All gluten-free in Bethesda MD!

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

We are open Tuesday-Friday 7am-5pm, and weekends 10am-4pm–come say hi!  We offer:

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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Call/text: 240-284-6523
[email protected]
Instagram: @TheRedBandanaBakery
Twitter: @RedBandanaBaker

Our Hours:

Tues-Fri: 10am-6 pm

Sat/Sun: 10 am-4 pm

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.

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