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7 Must-Try Gluten-Free Eateries

By RACHEL DUNLOP

Gluten Free Vancouver Restaurants: The Gluten Free Epicurean

Gluten Free Vancouver Restaurants: goodies from The Gluten Free Epicurean

In Vancouver, there is such thing as a free lunch—gluten-free, that is. A cornucopia of Vancouver restaurants, shops and bakeries cater to this fast-growing food trend. With so many choices, it’s a veritable gluten-free-for-all. Here, we name our favourite must-try gluten-free places.

1. FOR THE UNINITIATED
Panne Rizo
Gluten-free newbies find this Kitsilano institution a valuable resource—the knowledgeable staff is happy to field questions about the gluten-free lifestyle while you nosh. Load up on breads, cookies and cakes as well as flours and mixes.
• Panne Rizo Bakery Deli Cafe, 1939 Cornwall Ave., 604-736-0885, pannerizo.com
• Map and reviews

2. FOR SWEETS JUNKIES
Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery
Sugar-high seekers can slice into something sweet here. Trained pastry chef Tracy Kadonoff bakes up unbelievable cakes, cupcakes, tarts, cookies, squares, pastries and savoury breads and buns.
• Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery, 3385 Cambie St., 604-873-9993, lemonadebakery.ca
• Map and reviews

3. FOR HOME CHEFS
The Gluten Free Epicurean
Foodies flock to this spot for crave-worthy comestibles that run the spectrum from sweet to savoury. Think salted chocolate pretzels and lemon lavender cake. They also sell pizza, cookie and biscuit dough for at-home prep. Epicurus would be proud.
• The Gluten Free Epicurean, 633 E. 15th Ave., 604-876-4114, glutenfreeepicurean.ca
Map and reviews

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4. FOR NORTH VAN DWELLERS
Mountain Top Caf
é and Bakery
Long before “celiac” became a buzzword, Mountain Top Café and Bakery was serving the needs of the gluten-free set. Over 60 gluten-free items grace the shelves at this North Vancouver mainstay, which draws customers from all over the province and even across the American border.
• Mountain Top Café and Bakery, 103-1124 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, 604-960-9605, emountaintop.com
Map and reviews

5. FOR BAKED-TREAT LOVERS
Edible Flours
Let your nose guide you to this vegan bakery that offers a bounty of gluten-free options. Just follow the delicious aromas of banana bread and cinnamon rolls that waft well down Broadway. Don’t resist—you won’t be sorry!
• Edible Flours, 2280 W. Broadway, 604-734-8351, edibleflours.ca
• Map and reviews

6. FOR NIGHT OWLS
The Acorn
Menu options at this dedicated vegetarian restaurant are clearly marked as gluten-free, vegan or raw, so selecting your dishes is a snap. A late-night menu is served until 2 a.m. so gluten-free night owls can flock here for a midnight snack.
• The Acorn, 3995 Main St., 604-566-9001, theacornrestaurant.ca
• Map and reviews

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7. FOR COMFORT-SEEKERS
Rogue Kitchen & Wet Bar
When comfort food cravings creep up on you, Rogue can hit the spot with gluten-free fish tacos and pizzas. With two restaurants in central Vancouver, a comforting meal is never far away.
• Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar, 601 W. Cordova St., 604-678-8000, roguewetbar.com
• Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar, 602 W. Broadway, 604-568-9400, roguewetbar.com

• Map and reviews

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