Bam Bam Bakery

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 57 ratings

267 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

(207) 899-4100

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2016

    Everything tastes good, staff was friendly, would definitely return

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    1 ratingAugust 01, 2016

    Pro, chicken pot pie. It's the only reason I've driven out of my way more than once. Pizza, Mac and cheese (dry as sawdust), Shepards pie taste marginal at best. Baked goods, awful. I've tried a variety of items- most recently a cupcake in which the icing was the only edible part. The cake had the pure taste and texture of xanthan gum. One bite was all I could muster. Worst part, the service. I drove a half hour at lunch for that pot pie on a comfort food kinda day. 1:15 in the afternoon. Cashier says, they're still in the oven...me: bummer! Any idea how long? Her: No, Me: could you please ask? Her: sighhhhh, saunters to the big blonde in the kitchen who is clearly miffed at the question 'tell her they're in the oven, that's it' I couldn't have spun on my heel and gotten out of there fast enough. If you want to feel like an intrusion on someone's time, go to Bam Bam. If you want far superior food with a side of huge appreciation for your business, drive to Brunswick (Wildflours), Harpswell (Great Island Eatery) or Auburn to Tripp's Primal Cafe- you won't regret it. Never, ever will I be back or promote this place. There's enough crappiness in the world, I'm certainly not going to go out of my way, no less pay for it, ever again.

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    Amazing. We had quiche, Mac and cheese and pot pie, so good. For desserts: blueberry whoopie pie, chocolate brownie, and chocolate mouse. So good. Everything was delicious.

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    5 ratingJune 20, 2016

    Went to Maine for vacation and was nervous about food due to Celiac and I walked in and almost cried. EVERYTHING is dedicated gluten free. And delicious. Great for celiacs. Made my trip 300x better.

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    2 ratingApril 26, 2016

    If your looking for "just" gluten free then this place works. Nothing more, nothing less. Refined sugars, soy, all the run of the mill stuff without gluten. Staff greeted us fast and where friendly but not very knowledgeable on the product. Received a feeling of being rushed out the door rather then being able to browse. So much that we opted to have lunch elsewhere and not because it was busy. There where maybe 6 people in the place and 2 of us in line. Products where labeled but ingredients not displayed. A return trip here would be highly unlikely from me.

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2016

    Exceptional! Excellent food, friendly service, relaxing atmosphere. I love the "don't bring food inside due to allergies" sign at the door. Having celiacs, eating out always has a concern factor to it, but Bam Bam Backery is a 100% gluten free kitchen! Thank you Bam Bam Backery!!

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2016

    I was so amazed to see this place as I was driving down the road, had to come in for lunch. The whole place is gluten free and the bakery selection is amazing. They make fresh gluten free bread every day, and they have things like lasagna, chicken pot pie, breakfast, and so much more. Came in on Saint Patrick's Day and got gluten free Irish soda bread!

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    2 ratingMarch 15, 2016

    Have eaten items several times without problems. Decided to go for lunch and had tamale pie and oatmeal cranberry cookie, and was sick 1 1/2 hours later. Very disappointed.

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    5 ratingFebruary 02, 2016

    Very nice, delicious food, and best of all Z dedicated GF!

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    5 ratingDecember 12, 2015

    Totally awesome right down to the "please don't bring any gluten containing items into the store" sign on the front door!

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    5 ratingNovember 01, 2015

    Our fave place to go in Portland. If only we lived closer.

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2015

    I ❤️ This bakery. It is so much fun to bring my granddaughter here and she can choose anything she wants. Priceless. Everything is delicious. I even stop in w/o my granddaughter and enjoy the GF items myself.

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2015

    Gluten free heaven!

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    4 ratingSeptember 06, 2015

    This place is a gem. Had the quiche, lemon blueberry whoopie pie, chicken sausage strata, and the Shepard's pie. Not a fan of their pie crust (it was pretty flavorless and bland) but everything else was great and not dry at all.

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    5 ratingAugust 16, 2015

    Amazing muffins, cookies and everything is GF!

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2015

    Be sure to try the cinnamon buns and the breakfast Stromboli!

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2015

    Wow! The ENTIRE place is GF. Also many DF options. There was so much to choose from we didn't know what to eat. The whoopsie pie and banana chocolate chip bread was delicious.

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2015

    I've tried making cinnamon rolls since being diagnosed with Celiac, but have been disappointed with the results. Their gluten free/dairy free cinnamon rolls are heaven. I bought two and will be headed back today to get more!

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2015

    Loved it!!! The atmosphere was amazing. Had great coffee and was able to have a gluten free vegan cookie that was delicious. It's a dedicated gluten free business so I could get almost everything, about half of the items were also vegan/dairy free. A+ will definitely come back if I'm in Portland again!

