Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 7 Gluten-Free Sweets We Love In San Francisco

[Photographs: Carrie Vasios]

Having tried gluten-free baking myself, I can definitely say that it's not an easy thing to pull off. Without flour, it's tricky to make cake that has the right soft, airy texture or muffins with the perfect moist crumb. Luckily, San Francisco bakers are an inclusive crowd, and bakeries across the city that aren't exclusively gluten-free are turning out sweets that everyone can enjoy. Of course there are also some speciality bakeries worth trying, so click through the slideshow to see all 7 that stand out from the crowd.

Note: The treats I've included in this post have been certified GF by the restaurants where I bought them. However, many of these venues serve both regular and gluten-free options of the same type of sweet (think cupcakes at Kara's or muffins at Jane)—so if you have an allergy, always confirm with your server that you're getting the gluten-free goods.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

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