I discovered Sweet Ali's at a gluten-free and allergen-free conference and was drawn in by their menu, which seems to cater quite a bit to dairy-free. This is a 100% gluten-free bakery, but they offer brownies, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and even pizza in dairy-free varieties.
Sweet Ali's offerse online / phone ordering and pick-up at their bakery, but they also have a small storefront with seating. According to the owner, "we do have a store front that have 5 tables for people to enjoy a muffin or cupcake or escape from the gluten fill world."
Sweet Ali's also sell their products through various grocery stores, markets, and coffee shops in the Chicago area. See their website for retail locations.
Location: 13 West 1st Street, Hinsdale, IL