Baked2Go: A Montréal Gluten Free Bakery Review

Coconut  Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Sablé Cookies from Baked2Go
Coconut Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Sablé Cookies from Baked2Go

I read a review about Baked2Go before I left for my vacation to Montréal. After visiting their website, I knew they were a must visit while I was there.

Their website is very detailed and organized by dietary needs. Each product has an ingredient list, which for corn allergies is a must. Since corn isn’t a top allergen, most places don’t go out of their way to tell you their products contain corn but this website did.

My experience at the store was the same. The woman at the counter was very knowledgable and able to point out to me which items were corn-free. She also had an enormous three-ring binder with details on all the products that she referred to as I was making my selections.

I selected three items that were definitely safe for my allergies and looked promising. Hint: I’m saving the best for last!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The chocolate chip cookies were somewhat hard and anemic looking which is sadly to be expected from commercially produced gluten-free baked goods. I could have forgiven that but the chocolate flavor wasn’t there. The chips were chalky and bland.

To give them the benefit of a doubt, I use very intensely flavored, unsweetened chocolate in my cooking as I mentioned in my Strawberry Party Balls post. So maybe my expectations were too high.

Shortbread / Sablé Cookies

The shortbread cookies were better. They had the crumble and hint of sweetness you expect from shortbread. I’d eat them again.

Coconut Cake

The coconut cake was by far the best. It was so moist and tender that it didn’t survive my tote bag unscathed as you can see from the picture above. It had a delightful coconut flavor without being overwhelming and a springy texture of a traditional yellow sponge cake. The only thing that saves me from eating these cakes all the time is that they’re located over 800 miles north of my home in Charlotte.

Even with mixed results, I can happily endorse Baked2Go. I had no reactions and the coconut cake alone was worth the visit. Now if I could just get them to open a Charlotte location. Hmmmm. I’ll work on that.

If you’re interested to read more about my Montréal trip, Check out my other posts below.

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