I get this question a lot: “Do you know of a nut-free bakery in NYC?
The short answer is: No, not one that I trust.
I’ve had mixed experiences with Babycakes. Even if I hadn’t had those experiences, they now have a very clear disclaimer on their site that states that the wholesalers of their flours processes nuts in that facility. So if you are very sensitive they cannot guarantee that they are creating a nut-free product.
I would say that you would find that in any bakery in any town really, unless they are milling their own flours and who’s doing that except commercial bakers. Which is why what I trust are mixes that come from dedicated facilities, with nutrition information as well as full disclaimers about their products.
So when I receive emails about where to get a nut-free cake I say bake one at home yourself. It’s very easy to do and you can use one of the reputable mixes like:
Since I know you’re going to ask, I don’t use Bob’s Red Mill flours because his facility isn’t nut-free: they process both hazelnut and almond flours. Proceed at your own risk there.