5 Gluten-Free Bakeries

Celebrate Celiac Awareness Month with a sweet treat from one of these popular spots.

May is Celiac Awareness Month, so why not mark the occasion with a gluten-free treat? For those travellers with gluten sensitivities or gluten intolerance, indulging in a buttery croissant, a freshly baked cookie or a gooey dessert while exploring a new city is getting easier and easier, thanks to the growing number of high-quality gluten-free bakeries and eateries that keep cropping up.

Here are some rave-worthy spots serving GF goodies in the WestJet universe.

Panne Rizo

Vancouver, B.C.

Open since 1998, this Kitsilano eatery is entirely gluten-free and insanely popular. Enjoy gorgeous, freshly baked breads made with glycemic-friendly flours like sorghum, amaranth and quinoa, and be sure to try at least a couple sweet treats. From muffins and cookies to squares and seasonal goodies, Panne Rizo offers it all. (1939 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.)

Bubby Rose’s Bakery and Cafe


This tiny, well-loved bakery in Victoria’s Fairfield neighbourhood is not completely gluten-free, but it does offer a huge variety of celiac-friendly options, including rich chocolate quinoa cupcakes, a heavenly chocolate torte, moist banana rice bread and a lemon polenta cake. Gluten-free pizza is also on the menu, or you can purchase the pizza dough to take home. (1022 Cook Street, Victoria, B.C.)

Cocoabeans Bakeshop


Opened in December 2012, this gluten-free spot offers an extensive product line ranging from homemade-daily sandwiches to fresh-baked bread and cookies. You can also find a variety of packaged treats—like ice cream cones and pancake mix— for take-home. (268 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, M.B.)



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Located in the city’s trendy Junction neighbourhood, Bunner’s is all vegan and all gluten free. Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savoury, you’ll find a treat that fits the bill. Try the sticky cinnamon buns with “buttercream” icing and the ultra-popular Supersonic Gypsy cookies, or buy a loaf of fresh-from-the-oven bread made with chickpea flour. (3054 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ont.)

Clementine Bakery


This Brooklyn-based vegan bakery makes all of its goodies from organic ingredients, and, while not everything in the shop is gluten-free, there are still lots of yummy GF options. In addition to individual pastries and cookies, you can also order whole gluten-free cakes and pies for special occasions. (299 Green Ave. Brooklyn, N.Y.)