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Mar 21, 2014 08:41 AM

I hesitate to ask but...Good Gluten Free Bakery?

Have switched to GF (yea I know..."good luck with that") but I am looking for decent bread etc that isn't in the frozen food section......I found great stuff in Kingston and Victoria while on vacation. Where to go in TO?

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  1. Is vegan considered gluten free?

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    1. re: kwass

      No! Wheat is vegan but not Gluten Free...

      1. re: pourboi

        Thanks for the clarification pourboi. Unfortunately, I can't be of help then. Although, come to think if it, it might be worth making a call to Epi Breads. They might make a gluten free bread.

        1. re: kwass

          Problem is that some gluten allergies are similar to Peanut Allergies in severity. So to be truely Gluten Free the products cannot be made in a regular bakery as you cannot stop the transfer of flour through the air contaminating the "gluten free" product.

          1. re: pourboi

            I wasn't aware of that. Thanks pourboi.

      1. re: happycamper

        Great suggestion happycamper. I just looked up the menu. Here it is if anyone's interested:

        1. re: happycamper

          I have a gluten-free friend and I threw her a baby shower, so I've bought a few things at Bunners recently, and generally, I think the quality is pretty high. I haven't tried their plain sandwich bread, but their cupcakes are quite good without a lot of the textural issues common to gluten-free baking and while there are more decadent cupcakes available in the city, if you eat them you don't really think 'oh, these are gluten-free'.

          I think their macaroons are weird, though -- it's a cookie that's normally pretty light on gluten, but they weirdly cake-up the style of the cookie, instead of just focusing on the coconut, so then they have to use lots of gluten-free flours where I wouldn't expect them to be using much flour at all.

          1. Tori's Bakeshop in the Beaches has some great gluten-free stuff. It is not a gluten-free bakery, so for someone with serious allergies, maybe it's not appropriate.


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            1. re: Full tummy

              Couldn't disagree more. I really want to like this place but everything falls flat and isn't even close to tasty. IMHO don't waste your time.

              1. re: eppicurious

                I'm sorry you feel that way, but I have had quite a number of delicious things there, from a lemon cranberry scone, to the cinnamon bun, to the smoked coconut sandwich (which my friend ate on gluten free bread and thought was excellent). To each his/her own, I suppose.

                1. re: Full tummy

                  Thanks for you suggestions...I will try them...much appreciated....rb

            2. If you are willing to go to the far outreached of the GTA, there are two really good options in Burlington.

              The first is Turtle Doves on Plains Road East. This bakery has the best GF products I've tasted. They do wonderful pies, squares, muffins, breads, etc. Many are so good that you would not know that they are GF.

              The second option is Kelly's Bake Shop on Brant Street. This is a GF vegan bakery... no eggs, no dairy (butter, milk), etc. I don't know how they make their cupcakes so tasty but they are to die for.

              Worth a visit to both if you are in the area.