Whether you can’t eat gluten due to celiac or gluten sensitivities or are staying away from it to feel better or lose weight, Toronto has plenty of gluten-free options to choose from. While some people hesitantly order gluten-free options for the fear of risking taste, these restaurants prove that non-glutinous meals can be just as delicious as their gluten-filled counterparts. From a gluten-free bakeshop offering all the sweets you can think of, to a Thai restaurant that has an indulgent gluten-free menu, these are the best places for gluten-free options around Toronto!
Kupfert & Kim is meatless and wheatless, so everything you get here will be plant-based and gluten-free. It’s a quick-service restaurant, meaning you order and are served at the counter and can take your eats out or stay at one of their cute wooden tables. Fresh produce is delivered each morning and is prepped for the day. Choose from options like their organic tofu curry bowl, almond cacao smoothie bowl and “burger” of the day sitting atop a bed of brown rice.
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At Rawlicious, their mission is for people to enjoy the food they eat, while truly feeling good about what they’re putting into their body. With this in mind, Rawlicious created a menu that’s totally raw, vegan and gluten-free. Their menu options range from fresh pressed juice and smoothies to salads, pad Thai and tacos!
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Bunner’s is a gluten-free bakeshop for those days when you can’t kick your sweet tooth. They’re one of the only bakeshops to figure out how to make their products gluten-free and delicious, offering moist cupcakes, decadent cookies and light, fluffy muffins. And the options don’t stop there! You’ll also find cheesecakes, cinnamon buns, squares and tarts, brownies, cakes and more! If you’ve been searching for a bakeshop to fulfil your gluten-free needs, this is it.
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Gluten-free, vegan and organic, you can order anything on this menu without fear of any wheat. Known for their 42-ingredient salad that features quinoa, sweet potato, kale and tofu, they also offer savoury and sweet crepes, soups and an array of desserts. Pair your meal with a tea or latte, or you can opt for beer or wine if you’re in the mood!
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Khao San Road is one of Toronto’s most-loved Thai restaurants, and did you know they have an entire gluten-free/gluten-friendly menu too? With custom-made meals made with the freshest ingredients, choose from menu items like fresh chicken rolls, rice noodle pad Thai, and an array of currie, all sans gluten.
6. Magic Oven
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If you’re a pizza lover, you might find it difficult to find quality gluten-free slices. Magic Oven has 6 locations around Toronto and offers gluten-free crust substitutions. Choose from pizzas including the uber pepperoni magic, the chicken supreme magic, the mushroom melt and the vegan magic. And if you’re not feeling pizza, you can try their gluten-free creamy mac ‘n’ cheese and their gluten-free garlic bread with mozzarella.
Do you know any other places for gluten-free options in Toronto? Share with us in the comment section.
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