I love The Happy Tart! The baked goods are all phenomenal, and knowing that it's a dedicated GF bakery means I can eat everything that isn't nailed down without any worries (I mean, aside from falling off the calorie-counting wagon, but it's 100% worth it). The owner is incredibly nice, too - some friends sent me pastries after I had surgery a few years ago, and I got to chat with the woman who owns the bakery when she delivered them. She seems super nice, not to mention dedicated to providing excellent GF food. All this is to say: visit the bakery and nosh to your heart's content - you'll be glad you did!
Amazing! Great for cakes on special occasions
Everything is GF! Delicious pasties and the breads can be bought frozen and stored. A must for celiacs.
I literally wanted one of everything. I had 5-6 different things and they were all phenomenal!
This place was AMAZING!! We got a chocolate chocolate cupcake, banana Nutella cupcake, eclair and chocolate chip cookie. Cupcakes were amazing! My husband who is not gluten free was raving about the chocolate chip cookie - it tasted like a regular cookie. Would never have known it was gf. Also bought some English muffins, just haven't tried them yet. I wish I lived here so that I could go to this bakery all the time!
Absolutely AMAZING tiramisu!!!! Accompanied by an Americano. I was in heaven.
Gluten Free heaven!!! My favorite so far is the lemon cookie, though there were so many options to choose from!! Will definitely be coming back.
Heaven on earth! Really exceptional bakery (gf or otherwise). The macarons are amazing, as are the chocolate petit fours. We've custom ordered many birthday cakes and they are uniformly fantastic. Pies for the holidays are a family favorite with all (two GF/two without restrictions).
I got an assortment of goodies for my Parents Anniversary and all of it was good! The Lemon Meringue Tarts were awesome!
AMAZING is all that I have to say. Gluten free or not come to this place!!!! The chocolate chip and chocolate chocolate chip cookies are to die for.
Gluten-free heaven! I tried their English muffins and petite fours. Both were really amazing! I'll definitely be back.
Underwelmed. I wish I could just order a chocolate cake and not get something with additional flavors. I've also had mild symptoms after eating here. Not sure why.
Even if you're not gluten free you will like this place. Everything is good.
Best Gluten Free bakery in VA. Totally Gluten Free!!!!
We love coming to this place when we're in town visiting my husband's family. It's a special treat!
For glutenfree it is defintely safe, but it does tend towards the more brick and dense instead of the light and fluffy.
raspberry chocolate lava cake and bread were both out of this world! couldn't even tell they were gluten free. I would definitely go back if I end up in the Virginia area again
A real blessing for those with Celiac
This gem is sweet tooth heaven. this French bakery has all the classic treats, cookies and pastries as well as a wide variety of cupcakes and tarts with fun and yummy f lavors. Be sure to check out their custom cakes.
I love everything in this place. Sooooo good!!!
Very cute bakery with tasty treats
Wow. Just wow.
Emma Cech (the owner/baker) and her staff are the most wonderful people ever to set foot in Northern Virginia for the celiac community! From desserts, to breads, to recommendations for local eats and snacks, you can't get more celiac-friendly than Happy Tart! They made our wedding cakes, and our guests didn't even know that they were gluten-free! :)
Stumbled upon this place through this app on my vacation and let me just tell you -- so glad that I stopped by! I got an assortment of goodies to share with my family and they were all SO delicious! I truly enjoyed their gluten free cheesecake, German chocolate cupcake, and eclairs. I also picked up a loaf of their gf bread and it was still warm from the oven. Can't wait to try that too! If I'm ever in the Alexandria area again, I'll be stopping by to try more of their stuff! So many options!
Great Chocolate Chip Cookies. I'll be back to try more.
It would not be possible for me to say enough good things about this bakery. Everything is amazing. They made my wedding cake and none of our guests had any idea they ate a gluten free cake. My husband, a gluten eater, even love their pastries, as does my daughter. My only wish is that someday they make their cheese Danishes again. :-)
If you''re gluten free or not, you will want to come back for these delightful treats. Being gf, I feel like a kid in a candy store here! Updating my review, just had their carrot, birthday cake! It was fabulous, icing was not too sweet, cake was moist and delicious. It fooled my glutenful family.. They said it was the best carrot cake they've ever had.
Fabulous, beautiful, delicious birthday cakes. Icing could use some rebalancing (less butter, more sugar). But this is a minor quibble.
Absolutely delicious petit fours! Can't wait to try some of the savory selections they offer on weekends.
Very pleased with the quality of the sweets I have had here! I found it a little hard to find, but well worth the trip. I do wish their bread selection was larger.
Wish there were more dairy free bread options (only baguette).
Owned by a woman with CD. They sell breads, pasta, & flour, in addition to all of the other delicious goodies already mentioned.
Oh my gosh, how can I add anything new to what has been said except to say that the Nutella Strudel, Eclairs, Cheesecake Brownies, vanilla salted-caramel cupcake, chocolate-chip cookies and the chocolate ganache tart were fabulous. Two college aged boys looked embarrassed when I asked if they had to eat gluten free. "It's just so good," one of them said.
Awesome. "There's a happy place where the baguettes are great but the tarts are even better." - my 9-year-old daughter with celiac. Everything we had was great.
stopped here while on vacation. this bakery is wonderful! we tried as many different treats as possible since we rarely get gluten free baked goods. the smore cupcake is AMAZING! well everything there is!!! wish I lived closer so I could eat there everyday! I must stop bakery if you are in the area!
Oh My what Lovely People and GREAT treats... these folks know how to bake outstanding GF products.. and we know that is not easy.. thanks for showing us around and Best Wishes to you! Chris
Ok, AWESOME GF bakery! Why aren't they listed at the top?
Awesome! Also have dairy free treats. Love chocolate chip cookies and chocolate raspberry petit fours. Ordered bday cake but didn't like that too much.
Absolutely spectacular. Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cakes and baguette ....our lunch was dessert.
Large selection of GF sweets. All items are baked fresh in 100% GF store. Hamburger buns looked great. Nice and big with sesame seeds on top. I bought a bag to take to with me to NC but haven't had a chance to try them yet. They also had some beautiful wedding and birthday cakes on display.
Everything is delicious!! They are the spot to go for holiday cakes and pies too!
Got some dinner rolls and ate one on the way to the car, immediately turned back to buy more!!! Gold!!!!! Deserts were amazing too!!! Opera slice was great!!! Didn't have napkins, forks, drinks, or plates but deserves 6 stars!!
This place is the best idea ever. I kind of want to kiss the owner. Imagine walking in and being able to get anything! Parisian macaroons are great; mini lemon tarts are one of the best pastries ive ever had. Cupcake was pretty moist for being gf. And the rosemary dinner rolls are addictive and amazing.
Discovered this place after taking a baking class from Living Social. Great breads, pastries, and desserts! So happy to become a regular customer :)
The strawberry pistachio passion fruit cake is the bomb. Thanks Happy Tart!
The baked goods are just perfect. Everything is GF and the staff it's knowledge and enthusiastic.
Nutella pastry was so flaky and wonderful! Will be returning!!
Yumme. All gluten free bakery. Owner has Celiac. Also other food. Got ravioli today.
Delicious I can't believe it's all gf I am soooo excited to have a celiac approved bakery near me. Love love love the pastries.
Best gf pastries!!!
I am not gluten free, but know many people who are, and I thought that everything in this bakery was delicious! I was amazed at how wonderful that everything was in a fully gluten free bakery. I now work behind the counter :)
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm