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Canada's main export of maple syrup may well be gluten free but I think that you may struggle to survive on just that for your visit! Coupled with the fact that different languages are spoken in different areas then it might seem dauniting, hopefully we can help.

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Kawartha Bakery
, Peterborough, Ontario View On Map
While vacationing this summer in Rice Lake, near Peterborough Ontario, we took a drive to visit the Whetung Ojibwe centre in Curve Lake. Along the way, in a fairly rural area, we passed a bakery with a sign outside advertising gluten free baked goods. My interest was piqued, and we made a point of stopping in on our way back at the end of the day. I was curious to see what products would be offered, and to find out how a bakery specializing in gluten free goods survived in such a rural area.

I'm so happy I stumbled upon this gem of a bakery. I had the opportunity to speak with the owners and ask a few questions. The bakery opened in 1975, and they branched out into gluten free baking over 23 years ago due to a large demand in the area. Over the years, as word of their bakery spread, they began getting business from people willing to travel long distances to find products that were unavailable elsewhere, and they began expanding their offerings. The bakery now offers over 80 varieties of gluten free bake goods, including both in-house baked products and commercial brands.

This is a fantastic bakery, with knowledgeable staff and great products that are priced right.
Recommended By: @CeliacBaby / coulditbeceliac.blogspot.com On: 2012-10-05


Utopia Bakery & Cafe
Chemainus, British Columbia View On Map
Sells gluten free bread and pastries, the bread is very light and fluffy! Serves soups & sandwiches on your choice of bread including the in-house GF bread.
Recommended By: Karlym09 On: 2012-10-05


Cilantro & Chive
Ponoka, Alberta View On Map
Fun, fresh menu with seasonal ingredients and lots of gluten free items that are well marked on the menu. In addition, gluten free bread or pasta can be substituted where appropriate.
Recommended By: Karlym09 On: 2012-10-05


Swiss Chalet
, Chain View On Map
Swiss Chalet is another chain restaurant that my wife, the person in my family with celiac, has had success with. Particularly the Dieppe, New Brunswick location. Staff at this location seem very well informed with respect to gluten intolerance. Always enjoy the food (usually get take out) and they typically use multiple friers to prevent cross contamination.
Recommended By: Barry On: 2012-07-02


Montana's
, Chain View On Map
Very good spot for the meat lover, excellent chicken and ribs. Gluten free options available.
Recommended By: Barry On: 2012-07-02


Zena's Gluten Free Bakery
Maple Ridge, British Columbia View On Map
The best gluten free baked goods I have tasted! From sandwich bread, speciality cakes, red velvet cupcakes, quiche and mojito cupcakes they seem to have it all.
Recommended By: Sangeeta On: 2012-06-26


Lit Italian Wine Bar
Edmonton, Alberta View On Map
We went on a Thursday evening and the Wine Bar was full but did not feel too crowded. We were seated just inside the front entrance - a long drapery from the second floor ceiling down to the floor backed the diners at our table from the entrance side. As our group made reservations a head of time our waiter was aware of our gluten free requirements, and was pretty accommodating - we were brought complimentary bowls of popcorn to our table - which went quickly and was quite tasty, kind of a nice light alternative to the usual bread at the table.

We all ordered a different plates - one plate in common with a few of us was the calamari -I loved the way it was prepared - not the usual plate of small individual rings but in slices of squid that were dusted with cornstarch, slightly spiced and lightly deep fried to a golden crispy texture. For our mains we chose two of the salads on the menu - on and eye catching bed of mixed greens.

I think that the Lit Italian Wine Bar would be a lovely place to go for light meal, a great glass of wine and conversation. I will definitely go back.
Recommended By: @HighonlifeandGF / highonlifeandglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2012-05-26


Village Idiot Bar & Grill
Revelstoke, British Columbia View On Map
We stumbled across Village Idiot Bar & Grill which looked like a funky pub with old skis plastered all over the walls, used for the fence outside and for the chair seats and backs. Then I spotted that they had gluten free pizzas and I was sold! They actually have a section on the back of the menu titled 'Gluten concens' which states: 'At the Village Idiot we make all of our dishes fresh in house, including our pizza dough. We understand that a gluten free diet can be challenging and are pleased to offer many items that do not contain wheat. All of our main course are gluten free, as well as a few of our stir-fry sauces, and salad dressings. Many sandwiches can be served without a bun for a gluten free meal or in a wrap for a reduced gluten diet. We also have a gluten free pizza dough. We do caution that because we produce our own dough there is a presence of airborne flour in our kitchen so minor gluten cross contimation is possible.'

