Arepera du Plateau

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I was very happy to see that my favourite neighbourhood restaurant Arepera du Plateau is now 100% gluten-free and joins the small list of 100% gluten-free restaurants in Montreal. It is a great little Venezuelan restaurant on Duluth, corner du Bullion. It used to be almost completely gluten-free and they recently made a few tweaks to make it 100%.

I always order an arepa (kinda like a corn bread sandwich), usually the avocado and cheese, and they bring bottles of the green (avocado cream) and red (spicy) sauce to the table so you can add as much as you’d like. I also love the gausacaca arepa, which is avocado mashed up with onions and tomato. The soup and plates (with rice, beans and an arepa bread on the side) are also delicious. My favourite starters are the cassava chips and the plantains.

This is a great place for an inexpensive delicious meal with friends. Everyone can find something to eat as there are many meat, vegetarian and vegan options. They do not serve any alcohol but have lots of delicious juice. It is a casual environment and in the evening they sometimes have a live singer. They don’t take reservations and it can get busy but it usually doesn’t take long to get a table if you are 4 or less (it can be hard with a group). In the summer my friends and I like to pick up arepas to go and eat them picnic style in Lafontaine or Jeanne Mance park.

4050 Rue de Bullion, Montréal, QC H2W 2E5

http://www.arepera.ca/

Accommodates gluten-free: Yes

Price: $

Gluten-free menu: Yes

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Gluten-Free in Montreal: Arepera du Plateau

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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

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Stewed chicken with avocado

Stewed chicken with avocado