Bam Bam Bakery

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 76 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 6 more

267 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101 Directions

(207) 899-4100
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    5 ratingSeptember 12, 2017

    This is a dedicated Gluten Free Bakery with breakfast and Lunch options also. So Good! I wish there were more places like this. It's so nice to be able to see delicious food and be able to eat it all! Love the chocolate eclair!!!

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    3 ratingAugust 19, 2017

    Good to have 100% dedicated facility. However, we thought it was a little overrated. Having been to gluten-free bakeries in Asheville and D.C., I didn't think this one lived up to my expectations. We tried the whoopie pie (great to have one in Maine), banana chocolate bread, quiche (too salty), eclair (nice but wanted more filling) and the strata (best). Also, the coffee was wonderful... The woman taking orders could have been friendlier! I shared it was my first time and then ordered, and she was pretty impatient.

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2017

    Nothing beats a dedicated gluten-free facility! Their goal is to be a great bakery first and foremost, gluten-free is secondary. That's smart; while they are incredibly careful and sensitive to allergies/Celiac disease (there's a sign posted on the door warning people not to bring in any outside foods), they want to appeal to more than just the niche of GF eaters. More than simply a bakery, they have a variety of foods including pizza, quiche, and other things beyond simply desserts. The biggest and best GF restaurant I've ever been to!

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    5 ratingAugust 09, 2017

    Seems a great place for lunch. I got some baked goods, fresh and frozen.

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2017

    100% gluten free facility with many dairy free and vegan choices. Whoopie pies were delicious, as well as the cinnamon rolls. Definitely stop here!

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2017

    What a wonderful pit stop in Portland! The coffee cake was phenomenon.

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2017

    A must if you're in the area. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Everything I've ever had has been delicious and hardly noticeable that it is gluten free.

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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2017

    Might be the best gluten free bakery I've ever been too and I've been celiac for 10 years. I've never had a better peanut butter cupcake.. their cookies are so freaking good! Omg I'm so far right now lol.

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2017

    bought a birthday cake and it was incredible!

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    5 ratingJune 03, 2017

    This place is amazing! Huge selection. Everything tastes great!

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    5 ratingJune 03, 2017

    100%, as in everything GF! You would never know it, fantastic flavor, texture, everything!!

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    4 ratingMay 30, 2017

    Totally gf. Great pizza and lasagna!!!!

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2017

    Delicious food, dedicated GF business and also have DF and vegan items. They have baked goods and toast as well as hot lunch items you can eat or takeaway like pizza, mac and cheese, pot pie, shepherds pie and lasagna! All the comfort foods we can enjoy again. Yum!

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2017

    Everything and anything you thought you'd never eat again!!!

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    5 ratingDecember 03, 2016

    We are from Albany, NY and would be willing to drive 9 hours roundtrip again next weekend to visit again. If you are anywhere close to Bam Bam and need a warm, cozzy feeling in your soul, a stop in is a must!!!

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    5 ratingOctober 15, 2016

    Completely dedicated gluten free bakery! Delicious chicken pot pie, pizza, and all the varieties of baked goods you could imagine. really great place to stop in for breakfast or lunch

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    5 ratingOctober 07, 2016

    FANTASTIC FOOD! What a treat for me--been on tour of New England for 7 days and I have eaten garden salads most days due to lack of gf options. THANK YOU for so many food choices Bam Bam!! lasagna and the sugar cookies were ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cakes
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pies

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Dairy-Free
Monday
7 am - 5 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 5 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 5 pm
Thursday
7 am - 5 pm
Friday
7 am - 5 pm
Saturday
7 am - 5 pm
Sunday
9 am - 4 pm
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