Demand for gluten-free options is more popular than ever before in Vancouver, and now everyone from local bakeries to fine dining restaurants are offering items without wheat.
SMAK, the healthy fast food cafe located in Coal Harbour, offers gluten-free eats that has your appetite and wallet covered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open from 6AM to 10PM, SMAK has meals for any craving you might have. From organic scrambled eggs to salads, chow down $10 or less.
Address: 1139 West Pender Street
Phone: (604) 559-7625
An award-winning bakery on South Cambie street, Lemonade is run by head pastry chef Tracy Kadonoff, who personally has an intolerance to gluten. Seeing the market was lacking in gluten-free products that actually taste good, she offers breads, cakes, tarts, cookies and a ton of other goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth. We personally like the quinoa buns at $1.50 a pop.
Address: 3385 Cambie Street
Pass by Mom’s Grilled Cheese Food truck by the Vancouver Art Gallery and order anything off the menu with gluten-free bread for an extra $2.50.
Address: corner of Howe Street and Robson and 884 West Cordova Street
A cozy spot on Main Street, The Wallflower has as many vegan options as it does gluten-free. CiTR member? Bring your card and you’ll receive a 10% discount.
Address: 240 Main Street
Lest we forget quenching that all-important thirst. Biercraft on Commercial serves the celiac-friendly, organic, and fair-trade beer Mongonzo, as well as Greens Quest Tripel and Glutenberg at its latest location at UBC.
Address: 1191 Commercial Drive and 3340 Shrum Lane
Phone: 604-254-2437 and 604-559-2437