I decided on a gluten free pizza with Italian sausage, banana peppers, green peppers (capsicum) and mushrooms. The pizza was a decent size and easily feeds two with a salad on the side which is exactly what I did the second time I went there. A friend and I ordered a gluten free ham and pineapple pizza and the 'chicks dig it!' salad and shared both. My non coeliac friend enjoyed the pizza and we both loved the salad which was cummin roasted chick peas tossed with peppers, carrots, green onions, raisins and a lime cilantro dressing, served over shaved red cabbage and spinach. However I highly recommend a visit to the Village Idiot even if you just go for a drink.
Recommended By: @sydgfadventures / glutenfreezones.com On: 2012-04-03


Augusto 33
Vaughan, Ontario View On Map
We went in today to place our order for next week, and were met by the same friendly people that were there last year. I instantly felt guilty for not shopping there more often. They have a variety of cookies, brownies and muffins that are gluten free, including carrot muffins and carrot cake. Gluten free pizza dough is available for purchase.

What got us to sit down today though was the poster advertising gluten free waffles. We ordered one for my son and sat down to wait. When it came out, I couldn't believe how delicious it looked! A huge plate of fluffy, warm waffle, covered in lactose free whipped cream and dairy free chocolate sauce with sliced strawberries and topped with a maraschino cherry. To die for. My son was so excited he dug right in with his fingers before I could remind him to use his fork.
Recommended By: @CeliacBaby / coulditbeceliac.blogspot.com On: 2012-02-15


Soda Jerks Restaurant
Edmonton, Alberta View On Map
We had a great experience right from walking in, it still gives me a little shiver of happiness when I walk into a restaurant for the first time and when I mention being a celiac or having to eat gluten free - all the staff are accommodating and knowledgeable right from the hostess to the waiters and waitresses - it makes for an enjoyable dining experience right from the front door. This was the kind of experience we had at Soda Jerks, our hostess didn't hesitate or miss a beat when we inquired about how we go about eating gluten free at Soda Jerks - she confidently said that our waitress would be able to explain and assist us in making sure our meals were safe.

So our burgers - we decided to go with the "Build your own" burger idea ~ which is a superb selection I think most people would be hard pressed not to be able to build a burger or sandwich of their liking, the large and varied selection actually makes it a challenge of what you can put together.

So a two thumbs up for Soda Jerks Restaurant - West End - for an enjoyable experience from the service, drinks and delicious food ~ a definite add to somewhere not only that we will recommend but that we shall be visiting for the nights when we just have to have "an awesome burger".
Recommended By: @HighonlifeandGF / highonlifeandglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2012-02-10


Farro Ristorante
Maple, Ontario View On Map
Last night, we went out to dinner at a local Italian restaurant called Farro Ristorante. The restaurant is the perfect date-night place, with a sophisticated ambiance and an extensive menu of mouthwatering food. Normally, Italian food is a gluten-filled minefield, but not at this restaurant.

Farro makes pasta in house, and they have gluten free pasta available. They also make gluten free pizza, which is what we ordered for my son. The gluten free didn't come in kid size, but I didn't mind. We packed up what my son didn't finish and brought it home. How was the pizza? Fantastic. It was thin crust, with an authentic pizza texture to the crust. I would say that it was the best gluten free pizza I've ever tried. My son agreed, as he gobbled down three and a half slices! We ordered a simple Margherita pizza for him, but since they have an extensive pizza menu, we really could have chosen from several pizzas. Ditto for the pasta dishes. And since our son was so engaged with his pizza, my husband and I enjoyed our meals drama free.

On our way out, I noticed that the restaurant has a small section at the back where they sell some specialty food products, including gluten free pasta. I really enjoyed our dining experience at Farro. It's not a cheap restaurant, but the prices are reasonable for the quality of the food and the dining experience that the restaurant provides. They also offer take-out if you call and order in advance, which is a great option for my family. This is a restaurant that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food, and wants more than one gluten free option to choose from. It's perfect for a date night, a family function, or just an impromptu dinner to celebrate something special. My only suggestion for the restaurant would be to advertise their gluten free items outright on the menu. They have a mention of spelt pasta, but no mention of the gluten free options. I think that they could bring in more business if they did.
Recommended By: coulditbeceliac.blogspot.com On: 2012-02-10


Boston Pizza
, Chain View On Map
I was slightly concerned when I first decided to move to Banff in Canada for the winter season. But it turns out I had no need to be worried, as there are plenty of options when eating out including gluten free pizza from Boston Pizza. My friends actually thought it was quite funny when I first saw the words 'gluten free' on the pizza menu, I think I squealed and jumped up and down in my seat. I decided I had to order a gluten free pizza, choosing the BBQ Chicken pizza (I checked to make sure all toppings were gluten free also). I also ordered the starter Spinach Salad (fresh spinach leaves tossed with poppy seed dressing and topped with sliced mushrooms, smoky bacon, diced tomato, chopped egg and crumbled feta cheese). Both the pizza and salad were delicious and it was far too much for me to finish.
Recommended By: @sydgfadventures / glutenfreezones.com On: 2012-01-29


