DoughNats Gluten-free Donuts!

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I first had these donuts at a wedding at the beginning of the summer and was blown away by them. Then DougNats was featured on the Seriously Gluten Free Facebook page, which made me feel much better about eating donuts made in the same facility as normal donuts. They are pretty to look at, smell divine and taste even better! They even have 6 different gluten-free flavours so us celiacs can have lots of choice too!

I recently visited DoughNats  myself and Nat explained her process for making sure the gluten-free donuts are kept safe for celiacs, which includes making them first thing in the morning before the regular donuts . These mini gluten-free treats are gluten-free, baked, vegan and most importantly so yummy. I highly recommend trying them! They are located on Decarie and it is best to call before hand and your order will be ready to go.

 

Doughnats

5319 Decarie

514.660.2699

http://doughnats.com/

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Magiafoco Gluten-Free Restaurant Review

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Magiofoco in the Old Port is a great bet for delicious wood-fired gluten-free pizza. This mozzarella bar has lots of menu options for those following a gluten-free diet. There is a risk of cross contamination as there are normal pizzas but they take measures to reduce chance of contamination. Make sure to talk to your servers about the options and tell them you have celiac disease (if that is the case).

I had a the burrata caprese and the margherita pizza and both were delicious. I love having the option of having a wood-fired pizza and have not found anything like this elsewhere in the city.

***Make sure to confirm what is gluten-free.

Restaurant Mangiafoco

Accommodates gluten-free: Yes

Gluten-free menu: No

Price: $$

105 Rue Saint Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z5

 

http://mangiafoco.ca/

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Mozza Gluten-Free Restaurant Review

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A few years ago I had dinner at the Mozza in the west-island and recently I have had lunch several times with my mom at the location on McGill College (near the corner of St. Catherine). They are right in the center of downtown and are a good bet for a gluten-free meal. They have a separate gluten-free menu and while there is a chance of cross-contamination I found them very knowledgeable each time I was there.

The last time I was there I had olives, truffle fries (fried in a dedicated fryer) and a salad for lunch on their patio. Overall, this is a good place for a decent priced lunch right downtown and all their salads have been good.

Mozza

Accommodates gluten-free: Yes

Gluten-free menu: Yes

Price: $$

1251 Avenue McGill College, Montréal, QC H3B 2Y4

http://www.restaurantmozza.com/


Maïs Restaurant Review

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Maïs is a great bet for a gluten-free meal in the Plateau area. The menu is simple with several appetizers, a few sides and about 7 taco options (3 that were veggie).

I have been here a few times and this past visit was told everything on the menu except the desserts were gluten-free. Our group started with guac and chips, and we each ordered 3 tacos. I had the fried cheese, fish and celeriac tacos, which were all delicious. The taco options change often, and have been slightly different each time I have gone. We also had margaritas which were $5 each, since there is a special on Mondays.

Overall the atmosphere is great, the food is good and the drinks are yummy. The price range is pretty good at about $4 a taco and $7.50 for guac and chips for the table. You can have a full meal and a drink for under $25.

It was almost full on a Monday night so be sure to call ahead. They also have a cute room in the back for groups.

***Make sure to confirm what is gluten-free on the menu.

Restaurant Maïs

Accommodates gluten-free: Yes

Price: $-$$

http://restaurantmais.com/

5439 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
(514) 507-7740

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Mandy’s Gluten-Free Review

The habibi salad

The habibi salad

Mandy’s is a good bet for a healthy gluten-free meal on the go Downtown, on Laurier or in Westmount. All their salads can be made gluten-free and all their dressings but the miso are gf. They also have gluten-free snacks and juices. I have eaten at the Westmount and Downtown locations and both were great about gluten-free and were happy to make me a salad using a fresh bowl and utensils and they are happy to accommodate for gluten-free.

This time I went to the Crescent location, which is quite a bit bigger than the Westmount location and took my salad to go. It was the perfect lunch to have at my desk. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a delicious, healthy and gluten-free casual meal. Their salads are super fresh and delicious and most importantly pretty safe for us celiacs.

Mandys

http://mandys.ca/#sectionlocations

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Tacos Victor Restaurant Review

Shrimp and Vegetarian Tacos

Shrimp and Vegetarian Tacos

I was very happy to learn that everything on the menu at Tacos Victor in St-Henri is gluten-free***. The menu consists of 7 taco choices and 3 fresh juices. That’s it and that’s all you need, simple, delicious and to the point. These were some of the most flavourful tacos I have had in Montreal.

The restaurant is super casual,  a takeout or eat at the counter type place. It can get very busy but it is worth the wait. We went as a group and stood at the table in the middle. The tacos are very filling, with fries on top. I ate two and finished them since they were so delicious but two was too much for me and will probably only eat one next time. I was very, very full. Between our group we tried all 7 types and everyone liked enjoyed their meal. I had the shrimp and vegetarian tacos. The shrimp was delicious and the vegetarian had mushrooms and lots of crispy fried cheese. My boyfriend loved the bavette taco.

This is a great bet for a delicious gluten-free taco that is a little different than most tacos spots in Montreal. Differently worth a try if you’re anywhere near St-Henri.

***Always make sure to double check that everything remains gluten-free, things can change.

Tacos Victor

Accommodates gluten-free:  Yes

Price: $

4376 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1R8

https://www.facebook.com/Tacos-Victor-813142355450346/

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Bavette, Campechano and Chorizo Tacos

Bavette, Campechano and Chorizo Tacos

Shrimp Taco

Shrimp Taco

Copper Branch Restaurant Review

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More and more Copper Branch restaurants have been popping up around the city. This chain of vegan fast food restaurants can make almost anything on their menu gluten-free. While there is a risk of cross-contamination it is a much better bet than almost any other fast food options and much healthier as well. All of their menu is focused on whole foods and delicious vegan staples such as 4 veggie burger options (with an option for a gluten-free bun). I  have had the bowls on past visits and they were great.  This past week I had the vegan poutine with mushroom sauce and the Einstein Smoothie which was delicious and verrry filling. My friend tried the chilli and enjoyed it as well.

I have only visited the Bishop location but they now have 7 locations on the Island and 1 in Brossard. The Bishop location is very nicely decorated and is a great place to sit and enjoy your meal, not a typical fast food environment. This is definitely a good bet for a gluten-free smoothie or a quick and healthy meal on the go.

http://copperbranch.ca/

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