The Happy Tart

43 recent ratings
$$ • Bakery, Cafe
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cakes, Cupcakes, Dessert, Quiche, Wedding Cakes
410 S Maple Ave
Falls Church, VA 22046

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Celiac

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This is the greatest place in the world. Everything is so good.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 days ago read full review

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A found gem. If your in the area stop in and taste all the delicious items…

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

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Yes, it’s 100% gluten free. Unfortunately, everything I tried (and I went twice and ordered several different things) was just not good. I tried their coconut French toast one day, which was underbaked on the bottom and dried out on top. The eggs in the bottom were extremely soggy. My dining partner had the biscuits and gravy, and those biscuits were weirdly crunchy on the outside and underbaked on the inside. I thought okay, maybe their hot breakfasts aren’t great, I’ll try just plain old baked goods next time. So I ordered some cinnamon twists, and those had the same crunchy outside with underbaked (raw, really) inside that the biscuits had. They also tasted like they had been baked next to cinnamon rather than having cinnamon as an ingredient, there was almost no flavor. I’ve had my share of experiments that didn’t turn out with gf baking, but even my flops tasted better.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 weeks 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Quiche
  • Wedding Cakes

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten Free & Dairy Free Cupcakes
Gluten-Free Pancakes at The Happy Tart
Gluten-Free French Toast at The Happy Tart
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Celiac

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We live in Virginia Beach, but my family always makes a point of stopping by this place whenever we are traveling within a 30 mile radius of Falls Church. They have the most delicious savory crepes and perfectly sweet, but not too sweet, macarons!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are 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

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Wow! Excellent selection for breakfast, lunch, high tea, cupcakes, lots of choices and ALL Gluten Free!!! The ladies there know everything about all their creations. Excellent location, easy to find!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We ordered the flourless chocolate cake petit fours and the chocolate chip cookies for my celiac niece. They were a massive hit with her. And the non celiac family members who wondered how this was supposed to different from regular desserts.

The kitchen is gluten free and menu looks very interesting. The online ordering is a bit iffy and can do with some improvements.

We will be going back.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this place! EVERYTHING is gluten free and delicious. Love the cinnamon twists and the carmel banana crepe.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are 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 for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My partner (gluten intolerant) and I (celiac) had an excellent experience eating here!!! I had the goat cheese, mushroom, onion, and sun-dried tomato omelette with a side of hash browns, mixed fruit, and an english muffin. He had the Fromage crepe with rosemary potatoes and a small salad. We also had the chocolate and raspberry petit-fours. The food was absolutely delicious!! I felt very safe, full, and happy. The servings were larger than expected as well. They have a good selection for Dairy Free people as well. Service was great as well. I highly recommend this place.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a 100% GF establishment! I’ve been a customer here for a little over a year now and it’s never disappointed me! I get cupcakes for my birthday from here and the occasional brunch. It is currently all pickup but they’ve been very quick and polite. I will admit that the eggs are a little salty and the biscuits a little dry, but it is heaven for someone who can’t eat gluten.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are 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 for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

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Great food and awesome desserts! This is a dedicated gluten free facility. The coconut crusted French toast is definitely my favorite.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place is the absolute best. 100% gluten free and SO good. Many of the items my non gluten free boyfriend says he can’t even tell are gluten free. Can’t say enough good things!! So happy to have so many delicious pastry (and other!) options again.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

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All food was good and gluten free! Had omelet and hash browns and they have gluten free English muffins. It was very good I would go back again

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

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Over 5 years ago found this great place. Cookies delicious. Tiramisu is to die for. HAVENT had anything here I didn’t like

