Coronavirus Response Updates

Dear Red Bandana community,

Over the past months we’ve been making day-by-day adjustments to keep customers and staff safe and healthy. The staff and I are social distancing, wearing face masks, taking our temperatures daily, and offering contact-free options to serve guests. We have been very fortunate to keep a small team employed and healthy, and we’re working hard to keep it that way!

We are now offering food by curbside pickup, delivery, and al fresco dining at tables in front of our shop!

Al fresco dining will be on 100% disposable products, with tables a minimum of 6 feet apart. Guests will pick up their meals at our window counter and enjoy their food at NSF non-porous tables and seating that will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Sanitizing wipes will be available for guests who would like to use them during their stay and we ask that guests dispose of their own trash at a dedicated trash can to limit employee exposure. No tables will be available for service inside the bakery at this time and guests will still order from a window instead of entering the facility.

Our full menus – both our breakfast and lunch foods as well as our pastries, breads and cakes are available—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 or send gifts to loved ones, we are also offering delivery.  We can provide delivery for orders over $30, within 30 minutes of the bakery for a fee depending on distance—you can order these 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
We're open for curbside pickup every day except Monday at 8218 Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda
Our hours are 10am-7pm: 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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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.