Whether you’re celiac, gluten sensitive, or simply looking for more inclusive options for your loved ones, we want to help you. We know that finding inclusive restaurants can be difficult. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite gluten-free and gluten-friendly restaurants in Toronto. These spots are either completely gluten-free, have a gluten-free menu, or feature gluten-free options.
Disclaimer: Depending on the severity of your allergy, please always contact the restaurant to make sure it is suitable for you to eat there.
Let’s get into it.
1. Almond Butterfly Bistro
Whether you’re looking for a completely gluten-free brunch, lunch, or datenight, Almond Butterfly has your back. Enjoy your favourite brunch classics, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and so much more. Make sure to check out their bake shop as well for the sweetest gf treats!
Located at: 792 Dundas St W., Toronto
2. Tapi Go!
This authentic Brazilian restaurant that features tapioca crepes and açai bowls, is completely gluten-free and absolutely delicious! You’ll feel good about this flavourful spot and so will your date.
Located at: 835 Bloor St W., Toronto
3. Piano Piano
This delicious Italian spot has really tasty gluten-free pasta! Piano Piano is known for its adorable vibes and even with an allergy, you can still enjoy in the fun! When you go, be sure ask your server for their gluten-free options. Be sure to clarify that the sauce isn’t thickened with flour.
Located at: 88 Harbord St., Toronto and 120 Thomas St,. Oakville
4. El Pocho Antojitos Bar
Luckily, delicious Mexican food tends to be gluten-free naturally because many things are made with corn instead of wheat. At El Pocho, everything happens to be gluten-free, making it the perfect spot to kick back with some tacos and margaritas and relax!
Located at: 2 Follis Ave., Toronto
5. Insomnia Restaurant and Lounge
Insomnia is a great bar and restaurant that is super gluten-friendly! They have a variety of gluten-free options marked on their menu such as nachos, mussels, poutine, pastas, steak and so much more.
Located at: 563 Bloor St W., Toronto
6. Pizzeria Libretto
All you pizza lovers, don’t worry! Pizzeria Libretto can make any of their pizzas gluten-free with a crust substitution. When you see and taste them, you’ll be shocked because they look and taste the EXACT SAME! It’s a pizza miracle.
Locations: 221 Ossington Ave., 5000 Yonge St., 550 Danforth Ave., 155 University Ave., and 3011 Dundas St W., Toronto
This super chic plant-based restaurant has many gluten-free options to enjoy. You can get gluten-free pizza, sushi rolls, salads, and handhelds. This is a great spot for a friend group that has different dietary restrictions.
Locations: Planta Cocina can be found in the financial district at 10 Temperance Street; Planta Queen is located at 180 Queen Street W; and Planta Yorkville is at 1221 Bay St., Toronto
Craving Thai food? Well Pai is known to be some of the best in the city! Luckily, being gluten-free won’t stop you from dining at this amazing restaurant. They have gluten-free menu items such as a papaya salad, a shrimp platter, and some vegan soups. The selection for gf options is not large by any means at this restaurant, but the flavours will be sure to impress you.
Located at: 18 Duncan St., and 2335 Yonge St., Toronto
9. Bunner’s Bakeshop
This vegan and gluten-free bakery in the heart of Kensington Market is where you need to go for some sweet treats. Everything here is 100% gluten-free and all the baked goods are SO delicious!
Located at: 244 Augusta Ave., Toronto
Fresh Restaurants have multiple plant-based restaurants across the city and it is a crowd favourite for healthy eats. They have a gluten-free menu but they specify that the food is prepared on the same surfaces as all the other food so there is the possibility of cross-contamination. Depending on the severity of your allergy, you should contact the restaurant before dining.
Locations: Fresh has eight locations around Ontario including six in Toronto, one in Etobicoke and one in Mississauga
11. Bi Bim Bap
This Korean spot has many gluten-free options on their menu upon request. They specialize in all your Korean favourites served in stone bowls. It always hits the spot!
Located at: 950 Eglinton Ave W., Toronto
Terroni has been a Toronto staple for years, but did you know they also have a complete gluten-free menu? Perfect for an Italian date with your partner, and you can feel good about your options!
Located at: 720 Queen St W., 57 Adelaide St. E., and 1095 Yonge St., Toronto
So now that you have a good selection of gluten-free restaurants, all you have to do is text your partner and book that reservation! It’s time to enjoy a tasty meal on the town.
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