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac disease, and my husband and I go to Happy Tart for curbside pickup almost every single weekend since the start of the pandemic. We order a bunch of food to carry us through a few days of breakfasts and lunches. They also made our wedding cake back in 2019, and many guests were shocked to learn after the fact that it was gf! The owner of Happy Tart has celiac, so it is a dedicated establishment!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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I can't believe I've never reviewed this place before. We living in Arlington and this is our go to place for gluten free bakery items as it close and pretty good. We tend to prefer their savory goods to their sweets but their holiday sweets tend to be better than just their everyday sweets, at least that we have tried. We often order their chicken pot pie or lasagna for dinner and pick up crepes for lunch. We order a pie and their brioche rolls for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Today we had their special Valentine's Day picnic basket and though it was quite costly, it was well worth the money spent. Everything in it was exquisite and definitely made our holiday special. We ended up having a picnic on our apartment floor but with candles instead of overhead lights it felt very romantic. It came with a nice basket and towel and some of the items came in glass jars which made it very understandable about the cost. I'll definitely be reusing those items around my house. I particularly loved the roasted red pepper walnut dip and the fig/brandy/vanilla jam. My favorite of the desserts was the s'mores cup but my husband's favorite was the passion fruit pudding cake cup. We also ordered the triple berry mousse heart and the Mayan mousse heart. We both really liked the triple berry mousse heart but the Mayan mousse heart had a bit too much kick in it for us.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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100% gluten free. During Covid (Feb 2021) they require you to order online but it was easy. Food was Excellent and filling.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be 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

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is GF! It was so delicious, I went back 2x in one week. I will absolutely go out of my way to stop at the Happy Tart again. I’ve tried their savory crepes, sweet crepes, and various pastries. Absolutely loved the Apple caramel crepe, eclair and apple turnover. Wow - truly amazing!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are 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

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This is by far the best bakery I have ever tried! I have Celiac and it's awesome that everything is gf so I do not have to worry about cross-contamination. But honestly even if I didn't have to eat gf I'd keep coming here because it is THAT good! Everything I've tried I've loved but the cupcakes are my favorite.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are 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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Amazing food! Had the quiche and crepes they were really good. So nice to be able to order anything off the menu and not worry about getting sick! Will definitely be back

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are 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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I love this place! Wish they had gf doughnuts, croissants, and take and bake options.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are 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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Entire place and menu is gluten free. Every time i am in Virginia i have to stop there to stock up on fresh pastries.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are 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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Wonderful experience. Knowledgeable staff. Whole place is GF. Have a tree but allergy also but they had cupcakes that accommodated! Great desserts!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be 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 kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve been to alot of gluten free bakery/cafes and this is the least impressive one I can recall going to. The lunch food isn’t very mediocre, the chicken pot pie was pretty lame, there were virtually no veggies in it and the crust just tasted like shortening. The cookies are the worst I have had at a gf bakery, they also taste like heavy shortening. Also no refills on the ice tea and it comes in a small glass for a large price. The only thing I have had here that was decent was the Petite Flor. Wouldn’t recommend, very limited dine in menu and nothing exciting to choose from. Much better bakery/cafes out there.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Exceptional breakfast menu with biscuits and gravy and coconut and strawberry french toast. The petit fours are delicious!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is gluten free, best gluten free everything I have ever eaten! Excellent ingredients and presentation.

Excellent in every way. Brunch is delicious with omelets, crapes, waffles, and more. Perfect pot pies! Pastries are amazing. Gluten free gingerbread house kit during Christmas time was spot on. Mother’s Day high tea was a special treat!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are 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

Not celiac

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Dedicated GF restaurant. Over all a very nice place, but seating is a little limited at busy times. The baked goods and sweets are good. The food is also good. The only downside is the biscuits are so so, but I know it’s so hard to make biscuits that replicate that flaky soft dough so I cut them lots of slack.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This is actually my favorite place to go for gluten free food. The whole FACILITY is GF. They do savory chicken pot pies, pecan pies, and soups — and of course their sweets are off the chainwax.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I love that there is a dedicated GF place 15 minutes away. We like their cookies, cupcakes, and cakes. Last week, I got quiche which was the best I've ever eaten! That being said, we find their pecan tart and apple turnovers to need a better balance between crust and filling---way too much crust or not enough filling.

