Pastry Chef: Anna Meyer, Range Free

Anna Meyer opened the first allergy-free bakery in Columbia in 2015, offering a menu free of wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. Menu items can also be made without soy, dairy or eggs – but that doesn’t mean her creations are any less delicious. Meyer makes everything from three-tier naked wedding cakes to yeast-free breads, gluten- and grain-free donuts and even tasty pies free of the top eight most-common allergens. You won’t want to miss Meyer’s breakfast pastries and baked goods, either: Try the biscuits and gravy with Patchwork Family Farms sausage, dairy-free quiche with Stanton Brothers eggs or the Cheddar biscuit with apple butter.

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» Runner-Up: Jeanne Plumley, Peggy Jean’s Pies, peggyjeanspies.com