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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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DeLux Burger Bar
Edmonton, Alberta View On Map
We have been to both West End locations and I have to say I have never been disappointed with the burger (the guilt free gf free burger and bun) at the 142nd ave location. The burgers have always been juicy and cooked perfectly and on a soft and delicious bun, we have it with the side salad with a little of the vinegarette and it is awesome! Our West Edm. Mall experience was not even close to as good, maybe they are too busy in that location to show the same care in preparation?? We did comment on it while there, and the waiter and host were very good in saying they would research why the other burger was surperb and that our next dining experience there would be fabulous ... haven't tried it yet. The chef at the 142 ave location knows how to make a yummy satisfying gluten free burger! :) " I have to say there is a real sincere effort in customer satisfaction at the 142nd street location, my guy and I were there a couple weeks ago (we had gone to a movie in the mall and decided we wanted a burger and so traveled to the Crestwood location - it's just never disappointed us) and when I was up paying our bill the gentleman at the till asked how our meal was. We had a nice little conversation - we talked about our experience at the WEM location and he was very interested in our observations and thanked me for my honest opinion - I did not complain just simply stated the fact that their burger at this location far surpassed the one in the mall. He then handed me his card, I found out he was one of the managing partners - Jim Skagos - said if I ever have any more issues or comments please to make sure to pass them along. It is that kind of attention to care and detail that I find refreshing in todays service market and one that keeps me as a loyal patron to a business. I sincerely believe that they would look into both locations and see how the can better service, and I just may head over to the WEM location one of these days soon and give them another try ... cuz every so often just gotta have that burger!
Recommended By: @HighonlifeandGF / highonlifeandglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-07

Frankie's
Uxbridge, Ontario View On Map
Frankie's is a gluten free restaurant. You can order anyting off the menu. The staff are so great at accomodating any special needs. Such a great atmosphere.
Recommended By: Debbie Hachey On: 2011-12-07


Matahari
Edmonton, Alberta View On Map
This evening I had a craving for Asian or Vietnamese dining - After taking a look at a couple gluten free reviews on-line - I decided we were going to try out Matahari restaurant on 124th street. When we walked in I immediately loved the ambiance - the cement fish pond with the koi fish added something unique - the seats that were set in a wooden boat - cool - and the fact that you could reserve a private room and area was a nice add as well.

I do get my first "food" impression when I look at the menu and as a celiac I look for how they have accommodated allergies or sensitivities on the menu. I was pleased to see that the menu included celiac safe choices, and the fact that they used the word celiac instead of just gluten free was great also. I was excited to see that in each category from appetizers, soups to entrees they had choices under each heading that were celiac "friendly" - I was excited to order and dig in.

My son had the Cashew Nut Chicken - and though it was not marked on the menu as celiac friendly and he didn't order it so, she did ask him if he wanted it that way - this made me realize that they were very accommodating to whatever you wanted to order off the menu - that most dishes could have substitutes added or things removed to make it safe to eat.

I look forward to our next visit and trying a few more things off of the varied menu. The bill for the three of us (we had ice tea and sodas for drinks) came to just over $60 - which I found more than reasonable. Good food, great service and awesome people to be sharing it with. Matahari is a thumbs up.
Recommended By: @HighonlifeandGF / highonlifeandglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-12-07


Healthy Creations
, Ontario View On Map
Healthy Creations is a 100% gluten-free bakery in London, Ontario. They have a wide range of gluten-free products including bread, cookies, wraps, muffins, and pizza crusts. When I went to the London store they had only been open 2 weeks but they assured me they were expanding their product line. I love that Healthy Creations is a dedicated gluten-free facility. It assures me that there is no cross contamination in the product of their gluten-free baked goods. I highly recommend this bakery for your gluten-free baked goods! They have two locations Healthy Creations: Gluten Free Bakery 502 Spring Drive London, Ontario N6J 1G8 519-472-0111 Healthy Creations: Gluten Free Bakery 333 Dougall Square Windsor, Ontario N9G 1S7 519-250-4272 Full Review Here
Recommended By: @gfreefun / glutenfreeglobetrotter.com On: 2011-09-15


