6 Places To Eat Gluten-Free

Try one of these dedicated gluten-free safe havens 

Santé Gluten Free Café, Victoria, British Columbia

Santé, Victoria’s first gluten-free café, serves up dairy-free, organic smoothies alongside mouthwatering options like spinach feta artichoke quiche, dairy-free muffins, cinnamon buns, Black Forest cake and vegan pumpkin pie. Try the brown rice tortilla breakfast wrap with Italian sausage, egg, roasted veggies, cheese and more.

Hibiscus Cafe, Toronto, Ontario

Tucked away in Toronto’s Kensington Market, Hibiscus Cafe, a meat- and gluten-free zone, is a perfect spot for Sunday brunch. Opt for one of their savory buckwheat crepes like the goat cheese, tomato and basil or go for the sweet style with dulce de leche and kiwi. Their dairy-free ice cream served in a crisp waffle cone is a must. 

Feast, Toronto, Ontario

Located in West Queen West, Feast is a brand new gourmet store that is free from gluten and the top eight food allergens—wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Pop in for one of their flaky jerk chicken pocket pies or satisfy your sweet tooth with a cinnamon donut or coconut milk caramel. 

The Bald Strawberry, Melbourne, Florida

The Bald Strawberry is a 100 per cent gluten-free bakery serving a selection of gourmet breads, from sweet potato to jalapeno and cheese. The menu also features plenty of sweet options including fruit-infused scones, cowboy coffee cake and key lime cookies. 

Heaven Artisan GF Cuisine, Calgary, Alberta

In addition to being a dedicated gluten-free restaurant, Heaven has an internationally inspired menu that also offers vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free options. From hearty comfort food favourites like mac and cheese to the Venezuelan specialty arepa (corn flour flat bread) filled with pulled pork or chicken avocado salad, there is something for every gluten-free aficionado here. 

The Joy of Gluten Free, Ottawa, Ontario

With more than 80 products available daily at two Ottawa locations, The Joy of Gluten Free offers a menu of gluten-, peanut- and soy-free options with dairy, egg and vegan fare colour-coded to make safe selection easier. Try the ham and Swiss herbed focaccia bread panini, Canadian maple quesadillas or mini pizzas for lunch or take out one of their ready-made chickpea, brown rice or sourdough pizza crusts and add your own toppings at home.