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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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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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

Tips on Hosting a Gluten-Free Brunch

Gluten-Free Brunch

This summer I hosted two brunches with some of my favourite people at my new apartment. I find brunches are a great options as they are quite easy to prepare and I find them to be a more relaxing form of entertaining. My number one tip when hosting any event, whether it is a brunch or cocktail,  is to keep everything gluten-free when possible as it minimizes stress and any risk of cross-contamination. When everything is GF I can fully relax and enjoy brunch. I like to take advantage of an opportunity to break bread with friends (GF bread of course) without having to be anxious about what has touched my eggs. Gluten-free food and great company makes for the perfect get-together in my books.

The last brunch I hosted had gluten-free pastries from Le Marquis, egg muffins with cheese, fruit, smoked salmon, bacon, cheeses, coffee, tea, fresh juices and of course mimosas.

Here is a link to an easy egg muffin recipe http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/egg-muffins-clinton-kelly. These egg muffins are fool proof and you can add anything you have on hand like veggies and cheeses. They are also a good option as a snack or light meal during the week.

Gluten-free brunch

gluten-free egg muffins

Gluten-free brunch

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…

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

Gluten-Free Brunch at Café Souvenir

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Café Souvenir on Bernard Ouest is a great bet for gluten-free brunch in Montreal. They have several gluten-free brunch options, including toast. They also have several build your own breakfast options. I ordered 2 eggs with gluten-free toast, gluten-free potatoes (their roasted potatoes are always gluten-free) and bacon. My date also had a gluten-free plate including a delicious omelette with green onion, chèvre and bacon with a big bowl of café au lait.

This spot was definitely worth the detour as they are more aware of celiac disease than many other brunch places in Montreal.

Their brunch menu can be found here:
http://bistrocafesouvenir.com/cartes/brunch.pdf

Café Souvenir

1261 Avenue Bernard, Montréal, Québec H2V 3M8
(514) 948-5259

http://bistrocafesouvenir.com/

Accommodates gluten-free: Yes

Price: $$

Gluten-free menu: No

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