Cozy Bay Fish 'N' Chips
Summerland, British Columbia View On Map
I'm from Vernon BC Canada. I want to tell you about an exceptional little restaurant in Summerland BC. This place has GLUTEN FREE FISH AND CHIPS! It's called Cozy Bay Fish 'N' Chips. Totally worth the drive! My Husband tried both the regular Fish and Chips and the Gluten Free and he prefers the Gluten Free!!!
Recommended By: Renee Johnson Dulaba On: 2011-07-16


Cambridge Suites Hotel
Toronto, Ontario View On Map
I recently stayed in the Cambridge Suites, Toronoto. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were spatious, clean and comfortable. It is very well situated for eaating out and shopping.

I am coeliac so finding restuarants that are safe to eat in when you travel can be quite difficult, especially on the first night when you are exhausted from an early start and a full day of travelling.

It turns out the the assistant manager of this hotel is also coeliac, and so the waiting and kitchen staff are all clued up on what is safe to eat and what is not. The food was really delicious and for the first time ever I stayed in a hotel without accidently being served a dish with gluten in it.
Recommended By: shonamStAndrews On: 2011-05-31


Burger Bar
Toronto, Ontario View On Map
Having a burger in a restaurant, starting with a gluten free saag poutine and washing it all down with a gluten free beer = awesome Friday night! The service was probably the slowest I've ever experienced... so clear the evening, go early, catch up with someone awesome and eat slow. It's totally worth every minute.
Recommended By: @HappyCeliac / happyceliac.wordpress.com On: 2011-05-19


Caroline's Dining Lounge
Toronto, Ontario View On Map
If you need somewhere to go for brunch where you won't be stuck ordering an omlette with no toast, no potatoes and extra fruit, this is a great option. You can substitute gluten free almond toast or gluten free English muffins with your brunch, or get a gluten free pizza later in the day. To be honest, my pickier eating non-celiac friends were not a huge fan of this place ... but it was a brilliant treat for me. They got the Granola & Yogurt and were not big fans of the goat's milk yogurt. I didn't try it so can't comment for myself.
Recommended By: @HappyCeliac / happyceliac.wordpress.com On: 2011-05-19


Hey Lucy
Toronto, Ontario View On Map
With two locations, one on King St. by the theatres and the other in the Annex, it's usually a convenient spot to meet up. They have a great thin crust gluten free pizza and they don't restrict you to just the margharita ... yes friends, you can have whichever of their fancy pizzas your heart desires. To sweeten the deal - they have $3.99 martinis on Wednesdays!
Recommended By: @HappyCeliac / happyceliac.wordpress.com On: 2011-05-19


Il Sogno
Toronto, Ontario View On Map
A friend of mine lives in the Yonge & Davisville area and discovered this little hideaway that has a great selection of seemingly authentic pasta dishes, that they will make with gluten free pasta. Heaven! It's a nice spot with good service ... and bring your own bottle of wine if you go on a Tuesday - no corkage fee!!
Recommended By: @HappyCeliac / happyceliac.wordpress.com On: 2011-05-19


Oliver and Bonacini Cafe Grill
Toronto, Ontario View On Map
Generally speaking, places that serve fancy sandwiches for lunch are not my bag of chips. But that all changed when a friend suggested I check out the O&B Cafe Grill at Bayview Village and I noticed that they can do their pasta dishes with gluten free pasta. Whoo hoo! The food was fabulous and so was the service.
Recommended By: @HappyCeliac / happyceliac.wordpress.com On: 2011-05-19


Riz
Toronto, Ontario View On Map
Hello Asian food and thank you for joining the gluten free movement! This place has a dedicated gluten free menu and they cook with wheat free soya sauce. A friend took me to Riz for my birthday last year and it was awesome. It was a beautiful summer day, we sat outside in the sunshine, did a little people watching and enjoyed gluten free Asian food. Great times!
Recommended By: @HappyCeliac / happyceliac.wordpress.com On: 2011-05-19


