Banana walnut bread Photo by Mark Davis

Banana walnut bread
Photo by Mark Davis

Vegan cinnamon pecan roll and pumpkin spice latte Photo by Mark Davis

Vegan cinnamon pecan roll and pumpkin spice latte Photo by Mark Davis

Unrefined Bakery doesn’t just fill stomachs and satisfy taste buds. It affects lives. Cancer fighters can get their daily dose of something sweet. Gluten intolerant kids can bring their own baked goods to birthday parties so they don’t feel left out when everyone else digs into the cake. “We see parents cry on a regular occasion,” says co-owner Anne Hoyt, who runs the bakery with her daughter, Taylor Nicholson. “This is why we do it. That keeps us grounded,” Nicholson says. The shop, formerly called Wholesome Foods Bakery, is entirely gluten-free, soy-free and refined sugars-free, and proclaims a number of other healthy features. For gluten eaters and the gluten intolerant alike, the goods are tasty. “We knew our food was better than the food that was out there,” Nicholson says about opening the bakery in 2010. “There wasn’t a whole lot on the market for healthy gluten-free food.” Unrefined Bakery is filling the need and thriving. Hoyt and Nicholson hope to open three new locations this year. 


Unrefined bakery

718 N. Buckner, suite 154







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Did you know?

In addition to sweets, Unrefined Bakery sells pizza crust, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, sandwich bread, cornbread, biscuits and more.


Three no-nonsense breakfast spots


1 Dallas Donut

Popular opinion: this old-school dive-y diner has the most delectable raspberry-filled and cake doughnuts around.

10515 East Northwest Highway



2 The Oasis

This no-frills breakfast and lunch spot serves up perfect pancakes and offers oodles of omelet options, some with a more than a smidgen of Mexican spice, but they only take cash.

5945 Greenville




3 Barbec’s

The beer-battered biscuits garner the most hype, and you can even make them into strawberry shortcake. Also on the menu is the Flap, Cluck and Oink, which comes with two pancackes, two eggs and the meat of your choice. Like Oasis, this White Rock Lake-side joint only takes cash.

8949 Garland Road