Gluten-Free in Montreal: Arepera du Plateau


Areperas du Plateau is my go to non-fancy restaurant in my neighborhood. I was quite excited when I learned of this gluten-free friendly Venezuelan restaurant on Duluth and de Bullion in the Plateau when it opened about 3 years ago. It’s the perfect place to go for a delicious, simple and inexpensive meal. In addition to being gluten-free friendly, it also has lots of meat, veggie and vegan options.

The restaurant is small and the atmosphere is super casual. They don’t take reservations and there can be a line but I have never waited too long (this could be a problem if you are more than 4 people). The menu consists mainly of “sandwiches” called arepas that are a Venezuelan staple, which are basically corn bread stuffed with a range of fillings such as meat, cheese and veggies and cost between $7 and $9. All the arepas are gluten-free except for the chorizo and are served with a spicy red sauce and mild green sauce. They don’t serve alcohol but have fresh made juices.

I usually order the cheese and avocado or the chicken and cheddar cheese (and ask for extra avocado). I often call in advance and order an arepa to go. There aren’t any other restaurants I can think of where I can just pick up a gluten-free “sandwich”.

Areperas du Plateau

4050 Rue De Bullion Montreal, QC H2W 2E5

Casava chips with avocado sauce

Casava chips with avocado sauce


Stewed chicken with avocado

Stewed chicken with avocado


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