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2307A Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1327
+1 571-244-3662
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the perfect place to find delicious treats for a dinner party I was hosting. A couple friends had food allergies/intolerances so this was a perfect find. We had an assortment of cupcakes, layered cake pieces, tiramisu, and fruit tartlets. All were delicious and my GF friend said, (almost in tears) "I never thought I'd get to have tiramisu... More 

Thank wandermuffin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The shop is tiny, so when the only sales clerk spent a long, long time socializing with the customers ahead of us, we had plenty of time to read the label of everything in the store that had a label. What we learned is that millet seems to be their go-to flour: huge red flag right there. Millet flour is... More 

Thank JJ-2bgluten-free
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is my family's goto place for Gluten Free pastries. Lots of fresh pastries and you don't even know that they are different from gluten pastries.

Thank Trydadspies
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I ordered a Tiramisu cake for 6-10 people. The over the phone ordering process went smoothly. I was not disappointed. The cake was ready in time. Tiramisu cake was sooo good. Everyone was asking where I got it. If I lived in Alexandria or the DMV, this would be my only go to place for cake.

Thank jackie m
Show Low, Arizona
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

My friend and cousin are allergic to gluten. Visited here with them. It was delicious! Couldn't even tell it was GF! The tarts and petit fours were amazing! True French pastries. Highly recommend. Take home a box of things to try. You'll not regret any of them. Yummy!

Thank Janelle S
Alexandria, Virginia
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293 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

There are so few real bakeries and Happy Tart is the real deal. Yes, it's gluten free, but it's delicious!! The staff is dedicated, knowledgably and friendly. It's a little hidden -- in an alley off of Mount Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood, but it's well worth the trip!

Thank kaj2600
Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

My husband ordered me a gluten-free chocolate torte cake from this bakery while we were in Alexandria for my birthday. It was a little difficult to find this place because it's tucked away, but when I walked in, I was so pleased with the gluten-free and soy-free options! Having food intolerances is a pain, and bakeries like this are really... More 

Thank Trisha S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The Happy Tart specializes in gluten free products, specially baked goods. They have a freezer full of breads (to include brioche) as well as cookies, tartlettes, and cup cakes. They can also make to order cakes for special occasions. If you go in, be prepared to want EVERYTHING, but if you only have to choose one thing make it the... More 

Thank ThereBeBears
Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
1,602 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Easy to miss on Mount Vernon Avenue, Happy Tart is squeezed in behind two buildings with a small sidewalk entrance. An intriguing and mouthwatering array of "sweet stuff" in the display case, which makes it hard to make a choice. The cupcakes are very good, the pies awesome and the cookies and muffins good. Daily specials add to the mix.... More 

Thank jeffl499
Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

My gluten-free daughter found this place on The Knot (a wedding site). In June '15, we enjoyed a fantastic cake-and-dessert tasting, so I got an idea of just how talented baker/owner Emma really is. Her stuff is incredible: full of flavor, terrific texture, and you would never know that EVERYTHING is gluten free! The place is tiny but a true... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2307A Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1327
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 571-244-3662

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?