The top 16 gluten free baked goods in Toronto by type
Gluten-free baked goods in Toronto don't need to be plucked out of the freezer section of some natural food store. There are plenty of fresh, scratch-made examples out there, bakeries that make a killer sourdough or cakes so good you won't believe they're wheatless.
Here are my picks for the top gluten-free baked goods In Toronto by type.
Almond Butterfly on Harbord is the place to go for a toasted sesame slathered in cream cheese or served in an open faced melt with apples, pesto, and white cheddar.
Queen Street Gluten Free is a dedicated gluten-free facility that bakes loaves of bean-flour based breads including a romano bean white bread, a cinnamon raisin and sunflower seed bread, plus the best selling white bean with millet seed bread. Buy direct from the bakery on Waterman Avenue or enjoy at cafes including Lady Marmalade, Morning Glory and F'Coffee.
Cock-a-Doodle-Do is a devoted gluten-free bakeshop where the sourdough bread is so popular that reserving a loaf is recommended. Should they sell out, you can still score ryeless dark rye bread, multi-seed sandwich loaves, and fougasse.
O'Doughs excels at soft gluten-free breads and BBQ-ready hot dog and hamburger buns are among the top sellers. Order direct from the bakery on Oakdale Road or find them at big box supermarkets, fine food purveyors such as McEwan's and Summerhill Market. They're also on the menu at Doug's Public Kitchen.
Dufflet carries a lineup of pre-packaged gluten-free items including cakes certified by the Canadian Celiac Association. The selection includes devil's food cake and frosted vanilla cakes plus cakelets in carrot, chocolate and pink velvet flavours.
Fantail on Roncesvalles isn't exclusively gluten-free, but some of its most popular items are. The chocolate quinoa cake and a lemon almond polenta cake are among the best sellers.
Dough Bakeshop on the Danforth isn't entirely gluten-free either, but they carry a delightful selection of gluten-free cookies. Look forward to flavours like chocolate chip, lemon anise, mint poppy seed, orange cardamom and more.
Easy Sweets Baked Goods carries a wide array of all accommodating (vegan, kosher, etc.) baked goods. From the lineup of gluten-free products you'll find rich and decadent brownies and chocolate chip studded blondies.
Goodbye Gluten is known for its varied inventory of gluten-free goods. Biscotti are wheatless and nut-free and come in flavours like cranberry orange or studded with chocolate chips.
The traditional recipe for French macarons is naturally free of gluten, but should you like that extra reassurance, head to Bake Sale where they're advertised as such.
Gluten free versions of all Prairie Girl Bakery's cupcakes are crafted using reasonable precautions in selecting ingredients to meet dietary restrictions, and cross contamination is avoided among various batches of baking. Expect to find several gluten-free flavours available in store and available for advance order as well.
Vegan and gluten-free bakeshop, Bunner's boasts two locations where you'll find fresh and doughy cinnamon bun swirls piped with icing.
Head to Tori's Bakeshop in the Beaches for all organic vanilla and chocolate donuts made with brown rice and garbanzo bean flours.
Whisked Gluten-Free Bakery is open to the public Thursday to Sunday (or by appointment) on Ellesmere Road. Here you'll find full sized and mini muffins in a rotation of flavours including apple-carrot, banana-date, sweet potato, ginger-pear, raisin, banana-chocolate and more.
de Floured is an all-gluten-free bakery on College where sweet handheld pockets of pie come in seasonal varieties like apple-raspberry.
Wanda's Pie in the Sky in Kensington Market can make any of her signature fruit pies in a crust comprising a blend of potato starch, chick pea flour and rice flour.
What did I miss? Add your suggestions in the comments.
Photo of Cock-a-Doodle-Do by Jesse Milns.
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