Founder: Mary Tantillo
Site: Dolci di Maria
The Lowdown: Gluten and dairy-free fine Italian desserts
Awesomeness: Now available at Whole Foods locations across the south

It’s hard to find desserts you can actually enjoy on a gluten- and diary-free diet… until now. Dolci di Maria bakes fresh desserts reminiscent of fine Italian pastry shops using only natural, organic and often vegan ingredients. What began as home baked goods for a family with food allergies evolved into a successful startup bakery selling its sweets online and to markets throughout the eastern U.S.

Ingles Markets Nutrition: Dolci di Maria: From Designers to Desserts
Verve Magazine: Piece of Cake
Biltmore Beacon: Dolci di Maria Serves up Gluten Free Sweets