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12 Atlanta Restaurants With Gluten-Free Desserts You'll Actually Want to Eat

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Cooks & Soldiers.
| Matthew Wong/Eater Atlanta

Deciding where to go for a gluten-free meal can have everything to do with a restaurant's dessert selection. If all it offers is ice cream, sorbet, crème brulee, or berries with cream, then it probably won't make the cut. Gluten-free diners want creative desserts layered with texture and flavor that require a fork to enjoy. Check this north-to-south map of real gluten-free desserts offered at 12 Atlanta-area restaurants.

— Eater Atlanta contributor Jennifer Harris

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Red Sky Tapas and Bar

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Red Sky Tapas’ flourless chocolate brownie is served warm and topped with a scoop of ice cream and peanut butter sauce. The fudgy brownie is soft and moist with a crisp top layer that absorbs the gooey peanut butter sauce and melting ice cream.

Zeal Kitchen and Bar

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Zeal makes key lime, white chocolate truffle, raspberry, and more flavors of cheesecake complete with graham cracker crust. Ricotta cheese fritters with vanilla ice cream and blueberry compote tie dessert and a cheese plate together with this salty, crunchy, and sweet offering. Gluten-free dessert choices are always on the menu and rotate with the seasons. Deconstructed s’mores make diners feel and taste fall flavors.

Cinébistro

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Cinébistro's flourless chocolate cake is always on the menu and is well worth the price tag. One slice of this gorgeous dessert easily feeds two people. The moist and light chocolate cake has a hint of almond and is layered (at least three) with creamy mouse and wrapped in chocolate lattice. The cake is served with chocolate and white chocolate shavings and chocolate and raspberry sauces.

True Food Kitchen

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True Food Kitchen’s flourless chocolate cake with caramel sauce, ice cream, and cacao nibs is always available, along with a seasonal cake or pie. The dark chocolate cake has the texture of real cake that is perfectly sweet. Top it with ice cream, yogurt, or dairy-free ice cream and indulge. This dessert is the perfect combination of flavors in the right portion size to satisfy that sweet craving without creating a sugar high.

Souper Jenny

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Souper Jenny offers gluten-free baked goods by the slices that rotate with the seasons, such as shortcake, carrot cake, and lemon ice box cake. Get there early, because these desserts go fast.

1 Kept

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The vanilla panna cotta with bourbon peach jam from 1Kept is on point. Creamy panna cotta topped with sweet and boozy peach jam is the perfect marriage of flavors and textures. More bourbon peach jam, please.

Cooks & Soldiers

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After a menu update, the current flavor of the Cooks & Soldiers cheesecake is lemon goat cheese with peach marmalade, poached peaches, and peach granite. These cheesecakes are baked without crust, so pick up a fork and dig in.

Stationside

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Stationside usees Bloomfield Farms all-purpose flour to bake up layered cakes, cupcakes, and cookies loaded with chocolate chips, peanut butter, and more. The dessert options rotate daily, so check out the menu online to see what’s available.

MetroFresh

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MetroFresh gets its gluten-free desserts from Ratio Bakeshop. The Nutella cheesecake is light and creamy with a toasted flaky crust. The restaurant usually has a variety of cakes, muffins, and cookies.

Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor + Apothecary

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At Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary, gluten-free scones are just a phone call away. Doria Roberts can bake up a batch of her famous sundried cherry and toasted almond scones (or another fruit and nut combination) served with clotted cream with 48 hours advanced notice.

Leon's Full Service

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Leon’s Full Service always keeps one of its homemade desserts free of gluten. The sweets menu is constantly changing, but it has been home to a Nutella candy bar, flourless chocolate cake with flavored whipped cream, dark chocolate pie with salted peanut crust and raspberry sauce, and salted caramel-bacon sundae topped with hot fudge and potato chips.

Le Metro Creperie

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Le Metro Creperie serves sweet buckwheat crepes that can be stuffed with an array of fruits, homemade sauces, candy, mix-ins, and more. The Nutella and fruit is loaded with hazelnut chocolate spread with bananas and strawberries. Samoa lovers can get their groove on with a Ghirardelli chocolate, shredded coconut, and homemade salted caramel sauce-filled crepe.

Red Sky Tapas and Bar

Red Sky Tapas’ flourless chocolate brownie is served warm and topped with a scoop of ice cream and peanut butter sauce. The fudgy brownie is soft and moist with a crisp top layer that absorbs the gooey peanut butter sauce and melting ice cream.

Zeal Kitchen and Bar

Zeal makes key lime, white chocolate truffle, raspberry, and more flavors of cheesecake complete with graham cracker crust. Ricotta cheese fritters with vanilla ice cream and blueberry compote tie dessert and a cheese plate together with this salty, crunchy, and sweet offering. Gluten-free dessert choices are always on the menu and rotate with the seasons. Deconstructed s’mores make diners feel and taste fall flavors.

Cinébistro

Cinébistro's flourless chocolate cake is always on the menu and is well worth the price tag. One slice of this gorgeous dessert easily feeds two people. The moist and light chocolate cake has a hint of almond and is layered (at least three) with creamy mouse and wrapped in chocolate lattice. The cake is served with chocolate and white chocolate shavings and chocolate and raspberry sauces.

True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen’s flourless chocolate cake with caramel sauce, ice cream, and cacao nibs is always available, along with a seasonal cake or pie. The dark chocolate cake has the texture of real cake that is perfectly sweet. Top it with ice cream, yogurt, or dairy-free ice cream and indulge. This dessert is the perfect combination of flavors in the right portion size to satisfy that sweet craving without creating a sugar high.

Souper Jenny

Souper Jenny offers gluten-free baked goods by the slices that rotate with the seasons, such as shortcake, carrot cake, and lemon ice box cake. Get there early, because these desserts go fast.

1 Kept

The vanilla panna cotta with bourbon peach jam from 1Kept is on point. Creamy panna cotta topped with sweet and boozy peach jam is the perfect marriage of flavors and textures. More bourbon peach jam, please.

Cooks & Soldiers

After a menu update, the current flavor of the Cooks & Soldiers cheesecake is lemon goat cheese with peach marmalade, poached peaches, and peach granite. These cheesecakes are baked without crust, so pick up a fork and dig in.

Stationside

Stationside usees Bloomfield Farms all-purpose flour to bake up layered cakes, cupcakes, and cookies loaded with chocolate chips, peanut butter, and more. The dessert options rotate daily, so check out the menu online to see what’s available.

MetroFresh

MetroFresh gets its gluten-free desserts from Ratio Bakeshop. The Nutella cheesecake is light and creamy with a toasted flaky crust. The restaurant usually has a variety of cakes, muffins, and cookies.

Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor + Apothecary

At Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary, gluten-free scones are just a phone call away. Doria Roberts can bake up a batch of her famous sundried cherry and toasted almond scones (or another fruit and nut combination) served with clotted cream with 48 hours advanced notice.

Leon's Full Service

Leon’s Full Service always keeps one of its homemade desserts free of gluten. The sweets menu is constantly changing, but it has been home to a Nutella candy bar, flourless chocolate cake with flavored whipped cream, dark chocolate pie with salted peanut crust and raspberry sauce, and salted caramel-bacon sundae topped with hot fudge and potato chips.

Le Metro Creperie

Le Metro Creperie serves sweet buckwheat crepes that can be stuffed with an array of fruits, homemade sauces, candy, mix-ins, and more. The Nutella and fruit is loaded with hazelnut chocolate spread with bananas and strawberries. Samoa lovers can get their groove on with a Ghirardelli chocolate, shredded coconut, and homemade salted caramel sauce-filled crepe.

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