Unfortunately, even though they are open until 6:00 PM, the kitchen closes at 2:30. Also, I think the customer service at the register could be much more friendly and hospitable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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I was so excited to find out about this place being so close to my grandmother's. My wife and I went on Valentine's day for lunch/brunch. She got the beef pot pie and I got the biscuits and gravy. At first both were a little salty but not inedible. The biscuits and gravy came with two biscuits and the second one was beyond salty. Her accompanying salad was also not dressed. I honestly would have given this place one star but my wife surprised me with their spicy Mayan mousse cake. Now that was AMAZING! We ended up going back two days later to try again. She got the sun-dried tomato omelet and I got the funghi crepe. My accompanying salad did come with dressing but her accompanying biscuit was not my taste. She liked it but growing up in the deep south I might be more particular about my biscuit. Overall though the crepe was amazing. I'll be back for the crepe and desserts but maybe not on a weekday. We got a couple of chocolate chip cookies as well after all the reviews mentioned these as a standout.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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love love love love, everythings gluten free, no reaction, great brunch options, delicious!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Dedicated gluten free. So nice to be able to order literally anything. I got an eclair and tiramisu, both were delicious. Then I got the pancakes and eggs, they reminded me of a diner breakfast, so yummy. There was a long line to order when we went (Sunday at 11), but the food came out fast.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Best place ever, you need to come here and try everything. 100% gf, tastes great, lots to choose from.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We absolutely love this place!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this place! Dedicated gluten free. Great breakfast/brunch menu with lots of options. Order at the counter; they bring it to your seat when it’s ready. Food came out quickly. Cute atmosphere. It was crowded on Saturday morning. The two of us were able to find a seat, but it would’ve been difficult for a group of 4+ to find a table.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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It was such a joy to look at a menu and be able to eat EVERYTHING offered. The pastry case and bread selection was amazing and so delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful crepes, omelettes, and baked goods! Dedicated gluten free. Friendly owner and staff! Had the tiramisu for dessert...hands down the best I have ever had... gluten free or otherwise!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So amazing. I had tiramisu for the first time since going gluten free, and it was just as good as I remember. The cupcakes are the best GF ones I've ever had. And, the ham, cheese, and egg crepe with potatoes on the side was great! I wish I lived closer! (On a side note, my mom tried to call and email ahead of time about making an order and never heard back from them.)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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So glad we found this place! Friendly, helpful staff and DELICIOUS food. So excited that I could order anything I wanted on the menu and not have to ask questions.

Breakfast was plentiful. We had eggs, pancakes(yes!!!), ham, sausage, hashbrowns and a biscuit( I don’t know when the last time was that I had a biscuit and this one was perfect.). It was my birthday and the first time in years I got to have a gluten free cupcake that was tasty and fresh! German Chocolateđź’›. To have so many choices was heaven. So delicious!!

We will make sure we plan our trip up north each time to come back & visit.

Thanks for a perfect breakfast on this rainy morning

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The entire restaurant is dedicated gluten-free! I had a DELICIOUS savory crepe with a light and fluffy coconut cupcake. The atmosphere is trendy and inviting. Very safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free restaurant. Great food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The cupcakes are soooo good!!! GF/DF

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Everyone in our party very much enjoyed their breakfasts, even the people who are used to eating gluten. Excellent food. Amazing selection. It was hard to believe it was all gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing. I am a very sensitive celiac who really misses strawberry, banana Nutella crepes from my gluten days and this place made my dreams come true again!! Everything was delicious! The only thing that saddens me is the location closest to us is no longer open but it was well worth the 25 min drive. Go enjoy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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If you have celiac you must go. If you have friends with celiac you must take them. If you want to know how delicious gluten free can be this is the place to go. If they are out of chocolate chip cookies I apologize, I bought them all.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We had an amazing brunch today. It was so nice to be able to try other people's food at the table and not have to worry about what's gluten free what's not.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The Happy Tart is a 100% gluten free bakery. The owner, Emma, has Celiac Disease and has set up two locations in Falls Church and Del Ray. The Falls Church location has a full brunch menu that is totally delicious. My daughter always gets the pancakes and eggs, and I love the coconut and strawberry french toast. They also do a stellar job with custom cakes—they made a 3D birthday cake for my husband that looked just like a stack of waffles.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I wholeheartedly agree with another reviewer (DukeCeliac).

--A lot of what this place offers is just okay.

--They have weird hours. I went to Elevation Burger nearby and wanted to pick up some dessert to take home, but they were closed.

I absolutely appreciate that they are a safe place for celiacs to eat, but it rarely feels worth it for what I get and what I pay.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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