The Best Wheat and Gluten Free Restaurants in Toronto
The best wheat and gluten-free restaurants in Toronto make it easy to eat deliciously despite dietary restrictions or intolerances. Some of these places keep their kitchens strictly wheat-less, while others offer alternatives or separate menus that cater to the gluten-free crowd. Frequently, celiac-friendly eating seems to get lumped in with vegetarian, vegan and raw diets, though there are in fact options below where you can find yourself a little surf and turf and still take advantage of our city's thriving and diverse food scene.
Shout outs go to Gourmet Bitches, Toronto's first gluten-free food truck and every pizzeria out there now offering alternative crusts.
Here is the list of the best wheat and gluten free restaurants in Toronto.
This wheat-less and meatless lunch counter is hidden away inside First Canadian Place. The menu is well loved for breakfast options like gluten-free granola bowls and chia puddings, plus, hearty lunch options loaded with quinoa or brown rice and bright mixes of veggies, seeds, nuts, tofu or tempeh. More »
This kitchen at this gourmet vegan restaurant and raw bar is strictly wheat-free so it's suitable for even the most gluten adverse. The menu features a mix of raw and cooked dishes including options like zucchini wrapped manicotti (raw) or okonomiyaki (cooked) featuring daikon pancakes. More »
This Queen West cafe specializes in sandwiches made on delicious, grilled Latin American corn meal buns that are naturally gluten free. Stuffings include veggie options like avocado, black beans and plantains or meaty variations with flank steak, roasted pork or even octopus. More »
The menu at this Roncesvalles restaurant easily identifies the gluten-free entries so that diners know that chili, phish stix and nachos (to name just a few) are all safe bets. Most of the sandwiches and breakfast options can be customized with gluten-free bread too. More »
The kitchen at this Kensington Market brunch spot is completely free of gluten. The menu features soups (served with plant-based crackers), salads and buckwheat crepes made sweet with say, bananas and Nutella, or, savoury with brie and pecans. Gluten-free baked goods like brownies and cookies are noteworthy too. More »
This West Queen West juice bar and take-out counter offers an array of healthy, vegan comfort foods like burritos rolled in collard greens and noodles made of buckwheat, yam or zucchini. More »
This Tavern, tucked away on sleepy Clinton Street south of College, can make their entire menu gluten free, just note that replacing a sandwich bun with a wheatless version will cost you a hefty $4. On tap they also keep Thornbury's gluten-free cider. More »
This chain of raw, vegan and organic restaurants boasts locations across the GTA and as far as Barrie. The menu subs in all sorts of vegetation and wheat alternatives offering pizza made with sprouted buckwheat and flax seed crust, or pastas with zucchini or kelp noodles. More »
At brunch this vegan diner on Bloor will list safe bets with a little 'gf' on the menu. At lunch and dinner there's a totally separate menu featuring meatless renditions of bar room favourites like chilli "cheese" fries, nachos, salads and pulled "pork" wraps. More »
This chain of vegetarian restaurants accommodates gluten allergies with a separate menu full of salads, rice bowls and 'unwraps', that let you have a burrito sans tortilla and over a bed of lettuce instead. There are even a few flourless desserts, and at brunch, pancakes are not off the table. More »
This organic cafe and market on Dundas West is owned and operated by a certified nutritionist and a holistic doctor. The menu prides itself on being organic and nutritious so gluten free eaters can go ahead and have that mac ‘n cheese (made with quinoa pasta) or that burger on a gluten free bun. More »
This wine and tapas bar offers an entirely gluten free menu that's almost equal in length to the regular menu. Here, meat-eaters and vegetarians can both find something to love amongst options that include meatless baked polenta and risotto, as well as, seafood and steaks. More »
This certified gluten free Asian restaurant is a haven for anyone who's ever accidentally suffered from sneaky soy sauce. The menu can be ordered à la carte or had ACYE style for $30 a head (add a lobster for an extra $6). Gluten isn't missed at all on the expansive menu that lists starters, soups, noodles, rice dishes, curries and wok fried delicacies. More »
This vegetarian eatery on The Danforth is known to keep soups free of gluten and offer bread alternatives to all their sandwiches for just $1. Homemade quiches, shepherd's pie and quinoa salads make for satisfying, carb-laden comfort foods that are reliable options too. More »