JP's Pastry in Downtown Benson is a certified gluten-free bakery known nation-wide; it is the only certified gluten-free kitchen in both North and South Carolina. They are certified through the GFCO or Gluten Free Certification Organization, which means they do not prepare or bake any products or use any ingredients in their kitchen that contain gluten, thereby avoiding cross-contamination. The GFCO program also means that JP's uses quality control measures during and after production to provide assurances to their customers that their products are safe for even highly gluten intolerant consumers.

JP's Pastry Owner Joe Parker Poses with a Tray of Glueten-free Muffins

And, brand new to JP's line-up is a series of vegan items including breads and baked goods! Plus, exclusive to JP's Downtown Benson location, pick-up a homemade and gluten-free dinner! JP's now makes a line of casseroles, soups, and even chicken tenders.

JP's products are also sold at Whole Foods Market stores in 7 states across the eastern US. But, you can also order JP's treats online and even purchase them directly from their location in Downtown Benson. JP's is open 8am to 4pm M-F and 9am to 1pm on Sat. For those in the Triangle-area, JP's now deliveries directly to your doorstep. You can find more information and order forms on their website:

JP's Pastry Rack of Baked Goods

To learn more about JP's watch the video below, produced by the Town of Benson and provided to us by Tyler Douglas. If you decided to visit Downtown Benson to purchase some delicious gluten-free items for yourself, learn more about all the other things to do in the area here.