The Red Bandana Bakery

all gluten-free in Bethesda MD

We are located at 8218 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 101, Bethesda MD 20814.

We are open Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm, and closed every Monday.

Our staff is 100% vaccinated.

Our full menus are available below and we prefer pre-orders: we offer a variety of pastries, cakes, breads, breakfast, lunch & dinner. Check out the menus below and order through the form on this page, or by texting/calling(240-284-6523) or emailing us.  Ordering ahead can help us ensure that we have the variety of products you’d like in stock, and allow for curbside pickup if you would like to avoid the trouble of parking.

We can also provide delivery for a fee based on distanceyou can request a delivery quote by providing your address in the form below, or through the delivery apps Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, and UberEats.

Family Meals

Order for Pickup/Delivery
We're open for curbside pickup every day except Monday at 8218 Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda
Our hours are 10-6 Tuesday-Friday and 10-4 weekends (closed Mondays): text or call as you're pulling up and we can bring your items to you curbside, no need to worry about parking!
Delivery is available for a fee depending on location--if you cannot pick up your order please indicate the delivery address and when you need it:

Some items may not be in stock, and if so we will be in touch to reschedule or arrange an alternative. Custom items can be baked with 48 hours notice.

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Our Story

The Red Bandana is a happy, healthy little bakery in Bethesda, MD.  We like to make people happy with celebratory dessert food but we don’t want to feel guilty about what we’re feeding them so we try to make it as good for their body as it is for their soul.  Owner/operator Jaimie Mertz went to culinary school in 2011 with the plan to become a pastry chef, and a year later doctors put her autistic brother Jack on a gluten-free casein-free diet to try to help with some behavioral issues.  Jaimie began modifying the recipes and techniques she’d learned in school and on the job, and decided there was a need for a bakery that was totally gluten-free to avoid any cross-contamination, but also specialized in serving other restricted diets so that all kids could feel included and be able to have a safe birthday cake.  We opened our doors in November 2017, and Jack sadly passed away at the young age of 18 in May of 2018, having taught us so much and left such a legacy at that very young age.