As someone newly diagnosed with celiac disease—and a recovering cupcake addict—I’ve been mourning the loss of baked goods in my diet. While plenty of places around town offer gluten-free variations of my old staples, most turn out to be dry, crumbly, and altogether unimpressive.

Enter City, O’ City, the popular vegetarian restaurant in Capitol Hill that bolsters its menu with an impressive selection of gluten-free baked goods. The fresh-from-the-oven muffins, cupcakes, scones, and cookies succeed with an abundance of flavor and ideal textures. My favorite—the gluten-free coconut cupcake, with its nutty, tropical flavor and perfect crumb—has my cupcake habit back on track.

Bonus: You’ll soon get a top-notch view of the Capitol Building while dining at City, O’ City (sister of the equally well-liked WaterCourse Foods). The restaurant is doubling its current size by taking over the former Moxie Salon space next door. The expansion is scheduled to open by summer.

206 E. 13th Ave., 303-831-6443