The Joy of Gluten Free

5 recent ratings
$ • Bakery
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cupcakes, Dessert
250 Greenbank Rd
Ottawa, ON K2H 8X4

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Not celiac

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Absolutely fantastic. Everything I’ve tried has been amazing, and the service is always personal and welcoming!

Get the unicorn squares and focaccia. Oh my! :)

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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Absolute best gf bakery I've been to. The owner is so pleasant and helpful. They even sell their flour blend for people to bake at home. Wonderful place.

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 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?

— Average

Updated 4 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cupcakes
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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I have shopped here off and on since 2016. I mostly buy their bread and occasionally a sweet treat for my son who is also GF.

More often than not, when I’ve visited the store, the owner has been incredibly rude and I have decided that I just cannot patronize this store any longer. Their products are decent (although their prices are the highest I’ve paid for GF bread in Ottawa) and the store is close to home, I’d rather support a small business that treats its patrons with kindness and respect.

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 kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 8 months 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 1 year ago read full review

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Amazing food and staff. We love taking our son there, who has celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The Nanaimo bars from here were delicious as was the pumpkin pie. This pie crust is my favourite in the city.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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love this place

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Chick pea flour bread is amazing

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Amazing food! A must try!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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