Full list of Gluten-Free Restaurants in Montreal

Arepa from Areperas du Plateau

Arepa from Areperas du Plateau

I have been meaning to put together a list of all my go-to gluten-free places to eat in Montreal. I will keep adding new places I find and make it available on my home page. I’m also open to suggestions. This list is in no way comprehensive but aims to list all the 100% GF options and some of the safer bets among ‘regular’ restaurants.

Here it is: Where to Eat Gluten-Free in Montreal

Where to Eat Gluten-Free in Montreal

Here are a few of my favorite places in and around Montreal to eat safe. This list is in no way exhaustive but only includes places where I have had a safe gluten-free experience. Restaurants can change so unless it is 100% GF always call first and ask if they have gluten-free options and always make sure to identify your allergy to your server if you are at a regular restaurant that just caters to gluten-free. There is a trend for some restaurants to mark items as GF on their menu when they really may not be (especially fried food).

100% Gluten-Free Restaurants

There are not many…

Crudessence: Vegan, raw and delicious. This is a great bet for smoothies, kale chips, lasagna and desserts.

3 locations (in the city), $$

http://www.crudessence.com/fr/services/nos-restaurants-et-comptoirs-sante

Arepera Du Plateau: This casual restaurant in the heart of the Plateau serves traditional Venezuelan food and is 100% GF. Try one of their delicious arepas with their amazing sauces. My favorite is cheese and avocado.

Plateau, $

http://www.arepera.ca

Ottavios: Not 100% GF but has a 100% GF kitchen and even has dedicated plates and utensils. It is also BYOB and is great option for an affordable family dinner with lots of options for celiacs and non-celiacs.

3 locations (all a little but outside of the city), $$

http://www.ottavio.ca

La crêperie du marché: Casual crêpe stand in Jean Talon market that only uses gluten-free flours to make all their crêpes. They have both savoury and sweet options.

Little Italy, $

http://www.creperiedumarche.com/

Le point sans g: This food truck is open during the summer months and is 100% GF.

$

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-point-sans-g/373260342795161

100% Gluten-Free Bakeries

Baked to Go: This is my favorite GF bread in the city. Their petits pains and bagels are great. It is rare to find a GF bread you can use to make a delicious sandwich 2 days after buying without toasting the bread.

Plateau or you can order online, $

http://baked2go.ca

Le Marquis Sans Gluten: This is the only traditional bakery I have ever been to that is 100% GF. I highly recommend this place for cakes and pastries. They have a 2 display cases filled with amazing pastries and cakes, one case with only dairy free options. I didn’t think I would ever get to have gluten-free éclairs and tarts. They also carry sandwiches, breads and croissants!

Villeray, $-$$

http://www.boulangerielemarquis.com

Cookie Stephanie: This little shop in the Old Port has delicious cupcakes, mini cakes and brownies. They have even started making grilled cheeses.

Old Port, $

http://www.cookiestefanie.com/index.php/en/

Patisserie Petit Lapin: All their products are gluten-free and allergen-free.

Westmount, $-$$

http://patisseriepetitlapin.com/en/

Mi & Stu: Also dairy free and peanut free they carry delicious products including delicious challah bread. I would recommend calling in advance if you have a specific order.

Mile End, $-$$

http://www.miandstu.com/pains.html

Louise Sans Gluten: This completely gluten-free grocery store and bakery in Dorval is a celiacs dream. Lots of hard to find GF products and fresh baked goodies like donuts and baguettes.

Dorval, $-$$

http://louisesansgluten.com

‘Normal’ Restaurants the GFBFF loves 

These are regular restaurants so there is always a risk of cross contamination but all of these places have been great at accommodating gluten-free. Always make sure to ask questions and make sure the server knows you are celiac.

Toqué: They are great at accommodating a GF diet and the food is delicious. I highly recommend it and it’s definitely one of the best restaurants in Montreal. It is expensive but well worth it (the lunch menu is more affordable).

Old Port, $$$+

http://www.restaurant-toque.com/en

Pastaga: Pastaga is a great bet for a nice dinner. Most of the items on their changing menu are already or can be adapted to be GF.

Little Italy, $$$

http://www.pastaga.ca

Aux Vivres: One of my favorites for delicious vegetarian food. They have lots of salad and bowl options.

Plateau, $-$$

https://auxvivres.com/en/menus

Vin Papillon: The few times I have eaten at this trendy wine bar many of the options were GF and most were easily adapted by removing an ingredient. The food was great and fresh with their great wine selection.

Little Burgundy, $$

http://vinpapillon.com

La Prunelle: A smaller French BYOB that has several gluten-free options and is always happy to make substitutions to make something gluten-free.

Plateau, $$-$$$

http://www.restaurantlaprunelle.com/

I have reviewed a few other places but these are the top places I would 100% recommend.

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Crêpe sucrée- with berries and whipped cream from la crêperie du marché

Crêpe sucrée- with berries and whipped cream from la crêperie du marché

Salad at Toqué

Salad at Toqué

Mussels at Ottavio's

Mussels at Ottavio’s

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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.

Poutine

Poutine

A girl can dream…

Dinner at Meson

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I am moving to a new neighbourhood in Montreal and I’m searching for some new favourite restaurants in the area. So far so good as I had a great dinner at Spanish restaurant Meson over the weekend. There are not a lot of gluten-free options on the menu but there are about 3 appetizers and 3 mains that are gluten-free as is. Our waiter was very knowledgeable on gluten-free and even brought me a little cucumber and chèvre starter instead of the bread option.

