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Nut-free bakeries in the city

Bringing cupcakes to your kid’s first nursery school birthday party is a rite of passage. But unless you plan to bake them yourself, chances are your school will ask you to buy them from a “no nut” facility. You certainly won’t find one on every corner, but we rounded up a few great baking kitchens that are scrupulously free of nuts.

Cakes ‘N Shapes is a totally nut-free kitchen in Midtown West that specializes in photo cakes and cupcakes. But owner Edie is just as happy to whip up a batch of plain ‘ole vanilla and chocolate cupcakes—delicious, and $2 each. Photo cupcakes are $3.50 each, with a 12 cupcake minimum per image; cakes to feed 10 people are $65. By appointment only.
466 West 51st Street
The Donut Pub, in downtown Manhattan, is a completely nut-free, family-owned donut shop and bakery. Call at least a day ahead to order cupcakes (red velvet, vanilla, chocolate; from $2.30 a piece). In the store, they sell tasty donuts, muffins, black-and-white cookies and divine chocolate brownies with chocolate icing.
203 West 14th Street

Brooklyn-based caterer Susie’s Supper Club runs a nut-free satellite kitchen at Citibabes in Soho, turning out yummy chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, as well as brownies, cookies and muffins. Owner Susie Cover needs a day’s notice for next-day delivery on special orders; $1 per cupcake.
646.298.7207 or email susie@susiessupperclub.com
Divvies in Westchester will ship its tasty cupcakes anywhere in the US. Their chocolate and vanilla cupcakes are made in the company’s nut, egg, and dairy-free kitchen, and are shipped with the frosting on the side, for DIY slathering ($26 per dozen). Orders take five-to-seven business days and are delivered via UPS.