frequently asked questions and the answers


Where do you ship?

For now, we ship anywhere inside the lower 48 United States.

When do orders ship?

Orders ship within 24 hour of baking. Happily, ZEST cakes and cookies enjoy a long shelf-life. And, ZEST is custom baked-to-order every week in Boulder, Colorado.  We stock zero inventory.  Please plan on as much as two weeks for us to place your order into the bakery plan — bake it — and then ship it out to you as fresh as can be.

How do I track my order?

As soon as your order ships, we’ll send you a shipping confirmation email.


Where can I purchase Paleo Perfect ZEST baked goods?

ZEST has been offered in Whole Foods Markets for over seven years.  You should be able to find our 12.5 ounce-cakes and cake slices in Whole Foods in the following cities: Albuquerque, Basalt, Boise, Boulder, Cupertino, Denver, Santa Fe, San Francisco, San Rafael, El Paso, Frisco, Ft. Collins, Kansas City, Longmont, Littleton, Olathe, Park City, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, Wichita.

ZEST has been offered in Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage stores for over five years.  You should be able to find our 12.5-ounce cakes, slices — as well as our amazing line of GF/Vegan cookies in finer Natural Grocers in the following cities: Boulder, Denver, Parker, Ft. Collins, Longmont, Colorado Springs, Columbia MO, Las Vegas, Tucson, Flagstaff, Sedona, Lubbock, Corpus Christie, San Antonio, Hailey ID, Castle Rock, Evergreen, Wichita.

If you are having a difficult time finding your favorite ZEST baked goods in your favorite grocery stores, that’s just another great reason to order direct online from ZEST BAKEHOUSE.  In most cases, you’ll enjoy fresher and less expensive cakes and cookies delivered right to your door — and, you will have them each and all when you want them.  All you have to do is plan ahead.

Where else can I purchase ZEST’s 25-ounce, nine-inch cakes?

Only here. At zestbakehouse.com

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal.


Do ZEST baked goods require refrigeration?

Our cakes and cookies last many weeks without refrigeration, however, please do store ZEST cakes below 70 degrees.  Folks do indeed freeze our cakes — never the cookies — and mostly in order to hide the tasty treats from canny friends and relatives. 

Nutrition Information | 100% Non-GMO Ingredients

Are all ZEST baked goods Vegan?

No. Only the cookies. The cakes contain eggs. Less than 5% by volume.

Are all ZEST baked goods Paleo?

Yes. Besides being Paleo Perfect, all ZEST baked goods are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Corn Free, Soy Free, Grain Free — and Guilt Free; being very low in sugar and carbs. And very high in protein and fiber. ZEST European-quality fresh bakes are also nutrient dense, antioxidant rich, loaded with heart-healthy fats and therefore very Keto-friendly!

Are all ZEST baked goods Keto?

Yes. Especially since they are made of 75 to 80% heart-healthy California Almonds. Along with Virgin Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil. And Keto-friendly flavorings like Organic Cocoa from Ecuador. And then there’s the farm fresh eggs baked in the cakes! ZEST is super low in carbs and sugar, too! Sooo Keto. High in Heart-healthy fats and fiber. Extra Keto. 100% plant-based Protein — and lots of it. Don’t forget Paleo Perfect and Non-GMO! Plus — as you know by now, ZEST Cookies are also Vegan; with no eggs.

How many fresh-baked Keto dessert lines are offered in grocery stores across America?

We only know of one.

Do ZEST baked goods contain any allergens?

Yes. The following statement is printed on all our product packaging: ALLERGEN INFORMATION: CONTAINS ALMONDS, COCONUT, EGGS, AND MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF TREE NUTS AND PEANUTS.

Besides the high almond content, some ZEST fresh bakes also contain other Tree Nuts; as there are Walnuts in the Shortbread Sandie Cookies, and Hazelnuts in our two Hazelnut-flavored cakes. Particular allergens will vary by flavor however, so always be careful to check each product’s nutritional facts and ingredients statement before eating.

Where do I find Nutrition Facts?

You can find ZEST Nutrition Facts by clicking the link at the bottom of any page on this website — including this one. They’re also printed on all our labels, of course.


Can I return ZEST products I don’t like for a full refund?

No. ZEST pastries are custom-baked-to-order. All sales are final.


Can I make arrangements for ZEST fresh bakes to be delivered to my home or office every month?

Yes.  But not quite yet. Coming soon you will find Club ZEST and ZEST Office Party offered on our online store — as well as our thoughtful and timely ZEST Birthday Club! These awesome subscription plans will be up and running early next year. Stay tuned for more great deals, extended services, and superior convenience for all your home, office and special events!

More on ZEST


ZEST is like fine European-quality pastry. Yet, unlike any European-quality pastry in the world. ZEST is more nutritious than most baked goods.  And ZEST is made with finer, fresher, higher quality ingredients than all of them.

As of today, ZEST boasts to be the best tasting baked goods in the Gluten Free space.

Or the Vegan space.

Or the Paleo space.

Or the Keto space.

Almost any space.

And then there’s our nutritional platform.  Second to none.