Tandem Bakery & Cafe

22 ratings
$ • Cafe, Bakery
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cakes, Cinnamon Rolls, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert, Donuts, Pancakes, Pastries, Pies, Sandwiches
1221 Helen Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
From the owner

100% Vegan and 100% gluten-free baked goods, cafe, hot breakfast & lunch!

On safety—Every single thing we do is 100% vegan and gluten-free. Every sourced ingredient comes from a gluten free facility and anything we cannot find that meets those standards we make from scratch.

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Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Not much to add. This is a dedicated GF and vegan location, so much so that they have signs up asking people not to bring in other food. I tried a GF potato pasty and sprinkle donut. The pasty was excellent, the donut OK. But hey, it's a GF location... and it's been 10 years or so since I had a donut.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 4 days ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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The bakery is located in a nice area and it is a cute cafe. The employees are pretty friendly and helpful. When I went, it was end of the day in a Saturday so I had just crumbs, literally. I did get the rhubarb oat bar and the lemon mini torte.

Both had excellent flavors and the crusts were buttery. I really liked both.

I also ordered the BLT with the coconut bacon. This was an interesting mix of flavors and I didn’t like it that much. It was okay, I ate it because I paid for it, but I won’t order it again. The side of coleslaw and the bread were delicious! It was the coconut bacon that threw it all off.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Wow. Finding a DF and GF bakery is tough, finding one with good food is nearly impossible. Can’t believe the food tasted as good as it did, we went a little crazy with the ordering because we haven’t had food that great in forever. Ordered the donuts, grilled cheese, veggie pot pie, and breakfast sandwich. All fantastic!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cakes
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dessert
  • Donuts
  • Pancakes
  • Pastries
  • Pies
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dedicated Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Plant Based
  • Takeout
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

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Overall Rating

Review


Tandem is great, especially for bread and desserts, but the variety is lacking. I would love to have GF options that are not vegan. Overall, good in a pinch or for birthday treats.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ll say all the foods we tried were delicious but we will never return thanks to the tall cashier with glasses and a big beard. Frankly he was one of the rudest employees I’ve ever been served by. If you see him at the register, turn around and walk out before he makes you feel like the biggest burden for existing.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Review


Amazing place! Dedicated gluten free and vegan everything!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious doughnuts and a buckeye brownie. The owner was incredibly helpful with local tips for us, too, since we were traveling through. Would definitely go back here again! Great coffee shop vibe in a nice, quiet area.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I brought my family here because of all the great reviews. It’s hard to find a dedicated gluten free facility so I was excited to try it. Absolutely possible the worst food we’ve ever eaten! I got the biscuits and gravy and it looked like regurgitated throw up. And the taste wasn’t much better. Sorry, but we will not be back.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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100% gluten and vegan free what more could you ask for someone with celiac disease. The donuts were delicious my favorites were the powdered sugar one, chocolate and lemon glaze. I also at the capresse sammi and it was delicious!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


We love going to Tandem!! Everyone is so friendly and they have a wide variety of products and introduce more each season. I am so glad they have a store front now!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Tried the Chocolate Zucchini Muffin, Lemon Doughnut and the Cinnamon Doughnut.. loved them all!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent GF hand pies. My son loves their donuts. Recently went for lunch with their new small but delicious lunch menu with several people from my office. Everyone loved it. All food is gluten free and vegan.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Facility is entirely gluten free and vegan! Their sausage-style biscuits and gravy is so good, and their sandwiches are fun!

I haven't tried many of their baked goods yet, but look forward to doing so soon.

This isn't a FODMAP-friendly place due to many of the vegan substitutes, but once you figure out which FODMAPs are bugging you, I think it could be a good place! Staff is extremely knowledgeable about ingredients used and offer great recommendations.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We had the OG breakfast sandwich (great!), biscuits and gravy, blueberry pop tart, cabbage potato hand pie (so good!), and a cinnamon roll (average). The hand pies and pop tarts are made with a buttery, laminated dough that is challenging to make GF. Great food!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I got 2 Pastries. A woopie pie with orange inside and that was amazing. The cake part wasn’t dry or crumbly at all. And a blueberry pop tart. The pastry was so fluffy and good and there was enough filling inside that it wasn’t dry and not too much that it was all filling. Also got some focaccia bread. It is dense when you first get it. But once you heat it up, it becomes so fluffy and airy. And it taste amazing!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Friendly staff. Great breakfast. Had the OG Breakfast Sandwich and Biscuits and Gravy and they were both amazing. For sure worth a stop. If you’re traveling and hiking around Montana, stop here for some bread.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Only place in Missoula I trust the baked goods! They label other allergens they use (oat, nut, and soy) too 😊

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Popped in during my quick visit to Missoula. SO good! I tried the PB&J pop tart, cinnamon roll, and doughnut. All were tasty, but the pop tart was definitely the highlight for me! My non-GF friend also tried all three & gave them two thumbs up. I loved walking in and being able to order anything off the menu without fear!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Such a treat! Great donuts, pop tarts, cinnamon rolls on and on

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


An amazing find! Loved, loved the donuts, breakfast sandwich and the pb & jam pop tart! Definitely amazing food!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We’ve always loved their donuts and special order cakes, so were so excited that they open a cafe. All the baked goods we tried were yummy. Can’t wait to go back to try some of the breakfast or lunch options. They are vegan and totally GF.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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