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shanirum Dec 31, 2006 05:33 PM

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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    smartie RE: shanirum Dec 31, 2006 05:41 PM

    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.

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      Clarissa RE: shanirum Dec 31, 2006 06:03 PM

      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. pitagirl RE: shanirum Dec 31, 2006 06:04 PM

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

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          smartie RE: shanirum Dec 31, 2006 06:06 PM

          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.

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            inky RE: shanirum Dec 31, 2006 07:29 PM

            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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              sl96 RE: inky Dec 31, 2006 09:07 PM

              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.

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              shanirum RE: shanirum Dec 31, 2006 09:33 PM

              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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                sl96 RE: shanirum Jan 1, 2007 08:54 PM

                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. jeterfan RE: shanirum Jan 1, 2007 01:21 PM

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

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

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                  KosherNY RE: jeterfan Jan 10, 2007 08:26 PM

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

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                  carol l RE: shanirum Mar 22, 2008 12:02 PM

                  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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                    GilaB RE: carol l Mar 22, 2008 07:58 PM

                    Is it kosher?

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                    sl96 RE: shanirum Mar 23, 2008 08:34 AM

                    Bageltown (WH) is also now sesame free.

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                      fabers3 RE: shanirum Aug 3, 2010 10:29 AM

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

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                        chicago maven RE: fabers3 Aug 3, 2010 11:05 AM

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

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                          Kosher Critic RE: chicago maven Aug 3, 2010 11:16 AM

                          Butterflake in Teaneck is nut-free.

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                        brooklynkoshereater RE: shanirum Aug 3, 2010 07:28 PM

                        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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                          queenscook RE: brooklynkoshereater Aug 3, 2010 10:30 PM

                          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.

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