Coronavirus Response Updates

Dear Red Bandana community,

Over the past weeks we’ve been making day-by-day adjustments to keep customers and staff safe and healthy; at this point we have been state-mandated to terminate dine-in service.

We are now offering food by delivery and curbside pickup only.  To better serve you during these unusual circumstances, our hours will be 10am-7pm daily, closed Mondays.

Our full menus – both our breakfast and lunch foods as well as our pastries, breads and cakes are available for pickup—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 reduce your time in public and minimize contact.

For those who would like to stay in the comfort and safety of their homes, we are also offering delivery.  We will personally provide free delivery for orders over $30, within 30 minutes of the bakery—you can order this in the same manner as the pick-ups.  And as always, our menus are available through the delivery apps Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, and UberEats.

Lastly, we do sell e-gift cards, which can be sent to loved ones or used at a later date, for everything from lattes to birthday cakes to summer camp.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during this challenging time (and always).  We love taking care of you and miss you all dearly—let us know what else we can do to work together while apart!


Jaimie & the Red Ban-babies

Order for Pickup/Delivery

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


All gluten-free in Bethesda MD!

The Red Bandana Bakery is a totally gluten-free facility at 8218 Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda.

Custom Cakes

Place cake orders online, by call/text (240-284-6523), or email

Breakfast & Lunch

Stop in for breakfast or lunch, or order it for delivery

Gluten-free and Vegan Pastries

Pick them up in-store, order ahead, or even get them shipped

Seasonal Menus & Special Events

Birthday parties, gluten-free baking and cooking classes and camps, and event space rental available

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.

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Text or call: 240-284-6523
[email protected]
Instagram: @TheRedBandanaBakery
Twitter: @RedBandanaBaker

Our Hours:

10am-7pm daily; closed Mondays

Getting Here:

8218 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 101, Bethesda, MD 20814

We are a 10-minute walk straight up Wisconsin Avenue from the Bethesda Metro Station, and right in front of a J2 Metrobus stop.If you drive, here are the options for parking:1. Street parking is available out front on Wisconsin Avenue during non-rush hours (any time other than 6:30-9:30am or 3:30-6:30pm)2. Free two-hour parking is available for Harris Teeter customers in their garage on Battery Lane.3. Metered parking is available around the corner in the Woodmont/Rugby Avenue garage.  If you park in this garage you can enter our building through the Woodmont Avenue entrance and come up one floor to find the bakery.