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Jun 15, 2007 11:57 AM

Gluten Free Eating in Canada (Toronto area)

Any suggestions for gluten free eating in Canada? Husband wants to take me to Canada for 1 year anniversary, but have suffered from some questionable food allergies and respiratory issues last 10 months...Doing a lot better, but want to make sure I'll be safe while there. Foods, Irritants like smoke, perfume, and chemical odors are the major glitch in our quality of life these days, but Doing a LOT BETTER!!! So if you have recommendations of where to go and what & where to stay away from that would be helpful also!!

Thanks a Bunch!

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  1. Can't help you with gluten-free, but you should know that all of our restuarants in Toronto are smoke-free, which is nice. :-)

    1. It's best to call ahead to any restaurant which you might be considering, to see whether they might be able to accomodate a request for gluten-free cuisine. Offhand, Big Momma's Boy has a wide variety of organic and gluten-free options. Their website is I know that there's Relish (Danforth east of Woodbine), a tapas sort of place that has a celiac menu. Fressen on Queen W is a respected vegetarian restaurant that would be worth investigating. If you're looking for high-end, I don't know of any that advertise gluten-free cuisine, but if a resto is as high-end as it claims, it should be able to accomodate your needs - but, again, for your plaesure, and their advantage, it would be best to call in advance. Welcome to Toronto, and bon apetit!

      1. Glad you are doing better. My exGF was celiac so looking for gluten free options was a challenge. Living in Downtown Toronto definitely provided the most options. You might try for some extra info.
        Places we liked:
        Big Momma's Boy (Italian):
        Il Fornello (Italian):
        Jack Astor on Front Street (Family resto):
        Fressen (Vegetarian):
        Vegetarian Haven:
        Magic Oven for a delivered pizza craving:
        Hope you have a great trip!

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        1. re: urbantrauma

          Live Food Bar can be fun and a different type of option

        2. And, as I always encourage visitors to Toronto, pleasepleaseplease post your observations after your visit. It'll help us when someone asks a similar question in the future.