An in-depth guide to the gluten-free-friendly restaurants of Toronto

Feb 28 2019, 4:42 pm

Toronto is a gold-mine of restaurants that are happy to lean into different dietary needs.

Whether you’ve got a gluten intolerance or you’re full-on celiac, there’s a long list of eateries that are serving food that’s safe for you, that doesn’t compromise on flavour.

These are Toronto’s most delicious, gluten-free-friendly restos.

Moxie’s

 

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While most commercial and big chain restaurants offer gluten-free menus that aren’t so gluten-friendly towards celiacs, Moxie’s made it onto this list for the sole purpose that they take allergies very seriously and do their best to provide modifications to your meal so that you can have an equally awesome experience. My personal favourites are the Kale and Quinoa salad, and they have a gluten free cheesecake! There are several locations, so this place definitely won’t be hard to find.

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The Keg Steakhouse

The Keg takes allergies extremely seriously. They list gluten-free dishes clearly on their menu and will make sure that a manager comes out to speak to you in regards to your gluten-free meal. My favourite is the BBQ ribs and fries! The best part is that there are several locations across Toronto and the GTA, so it’s very accessible.

Address: Find your closest here

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Taylors Landing

Okay, this place is obsession-worthy. Why? Because they have so many gluten-free options on their menu and the items that are labeled gluten-free are made to be GF rather than having to be modified! They are super knowledgeable when it comes to allergies. Favourites are the nachos, the wings, and the steak frites. Taylor’s Landing is located at Shops at Don Mills but they also have many locations across Toronto!

Address: 10 O’Neill Rd, Shops at Don Mills
Phone: 647-943-6318

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Riz

This place is certified gluten-free by the gluten-free food program and it’s so good! On top of being certified, they make sure to label all gluten-free dishes with plates labeled gluten-free (how awesome is that ?!) This restaurant has two locations: Riz on Bayview – located at 1677 Bayview Avenue and Riz North – located at 3321 Yonge St.

Address: 3321 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-322-6789

Address: 1677 Bayview Avenue
Phone: 416-487-8388

The Dirty Bird Chicken and Waffles

 

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If you’re craving some chicken and waffles this is going to become your go-to! The Dirty Bird is located in Kensington Market, and their staff is very knowledgeable on celiac. They will take precautions to allow you to enjoy some gluten-free chicken and waffles. All of their chicken is battered gluten-free, so no worries there, and they also have a separate gluten-free waffle maker! Overall, awesome chicken and waffles spot. You can’t go wrong.

Address: Find your closest here

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The Relish Bar and Grill

This restaurant is a recognized gluten free restaurant since 2005. To add to that, they have a separate celiac friendly menu with a wide variety of dishes! Not only does this place serve food, but they have live bands which makes for a fun night out with friends.

Address: 2152 Danforth Ave
Phone: 416-425-4664

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Live Organic Food Bar

 

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This spot’s known as a plant-based, organic, gluten and refined sugar-free restaurant serving live, organic and raw products since 2002. You can find their products in many grocery stores. They also have two restaurants: one is located at 264 Dupont Street and the second is at 134 Atlantic Avenue.

Address: 264 Dupont Street
Phone: 416-515-2002

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Basil Box

Basil box is entirely gluten-free which is awesome, because you can eat anything off the menu. If you’re looking for healthier options or something you can easily grab if you’re on the go, this place is for you!

Address: Find your closest here

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Hey Lucy’s

Hey Lucy’s has two locations. The first is located in the Annex at 440 Bloor Street West, and the second is located in the entertainment district at 295 King Street West. The King Street location also has a rooftop patio. While this place isn’t entirely gluten free, they are very accommodating in terms of allergies and offer gluten free options.

Address: 229 Carlton Street
Phone: 416-901-9777

Address: 295 King Street West
Phone: 416-979-1010

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Pizzeria Libretto

Hands down the best gluten-free pizza! If you are looking for a traditional Neapolitan style pizza, this is the place for you! They have something for everyone no matter your dietary restrictions. From gluten free, dairy free, nut free, vegetarian to vegan! The pizza is phenomenal and tastes identical to the traditional crust. All of their locations offer gluten-free pizzas but if you are looking for an oven dedicated to the gluten-free pizzas to avoid cross-contamination, then 545 King St. W location is where you need to go.

Address: Find your closest here

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Holy Chuck Burgers

This spot offers gluten-free buns and will tell you which ingredients are gluten-free! The best part is that they also offer buns by unBun foods by Keto Buns. The buns are so soft, don’t crumble, and not only are they gluten-free but also, keto, paleo, and grain free!

Address: Find your closest here

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The Burger’s Priest

 

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This delicious spot is similar to Holy Chuck Burgers, in that they offer the same gluten-free buns!

Address: Find your closest here

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El Pocho Antojitos Bar

This spot is a cute little gem located in the Annex at 2 Follis Avenue. It is entirely gluten-free so you can legit eat every single thing on the menu. But the cherry on top is definitely the fact that they have gluten-free churros!

Address: 2 Follis Avenue
Phone: 647-794-7115

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Revitasize

If you’re looking for healthy and delicious on-the-go meals, this is the place for you! They have soups, bowls, cold-pressed juices, and some goodies! They have eight locations across Toronto and the GTA.

Address: Find your closest here

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Off The Hook

 

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Craving fish n’ chips? Well, they have ’em… gluten-free! They have a dedicated fryer so you don’t have to worry that there will be a risk of cross contact.

Address: 749 Broadview Avenue
Phone: 416-465-4356

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Restoration Hardware – Courtyard Café

This place is beautiful, so who wouldn’t want to visit? Plus, it’s the perfect place to grab a bite if you’re out shopping. They do offer gluten-free options and they’re very good about it too! The RH Burger bunless tastes so good. It’s like eating gourmet McDonalds.

Address: 18 St. Thomas Street
Phone: 416-971-9666

Kupfert and Kim

A plant-based, quick service restaurant that also happens to be entirely gluten-free. Almost everything is made in-house using fresh ingredients. If you are a health conscious individual, this is a great place to go. All of their meals provide a healthy balance of protein, carbs, and fats including complex carbs and all the good fats. They have several locations across Toronto.

Address: Find your closest here

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B.Good

Health conscious, locally sourced foods are on the counter here. They have a dedicated fryer, toaster, grills for gluten-free foods, just make sure to notify them, as always, of your dietary restrictions.

Address: Find your closest here

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Impact Kitchen

 

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This spot is a gluten-free kitchen with paleo and vegan options. If you’re looking to indulge without the guilt, Impact Kitchen is for you! All of their meals are nutrient dense and made with whole foods and real ingredients. Favourite are the Paleo Chicken and Waffles. You would never guess that they are made with such great ingredients.

Address: 89 Brant Street West
Phone: 416-306-1986

Address: 573 King Street East
Phone: 416-306-1986

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