Gluten Free Oasis

Bakery | Brazilian | Sandwich Shop
One of the best

As one who very much likes gluten and yeast, I wasn’t all that compelled to stop at the Gluten Free Oasis (formerly Mama’s Cheese Bread Factory). Everything made here is gluten-free and yeast-free. Gluten-free cakes and cookies and even pie crusts, yes; but gluten-free and yeast-free bread? I thought not… until Mama’s rolls made me a believer. These cheesey spheres are lightweight and yet joyously chewy – a bread-lover’s delight, the sharp flavor of cheese a radically fine substitute for the tang of yeast.

While my sandwich was constructed in the kitchen, the gent behind the counter gave me a little pão de queijo (cheese roll) to nosh as a sample; and as I savored its fresh, big flavor, he described the process by which the breads are made using tapioca flour and fermented leavener derived from yucca root. It is an ancient formula that dates back to South America before Europeans and wheat arrived.

The inventory includes cheese breads of various size, either finished or frozen and ready to bake, as well as pizza shells, and whole stuffed chickens and stuffed pork loins. For those who are hungry NOW, there is a short menu of breakfast sandwiches and lunch sandwiches – all, of course, made on the good bread that is sturdy enough to hold massive amounts of ingredients. The “punta cana” sandwich, for example, is a mountain of moist, shredded roast chicken and carrots dotted with a few sweet raisins, laced with crunchy potato sticks, and garnished with lettuce leaves and mayonnaise. It is hugely satisfying. Other available sandwiches include stuffed pork loin, ham-salami-mozzarella subs, sausage, ham and grilled cheese, and several vegetarian combos.

Note: Due to pandemic precaution, current business is take-out only. The Gluten Free Oasis is now open from 7am to 2pm Wednesday through Saturday.

What to Eat
Gluten Free Oasis, Punta Cana Sandwich
Punta Cana Sandwich
The 'punta cana': roast chicken, carrots, raisins, crisp potato sticks, lettuce leaves and mayonnaise.
Gluten Free Oasis, Pao de Queijo
Pao de Queijo
Little cheese rolls, hot from the oven
Gluten Free Oasis, Stuffed Pork Loin Sandwich
Stuffed Pork Loin Sandwich
Pork loin stuffed with ham, mozzarella, and kielbasa
Gluten Free Oasis, Breakfast Sandwich
Breakfast Sandwich
Breakfast sandwich in a freshly baked roll
Directions and Hours
closed now
Tuesday7am - 2pm
Wednesday7am - 2pm
Thursday7am - 5pm
Friday7am - 5pm
Saturday7am - 2pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

Other Nearby Restaurants

  • Carbone’s Market

    Torrington, Connecticut

    Carbone’s is a vintage Italian-American neighborhood grocery store known for huge, beautiful grinders (sub sandwiches). Roast beef is a specialty.

  • Hot Grill

    Clifton, New Jersey

    Hot Grill’s Texas weiners are deep-fried and nestled in a too-short bun topped with mustard, onion, and spicy/sweet beef-chili sauce. A New Jersey must-eat!

  • Levain Bakery

    New York, New York

    Immense, irresistible cookies (chocolate chip!) are the best at Levain. From-scratch bread, muffins, sticky buns and fruit tarts also are bakery treasures.

  • Chez Lenard

    Ridgefield, Connecticut

    Chez Lenard is a sidewalk cart on Main Street in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Wieners are fine, slim, all-beef franks with natural casing, dressed in classy ways.

  • Speedy Donut

    Norwalk, Connecticut

    Speedy Donut is a Roadfood best-bet for its egg-rich, crisp-edged crullers as well as cake donuts, twists, and fritters.

  • 1st Street Apizza

    Seymour, Connecticut

    A small, mostly take-out restaurant in downtown Seymour, Connecticut, 1st Street Apizza specializes in New Haven-style pizza with thin, elegant crust.