Different Blend Bakery

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 32 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 6 more

3403 Carman Rd, Schenectady, NY 12303 Directions

(518) 355-3008
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Love this bakery. Visit every time I’m in town

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    All of the goodies have a great taste and great texture. The sugar cookies were yummy and the coffee cake was delicious!! Easy to spend money in here as everything looks and tastes great!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Dedicated gluten free facility. Amazing desserts. Their cream puffs are to die for, not to mention cookies, ice cream sandwiches, frozen pizza crusts, and cupcakes!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    This place is great. We ordered a lot to go, and it was all delicious! The pizza crust was nice and thick and tasted even better the next day when we had leftovers. The rolls and breadsticks were delicious and had a normal consistency compared to most gf items. The cheesecake, cream puff and cake, all wonderful. The clerk at the counter was friendly and helpful as well, even after I asked her multiple times if everything in the store was really gluten free. Worth a drive if you’re in the area!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    This is the best gluten free bakery I have ever been to (and I have tried many through out New York State including all the ones in nyc). Jessica went to the CIA and it truly shows in her work. Everything I have ever eaten by her was absolutely delicious and beautiful. I love the ice cream sandwiches but my favorites are the macarons which are cheaper than I’ve ever seen elsewhere. I highly recommend everything in her store front and I hope that she is able to branch out to other foods/maybe a cafe in the future!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing! Muffins, cookies, bread, ice cream sandwiches and more!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I am not gluten-free, but we visit here frequently because my wife has to be. This is my favorite bakery; I cannot tell that anything is gluten-free! Wonderful customer service and great tasty treats!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Perfection. High quality, unique and (most importantly) delicious sweets and savories. Warm and friendly owner and staff. If it was calorie-free, I'd be there every day. They've gone out of their way to accommodate me multiple times. They work very hard to accommodate requests, and have done so whenever possible.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great customer service. She made a beautiful Pokémon themed cake for my little guy's birthday, who was recently diagnosed with celiac. Everyone thought the cake tasted delicious. I'm so grateful I have found a Different Blend Bakery.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    My husband called (a week?) ahead to see what the GF DF options would be, if any, as we were passing through the area. He was led to believe there would be sufficient offerings that were both GF and DF to make it a worthwhile stop. Its a beautiful store. Good parking. Several items to take home and finish making yourself including cookie dough in the refrig section. A favorite potter sells their mugs there. The bakery display of high-end looking desserts are, as mentioned in other posts, fully of dairy goodness - fancy cakes, cookies, brownies, etc. There were only 2 items that were dairy free - 2 different muffins - and while they were good - I just didn't get the impression the staff was prepared well to or desired to assist to see what else where might be, especially given we were told there would be several items, albeit a small selection. If you are GF only, this is the shop for you and worth stopping by. Given its a small bakery, I'd recommend calling ahead to see what they are offering that day. For those of us with multiple food limitations, this is likely to be disappointing.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I've been a loyal customer of DBB since (before) they opened. I have never once been glutened, as the bakery is dedicated gf. They use A LOT of dairy in their baked goods, so if you're sensitive, beware. However, I would also like to touch upon a recent customer service issue I've had. After (rightfully) refusing to fulfill a last minute pie order, I was basically told that they have a "large following" and do not need me as a customer. It is sad to see a business I once admired take this turn.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Feel so fortunate to have this place available for my daughter with celiac. I have been turned off by gluten free baked goods previously and felt so bad that my daughter would miss out on sweet deliciousness! Different Blend is different... it's great! I hope the business remains supported!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I'm semi-glad that this place isn't any closer to my house or I'd weigh 500 pounds. They make hands down the best cream puff I've ever had - gluten or not! :) Really good treats. Love the cream puffs and crumb cake! They also sell frozen things too like pie shells, pizza crusts, cinnamon rolls, etc.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Spectacular baked goods - well worth the short trip off the thruway. We went twice in one short trip to the area. The cream puffs and mousses are excellent. They compare to, or even are better than some of the GF deserts we've enjoyed at top NYC restaurants. A don't miss place for celiacs with a taste for extra special deserts.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Every time I'm in the area I go to Different Blend Bakery. Every item, and I mean every item, has been terrific. This bakery is dedicated gluten free, NOT allergen free. For whatever reason you need gluten free baked goods, or just want great tasting baked goods, you need to try this bakery. Its a celiac's dream and you don't have to worry about cross contamination. I stock up every time I'm there! I recommend it to everyone!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    AMAZING! I would almost question it's gluten-freeness but it is a dedicated gf facility. my gluten-eating boyfriend said he "wants that crumb cake every day for the rest of his life." worth the stop!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    From out of state and decided to give it a shot. Best decision I have ever made! Not only are the pastries delicious, but the owner is an absolute peach. Worth the drive from wherever you are! Loved by those who do and do not need to stick to a celiac diet. Amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Dedicated bakery that makes fancy treats. We ordered a vanilla cake with raspberry filling for a baby shower and it was relished by all, gluten free and not gluten free eaters alike. It was so nice to have a "real" cake for the party, especially an amazingly delicious one!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We almost didn't stop by because it was a little out of the way on our drive, but now that we know how fantastic this place is, we'd drive hours out of the way to come here! It's a cute place with an incredible variety of delicious gf treats. The salted caramel sugar cookie ice cream sandwich is unbelievable. Bring a cooler- after you've gotten a cream puff, toffee, and crumb cake, you'll want to stock up on their frozen cinnamon rolls, breads, pastry shells, and ice cream sandwiches!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Best chocolate chip cookies ever! Also try the cream puffs, the flavors change occasionally but every flavor is awesome!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Dedicated gluten free bakery! The jumbo cream puffs are the best!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Yummy!! Expensive but baked goods are awesome!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This bakery is amazing! The woman who owns the bakery has celiac disease so she understands the importance of having yummy baked goods that are gluten free. After trying many of her baked goods, I couldn't believe they were gluten free--gluten free has never tasted so good! I highly recommend this bakery. If you need more information I also recommend going to their website.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The entire facility is 100% gluten free. Everything I have tried has been delicious. When you walk in and look at everything you almost forget it's gluten free . Highly recommend going here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This is a bakery, not an actual restaurant, but it's amazing! Cakes, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, muffins, pies, all those awesome things us Celiacs are always hoping we could eat. They taste amazing too!! Love it :)

Gluten-Free Features

  • Cakes
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Pies

Categories

  • Bakery
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10 am - 6 pm
Thursday
10 am - 6 pm
Friday
10 am - 6 pm
Saturday
10 am - 5 pm
Sunday
10 am - 2 pm

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