The Joy of Gluten Free

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 17 ratings
$Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu + 7 more

250 Greenbank Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 8X4 Directions

(613) 237-1515
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    3 ratingAugust 18, 2017

    We stopped there today for lunch. Food was good but the service was VERY slow. Prices are on the high side. The place looks like it needs a facelift, there was a lot of "stuff" behind the counter which I felt should have been stored behind the scenes. Would I go again? Probably not, but I do admit the fact that I could sit down and not be afraid to be contaminated was fantastic.

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    4 ratingDecember 15, 2016

    Two words: Donut muffins! It's all you really need.

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    3 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    The breads are great, the only problem is that there are no nutrition facts and I can't figure out carbs for my daughter who is type 1 Diabetic.

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    3 ratingMay 03, 2015

    Foccacia had a very strong margarine flavor but excellent texture. Sourdough bread is great but tiny slices make a sandwich impossible unless you want a finger sandwich. Sourdough is listed as vegan but contains honey (not vegan).

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    5 ratingJanuary 02, 2015

    love this place

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    2 ratingMay 30, 2014

    Sorry but your GF goods are just okay. Quite frankly, my wife and I can make most of it better and not have to pay the exorbitant prices. Yes, your mock rye is awesome - but it's not worth $12!

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    5 ratingJanuary 03, 2014

    Amazing bakery! I have loved everything I have tried! A little expensive but it's worth having bread that tastes like bread! Salted caramel cupcake is my fav!!

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    4 ratingNovember 08, 2013

    Great variety! Tasty! The cost is a little high...

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2013

    Everything I've eaten from The Joy of Gluten Free has been tasty and satisfying. You don't miss the gluten. Everyone will love these baked goods.

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    3 ratingJune 08, 2013

    Love the idea of this bakery, and the selection is nothing short of impressive. But the sweets are *way* too sweet, and I've got a seriously sweet tooth so that's saying something... It's too bad. Prices make this place prohibitive as a regular place for me. Paid $19 for a tourtière, $17 for a pie. But her crust is delicious. My family ate it over the regular pie I had bought them (much to my chagrin!). Chick pea flour is hard for me to digest so a number of things are off the menu for me. Bread is pretty good.

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    2 ratingMarch 17, 2013

    I can't really afford to frequent this bakery too often as 6 cupcakes are $18. They were delicious but an obvious splurge for me. Did not find the owner to be overly friendly but maybe she was having a bad day? Overall impression left something to be desired... I may give this place one more try to see if I was just in on an off day.

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    3 ratingMarch 07, 2013

    Chick pea flour bread is amazing

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    1 ratingFebruary 12, 2013

    Not a place I would return to, dirty, rude and food isn't so great.

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2012

    Amazing food! A must try!

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    4 ratingApril 17, 2012

    Complete gluten free bakery, Lots of selection. First gluten free bread I have tried that tastes like real bread. As everything gluten free it is very expensive and they only take cash. Overall good place but the owner lacks people skills.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Bakery
  • Dairy-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 6 pm
11 am - 5 pm

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