It was safe, and the service was great with friendly staff. Unfortunately, the cupcakes just weren’t very good. I tried 3 different flavors and just could really, really tell they were allergen free. If you have multiple allergies and haven’t had a cupcake in years, this could be a good option. But as someone with only Celiac, I probably wouldn’t go back.
I love having a local place that I can get safe and delicious baked goods!! I have celiac and don’t mind the extra substitutions (nut free, dairy free) because I understand people often have multiple restrictions. I have had their cookies, doughnuts, and cupcakes and highly recommend them all.
I found the reviews here misleading. If you have visited any of the other GF bakeries along the east coast think Happy Tart DC or the big one in NYC this is not that, at all. This is essentially a GF cupcake place that also has sweet bars. There are NO breakfast pastries, NO savory pastries, and I didnt see any cakes on display. You can get a cupcake basically.
Don't count on this bakery being being open. After driving considerably out of our way, we arrived ten minutes before the posted closing time only to find that they had, for unknown reasons, decided to close early. The door was locked and the folks inside ignored us as they went about their business. Highly disappointing.
Having CD, a GF bakery is usually enough to make you cry. I nearly cried after spending tons of $$ and getting home to eat terrible baked goods. My husband and I (both GF) didn't even finish them, despite the $$ spent. Such a disappointment
I begged the family for 3 days to come here, and we finally made the trek out on our last day in Philly. We spent a lot of money to try a lot of different deserts but I was so excited to eat in a dedicated gluten free facility! Some treats were better than others, but for products that are gluten free and vegan (and a whole lot of other allergen free) they were pretty darn good. I would definitely recommend the Samoa and Fauxstess cupcakes. My wife also enjoyed the Chocolate Glazed donut. The Berries and Cream cupcake was also tasty. As with most gluten free products chocolate flavors usually taste the most like "regular" products and the vanilla based cakes tend to be on the dryer side. I wish I had the time, money, and spandex pants to try everything they had to offer. I would recommend this to anyone with severe allergies, or for gluten free folks who want to share deserts with their vegan friends! Secret menu item: Cookie Sandwiches. Pick 2 cookies and your favorite filling and have the staff whip up an extra special goodie (*did not get a chance to try but saw a returning customer order and they looked very excited).
Not all of their goodies were delicous, but I will say I really enjoyed the chocolate chip cookie and the fauxstess cupcake!! Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes were ok, but probably wouldn't buy again. The brownie was really good warmed up and with a bit of whipped cream on top. All in all, pretty great for being free of the top 8 allergens.
After reading other reviews I was quite surprised at the poor ratings. I am GF and dairy-free and it is hard to come across somewhere that is free of allergens! I had a cinnamon roll, a pumpkin muffin and one of their muffin tops and they were all very good (considering they are free of allergens!) If you're someone who is only GF then I would suggest somewhere else, but if you're like me you're used to how foods taste that are free of a few allergens and these tasted like a treat!