Owner & Baker, Melody Saari
Located in Toronto, ON, Almond Butterfly Gluten Free Bake Shop & Espresso offers a full menu of baked goods, as well as hot breakfast and grilled lunch options for takeout, dine-in, or delivery.
Fresh baked goods, made from scratch on-site: cupcakes, cakes, brownies, cookies, and other treats, that taste amazing. Baked fresh in our shop, our baked goods use only premium, all-natural ingredients that are healthier for you.
Breakfast & lunch options: yup, we make all of our bagels fresh each morning too, and we use them for all of our hot breakfast sandwiches, toasted bagels, and grilled lunch sandwiches (let me hear you say "GFT!"). Check out our Food Menu for more info on that. ;)
For us, it's simple: gluten-free should taste great!
Our mission is to create delicious food which taste sooooo good that you, your friends, and family won't notice that it's gluten-free.
Did you know? A little bit of our history...
Almond Butterfly was born in 2011 out of a Crossfit gym in Montreal, Quebec, where Melody Saari (AB's owner & head baker) trained. Melody being Melody, she'd bring in gluten-free and Paleo treats for everyone there to enjoy after their WOD (that means "workout of the day", typically an extremely high-intensity workout). Athletes need their recovery, afterall! The gym and its members became AB's very first customers. In fact, "Almond Butterfly" is actually a play-on-words referring to a "Butterfly" pull-up (a beautiful gymnastic movement, combining grace and power), and, of course, one of our favourite nuts... almonds!
So there you have it: the entire concept of Almond Butterfly originates from a place of health and fitness... of balance between hard work and reward... and that is something Almond Butterfly will always hold close to its heart.
Check it out!
All Almond Butterfly baked goods are gluten-free and soy-free. We use tasty nut flours and nut oils in our baking, which gives our baked goods a signature Almond Butterfly taste that our customers have come to know and love.
Don't forget the coffee...
Not only do we love gluten-free treats; we love high-quality espresso too! That's why we've joined up with Social Coffee and Tea Co. to offer you hand-crafted, espresso beverages upon your visit.
For our Vegan and Paleo friends, Almond Butterfly also offers a selection of treats for those following these dietary lifestyles.
No gluten. No wheat. No soy. Vegan and Paleo options.
Breakfast. Lunch. Espresso.
Amazing taste. Extra love.
... this is Almond Butterfly in a nutshell! :)