A&J Bakery

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 74 ratings
$Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu + 11 more

1458 Park Ave, Cranston, RI 02920 Directions

(401) 228-8696
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 11, 2017

    Some amazing products for celiac’s and everything is gluten free which is amazing. So happy that this is around.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 06, 2017

    Excellent GF biscotti and cookies! Lots of sweets to choose from. Bread and savory items too. Good pizza crust with herbs as well as chicken soup and chicken pot pie.

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    2 rating
    October 31, 2017

    Pretty terrible food :( I came here because I accidentally thought it was Sans Gluten Bakery. At first I was very excited about how many products and options there were but was actually super disappointed in the taste. First off, I got a donut from the fresh counter assuming I could eat it right away but it was actually frozen. The ricotta biscuits (cookies) were not very good. The spinach pie was tasty. The lasagna had decent flavor but the lasagna noodles were literally the thickness of pizza or crust and very dense. It wasn't horrible, but I won't be returning. I would recommend that they cut the products they offer in half and really work on making those tastier. Edit: now a few hours later and both my non-celiac partner and I are nauseous, bloated, and feeling sick from that lasagna. It may be gluten free but the rest of the ingredients did not make us feel good.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 12, 2017

    The best carrot cake! Great pastries. All GF!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    August 03, 2017

    Anyone that has given this place better than a 1 star review does not have taste buds left, or must be related to the owner. You can tell by looking that some of the items in the case are old. Against my better judgement, I bought an eclair, a piece of carrot cake and a lemon square. I only got one bite of each before I threw it out. When I told my fellow celiacs, they laughed and said: "We had a similar experience and won't be going back." Nobody that I have talked to had anything good to say about this bakery. Of course, I won't be going back.

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    August 01, 2017

    Absolutely disgusting. I went to this bakery on the recommendation of a friend. I bought the thin mint cookies an éclair, and some frozen fruit filled pastry. Everything that I bought went into the trash. The thin mint cookies looked as if they had been frozen, defrosted and then frozen again, They had white spots on them, so I knew that they were not fresh, but the taste was horrible. They had a very strong oily taste. I looked on the bottom of the box and the expiration date had been relabeled. I was able to remove the sticker to see an expiration date of a week earlier. The éclair had to be old. The filling was dry and had what looked like uncooked egg in it. The pastry hdad 6 to a package and half were over cooked and the other half were under cooked. I will not be going there for a variety of reasons but because of the expiration labeling issue, I may be giving the Rhode Island Department of Health a call. Selling food that is old is one thing but out of date is a health hazard. Gross!!

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    5 rating
    July 07, 2017

    Always fabulous- so many options!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 19, 2017

    Fantastic. Delicious. SAFE. If you live within 50 miles of this place and you have celiac - go on a road trip!!! They have Cheesecake. They have Danish. They Are Awesome!!!!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    April 18, 2017

    I have been going to A&J for quite some time now and up until recently have loved everything that I have purchased there. After making A&J my go to place and typically going there at least every other week I started noticing a rapid decline in the quality of their food. In March I stopped in before going to my aunts birthday celebration and ordered a individual lemon pie, a butterscotch, and a few cutout cookies. Nothing was eaten because they were frozen solid, which they were not supposed to be. A few days later I was in and spoke to the owner about it in which she apologized and paid for the Zeppole which I bought for St. Joseph Day. After taking one bite of the Zeppole it went into the trash because of the horrible flavor and I typically do not eat burn food. I was fine with letting all this go because of how often I purchased phenomenal items so I was in on Thursday to purchase a dessert for Easter and also grabbed some sandwich rolls. The sandwich rolls also went into the trash just 2 days later when I discovered mold on each roll. Needless to say I will not be going back and would highly recommend sticking with UDIS bread and heading to one of the other 5 gluten free bakeries around Rhode Island. Sadly it seems that quality has lost to quantity at A&J.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 30, 2017

    Truly the best one stop shop for celiac shopping. The cheesecake is incredible and it's the biggest selection I've seen. Everything is good.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    February 20, 2017

    Though we've gotten a few things here that we wouldn't get again, we've also gotten many things that have been absolutely delicious. The cheesecake is absolutely, positively, completely, amazingly delicious and very reasonably priced. I'm not going to tell you our other favorite thing because I don't want it to ever be sold out when we get there! 😉 Pizza strips are yummy and a very nice treat! Oddly, many things don't have prices on them, so be prepared to have to ask. Overall, definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 14, 2017

    By far it has the most GF stuff anywhere in RI. I don't particularly care for their cakes and always get it at a different bakery (Eva Ruth's) but everything else I've had here is great.

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    5 rating
    January 04, 2017

    Love going here. Every time I go there are more and more choices.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 13, 2016

    Owner and staff are very uncaring about celiacs. I don't believe that they have any family members with this disease. My kids woule not eat the cupcakes and would not lick the frosting off of them. Strange taste. I will not be going back.

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    2 rating Celiac friendly
    November 12, 2016

    i did not like this bakery. The staff is rude and the products are prepared poorly. The decorations on the products look something my 4 year old daughter did--very sloppy. I bought a cake for her birthday and it was so dry that she would not eat it. the frosting also had a funny taste. What a waste of money.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    November 09, 2016

    We went and got a caramel brownie (brownie ok, caramel on top to die for), pumpkin roll (nice and moist), apple square (just ok), and frozen pie crusts (haven't tried tried yet). Overall really good and I didn't get sick afterwards. They have tons of frozen desserts and meals you can take and heat up at home. My one comment is they advertise pizza and so we thought we'd go there and get one for lunch. Turns out they are all frozen and seeing as we were in a hotel that didn't really help us 😂

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    October 15, 2016

    Love this bakery but taking off a star because their hours are impossible for the working public. I'm a sucker for their eclairs though.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 29, 2016

    Awesome selection, and super tasty options! Everything from bread and pizza to delicious desserts!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    August 02, 2016

    Really like the prepared foods and cakes. Nice to have nearby. The customer service needs improvement.

