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Bakery with sit-down area, serving coffee and specializing in gluten-, nut- and soy-free baked goods.
Everything at Dempsey's is gluten-free, and half of its offerings are vegan. We had a chocolate cupcake with shockingly pink vanilla icing that was gluten-free and dairy-free, but not egg-free. For a cupcake lacking crucial ingredients, it did a good job passing as normal. The cake was sticky and dense, with a rich dark-chocolate flavor. The icing had a buttercream texture, but it was sweeter and lighter than true buttercream. Actually, the icing is a tad too sweet, and the cupcake was small to be so pricey. But dietary accommodations cost, and even for the non-restricted, this cupcake was a welcome change of pace. (FYI, unless it's a special order, Dempsey's cupcakes only come in chocolate and vanilla.)
Retro-cute lunch joint and bakery that specializes in nontraditional dietary options. Everything is gluten-free, and you can special order vegan baked goods here. Usually there's something vegan and sweet readily available in the display case. Daily lunch options include a rotating vegetarian sandwich and on Wednesdays, a veggie pot pie.