My date and I shared trout gravlax to start and it was delicious. As a main I had cod served on top of a potato and kale salad which is three of my favourite foods on plate so of course it was very yummy. My date has one of the gluten-filled cocas (Spanish pizza) and loved it. The atmosphere was great, the service was good and I felt confident my meal was gluten-free. I would definitely recommend Meson if you are in  and around Villeray.

Meson

345 Rue Villeray, Montréal, QC H2R 1G8

http://restomeson.com/en/

Accommodates gluten-free: Yes

Price: $$$

Gluten-free menu: No

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Gluten-Free lunch at Toqué

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I got spoiled with a surprise lunch at Toqué,  which is known as one of the best restaurants in Montreal (depending on who you speak to obviously). Given it’s fanciness I thought it would be quite gluten-free friendly and it sure was. I recently read that the head chef Normand Laprise is gluten intolerant which would increase the restaurants understanding of celiac disease. My boyfriend called in advance and told them I was celiac and they already had it noted when l arrived. I was told almost everything on the menu could be adapted to be gluten-free and was brought fresh gluten-free bread (which has only happened in 2 other restaurants in Montreal).

I ordered the beet and goat cheese salad and mackerel with mussels, clams and shiitake mushrooms as a main.  Both our meals were delicious and I would definitely recommend Toqué and say it is incredibly gluten-free friendly.

While it’s expensive the lunch is reasonable for the quality, between 26$ and 50$ for the table d’hôte which includes a starter, main and coffee. Treat yourself or someone special to a nice gluten-free lunch or a fancy dinner. Reservations are a must.

Toqué

900, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal (Québec) H2Z 2B2
514 499 2084

http://www.restaurant-toque.com/en

Accommodates gluten-free: Yes!

Price: $$$

Gluten-free menu: No

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Gluten-Free in Montreal: Le Sain Bol

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This little brunch spot near the corner of Laurier and Fabre is great at accommodating gluten-free. I haven’t tried it for brunch yet but will keep you posted. You can reserve a spot for a Friday night table d’hote. Dinner at Le Sain Bol made for a cute date spot that was a refreshing change from your average restaurant. I definitely recommend trying this place out. It’s quiet and feels like you are having dinner in the chefs kitchen. We had 4 delicious light courses, all completely gluten-free. It was the perfect fall meal and at $22.50 a person it was a great price for a 4 course gluten-free meal.

Note: I forgot to take a picture of the smoked salmon appetizer before I ate it!

Le Sain Bol

5095 Rue Fabre, Montréal, QC H2J

(514) 524-2292

You can also check out this review in the gazette: http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Casual+Dining+Sain/5616551/story.html

Accommodates gluten-free: Yes

Price: $$

Gluten-free menu: No but almost everything on the menu is gluten-free

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Gluten-Free in Montreal: Lola Rosa

I usually order the chili served on brown rice and add avocado.

I usually order the chili served on brown rice and add avocado.

A good place for a gluten-free friendly vegetarian/vegan lunch or casual dinner in downtown Montreal is Lola Rosa. It’s right near my work, the food is fresh and the menu items that are gluten-free are clearly marked. They also now have a new location on Parc. They deliver which is great for me as there are not many gluten-free lunch options near my work for those days that I forget to pack a lunch and it’s too cold, rainy or busy to leave my desk.

I usually order the chili with avocado on top, the salad or a half order of the nachos. The other day I tried the vegan nachos and had the choco coco tart, which were delicious and vegan. There are several gluten-free main course options, at least one or two desserts and the soup of the day has been gluten-free whenever I have asked.

Lola Rosa

545, Rue Milton Montreal

4581, Avenue du Parc

http://lola-rosa.ca/site/

Choco Coco Vegan Tart

Choco Coco Vegan Tart

Gluten-Free and Vegan Poutine

Gluten-Free and Vegan Poutine

Gluten-Free in Montreal: Invitation V

Vermicelli rice noodles in a creamy curry & coconut sauce with its julienne vegetable, fresh sprouts & coriander

Vermicelli rice noodles in a creamy curry & coconut sauce with its julienne vegetable, fresh sprouts & coriander

Invitation V in Mile End is a vegan restaurant that features many gluten-free items which are clearly marked on their menu. Like most restaurants in Montreal they cannot guarantee no cross-contamination but they paid great attention to the fact that my meal had to be gluten-free. They noted that I was celiac when I made my reservations and when each dish was served they noted what on the table was gluten-free (for the items my friends ordered). The menu is completely vegan, but I think the menu would please most meat eaters.

The restaurant has a good atmosphere, the service was great and the meal was delicious. The only negative was the dessert, the “cheeseless” cake was inedible, which was a disappointment since my friends and I usually love vegan desserts. My two girlfriends and I were happy trying a new place that catered to my allergy and my vegan best friend.

Compared to most restaurants Invitation V takes a lot more care to provide a gluten-free dining experience. I would definitely go back, minus the cake. The prices are about average, the mains were between $14-$18.

I went for dinner, but they also do lunch and brunch.

Invitation V

254 Rue Bernard Ouest,
Montreal, QC, H2V 1T5
(514) 271-8111

http://www.invitationv.com/

Green Salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Green Salad with balsamic vinaigrette

French fries

French fries

New-Orleans crab less cake served with Cajun rice and basilica sauce

New-Orleans crab less cake served with Cajun rice and basilica sauce