The Joy of Gluten Free

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 19 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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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    The chickpea bread (toasting it and Eating it right away is best) and chickpea pizza crust ( WAY better than rice crust, not super thin and actually a decent size) are phenomenal. 0 chance of cross contamination since its a dedicated facility. The desserts are amazing too (nanaimo bars and pecan tarts are so good). Only negative is that it is quite pricey.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    We were in town for a few days and had intention to go to another gluten free restuarant but they were closed the 2 days we were here so we had to look for a place to buy food for my husband who is Celiac. It was a last minute decision to come here so I didnt have to make anything to bring with us. Anyway, this place is over priced, and the portions are so small! My husband spent over $60 here and barely got any food. And everything he ate he tells me it didnt even taste good. He said I make better stuff then this place! And I am new to Celiac cooking because my husband was just diagnosed a year ago! So ya! Wont be coming back again! My husband said he would rather have had canned a beans instead, haha cheaper and tastes way better.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    3 rating
    1 year ago

    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 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    love this place

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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 rating
    4 years ago

    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 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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 rating
    5 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    2 rating
    5 years ago

    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 rating
    5 years ago

    Chick pea flour bread is amazing

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    1 rating
    5 years ago

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

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Amazing food! A must try!

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    4 rating
    6 years ago

    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

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Dairy-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday
10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 6 pm
Thursday
10 am - 6 pm
Friday
10 am - 6 pm
Saturday
10 am - 6 pm
Sunday
11 am - 5 pm
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