The Red Bandana Bakery

all gluten-free in Bethesda MD


We are no longer accepting pre-orders for this week.  In-store items will be available for sale on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Check back at or give us a call to check on current stock and reserve extras that we have baked on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are open for walk-ins or order pickups every day but Monday. Our staff is 100% vaccinated and still masking for your comfort and safety; we prefer that our community continue wearing masks for the time being but they are optional for fully vaccinated guests.

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 10-7 weekdays and 10-5 weekends: text or call as you're pulling up and we can bring your items to your car or our contact-free curbside pickup table, 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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Seasonal Menus & Special Events

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

For regular updates, sign up for our email list.

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, feel free to call us when you’re outside to request curbside pickup, or come in to shop by parking at one of the following options:

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.

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.