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2015

    Amazing options for take home and heat for lunch. Breakfast options were so overwhelming that I think it takes several visits to try everything. We will definitely come back here and possibly take boxes and boxes home. They are not open in Sunday so make sure to plan a bit in advance. Something for the whole family

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    5 ratingDecember 19, 2014

    The pizza I had here was probably the best pizza I have ever had in my life. They have the largest selection of baked goods of any gf bakery I have ever been to. Truly a gf gem in Portland!

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    5 ratingNovember 28, 2014

    Makes me want to move to Portland!

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2014

    Love it!

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    3 ratingAugust 31, 2014

    My husband had them make me a yellow cake with chocolate frosting for my birthday while on vacation in Maine. The cake was dense and gritty but the frosting was great. I picked up a peanut butter bar while we were there and it was out of this world. The bakery itself is hip and comfortable. I can see what people mean by the hospitality but I feel like that's almost classic New England. Not impolite but not like they're your best friend from California, either. I think it depends what you buy here. I want to drop by again on the way back to sample some more or just get another one of those peanut butter bars. It really was fantastic.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2014

    My boyfriend had them make me a GF dairy free cake for my birthday and it was so yummy!

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    4 ratingAugust 16, 2014

    I had coffee cake and a slice of pepperoni pizza. I didn't love either, but I loved that I could safely eat. I will try them again when I come back to Portland. A dedicated GF business is so nice to find!

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2014

    Great options and all food clearly noted for ingredients. Get up early though for the best selections!!

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2014

    So good, and great to have a dedicated GF kitchen! Try the blueberry cheesecake bar and the whoopie pies. Wish they had another location closer to where we live!

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    Absolutely Amazing experience and fabulous food!!

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2014

    Awesome bakery. Lemon bars are the best. I had Stromboli for lunch one day. It was delicious !! So enjoyable when in know I don't have to worry about gluten! Wish this bakery was in California! Easy walking distance from old port.

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2014

    absolutely the best gluten free restaurant i've found! everything is 100% safe and delicious! my favorite are the brownies!

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2014

    Not only was the food. a delight, but also the server's

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    5 ratingApril 14, 2014

    Whole bakery is GF. Amazing food. Loved it alll.

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    5 ratingFebruary 22, 2014

    I stopped in for lunch and had the veggie pizza and a chocolate chip cookie. Both were delicious and quite reasonably priced.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2014

    I haven't yet tried everything but what I have tried has been outstanding. Everyone is so friendly and knowledgeable that works here :-)

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    5 ratingJanuary 16, 2014

    So many options! 100% gluten free

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2013

    Delicious! Clear ingredient info available for all products, very helpful staff.

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2013

    This was the best baked goods I have has since being diagnosed celiac's! Woopie Pies were out of this world!

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    5 ratingApril 14, 2013

    Everything we tried was delicious - cupcakes, brownies, macaroon! Wouldn't have even known they were GF.

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2013

    Simply yummy

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    5 ratingFebruary 12, 2013

    Great bakery for the gluten free....whoopie pies and lots of other goodies....try the honey oat bread! Buy and freeze all the time!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2013

    food is amazing!!! i come here all the time! excellent place to stop! the staff is usually really nice sometimes not so nice but still a must stop if you are gf!!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 13, 2013

    Lots of options, great tasting & a fantastic GF place! A must stop!

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2012

    Great stuff. A godsend!

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2012

    This is a dedicated GF facility- and everything is amazing!

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    1 ratingOctober 25, 2012

    They did not pay attention to what my allergies were and I ended up in the trauma unit after ordering something from them specifying what my allergies were several times. The owner was not apologetic and had no personality and would not give me my money back. Instead wanted to replace the item, why would I want to eat something from there again if I just almost died from eating there??? I will never be back.

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2012

    Dedicated GF kitchen in this amazing completely GF Bakery! Everything is delicious, whoopie pies, cookies, pastries, quiche, chowder, pizza, cakes and pies. I've eaten at most well known GF bakeries and this is easily the best anywhere.

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    5 ratingApril 04, 2012

    You gota try it. Everything is so good,, from there Breads to there Bars, Soups, Rolls, Bread pudding Pies, Ect... I always have to go there when I go to Portland. You can sit down or take out! Everyone working there is so nice and very helpful.

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    5 ratingFebruary 18, 2012

    So many gluten free goodies! Everything they make is gluten free, so no risk of contamination. The lemon bars are to die for!

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2011

    It's a dream come true for people with the celiac disease !!!!

Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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