The Happy Tart

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 73 ratings
$Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu + 12 more

2307 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301 Directions

(571) 244-3662
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Excellent selection of gf pastries and crepes. Everything in the store/restaurant is gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Exceptional. Everything I’ve eaten, both savory and sweet, has been wonderful. They even have tiramisu!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Incredible. Literally everything is gluten free. Between the biscuits and gravy and the amazing desserts, I'm in heaven. The owner is the sweetest.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Very yummy desserts. Popped in in a rush before airport. Not the most welcoming staff but all gf and yummy.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    I went to Happy Tart after a doctors appointment. It was absolutely amazing. It is so nice going to a restaurant where you know you won’t get sick from cross-contamination. I will definitely be going back.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Great selection of Gluten free goods. Had no problems with the baguette or cupcakes. Note: I have a Gluten Allergy, not celiacs.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    I love that everything is gluten free but I wish they have more options without nuts as well as a list of ingredients used, especially for people who can't tolerate Cereal grains ie rice or corn products. I felt rushed when I went into to order, but I would still go back. I loved the Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    This places is my favorite GF bakery in the country. You can't go wrong with any one of their baked goods or sweets.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Super excited to have the GF macaroons! Loved them! The English muffins were yummy too! Thank you for having a few dairy free items too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I love The Happy Tart! The baked goods are all phenomenal, and knowing that it's a dedicated GF bakery means I can eat everything that isn't nailed down without any worries (I mean, aside from falling off the calorie-counting wagon, but it's 100% worth it). The owner is incredibly nice, too - some friends sent me pastries after I had surgery a few years ago, and I got to chat with the woman who owns the bakery when she delivered them. She seems super nice, not to mention dedicated to providing excellent GF food. All this is to say: visit the bakery and nosh to your heart's content - you'll be glad you did!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing! Great for cakes on special occasions

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Everything is GF! Delicious pasties and the breads can be bought frozen and stored. A must for celiacs.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I literally wanted one of everything. I had 5-6 different things and they were all phenomenal!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    This place was AMAZING!! We got a chocolate chocolate cupcake, banana Nutella cupcake, eclair and chocolate chip cookie. Cupcakes were amazing! My husband who is not gluten free was raving about the chocolate chip cookie - it tasted like a regular cookie. Would never have known it was gf. Also bought some English muffins, just haven't tried them yet. I wish I lived here so that I could go to this bakery all the time!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Absolutely AMAZING tiramisu!!!! Accompanied by an Americano. I was in heaven.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Gluten Free heaven!!! My favorite so far is the lemon cookie, though there were so many options to choose from!! Will definitely be coming back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Heaven on earth! Really exceptional bakery (gf or otherwise). The macarons are amazing, as are the chocolate petit fours. We've custom ordered many birthday cakes and they are uniformly fantastic. Pies for the holidays are a family favorite with all (two GF/two without restrictions).

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I got an assortment of goodies for my Parents Anniversary and all of it was good! The Lemon Meringue Tarts were awesome!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    AMAZING is all that I have to say. Gluten free or not come to this place!!!! The chocolate chip and chocolate chocolate chip cookies are to die for.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Gluten-free heaven! I tried their English muffins and petite fours. Both were really amazing! I'll definitely be back.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Underwelmed. I wish I could just order a chocolate cake and not get something with additional flavors. I've also had mild symptoms after eating here. Not sure why.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Even if you're not gluten free you will like this place. Everything is good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Best Gluten Free bakery in VA. Totally Gluten Free!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    We love coming to this place when we're in town visiting my husband's family. It's a special treat!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    For glutenfree it is defintely safe, but it does tend towards the more brick and dense instead of the light and fluffy.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    raspberry chocolate lava cake and bread were both out of this world! couldn't even tell they were gluten free. I would definitely go back if I end up in the Virginia area again

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    A real blessing for those with Celiac