East Side Marios
, Chain View On Map
East Side Marios now has a gluten free menu! Yay! Please tell your server as soon as you sit down, if you plan to order the gluten free pasta as it takes longer to cook. Also, the East Side Mario house salad is not gluten free because of the dressing and croutons. But you can get the salad plain without croutons and ask for oil and vinegar - I do this because I love the italian peppers in the salad!
Recommended By: glutenfreechickie.com On: 2011-04-29


Wok Box
, Chain View On Map
Wok Box cooks up some really great take-out style noodle dishes. With items like Jungle Curry & Sizchewan Noodles, Wok Box has become one of my favourites.
*Please do note that you have to be specific when ordering. They do have a gluten free list of items (for a preview click HERE) but you have to make sure of the following to prevent cross contamination:
-ask them to use a new wok (rinsing out a wok on the stove with just water won't get the gluten off)
-make sure you get the thin Ribbon noodles (they are a rice noodle; if they are really thick, they gave you the wrong noodles) or the Rice
-with the Rice Noodles, ask them to heat the noodles in the microwave and to not use the pot of water that they use for other noodle cooking (the great thing is that everything is pre-packaged here)
-enjoy your experience! the food is great and it's fun to eat asian food out of real take out boxes again!
Recommended By: glutenfreechickie.com On: 2011-04-29


Caprese
Ottawa, Ontario View On Map
I went for dinner tonight at a really nice restaurant in Ottawa. As the only completely gluten-free restaurant in town, Caprese was number one on my list of places to try. I have to say, it was really nice not to even have to ask about cross-contamination! Everything they serve they make in house, including sauces, dressings, and desserts so there's no fear of hidden gluten. In my experience, making everything from scratch is more important than organic or local foods, since you can control the ingredients. The menu was nice and varied, with many options that were naturally gluten-free and some with substitutes.

The owner, Luigi, also owns the wood-burning pizza restaurant across the street, Forno Antico. Over the past few years people have been coming in asking him for gluten-free pizza. However, they don't make anything gluten-free there because it's impossible to avoid cross-contamination. When Rasputin's Cafe closed after a fire, Luigi opened Caprese in its place. A few of his friends' wives had Coeliac disease and asked if he would be offering any gluten-free dishes. He decided if there was going to be some gluten-free items, it might as well be 100% gluten-free. People still asking for pizza will have to wait, there is none available at Caprese since the kitchen is too small for making it.

I read glowing reviews about the bread they make and they were well-deserved. I haven't actually tried gluten-free bread before, but after making muffins with almond and coconut flour I knew it would be tricky to get a good texture. This bread was delicious, perfectly moist and crumbly and I enjoyed my first piece of bread in over 3 years. We chose the Melenzana rolls as an appetizer, eggplant with ricotta cheese in a tomato sauce. It was nicely spiced and very flavourful. My mom ordered the Linguini Pescatore, a corn and rice blend pasta served with seafood. I ordered Principessa, veal and asparagus in a cream mozzarella sauce, with roasted potatoes and vegetables. It was delicious. Again, just a perfect amount of spice and flavour.

I wasn't going to get dessert, but when they said they had a flour-less, dairy-free chocolate cake I decided I had to try it. Surprisingly it was served without any globs of icing, and was nicely rich without being overly sweet.

For anyone in Ottawa I highly recommend going to this restaurant even if you don't eat gluten-free. The dishes tasted wonderful, true home-cooking style. And if you are eating gluten-free or have food allergies that you need to be careful with, then you certainly have to eat here at least once. I really hope we get more restaurants like this in Ottawa. Tonight was such a normal dining experience, the first time I've had that in years!
Recommended By: @scdkat / scdkat.com On: 2011-03-30


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Banff National Park, Alberta View On Map
I recently stayed at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and had the most amazing experience! I have Coeliac Disease and several other dietary concerns and I haven't been able to travel due to my inability to find places to eat safely.

I was worried about traveling to Lake Louise but from every point of contact with the food and beverage manager and the manager, waiters and the chefs at the Poppy Brasserie I was reassured that they understood the impact that proper diet would have on my vacation.

