The Best Gluten Free Bakeries in Toronto
The best gluten free bakeries in Toronto excel in the realm of texture. While the switch to rice, buckwheat, bean or other flours can sometimes result in a gritty final product (boo), these bakeries somehow manage to keep the consistency just right. As gluten intolerance awareness grows in prevalence across the city, many bakeries choose to adopt a gluten-free option, such as Prairie Girl Bakery's daily gluten-free cupcake.
Others, still, manage to survive without a retail location, including Sweets from the Earth, Wild Earth Bakery, and Queen B Pastry, which all supply various Toronto stores and cafes. The best gluten-free bakeries in Toronto are also generally allergen-aware, meaning you're likely to find freshly baked treats that are egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and/or soy-free. Leaving..uh.. rice flour, agave, and...love?
Here is the list of the best gluten free bakeries in Toronto.
Bunner's Bake Shop is not just gluten-free, but also vegan, soy-free, and blushing will all around deliciousness. While the Gypsy Cookie is certainly the most popular item in the shop, my favourite is its double-chocolate and vanilla frosting whoopie pie. Yes, you can still make whoopie without gluten. Also, gluten free bread and cupcakes. More »
Kensington Natural Bakery is a mecca for specialty baked goods. Along with gluten free, many of its treats come vegan, dairy-free, sugar-free and organic. Baker and owner Quang Dieu is always coming up with new little creations, such as his gluten free organic quinoa goji berry cookie and ever-changing selection of gluten and sugar-free muffins. More »
Not only can you get gluten free biscotti, cupcakes, cookies and more at Goodbye Gluten, this Lawrence and Avenue shop is the Toronto source for gluten free Fruity Pebbles and Rice Krispies! The tickets to bliss, indeed. Goodbye Gluten also sells small packs of the gluten free flour and other ingredients it uses for its own baked goods. More »
Though Haymishe is still void of a gluten free bagel (wait for it) it has just about everything else available gluten free. Small loaves, mini pizzas, cookies, and pies are all available on a daily basis, as well as soups, salads, and prepared dishes that are ready to heat and eat (without later discomfort). More »
Always vegan, of course, Urban Herbivore has an ever-expanding roster of baked goods, especially after the arrival of its new Eaton Centre shop. Slices of pie, cake, cookies, and more accompany the ever-popular gluten-free bowls. More »
Yes, Italian too comes gluten free. L'Espresso Bar Mercurio has plenty of gluten free Italian pastries including amaretti, almond torrone, and ricotta cheesecake, as well as chocolate cake, creme caramel and more. And if you plan to stick around for a panino or sandwich, you can also order it on gluten free bread. More »
Yoshi's Sweets is famous for its Queen St. Gluten Free line of bread, which is baked using bean flour fresh every day. Since the bread is available in over 50 stores across Toronto a trip to the Beaches isn't exactly necessary, unless, of course, you're pining for a gluten free corndog or apple fritter (available at Yoshi's on Saturdays). More »