Gluten free eating CAN be a bit of a challenge, there’s no denying it. But, nothing is more satisfying for someone who is celiac or has a gluten allergy than finding a truly wonderful gluten-free bakery. Today, we are on the hunt for delicious gluten free baked goodies in Calgary, AB and area. On to the delicious quest!
The Cookie Jar Gluten free Bakery
This little bakery is located in Crossroads Market, at 1235 26 Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB. On her Facebook page, owner Laurie gets rave reviews on all of her gluten free baked goodies. She has: brownies, banana bread, loaves of freshly baked gluten free bread. Plus, look at these other items that caught our attention:
- Gluten free lemon squares
- Gluten free date squares – not something we see very often and boy would I love to try one of these!! (My Mom used to make a mean – utterly delicious – date square when I was growing up.)
- 2 pack of gluten free muffins in different flavours
- Gluten free Nanaimo bars – oh, man these would be excellent.
- Pecan Passion bars – like a rich and gooey slice of pecan pie, but in a square form
- Peanut butter balls – also dunked in chocolate and sprinkled with extra bits of crushed peanuts
- Peanut butter bliss bars – these are the famous peanut buttery marshmallow bars. A super sweet and yummy treat.
- Plus…gluten free pies and tourtiere – unusual find! (It’s a meat pie, if you’ve never happened to hear of it before.)
Miss P’s Gluten Free Bakery
https://www.misspsglutenfree.com/ This wee treasure of baked delights that are without gluten can be found in the Avenida area of Calgary. Miss P has set up shop as a booth in the new (and frankly, wonderful!) Avenida Food Hall. This wonderful business is located near to me, and so I am a very loyal customer. Miss P provides us with gluten free treats that are wonderfully near the taste and texture of the real thing. This is a dedicated gluten free bakery, so no worries about anything – especially not cross contamination. (My absolute fave? The butter tarts are DIVINE. My gluten eating husband 100% agrees and loves this kind of taste testing. Ha!) There are loads of lovely gluten free products to try, ranging from hearty breads, loaf cakes (yummy ones like lemon poppyseed or carrot), and hot dog buns. Ooh, next time I’ll have to try those and let you guys know what I think.
Don’t you just love the simple and appropriate name? Care Bakery in Calgary is another dedicated gluten free bakery. (Find them online at https://carebakery.com) Owner Kerry Bennet says on her site that she just wanted a sandwich. Yes! We understand that plight all too well. She became determined to develop delicious gluten free baked products, and even took the renowned Culinary program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). She wanted to – and has – made gluten free bread and buns that are good enough for absolutely anyone to enjoy. We love that – not just hard lumps of dough called bread, but bread and bakery items made with, well – care.
They proudly declare that all of their gluten free products – which are now widely available in grocery stores across Calgary – are made with ingredients you can pronounce.
Gluten Free Snack of the Day – Schar Gluten Free ‘Twix’ bars
I like to have a few satisfying gluten free treats and snacks in my pantry. Sometimes I just want something lovely to pair with a steaming cup of coffee or tea. This is the closest we’ve found to a gluten-filled Twix bar, by a gluten free bakery called Schar. Yummmm – lovely caramel with crunchy cookies and a chocolate coating. And entirely safe to eat if you have either a gluten allergy or Celiac disease. Keep a box in your desk to pop a sweet afternoon snack that is gluten free but tastes incredible. (Read more about Schar products in our other articles here.)
Favourite Gluten Free Baked Goods in Calgary
I’m on an ongoing mission to find all of us in the Calgary area delicious baked treats! This gluten free resource is one I’ll be updating regularly, so if you have a great GF spot that you’d like to tell me about – please either leave a comment or send me an email. Now, I’m off to hunt for more delicious foods for celiacs. Onward!
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