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Though expensive and with extremely sweet treats, Bunner’s makes gluten-free and vegan taste wonderful.
Bunner’s is a bake shop with 2 locations in trending areas of Toronto: the Junction and Kensington Market. Though not originally catering exclusively to a gluten-free clientele, Bunner’s does just that now. See their website for a brief history of their crumble beginnings.
I first became acquainted with Bunner’s at the annual vegetarian food festival held every September at Harbourfront.
Cinnamon buns are one of my Achilles of indulgences so I was easily persuaded to give their wares a try. Though the taste was decidedly beany (they use a chickpea flour based gluten-free flour) I was intrigued enough to go back for more…and more…and still more…
Bunner’s offers both sweet and savoury items. You can enjoy their treats fresh and at full price or check out their day-old selection at a slightly reduced cost. Bunner’s also sells a cookbook that includes some of their most popular recipes. At $25 plus tax, it is a purchase where I have gotten more than my money’s worth. My favourite recipes: lemon curd and mac and cheese.
Special dietary requirements are not necessary for a visit to Bunner’s. Their food is suitable for gluten-free, vegan or just plain foodie customers.
- mac and cheese
- supersonic cookies
- loaf of bread
- pumpkin scones with maple icing (scones usually available weekends only)
- specialty cupcakes (I keep missing the lemon meringue pie one)