Eddie Burger & Bar
Banff, Alberta View On Map
Almost every night of the week in Banff there is a food special on at one of the pubs/restaurants. Now you would assume that $6 cheese burger night at The Eddie wouldn't be coeliac friendly. However I was assured that The Eddie had gluten free burger buns and sure enough having a quick look at their website not only do they have gluten free buns but the beef patty was also gluten free.

So I headed on down to The Eddie and ordered a gluten free cheese burger. The burgers came out and whilst mine looked smaller than my friends glutenous one I was just happy that they had gluten free buns! The verdict - the bun wasn't bad (not the best but definitely not the worst I have had) and overall the burger was yum!
Recommended By: @sydgfadventures / glutenfreezones.com On: 2012-01-29


Press'd Sandwiches
Edmonton, Alberta View On Map
Press'd Sandwiches introduced a gluten free sandwich option at the Edmonton City Center Mall location starting on January 9th. The location on Jasper Avenue and 112 Street had already been serving a gluten free option, but it took a little more time for the City Center location to come up with a safe gluten free sandwich without risk of cross-contamination. After a campaign using social media as a source of input, Press'd City Center decided to create one of their signature sandwiches each day with a limited number of them safely created as gluten free.

I was able to take advantage of this on their first day, heading down to City Center Mall and getting one of their Club Press'd sandwiches on gluten free bread. You can order either a half or a full sandwich order... the half size sandwich being the size of gluten free bread (which is naturally smaller), and the full order being two sandwiches. The sandwich was prepared in a separate area in Press'd, on the opposite end and very clearly away from the area where the other sandwiches (and breads) are handled and made. The club sandwich had the addition of tomato, lettuce and cheese topped over ham, turkey and bacon. I ordered the full order, and found that it provided me with more than enough to eat. With the advances being made in creating gluten free bread today, the quality of the bread was great, and the sandwich was delicious.
Recommended By: @HighonlifeandGF / highonlifeandglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-29


DeLux Burger Bar
Edmonton, Alberta View On Map
Well I know a while back I wrote how much we truly enjoy the 142nd location of Delux Burger - while our first encounter at the West Edmonton Mall location left something to be desired ... well things have changed since then and I thought I should update my post and rewrite a review on Delux Burger Bar in West Edmonton Mall (WEM). The WEM location has an added benefit over the 142nd street one for the fact that they had the room to be able to put in a dedicated fryer - therefore they have a much larger selection than at the other location now. It's nice that they have an awesome MENU printed up with all these selections now - that because of being so different than the paper on the table menus it helps reinforce to the waiters and waitress' that you are ordering from the Gluten free menu and gives a bit more ease of mind when ordering in such a busy establishment. We have eaten at the WEM location more than once - have retried the burgers there which I am happy to say have come along way from our first taste test and have traveled to the juicy and tasty burgers that we so love from the 142nd street location, it's been great - and the added plus - we can order FRENCH FRIES!!! Both the Sweet Potato (Yam) Fries and the regular French fries can be ordered because of the dedicated fryer and they are awesome. Homecut style fries that are crispy on the outside and melt in your mouth soft on the inside. It is funny but before I was diagnosed I wasn't a big fry eater - but it is surprising what you can crave when it becomes a little harder to attain - and these fries are delicious. I would definitely comment that the WEM location has come a long way since I first sat down to try a burger there - and their service is timely and always have had an awesome wait and serving staff - they are attentive and friendly ... A definite plus to the dining at Delux Burger Bar ... at either location. :)
Recommended By: @HighonlifeandGF / highonlifeandglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-29


Prairie Ink Cafe
Winnipeg, Manitoba View On Map
I heard Prairie Ink Cafe at Mcnally Robinson revamped their gluten-free menu, so I went to check it out with my Mom, step-dad, and my Papa who was in town visiting. They had quite a few gluten-free options, such as: omelettes, chicken livers (I'll pass, thanks), bruschetta, five kinds of salad, smoked chicken club sandwich (and other groovy sandwiches), vegetarian chili, and delicious chewy chocolate chip cookies! As delicious as the chicken livers seemed, I just HAD to go with the bison burger. They put it on gluten-free toast as opposed to a gluten-free bun, but that's no big deal--I was in it for the burger.

