The Bread Essentials

11 recent ratings
$$ • Bakery
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Bagels, Bread/Buns, Cakes, Cookies, Corn Dogs, Croissants, Muffins, Pies
406 Royal York Rd
Etobicoke, ON M8Y 2R5, Canada
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Celiac

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A good option for celiac safe baked goods! A bit on the pricier side though! Love the corn dogs, but the cakes can be really dense.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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All products are amazing! Worth the trip to Etobicoke or you can speak to the lovely owner, Josee, about delivery! Lots of grocery items too. See her website for the huge selection!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was curious about this place since I read the reviews. When I was there I felt a little lost in what to buy, I could not read the names well because the fresh food was behind the server. I asked for 1 apple muffin and one beef patty. The beef patty I didn’t like much, too grassy for my tasty and the beef was ok but not to the point that I would like to buy it again, BUT when I tried the apple muffin, wow wow wow, this one brought back memories of my mother's apple cakes, was AMAZING, PERFECT, SOFT, HUMID, absolutely delicious and this muffin will make me be back to that place. Got my heart ❤

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 2 months ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, since menus and staff can change, please verify before visiting!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Corn Dogs
  • Croissants
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Pies

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Nut-Free Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Spanakopita such a treat!  Pies shells, blueberry pie and tourtiere. 😋
All the breads!  Hot cross buns and crullers. 😋
Gluten-Free at The Bread Essentials
Dedicated Gluten Free Facility
Gluten-Free at The Bread Essentials
Gluten-Free at The Bread Essentials
Gluten free croissants! 😋 (plated at home)
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Great find and hidden gem! They have a ton of grocery items and baked goods. The staff are friendly and helpful. Lots of dairy free items marked as well. Will be back!!

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 dairy-free
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m a regular client, they are very dedicated and always try to accommodate your needs. Gluten-Free & 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 4 months ago read full review

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I love the bread essentials! It’s become a staple of my shopping. Amazing grocery products and fresh bakery products. Everything is gluten free and DELICIOUS. staff are also very kind and wonderful

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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Great selection and friendly staff.

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

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This place is a GF hidden treasure. Although I don't live in the area, I visit the city frequently and had never heard of it.

First off, being able to grab a toasted bagel and cream cheese along with a donut for breakfast was such a frigging treat that other gluten eaters take for granted lol

The bagel was crispy, chewy and delicious, and the crueller and beignets were so good! Fried, so they were crispy on the outside like real donuts, but not greasy like I've had before.

The selection here was unreal. Pogos and jamaican patties (chicken, beef or veg), so many breads and sweets, pies... the list goes on and on. A great selection of frozen goods as well.

ALSO nut free which is important for our family.

The staff was so friendly, helpful and sweet to boot.

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I feel so lucky to have this place in Etobicoke! The freshly made goodies and frozen foods are all absolutely divine.

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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Dedicated gluten free, amazing place for sourdough. Have tried several of their loaves and treats so far and they've all been delicious. Great selection of gf grocery items as well.

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

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I love this bakery — everything I’ve ordered has been 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We’ve been eating here for years. Excellent gluten free finds we can’t get anywhere else- croissants, tarts, authentic Quebec tourtierre, corn dogs, beef patties. Lots of vegan options too. Also the Staff treats you like family.

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 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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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 3 years ago read full review

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Some really delicious items and lovely staff!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They are now a dedicated gluten free bakery.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best flour ever for baking! Bread is amazing as well as all the treat! Even gf croissants!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is an entire Gluten Free Dedicated Facility. It's a bakery and it's amazing. The owner Josée is a gem, I literally cried when I found this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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So far I’ve tried the croissants, bagels, profiteroles and meat pies. All delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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As of July 30, 2019, the facility will now be 100% gluten-free. My Celiac daughter is ECSTATIC about the variety of baked goods, including GF brownies, croissants, tarts, muffins, etc. etc.!! Tons of bread, and more!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Owned by a baker that eats gluten-free. Her goal, as she describes it, is to bake all the same goods that she used to love. She has dedicated days throughout the week to bake all gluten-free goods to make sure there is no cross-contamination. Lots of options from bread, to bagels, to cookies, to pies, to energy balls, to perogies, and more...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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