Okay, we get it, you’re gluten-challenged. Who isn’t these days? Now,
just ’cause your bod can’t tolerate one little protein doesn’t mean you have to
sit at home eating seeds by yourself
while your friends are out consuming white flour like it’s going out of style
(it is, btw). We equal-opportunity eaters here on the fourth floor have put
together this helpful little Toronto gluten-free guide for you Celiacs and
sympathizers, so get out there. Live your life.
Betcha didn’t know this place was ENTIRELY gluten-free,
did ya? This Kensington Market neighbourhood eatery boasts an extensive menu
that doesn’t compromise taste or selection.
Sourcing all their breads from Molly B’s Gourmet Organic Gluten-Free Kitchen,
you can indulge in one of their massive pulled pork sandwiches without a worry
in the world. We can’t wait for the sunny weather to be back so we can stake
out a place on their prime people-watching patio with a pitcher of their Spiked
Peach Ice Tea (try saying that 10 times fast).
staple, the Queen Mum has tailored a menu that can easily accommodate gluten-free requests. Their famous Pad Thai can
be cooked with a gluten-free soy sauce, making it a delicious dish that doesn’t
discriminate. The Khao Soy Gai is an
awesome, spicy, broth-based dish that can be made Celiac-friendly by substituting
the egg noodles for rice. Don’t want to be one of those high-maintenance customers making substitutions? Try the
quinoa salad, as is. The high protein grain is a must-have in a diet sans wheat, and the Queen Mother has perfected its execution in a simple, but filling, salad.
Vegetarian & All Day Breakfast
they aren’t exclusively vegan (you can get sausage, peameal or regular bacon.)
Don’t be fooled by their modest presence in the Village on the Grange food
court, Karine’s serves up some serious breakfast on some sassy Fiestaware. If you’ve ever eaten at their matriarch
location, Maggie’s on College Street, you’re familiar with the heaping portions of
garlic fries and fresh fruit. The best
part of Karine’s (besides being called “gorgeous baby” by the ladies
behind the counter) is that this all day gluten-free breakfast will only set
you back $5.
Honey Citrus gluten-free beer is readily available throughout the city. Check their Facebook page and Twitter for
right. Toronto’s best burger has a
gluten-free bun upon request. We’re
gonna let these babies speak for themselves. (Vegans beware: The Option contains cheese.)