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    5 rating
    July 16, 2016

    I love it here, simply amazing treats!! Worth it every time!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    July 02, 2016

    Delicious and a wide variety of GF foods!

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    4 rating
    January 23, 2016

    So many great pastries, cookies, cake, pie etc. Outstanding bakery and all the food tastes great. My only complaint would be their poor customer service. Not the friendliest workers. But you can't have everything.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 15, 2015

    Great selection! From flours and mixes to strip pizza and mini calzones, pies, cakes, pastries and pre-made entrees. I never leave empty handed! In fact I usually over indulge :)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 09, 2015

    amazing food, great people! a bit pricy at times but totally worth it!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 24, 2015

    The BEST! Make this your first choice.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 09, 2015

    Wow. what a selction. Employess very help full owner was not there at time but kuddos to them i will be back soon. i feel like a kid in candy store. ken

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    January 12, 2015

    Excellent cheesecake and other baked goods.

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    5 rating
    November 23, 2014

    Yummy!! Highly recommend! Wish they would sell their rolls in 4 packs instead of eight since I am the only one who will eat them. Love their cinnamon rolls!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 29, 2014

    They have so many delicious treats to pick from. I was ecstatic to find RI pizza strips. They were delicious and my husband who isn't GF said they tasted better than some non GF pizza strips he's had before. The chocolate frosted brownies are also delicious.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 28, 2014

    In a word, delicious!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 23, 2014

    biscotti.. so many flavors and not enough time! thanks for selling your flour so we can cook and bake at home. Keep coming up with new goodies, the cinnamon buns were such a treat after nine long years!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 18, 2014

    Great variety!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 25, 2014

    amazing selection, fair pricing, and a knowledgeable staff. I will certainly come back, or use their online ordering service! this is one of the best gf bakeries I have ever been to; they even had RI pizza strips at a crazy low price!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    September 19, 2014

    Great gf pizelles and lots of options but I was surprised at how many manufactured things they had that we're not made there.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    August 29, 2014

    got horrible food poisoning from a danish here due to bad eggs, be careful what you eat from here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 16, 2014

    Options galore!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 15, 2014

    Hands down the best GF bakery I've ever seen, this is a must visit! The bakery is completely Nut/GF and also has many dairy-free and other allergen-free products. I actually thought the frosting, cookies and bread tasted too good to actually be GF but they are! This company has gone above and beyond, staff is extremely helpful and they even ship nationwide (an added bonus!) and they aren't over-priced at all! I left with regular bread, cinnamon raisin bread (very large loafs), chicken pot pie, thick and freshly backed graham crackers, sugar cookies, vanilla cupcakes and a small funfetti cake (all for $35!). So glad I took a detour off 95 and found this gem, can't say enough good things!! Thank you A&J!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 19, 2014

    Best Gluten Free Bakery on the East Coast. I travel a lot and have yet to find a bakery with this variety !!! You will not be disappointed

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    4 rating
    May 03, 2014

    Great bread, just like Gramma's homemade! Love their biscotti too, though it's not as hard as traditional biscotti. Not crazy about their frosting on the cupcakes. Tastes more like shortening base than butter.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 27, 2014

    Outstanding SOFT and delicious white bread that is dairy, nut and gluten free! Thank you so much!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 26, 2014

    Best cupcakes ever! ! really good buns

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    March 18, 2014

    Pretty good deserts... Haven't had much of their frozen meals but what I have had, it's been good.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 17, 2014

    Absolutely fantastic! Everything is delicious. Tremendous variety of offerings - from pastry to pasta to pizza - Everything.

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    5 rating
    January 15, 2014

    Fantastic biscotti! So many gluten free items to choose from! I will be back soon!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 02, 2014

    Love A&J Bakery. When the normal close-to-home options are getting boring, this is the remedy! They have EVERYTHING... and if they somehow don't make what you're looking for yet, chances are they are working on it and will soon. We especially love the chocolate chip cookies (OMG BEST EVER), pie crusts (the best we've found), and pizza dough. The ginger molasses cookies are, oddly, our favorites - even though we wouldn't have guessed we liked either ginger or molasses all that much if you asked. They're moist, chewy, and amazing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 31, 2013

    Hands down the best place for GF baked goods! Everything I've ever had has been delicious... And I've tried quite a bit of their products. I ordered three pies from them for Thanksgiving and even my gluten eating family members couldn't tell the difference and loved them!

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    5 rating
    December 04, 2013

    I love them! I try to make it out to their shop around once a week to satisfy my sweet tooth and they have a fantastic assortment of foods in their dedicated gluten and nut free facility. I even got full sized pies from them for the holidays. They're reasonably priced too for being such a niche market.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 17, 2013

    This is a true bakery totally gluten free.

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    5 rating
    October 29, 2013

    Exceptional gf /allergy bakery! I drive an hour each way to go there and stock up!! Try the chicken pie, spinach puffs, cookies and rocking biscotti!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 04, 2013

    Amazing bakery. Stopped on a trip to Providence- just afew minutes off 95. They had fabulous cheese cake brownies, delicious sugar cookies and too many other wonderful things to name. Definitely worth the trip!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cakes
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Lunch
  • Nut-Free
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday
9 am - 5 pm
Thursday
9 am - 5 pm
Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Saturday
8 am - 5 pm
Sunday
Closed
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