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 https://the-red-bandana-bakery.square.site/thanksgiving or give us a call to check on current stock and reserve extras that we have baked on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
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 distance—you can request a delivery quote by providing your address in the form below, or through the delivery apps Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, and UberEats.
Seasonal Menus & Special Events
Birthday parties, gluten-free baking and cooking classes and camps, and event space rental available
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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.
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.