The Happy Tart

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 31 ratings

2307 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

(571) 244-3662

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2014

    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. :-)

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    5 ratingJune 20, 2014

    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.

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2014

    Fabulous, beautiful, delicious birthday cakes. Icing could use some rebalancing (less butter, more sugar). But this is a minor quibble.

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    5 ratingJanuary 18, 2014

    Absolutely delicious petit fours! Can't wait to try some of the savory selections they offer on weekends.

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    5 ratingDecember 25, 2013

    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.

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    5 ratingNovember 30, 2013

    Wish there were more dairy free bread options (only baguette).

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    5 ratingNovember 11, 2013

    Owned by a woman with CD. They sell breads, pasta, & flour, in addition to all of the other delicious goodies already mentioned.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2013

    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.

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2013

    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.

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    5 ratingJune 15, 2013

    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!

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    5 ratingJune 05, 2013

    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

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    5 ratingJune 02, 2013

    Ok, AWESOME GF bakery! Why aren't they listed at the top?

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    4 ratingApril 27, 2013

    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.

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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2013

    Absolutely spectacular. Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cakes and baguette ....our lunch was dessert.

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2013

    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.

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2013

    Everything is delicious!! They are the spot to go for holiday cakes and pies too!

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    5 ratingJanuary 12, 2013

    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!!

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    5 ratingNovember 21, 2012

    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.

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    5 ratingOctober 01, 2012

    Discovered this place after taking a baking class from Living Social. Great breads, pastries, and desserts! So happy to become a regular customer :)

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2012

    The strawberry pistachio passion fruit cake is the bomb. Thanks Happy Tart!

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2012

    The baked goods are just perfect. Everything is GF and the staff it's knowledge and enthusiastic.

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    5 ratingSeptember 22, 2012

    Nutella pastry was so flaky and wonderful! Will be returning!!

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2012

    Yumme. All gluten free bakery. Owner has Celiac. Also other food. Got ravioli today.

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    5 ratingJune 23, 2012

    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.

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2012

    Best gf pastries!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 09, 2012

    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 :)

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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