The well-known gluten-free bakery, founded by Erin McKenna in Manhattan, opened jointly with two other restaurants, Pollo Campero and Fresh-A-Peel, in the Downtown Disney Marketplace shopping district. The three replace the huge McDonald's restaurant that formerly was located there.
McKenna says she was approached more than two years ago about helping to bring healthier dining options to Disney, and jumped at the chance.
BabyCakes NYC at Disney actually is located in a nook of Fresh-A-Peel and doesn't feature an outdoor sign, so you'll need to find Fresh-A-Peel (located next to the Lego store) to get your gluten-free fix. The store is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and in addition to counter service (where everything on display is gluten-free!), you can place special orders for birthday cakes, donuts, cookies, brownies and cupcakes.
This is a great sign that gluten-free is going mainstream. Let's hope our options continue to expand!