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/


Gluten-Free 5-à-7 at Balsam Inn

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I recently tried Balsam Inn, right beside Dominion Square Tavern, and had a great GF experience. I was there with friends for after work drinks and we sat outside on the terrace right near Peel street. The cocktails, food, service and atmosphere were great. Since we were there for cocktails we just ordered the side olives and bocconcini with tomato. Several options on the menu were gluten-free as is and many of the other options could be adapted. The waitress was very attentive in making sure my cocktail and food was gluten-free.

I definitely recommend Balsam Inn if you are right downtown and looking for a cute place for a drink and a bite to eat. As this is a regular restaurant there are risks of cross contamination so always make sure to tell your server.

http://www.lebalsaminn.com/

Accommodates gluten-free:  Yes

Price: $$

Gluten-free menu: No

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A Gluten-Free Food Truck & The Monthly Food Truck Event

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The first Friday of every month May through October about 40 food trucks converge outside the Olympic Stadium. Happily one of the trucks, Le point sans g, is 100% gluten-free. This was great for me as my boyfriend could try out a few of the trucks with lots of gluten and I could eat 100% safe. I’m sure a few of the trucks had some gluten-free options, but there could be issues with cross contamination.

I had a chicken poutine that was good but definitely not a poutine in my books. It would be better described as delicious french fries topped with shredded chicken, light gravy, mozzarella, tomatoes and crema. I also got two chocolate cookies which were delicious. The food truck can be found on other days all over the city. You can check out their Facebook page to see where they are. The food is good, safe and not too over priced surprisingly.

I would highly recommend checking this event out, especially if you have a friend/partner that loves food trucks or loves trying lots of different foods at once. There were lots of people but most of the lines were around 10 minutes long except for a few trucks. There are also beer and wine tents if you’re thirsty. It’s really an event for everyone. Even the vegans and celiacs thanks to two separate trucks that cater to each.

Here is an article about the monthly event at the Olympic Stadium:

http://www.shutupandeat.ca/2015/04/27/2015-montreal-food-truck-seasons-starts-this-friday/

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Restaurant Manitoba


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A few months ago I had a nice meal at Restaurant Manotiba and forgot to post it (I am a little behind on posting since I have had a busy past few months!). The menu is seasonal so make sure to call in advance and check their gluten-free options for the evening. It is also highly recommended to make a reservation. The night I was there almost half the dishes could be made gluten-free.

Manitoba has a great atmosphere and is definitely a good option for meat eaters. But while there is a lot of meat (I myself I am 99% pescatarian) I really enjoyed their spaghetti squash with romesco sauce, brussels sprouts, roasted veggies, beans and labneh. It was one of the best meals I had had in a while and was full of flavour.  My date and I had oysters to start and the waitress helped us choose a nice wine. He had the bone marrow and our friends had the chefs special. Everyone enjoyed their meals and I would recommend checking out their menu and trying it out for a gluten-free date night.

Here is the review in the Gazette:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Chesterman+Fine+Dining+This+resto+Manitoba+name+spirit/10038405/story.html

Manitoba

271 Rue Saint Zotique O, Montréal, QC H2V 1A4
(514) 270-8000

http://restaurantmanitoba.com/?lang=en

Accommodates gluten-free:  Yes

Price: $$-$$$

Gluten-free menu: No

** As always it’s recommended to call in advance and state you are gluten-free and to tell your server that you are celiac. Service and prep can change between visits.

Delicious spaghetti squash

Delicious spaghetti squash

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My Ultimate Dream Food Day in Montreal

Baked to Go Gluten-Free Croissant

Baked to Go Gluten-Free Croissant

I thought I would share my dream Montreal food day. This can serve as inspiration if you are a local looking for gluten-free foodie inspiration  or planning a gluten-free visit to Montreal. I was inspired by one of my favourite food blogs The New Potato. My ultimate dream food day around Montreal is obviously a day where there are no calories, I don’t eat at home and there are no stomach aches from too much gluttony. This Montreal gluten-free food tour would probably be feasible done in two days.

Breakfast: Brunch at Aux Vivres with my boyfriend who is obsessed with brunching. I would order the friend polenta served with salad, beans, guacamole and vegan “eggs”. Or I would just pick up a chocolatine (chocolate croissant) from Baked to Go with a big almond milk latte from a local cafe (probably Café Vitto).

La Polenta from Aux Vivres

La Polenta from Aux Vivres

Lunch: An avocado and cheese arepa from Areperas du Plateau with my brother who is also celiac.

Arepa from Areperas du Plateau

Arepa from Areperas du Plateau

Dinner: A double date at Toqué enjoying a fancy and delicious meal.

Delicious and simple salad at Toqué

Delicious and simple salad at Toqué

Dessert: Sharing a pastry or slice of cake from Le Marquis Sans Gluten.

Some of the treats at Le Marquis Sans Gluten

Some of the treats at Le Marquis Sans Gluten

Midnight Snack: Sharing a classic poutine @ Poutineville  with my girlfriends after a few drinks at a local bar.

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Poutine

A girl can dream…

Gluten-Free Crêpes @ La crêperie du marché

Crêpe sucrée- with berries and whipped cream

Crêpe sucrée- with berries and whipped cream

I go to Jean Talon Market all the time and only recently realized that La crêperie du marché  located in the middle of the market is 100% gluten-free! They used to serve both gluten-free and regular crêpes but for a while now they have gone 100% gluten-free. Chatting with the server I found out they now are now lactose free and gluten-free. There is little better food-wise then when something delicious also happens to be 100% gluten-free and safe to eat.

So go walk around the amazing market on a Sunday, buy lots of gluten-free treats and fresh veggies and finish by stuffing your face with gluten-free crêpes! What a treat!  🙂

La crêperie du marché

Jean-Talon Market, 7138 Avenue Henri Julien, Montréal, QC H2S
(514) 238-0998

http://www.creperiedumarche.com/

Soon I will make a post featuring all the amazing gluten-free treats at the Jean-Talon Market but this is definitely the #1 gluten-free feature of the market!!!

Galettes de Sarrasin- Savoury Buckwheat with tomato, spinach, cheese and eggs

Galettes de Sarrasin- Savoury Buckwheat with tomato, spinach, cheese and eggs