Our family loved Vancouver! What a fun city. Running around beautiful Stanley Park was amazing. Exploring all the fun thrift stores in the Mount Pleasant area was awesome. Finding loads of safe and delicious gluten-free food was the best!! There are at least five or six gluten-free eateries or bakeries in the Mount Pleasant area of town alone so if you’re gluten-free and headed to Vancouver, definitely check out that area.
Where I ate:
The first thing I saw when we arrived at our AirBnB in Vancouver was a take-out menu on the fridge for a sushi place. Right on the front was a huge “We do gluten-free sushi” sticker. I was SUPER excited! Downtown Sushi Bar on Davie Street are awesome! Their sushi is delicious, they offer gluten-free soy sauce and they prepare your gluten-free sushi safely. The woman we ordered from was celiac herself and told us they get lots of gluten-free customers. She even showed us the gluten-free soy sauce bottle to assure us that the soy sauce we were getting was safe. Check out our yummy spread above!
SMAK was probably my favourite place in Vancouver. It’s 100% gluten-free and their menu is huge and varied. They are a healthy, fast-food kind of a place featuring all sorts of amazing goodies for breaky, lunch, dinner and anything and everything in between. Â Oatmeal, eggs, sandwiches, wraps, Â salads, smoothies, Â hot bowls (my favourite!!), power boxes and soup! Oh, and hot drinks and dessert too. This place is so great. I was a huge fan of their chili with rice and their lemonade chocolate brownies. Mmmm.
You can find SMAK on West Pender Street in the Coal Harbour area of downtown Vancouver. I guarantee you will have a silly celiac grin on your face as soon as you walk into this place.
If you were wondering where I got the amazing fish and chips pictured above, it was this place!Â The Fish CounterÂ (Main Street and 22nd) make the best gluten-free fish and chips in Canada! No, in the world! I loved this place. They have a dedicated gluten-free fryer. I wish these guys would open up in San Francisco.
Panne Rizo (Cornwall Avenue in Kitsilano) is a fantastic 100% gluten-free bakery. You can grab lunch to go or sit down in store for a cuppa tea and a yummy gluten-free cake. Panne Rizo is great because it’s like a wee gluten-free store and bakery in one. I was a big fan of their breakfast sandwiches and they offer a brilliant selection of cakes and treats.
Gluten-Free Epicurean is another 100% gluten-free bakery in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver. Here you can find hot meals, meal to take and bake and plenty of fresh gluten-free cakes, cookies and other yummy things. Their chilli and corn bread was pretty fantastic. If you visit this place and you have kids, don’t miss the amazing kids consignment store across the street. Best one I’ve ever visited!
For our next trip:
Lemonade Gluten-Free Bakery: Another 100% gluten-free bakery, also in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Vancouver has so many gluten-free bakeries!! 😀
Quejos Cheesebuns (4129 Main Street)
Do you live in or have you travelled to Vancouver, gluten-free? What’s your favourite gluten-free spot? Every time I look at that photo of the fish and chips, my mouth just waters. Ridiculously good!!