Was it filling? Let's just say I was more stuffed than a teddy bear. The wedge fries were pretty good as well. I prefer my wedge fries a little more crispy on the outside, but how were they to know? The cafe itself is usually pretty packed and a bit cramped, not the most relaxing place, but the service and food is really good.
Recommended By: @mitchkru / pegcityceliac.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-18


Empress Of China
Winnipeg, Manitoba View On Map
It's been over a year and a half since I've had Chinese food, and I love Chinese food. Unfortunately for celiacs, a lot of Chinese dishes are breaded, use wheat noodles, or use soy sauce containing gluten. A few weeks ago I was driving down Henderson Hwy and I wasn't feelin' so hot. I figured it'd be easy to just stop at a Chinese place and order some rice. As I walked up the door to Empress of China, I noticed a side that said they cater to gluten-free diets.

I read it over a couple more times, just to let the idea marinate in my mind matter for a bit. Then it finally hit me. I could get MORE than just rice! I could order a number of things off their menu, and in particular my favourite Chinese dish: GINGER BEEF! The ginger beef was great. The Kung Pau with peanuts is good as well--though it seems to lack a little POW! The chow mien was made with rice noodles. The ginger beef definitely stole the show.

Even if the chow mien was a little plain, Empress of China makes a number of other gluten-free dishes. I'll be sure to test out some others--although the ginger beef will be a permanent part of my order there.
Recommended By: @mitchkru / pegcityceliac.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-15


High Level Diner
Edmonton, Alberta View On Map
We have been to this diner in the past and the experience eating there always leaves us with a great experience and a desire to come back. They are very coeliac friendly - have truly undertaken the "art" of accommodating those who require eating gluten free. They have not only separate a separate "Celiac Breakfast & Brunch" Menu but also a "Celiac Lunch and Diner" Menu - as well as being accommodating for their special "Turkey Tuesdays", "Thursday Ukrainian Diner" and the "Sunday Prime Rib Diner".

We decided to choose from the Lunch and Diner menu today - and I spied that they had "Home cut Fries" (made in a dedicated gluten free fryer) so I choose their "Gluten Free Diners Clubhouse" with the side of the Home cut Fries. It was very good, they brought me heinz ketchup (as their locally made brand is not gluten free) and I enjoyed my clubhouse and fries. Tasty. The fries were really great, not greasy perfectly fried and just a little crunch to them.

And though they do not have a dedicated "wheat free" kitchen - they use dedicated gluten free fryers and toasters and take the care and attention needed as I have not felt ill after eating at the Diner. I recommend if you like the artsy, antique, bistro feel of a great place to eat - High Level Diner would be a good stop.
Recommended By: @HighonlifeandGF / highonlifeandglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-14


Boston Pizza
, Chain View On Map
Their gluten free menu is a bit basic - but they have a small offering of salads and entrees to choose from - but they have gluten free pizza! They use the Kinnikinnick crusts for their pizza, and then add toppings that are gluten free, on the menu you have a decent choice of about 12 pizzas and toppings that you can either mix or order one of their favorites. I selected the Great White North pizza - gluten free - at this location they only have the one size - which would be the individual size - definitely filling for one person - at a cost of $9.90 so a couple dollars more than the individual I ordered for one of the kids. And it was good - not a wow factor though and definitely like a pizza you could make at home - but good to have somewhere to go if you all want to have a pizza together and you have a mixed group.
Recommended By: highonlifeandglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-07


The Keg
, Chain View On Map
Invited out by an old friend for supper this week and one of her favorite places to go is The Keg. I haven't eaten at The Keg since diagnosed but as I am always up to expand my list of places "safe" or "accommodating" to eat out - especially with friends who are not Celiacs - I said yes ok to her and then did what I needed to do to start "the process" of checking and re-checking a restaurant where I am going to put my health in their hands. :) So I called the restaurant and was encouraged by the gentleman that answered the phone - that he was familiar with the term "Celiac" and "Gluten free" and the words "Cross Contamination" - yeah off to to great start. My dear friend also grilled the staff when she made our reservations - stressing that she does not want her friend sick and also "checking" with them on their knowledge and ability to serve me a "safe" meal. I was also touched and encouraged by this step - as we all know the struggles at points where those who are our friends or family may not understand the serious "issues" we have when putting our trust in an establishment to eat out. And how though we have to go through these steps - time and time again - they acknowledge the importance and so when they (our friends) actually take on some of that responsibility - well it is truly touching.

I know The Keg does not have a dedicated Gluten Free menu - but I have to say I was impressed by the staff - waiter / manager on duty - to check with the kitchen, give me options of what I could and could not eat, and then provide me with a tasty well seasoned meal - and tasty it was.
Recommended By: highonlifeandglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-07


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