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Feb 20, 2008 03:43 PM

Dessert/Coffee place for someone that doesn't eat wheat or dairy

I know this is a toughie. A girl friend and I would love to catch up over coffee and something sweet...the only caveat is that she doesn't eat wheat or dairy.

Are there any places that have a selection of cakes, desserts etc. that have no wheat and dairy in them that also serve coffee. I know we can go to a local chain coffee place and get a latte with soy milk but I don't think they carry desserts that have no wheat or dairy in them.


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  1. Try Big Carrot on the Danforth.

    1. You might want to give Fressen a call -- I believe many (if not all) of their desserts are vegan and a few probably have a gluten-free twist to them as well.

      1. I was at Moonbeam in Kensington the other day and they had vegan treats. Not sure how strict your friend is on not eating wheat but I did notice that some of the vegan treats were also made with spelt flour...


        1. Il Gelatiere Artiginale has great coffee and soy based/fruit based gelati in addition to their dairy gelati. I'm not sure they would have soy milk, but you could call and check ahead of time. Or stick to espresso.

          Live Organic Food Bar on Dupont also has dairy free and gluten free sweets and coffees, but the sweets weren't as tasty as the savoury food imo.

          Soma was making a great wheatfree chocolate cake at Christmas, but I can't remember if it had dairy in it, and I can't remember if they serve any beverages besides hot chocolate.

          1. Fresh on Bloor (at Spadina) or Queen West - nice lattes (with soy milk if requested) and yummy vegan desserts.
            Le Cafe Vert on Queen East might be another option. They have vegan options on the menu and nice coffee they often lace with cardamom.
            Most coffee houses will give you soy milk on request. Just not sure which ones (Aroma, etc. have vegan dessert choices).