Violette Gluten Free Bakery

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 29 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 8 more

1786 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140 Directions

(857) 500-2748
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    I’ve tried the majority of their baked goods, and some of them are FANTASTIC! Highly recommend the cakeron, flourless chocolate cake, the lemon squares, angel food cake, the APPLE FRITTER (!!!!), and bars (billionaire bars, turtle bars). The cupcakes are also good, but the frosting isn’t my favorite. Celiac safe and a tasty (if a bit pricey) treat!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Entire place is gluten free. Most is dairy free. Some is vegan. Cookies are very good. Soups are delicious. They have bread, which I have never tried.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    The berry scone was delicious, very soft, moist, and cakey. The mixed berry bar was also great as was the peach cupcake. Vanilla/yellow cake is usually not good gf but they nailed it! Wasn’t the biggest fan of the lemon berry shaker pie but it was still alright. Prices are as expected. Wanted to try an empanada but I had a 6 hour drive so sadly couldn’t.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Nice to have a dedicated GF place in the area, no doubt. No chances of getting sick here which is huge. However, I'm not really a fan of their baked goods, and they're overpriced. The only thing I've liked is the empanadas. However, other Celiac family members love it. So it's certainly worth a try!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    My favorite gf bakery in the area for sure! They serve savory items which is not always common in gf bakeries! Their brioche is amazing and cupcakes are delicious! They have several vegan items as well! Some of their items contain oats so, if you are sensitive to them- check with the staff and they will inform you! Always friendly and great service!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    This bakery is absolutely amazing. DEDICATED GLUTEN FREE FACILITY! (Yay!!!!) Hands down the best GF baked goods I've ever had - by FAR my favorite GF place. Everything is so delicious and I've never gotten sick from eating anything here. They make the best GF bread I've ever had, quiches, ham and cheese pastries, several different pies, cakes, cookies, pastries, etc. It's just like a normal bakery (everything is yummy) but it's a completely dedicated facility. I cannot say enough good things about this place. So good that I'm almost positive that the one review here that isn't five stars has to be a mistake. I have very high GF standards, and I've never gotten anything here I didn't love. The owner is very sweet and explained she started the bakery because she was tired of mediocre GF foods when it's completely possible to make delicious stuff. My non-GF relatives raved about how good everything was. I have a hard time sharing whenever I get anything from here. If you're trying to decide between going here and literally anywhere else for breakfast, lunch, or anything in between, come here. You definitely won't regret it.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Everything is safe. But for the price I would expect better tasting food and service. The owner can be pretty off putting. You’re better off with a homemade gluten free cake from a box.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    I was so excited to see a dedicated GF bakery near me, but I found the customer service and baked goods to only be so-so. If you're desperate for a baked good, it's been safe to eat here for me.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Quiche, crumble top pie, and banana bread were all wonderful breakfast treats for me and my non-GF family when I visited from out of town. Check out the online menu and order ahead by email. Bagels and bread aren't ready until 10:30A.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Scrumptious and absolutely gluten free!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    I wanted to support a dedicated GF shop, but I honestly didn’t like any of the 5 things I got. It wasn’t spit-it-out bad, but it wasn’t take-another-bite good, if that makes sense. $24 down the drain :((

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So many choices that are dairy free! The ice cream sandwiches were to die for. Pizza was very good and we bought lots of sweets and so far they’re all very good. Highly recommend! We went back a second time on our trip for more pizza, a calzone and a bag full of cookies and other goodies. Everything we ate tasted amazing! You won’t be disappointed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This is a really cute spot, and the best part is that it's a dedicated gluten free facility. EVERYTHING is glut free!! The quiche was delicious and the blueberry cobbler was amazing. So glad I found this place on my commute back home.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Lots of choices, great bakery feel. Brioche was delicious! The cupcakes I had were beautiful, but did not taste as good as they looked.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    great service and a really wonderful place for a treat!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The food I got here was delicious, I'd love for them to expand to more options!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This is a dedicated gluten free facility with dairy free options as well. They have everything from pies (whole or by the slice), quiche (whole or by the slice), cakes, cupcakes, cookies, scones, you name it! I informed them of my honey allergy, and the ladies behind the counter quickly listed off three items that they use honey in, and assured me that everything else was safe. I indulged in their apple cobbler and a pumpkin cupcake and took them outside to enjoy in the beautiful autumn weather. While nothing will ever beat my grandmother's apple pie with its gluten-y crust, this cobbler was a wonderful combination of sweet and tart, and the crust held together well. The pumpkin cupcake was light and fluffy and perfectly sweet. I pass this bakery on my commute, and can see many, many more visits in the future!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Delicious quiche, French macaroons and peanut butter cookies!!! Can't wait to come back and try the chicken pot pie when it becomes available!! No worries of any cross contamination here! I'll be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    A bit pricey but the dedicated gluten free facility definitely puts me at ease and willing to spend a little bit more!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Violette has some of the best gluten free baked goods I've had anywhere. Violette actually has some of the best baked goods I've had back when I ate gluten. My gluten-eating husband would choose the chocolate chip cookies over most others. They're great, but my personal obsession is the brioche danish. Also the peanut butter cookies with chocolate. Also the bread pudding when they have it. Seriously, just go to Ciolette.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent customer service! The cookies, especially the oatmeal are wonderful. Can't go wrong with the peanut butter cookies or the blueberry lemon zest bread either!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great choices for gluten free baked goods

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Such a nice woman serving delicious gluten free sweets and treats! Highly recommended.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Assortment changes weekly. Delicious GF baked goods.

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Dairy-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10 am - 7 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 7 pm
Thursday
10 am - 7 pm
Friday
10 am - 7 pm
Saturday
9 am - 5 pm
Sunday
Closed

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