Corbin’s Confections – Gluten, Nut, and Peanut Free in Salem, Virginia!

Update: Due to the pandemic, Corbin’s is only open for PICK-UP (at their outside pick-up window) on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Although they will sometimes have extras available for walk-ups (keep an eye on their FB page!), they are currently only provided their delicious baked goods to people who have placed orders ahead of time. 

If you’re living in (or visiting) the Roanoke/Salem area of Southwest Virginia, make sure you add Corbin’s Confections to your list of places to stop!

Corbin’s Confections is a simply marvelous bakery, which is 100% gluten free, peanut free, and nut free. And 100% delicious. The bakery is owned by Shana Brown and family, and her son is Corbin. Everything they make is safe for him; prepared in a guaranteed safe kitchen. Nothing in this bakery contains gluten, peanuts, or tree-nuts. Nothing contains products which are, “made in a facility that processes,” or are “made on the same equipment as” gluten, peanuts, or tree-nuts. And nothing in Corbin’s Confections “may contain” gluten, peanuts, or tree-nuts.

Shana’s mission is to provide a place where anyone with gluten, peanut, or tree-nut allergies can get tasty treats at a reasonable price.

They prepare beautiful personalized cakes for any occasion! They also have a variety of items in stock at all times, such as cupcakes, pies, donuts, biscuits, eclairs, scones, bread loaves, rolls, cinnamon rolls, cookies, brownies, snack cakes, and more!

Their current menu (April 2018) lists the following prices:

  • Baguette, $3.99
  • Bread Loaf, $8.00
  • Brownie, $2.99
  • Pumpernickel round, $5.99
  • Cake slice, $3.75
  • Cinnamon Rolls, $3.25
  • Cookies/Donuts, $1.75
  • Cupcakes, $2.95
  • Mini Cupcakes, $1.25
  • Eclairs, $3.49
  • Pie slice (single crust), $3.29
  • Pie slice (double crust), $4.09
  • Rolls/Biscuits/Scones, $2.19
  • Snack Cakes, $3.32

As someone who must eat gluten-free, and as someone who enjoys bakeries immensely, I have been to a number of GF and GF/Nut free bakeries up and down the east coast, Texas, Arizona, and California. I can tell you that the prices at Corbin’s Confections are incredibly reasonable, particularly for a gluten-free bakery. As anyone who must eat gluten-free knows, gluten free ingredients are ridiculously expensive, but Shana manages not to pass that cost onto her customers.

I’ve never regretted any purchase from Corbin’s. Everything is delicious. And everyone is warm, genuine, and friendly.

This bakery opened in 2016, and they were listed in SWVA Living as Reader’s Choice Best New Business. In 2017, they were nominated Best New Small Business by Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce!

You can find Corbin’s Confections at:

18 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153

Pre-Pandemic Hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday & Monday: Closed
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