Today we’re going to eat gluten-free.
Now don’t start rolling your eyes. I know what you’re thinking “she’s going to bring us to those kumbaya healthy counters” – NO.
If you’re looking for new places that accommodate a gluten-free diet, keep on watching. We’ve gathered for you a few spots you definitely want to check out.
They don’t comprise on taste, décor or salt intake.
STOP 1: CAFÉ PARVIS (and their wonderful coffee machine)
I literally spend my life here because it’s a) tasty, b) trendy, but mostly c) extremely affordably. For downtown, it’s a magical place.
They don’t have a specifically gluten-free brunch menu, but are happy to accommodate. Friend #1 got the giganormous hash brown with poached eggs & Brussels sprouts. Friend #2, the tortilla with chorizo & romesco sauce.
Also, not usually available during brunch: their fantastic salads. Fresh and innovative, you definitely to check these ones out at any other point of the day.
STOP 2: FOU D’ICI (we just had brunch, therefore we need to have lunch #duh)
A fine grocery story, they have products you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Most importantly, they have a tartare counter that is incredible.
Their original tartare recipe holds panko and worcestershire sauce (gluten alert!) so make sure you mention that you’re gluten intolerant when ordering.
STOP 3: JUICYYY LAB
Cold pressed juices with rad names #tencommandments, #truelove & #goingbacktocali
STOP 4: TACOS VICTOR
This place was love at first sight for me. The tacos are made out of corn – which gives them a beautiful smooth and slightly chewy texture. Friend #3 definitely thought the mushroom tacos where the best she ever had (no jokes). The fillings are delightful and well spiced. Should you need some extra kick, you’ll find on display 3 bowls of extra piquante sauce to choose from.
The place has a central counter where everyone gathers around to eat standing. Alternatively, there are 3 seats available next to the window.
STOP 5: PATISSERIE PETIT LAPIN
If you have any sort of allergies – this place is your new paradise. In there you will find pastries that are gluten-free, lactose-free and free of all the most common allergens in the world.
STOP 6: LOLA ROSA
I’ve promised you non-kumbya healthy counters. Lola Rosa is a vegetarian restaurant – but with a lovely feel.
Since we are in Quebec with 4 American – we’re here to try gluten-free POUTINE!
Sweet potatoes – mushroom sauce – and CHEESE CURDS. Absolutely amazing.
STOP 7: ENTRECÖTE SAINT-JEAN
Last but not least, l’Entrcôte Saint-Jean. This place has been doing one thing for the last 35 years: steak & frites.
Their steaks are therefore unique. The sauce, mustard and pepper, is excellent.
Classy, yet casual, a perfect place to end the week in great company.
And that’s a wrap for our gluten-free tour! Hope you enjoyed it and let us know which one’s your pick.