Not very many options and even fewer fresh things to choose from. It was pretty out of the way and in sort of a market neighborhood. The area is a little beat up but I didn’t feel unsafe. They mostly only had bread and a couple of frozen or cooled sweets. To be fair, the soft pretzel I had was very good. Wish they had more.
I am REALLY hoping I’m going to be able to add a star to this rating bc I’m really excited to have this in South Philly. I walked in last weekend and was disappointed from the selection. There was nothing fresh out for grabs, everything was in their mini fridge. I bought everything bagels (VERY expensive) which we terrible. I ate 1.5 of them and threw out the rest, BUT I also bought a baguette and soft pretzels. The baguette I threw in the freezer and just defrosted today to make crostini and dunk in olive oil...omg...I missed baguettes so freakin much, it was amazing! The soft pretzels are still in the freezer. I plan to go back & try some more things 🤞🏻
Artisan gluten free bakery and store in the heart of the Italian Market
Ok, Taffet’s aint cheap... but you can’t help falling in love with their baked goods. The facility is 100% gluten free, made by the owner who is often right there in the store. And such a great guy! He makes amazing cookies, breads, biscotti, cupcakes, doughnuts, bagels, rolls, the list is as long as your arm and always something new. Get there early, they do sell out fast.
While they do offer safe foods for those with gluten intolerances, I was rather disappointed with the options... When I went, they only had some cookies and bread along with other gf shelf items you can get at your local market. Didn't look good either so I didn't get anything.
The staff was very friendly and helpful in making my selections. Dedicated gluten free bakery. The most delicious “real” bread I’ve had that’s gluten free. The Teff multigrain loaf, sourdough boule, French baguette and soft pretzels were amazing and freeze well!!! It’s worth the drive and they also ship. I’ll definitely be a back for more.
They ran out of soft pretzels by the time I'd arrived, but they sold me a pack of frozen ones that I was able to toast on our vacation. They. Were. Amazing. My husband who is from Philly agreed that they were legit. Additionally, we wound up at Paesano's near Fishtown for GF cheesesteaks with bread provided by Taffet's. Beyond legit. Note - this location is Celiac friendly. Not sure about Paesano's.
Unfortunately, the shop was still closed almost a hour after it was supposed to open. There was a baker that came out and said his manager should be arriving to open to the public, but after walking around and returning in about 1/2 an hour the manager/owner was still not there (maybe too much 4th of July partying the night before). We left empty handed. We were in the area so it wasn't as bad as if we made the trip just for this bakery, but it was quite disappointing since many GF places were closed for the holiday. Moral of the story, I find especially true in Philly, always call and confirm the establishment is open.
This place is amazing. The owner's mother has celiac. There isn't a spec of gluten in the bakery! The breads are fresh, light, airy and delicious. I cannot overstate the pleasure of going there just after opening time, picking up sourdough or a baguette, warm from the oven, walking home and eating it with Irish butter and French raspberry jam! Heavenly!
Best bagels... I wish I lived closer and could go there more often. The bread is good too. It is like real bread in size and texture. They have so many choices. Some are fresh others frozen. There are even dried sundries such as pastas. Again loved my everything bagel!
This place is a DREAM COME TRUE. I've been coming here since they first opened a couple of years ago. This bread is freshly baked and it does not taste like the gf bread you will be used to - it's so good that it rivals the gluteny bread I used to get when I lived in France. The owners are so nice and pleasant. The quinoa bread is my favorite, but the kaiser rolls and baguettes are delicious too. Omer needs to make the donut holes on a regular basis, though, instead of just on special occasions - I think those things were so good that they made my year. You forget you are gluten free when eating stuff from this bakery...
Pros: So good! Lemon poppyseed biscotti - to die for. Love the Teff bread and baguettes, too! Yum, yum! Cons: Parking is impossible. Right smack in the heart of the Philly Italian market. Be prepared to walk. Really wish they had another location in the 'burbs with easy parking.
Delish! Bought tons of bread and goodies, traveled cross country in my suitcase, then frozen, and still delicious a few weeks later. The sandwich shop across the street uses their bread--best sandwich I've had in a long time, and it still was pretty good the next day. (It was huge!)
My wife has Celiacs disease and has been looking for a gluten free bakery for years. W found Taffets a few months ago, and my wife LOVES the variety. The breads and pizza crust are amongst the best she has been able to find. We highly recommend Taffets to all who are gluten free.
I can't rave enough about Tote's gluten free breads. My fiance who is NOT gluten free loved them too and that says a lot because he can immediately tell when something tastes gluten free. The focaccia bread is thick, salty, well seasoned, and fluffy. The texture is of real focaccia bread I could probably eat an entire loaf in one sitting.
Delicious and nutritious GF bakery and shop. Fresh and frozen-to-go loaves. Teff loaf, quinoa loaf, chickpea loaf, walnut raisin loaf, and more breads. Amazing baguettes! Pizza crust, focaccia, rolls, biscotti, cookies and more. Everything is GF!!! This place is the real deal and their breads are used at Pure Fare, Paesano's, Modo Mio, Sonata and other GF-friendly restaurants. The owners are super friendly. Call ahead to pre-order or check stock.