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Clark County bakeries have sweet treats for any tastes

Bakeries offer vegan, gluten-free, options and conventional tasty treats

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Baked oatmeal from Bleu Door Bakery (Contributed by Bleu Door Bakery)
Baked oatmeal from Bleu Door Bakery (Contributed by Bleu Door Bakery) Photo Gallery

When gathering to celebrate the holidays, it’s good to have treats on hand that everyone can enjoy. Grabbing some baked goods that fit various dietary preferences and restrictions is an easy way for a host to create a feeling of comfort for all guests.

These spots offer a good selection of gluten-free and vegan options along with conventional treats. Although planning ahead and pre-ordering is ideal, many of these businesses also offer last-minute grab-and-go options.

Chandelier Bakery

5206 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver; 360-718-2175; open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Chandelier offers colorful macarons, cheesecake bars, cupcakes and cookies, as well as a long list of baked goods for those with restricted diets. Vegan and gluten-free options include a variety of cupcakes ($4), chocolate chip or sugar cookies ($4), and cakes ($21-$97). Gluten-free scones ($4.50), monster cookies ($3.25) and macarons ($2.50) are available, as well as keto diet treats like cupcakes ($5), magic bars ($5.50), chocolate cheesecake brownies ($4.25) and truffles ($2). Keto cakes fall within a $24 to $96 range depending on size. If you’re looking for a specific item, it’s best to call or email ahead of time. The sooner the better. The deadline for Christmas orders is Dec. 17.

Bleu Door Bakery

2411 Main St., Vancouver; 360-693-2538; open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Bleu Door is well known for vegan treats like lemon iced cookies, raspberry crumble coffee cakes and seasonal scones ($3.50-$5). This Uptown Village favorite also offers gluten-free items like chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter blondies, pear brown-butter tarts, coconut macaroons and crustless quiches ($ 3.50-$5). Bleu Door’s baked oatmeal is vegan and gluten free. Online orders can be placed through Bleu Door’s website.

Simply Sweets

3100 Columbia St., Vancouver: 360-896-7321; open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Simply Sweets in Vancouver’s Carter Park neighborhood offers gluten-free bars ($3.50-$5), cookies ($1.50) and custom cakes, as well as vegan and gluten-free cupcakes. Cupcakes can be ordered ahead with a few days’ notice (six for $21.50 or 12 for $38). Gluten-free holiday treat boxes must be ordered a week ahead, but the bakery will have some on hand for last-minute shoppers.

Sweetly

1214 S.W. Scotton Way, Suite 105, Battle Ground; 360-241-4784; open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Sweetly’s gluten-free goods are made by a baker with celiac disease. She makes everything offsite in a certified gluten-free facility, then brings the treats in sealed containers to the bakery, where they’re stored in a separate refrigerator.

Offerings are seasonal and vary all the time. A recent list included gluten-free bars with flavors such as white chocolate cranberry, caramel nougat, snickerdoodle, pumpkin cream cheese, tiramisu and triple chocolate mousse ($5.75). Individual packaged kids’ character macarons ($3.99 each) and sea salt caramel panna cotta jars ($5.99) were also available.

Cakes can be ordered through a link on the website ($55-$95). Customers should make sure to specify if they want a gluten-free cake. Bars can be pre-ordered by sending an email to info@SweetlyBG.com. Special orders require seven to 10 days’ notice.

Pop Local

111 Grant St., Vancouver; 360-600-5545; open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Local artisan products like soap, candles, handbags and clothing fill the shelves at this boutique on Vancouver’s waterfront. One side of the shop showcases food and drink, including gluten-free and vegan snickerdoodle cream pie, chocolate chip mini cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough brownies ($7) from Sinful Confections Bakery; assorted vegan chocolates from Retreat Chocolates ($20); gluten-free and dairy-free coconut cream sea salted caramels from Sweet Apricity ($11-$15); and plant-based cheeses like Smoky Good-Ah and basil and chive cashew chevre from Cultured Kindness ($11).

Voodoo Doughnut

8203 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive; 360-583-3666; open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday.

The Vancouver Mall Voodoo Doughnut makes a variety of vegan versions of popular items like the Voodoo Doll, maple bar and Dirt ($1.75-$4 each or $28 for a dozen). Doughnuts can be ordered for pickup or delivery through the website. This location doesn’t have long lines like the Voodoo Doughnut shops across the river.

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