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    This gem is sweet tooth heaven. this French bakery has all the classic treats, cookies and pastries as well as a wide variety of cupcakes and tarts with fun and yummy f lavors. Be sure to check out their custom cakes.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I love everything in this place. Sooooo good!!!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Very cute bakery with tasty treats

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Wow. Just wow.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Emma Cech (the owner/baker) and her staff are the most wonderful people ever to set foot in Northern Virginia for the celiac community! From desserts, to breads, to recommendations for local eats and snacks, you can't get more celiac-friendly than Happy Tart! They made our wedding cakes, and our guests didn't even know that they were gluten-free! :)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Stumbled upon this place through this app on my vacation and let me just tell you -- so glad that I stopped by! I got an assortment of goodies to share with my family and they were all SO delicious! I truly enjoyed their gluten free cheesecake, German chocolate cupcake, and eclairs. I also picked up a loaf of their gf bread and it was still warm from the oven. Can't wait to try that too! If I'm ever in the Alexandria area again, I'll be stopping by to try more of their stuff! So many options!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Great Chocolate Chip Cookies. I'll be back to try more.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    It would not be possible for me to say enough good things about this bakery. Everything is amazing. They made my wedding cake and none of our guests had any idea they ate a gluten free cake. My husband, a gluten eater, even love their pastries, as does my daughter. My only wish is that someday they make their cheese Danishes again. :-)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    If you''re gluten free or not, you will want to come back for these delightful treats. Being gf, I feel like a kid in a candy store here! Updating my review, just had their carrot, birthday cake! It was fabulous, icing was not too sweet, cake was moist and delicious. It fooled my glutenful family.. They said it was the best carrot cake they've ever had.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Fabulous, beautiful, delicious birthday cakes. Icing could use some rebalancing (less butter, more sugar). But this is a minor quibble.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Absolutely delicious petit fours! Can't wait to try some of the savory selections they offer on weekends.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Very pleased with the quality of the sweets I have had here! I found it a little hard to find, but well worth the trip. I do wish their bread selection was larger.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Wish there were more dairy free bread options (only baguette).

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Owned by a woman with CD. They sell breads, pasta, & flour, in addition to all of the other delicious goodies already mentioned.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Oh my gosh, how can I add anything new to what has been said except to say that the Nutella Strudel, Eclairs, Cheesecake Brownies, vanilla salted-caramel cupcake, chocolate-chip cookies and the chocolate ganache tart were fabulous. Two college aged boys looked embarrassed when I asked if they had to eat gluten free. "It's just so good," one of them said.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Awesome. "There's a happy place where the baguettes are great but the tarts are even better." - my 9-year-old daughter with celiac. Everything we had was great.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    stopped here while on vacation. this bakery is wonderful! we tried as many different treats as possible since we rarely get gluten free baked goods. the smore cupcake is AMAZING! well everything there is!!! wish I lived closer so I could eat there everyday! I must stop bakery if you are in the area!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Oh My what Lovely People and GREAT treats... these folks know how to bake outstanding GF products.. and we know that is not easy.. thanks for showing us around and Best Wishes to you! Chris

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Ok, AWESOME GF bakery! Why aren't they listed at the top?

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 years ago

    Awesome! Also have dairy free treats. Love chocolate chip cookies and chocolate raspberry petit fours. Ordered bday cake but didn't like that too much.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Absolutely spectacular. Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cakes and baguette ....our lunch was dessert.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Large selection of GF sweets. All items are baked fresh in 100% GF store. Hamburger buns looked great. Nice and big with sesame seeds on top. I bought a bag to take to with me to NC but haven't had a chance to try them yet. They also had some beautiful wedding and birthday cakes on display.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Everything is delicious!! They are the spot to go for holiday cakes and pies too!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cakes
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cider
  • Cookies
  • Crepes
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pastries

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9:30 am - 2 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 2 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 2 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday
9 am - 2 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm
Sunday
9 am - 3 pm

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