know about nut-free but I'm sure that if you put in a specialized request at a bakery they would try to accommodate you.

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                        1. re: brooklynkoshereater

                          When people ask about places which are nut-free for allergy purposes, it's not the same as leaving nuts out of a recipe, and it's not because they don't like nuts. People who are extremely careful about eating nut-free for allergy purposes will generally not eat anything from a facility that uses nuts at all, ever. Therefore, you can't just "put in a specialized request at a bakery;" the bakery has to be nut-free all the time. It is becoming more popular than when the OP posted the original post back in 2006, but it's still far more commonly heard of in the non-kosher world than the kosher one. There are many, many nut-free bakeries in the non-kosher sector.