I emailed the food and beverage manager a "safe" and "unsafe" foods list prior to arriving and when I contacted him at the hotel he met with me and showed me a custom menu that the chef had prepared! I chose a delicious salmon dish with risotto and spinach and he stopped by several times to ensure that everything was on track. The best part of all was that I felt great the next day so I could enjoy skiing! The meal went so well that we returned the next night and I ordered the same dish.

It's such a breath of fresh air to be able to travel and know that I won't get terribly sick from the food. It really did make our vacation special and the Fairmont's move to specialized menus is light years ahead of their competitors!

I highly recommend staying at the Fairmont if you have dietary concerns (and if you don't it's still a fantastic place). Their new menus available at all hotels/resorts called "Lifestyle Cuisine Plus" makes traveling a breeze.
Recommended By: ktb6568 On: 2011-03-02


Nourish Vegetarian Bistro and Tea House
Banff, Alberta View On Map
This cafe is fabulous. We went there twice during our week in Banff. The food is awesome and we would consider coming all the way back to Banff just to eat here. The kiwi chef knows her stuff allergy-wise. My husband and I both have Coeliac disease and there was plenty to choose from. It was a real treat being able to eat gluten free nachos in a restaurant!
Recommended By: gutan096 On: 2011-02-19


Le Plateau Bistro
Kelowna, British Columbia View On Map
Fantastic service by Michael the owner! You will feel like you're being welcomed into an old friends home. The food is fantastic, offerings are ever changing based on the best available seasonal ingredients and the chef is extremely acomodating for persons with allergies or dietary requirements; In fact they now offer a gluten free menu. The wines are also ever changing and are exclusive and sought out by the owner....in other words watch out if you find one you love, you will never be able to find it at any wine/liquor store! But that's okay it just gives you a reason to go back to Le Plateau for dinner!
Recommended By: robotasaurus On: 2011-02-07


Magpie and Stump
Banff, Alberta View On Map
This was our second visit to Magpie and Stump, and once again, WOW!!!! This time, I realised that they also have Gluten Free options; perfect for members of our family who are coeliac... nice to know we could still go there on a trip with our extended family too!

This restaraunt is definitely not run of the mill or cookie cutter. The atmosphere is pub like; great solid wood construction, a little dark (but not too dark to be easily navigated by a person with disabilities), and yet (although it might not appear to be age appropriate from the outside) they do have crayons to keep your little ones happy, and a kids menu. Our daughter loves getting a table by the open-air windows, and being able to see and hear passers-by on the streets outside as they enjoy the relaxing majesty of the Banff townsite.

The food is fresh and tasty, the portions are quite large, and the price - $10 for dinner in a tourist trap town? Unreal. And, contrary to popular tradition in the cookie-cutter mexican grills that I have frequented at home, I did not run short on sour cream / salsa, or have to pay extra.

The quality of service is in keeping with the food, and so I am certain that we will return many times. Word to the wise however; later in the evening, especially during high season, it really does become a pub, with great live music; not certain if kids are still permitted but the clientele does become a little more "adult".
Recommended By: Michayne On: 2011-01-22


The Melting Pot
, Chain View On Map
Last night my boyfriend and I went the The Melting Pot for a belated birthday dinner, and I was extremely happy with our experience. The menu has a feature of "Big Night Out" (a four-course meal) and then on the next page it has various different fondues that you can order separately. We chose to do the Big Night Out feature, and our sever knew exactly what did and didn't contain gluten. All of the actual fondues are gluten free, just some of the dipping pieces (like bread, Rice Krispies for the desert) were not. They served anything with gluten on a separate plate for my boyfriend to enjoy, but they stressed that he should not dip any of those items in while I was still using the pot to prevent contamination.

For dinner there was a wide range of sauces to dip your items in, and the only one I couldn't have (out of about 9 sauces) was the Teriyaki sauce. For desert they took out the gluten-filled items and gave us more fruit instead. It was delicious!

Overall the whole experience was great. I was very impressed with the server knowledge and the range of options available! I definitely recommend it to anyone in the Edmonton area for a birthday, anniversary, or romantic date night.
Recommended By: @gfreeyeg / glutenfreeedmonton.com On: 2010-12-30


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