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The Best Wheat and Gluten Free Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 30, 2016

gluten free torontoThe best wheat and gluten-free restaurants in Toronto make it easy to eat deliciously despite dietary restrictions or intolerances. While many of these celiac-friendly establishments also promote vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, there are still a few options on this list with steak on the menu.

Here is the list of the best wheat and gluten free restaurants in Toronto.

Kupfert & Kim

Kupfert & Kim

This wheatless and meatless eatery boasts lunch counters scattered throughout The Path in addition to a licensed sit-down restaurant on Spadina. Menus vary by location and include a variety of quinoa and rice bowls, soups, burgers (without the bun) and desserts like waffles topped with ice cream. More »

iQ Food Co.

iQ Food Co.

Seasonal menus feature local produce in smoothies, soups, salads and grain bowls at this local chain. Gluten-free eaters will find ample selection, including the 5-Star box loaded with avocado, sweet potato, broccoli, napa cabbage slaw, quinoa, baby kale and a mix of nuts and seeds. More »

Fresh

Fresh

This mini-chain of vegetarian restaurants accommodates gluten allergies with a dedicated menu of wheat-less salads, rice bowls and 'unwraps' a.k.a a tortilla-less burrito bowl built on a bed of lettuce. You'll even find a few flourless desserts and at brunch, the pancakes are not off the table. More »

Hibiscus Cafe

Hibiscus Cafe

The kitchen at this Kensington Market brunch spot is completely gluten free. The menu offers soups (served with plant-based crackers), salads and buckwheat crepes made sweet with options like bananas and Nutella or brie and pecans. Gluten-free baked goods, such as brownies and cookies, are noteworthy too. More »

Impact Kitchen

Impact Kitchen

This King East kitchen caters to a health-conscious clientele with a menu of protein-packed power bowls and salads. Try the Zesty Mexican - it’s a plate packed with potato and squash mash, black kale, bell peppers, black beans, avocado, salsa and vegan sour cream served with raw mole tortilla crackers. More »

Live

Live

Gourmet vegan cuisine is the focus at this restaurant and raw bar. The strictly wheat-free menu offers both raw and cooked dishes, including options like zucchini wrapped manicotti, tacos on flax and corn wraps and pizza on a veggie almond crust. More »

Rawlicious

Rawlicious

Veggie burgers on sprouted buckwheat buns, taco wraps with collard greens and zucchini and kelp noodle pad thai are all on the menu at this chain of raw, vegan and organic restaurants. Find locations across the GTA and as far as Barrie. More »

Cardinal Rule

Cardinal Rule

While not exclusively gluten-free, the menu at this Roncesvalles restaurant easily identifies the gluten-free offerings so diners know that chili, phish stix and po’boy tacos (to name just a few) are all safe bets. Most sandwiches and breakfast options can be customized with gluten-free bread too. More »

Urban Herbivore

Urban Herbivore

Sandwiches are off the menu at this vegan eatery, but everything in the salad bar, in addition to daily soups, curries and even the cupcakes are safe for the gluten averse to enjoy. More »

The Beet

The Beet

A holistic doctor and certified nutritionist founded this organic cafe and market in the Junction. The menu prides itself on being organic and nutrient-packed, 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 »

Doug's Public Kitchen

Doug's Public Kitchen

Organic, plant-based dishes like the open-faced chickpea melt, tostadas on corn and carrot tortillas, and pizzas on sprouted buckwheat and sunflower seed crusts are lunch menu favourites at Doug’s Marlee Avenue kitchen. The brunch menu is equally accommodating and the options are just as abundant. More »

Relish

Relish

This tapas bar on the Danforth prides itself on serving up 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. More »

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