Get your hands on this gluten-free grub in Montreal

For those intolerant or allergic to gluten, eating out can be an especially difficult endeavour. Thankfully, many restaurants in Montreal have hopped on the gluten-free bandwagon. Here are our picks for the best places to find a gluten-free meal in Montreal.

Lola Rosa Parc

4581 av du parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E4

Lola Rosa is a vegetarian restaurant that even the pickiest of meat eaters will enjoy. Although their dishes are not traditionally gluten-free, many of them can be prepared without gluten ingredients by request. Their menu indicates which meals they can offer without gluten. Many will be please to know that they can enjoy the famous Lola Nachos without gluten.

Restaurant Arepera

73 Rue Prince-Arthur E, Montréal, QC H2X 1B4

Arepera is a Venezuelan restaurant in the Plateau of Montreal. As the name suggests, they serve traditional arepera, which is Venezuelan bread, made with corn so it’s 100 per cent gluten-free. It can be served with different types of cheese and meat, such as chorizo. You can also order more exotic meats such as boar and shark. They also offer vegetarian options for the arepera sandwiches.

Café Pavé

243, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T4

Café Pavé is a bakery café in Old Montreal. They serve breakfast and lunch foods inspired by the traditional panini sandwich. They offer all of their sandwiches on gluten-free bread for those with an intolerance or an allergy to gluten. The restaurant can provide a list of sandwiches that are completely gluten-free and those that may risk cross-contamination for customers with more serious allergies. They also offer vegetarian choices along with salads and soups.


105, rue Rachel O, Montréal, QC H2W 1G4

Crudessence is a haven for the veggie-hungry diners in the city. All meals are organic, vegan, gluten-free and in most cases, raw. Feast on their vegan take on classic dishes, such as pesto lasagna, or pad Thai, or even a slice of key lime pie, all made of veggies, legumes and nuts. Dine in, or grab it to go, your food will be guaranteed fresh and oh so tasty!

Aux Vivres

4631, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R2

Aux Vivres is known for their meatless dishes that attract vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The restaurant also serves a variety of gluten-free options to appeal to those who cannot or choose not to eat it. If you’re looking for a good gluten-free option, try the Assiette Mexicali. The homemade chili will warm you on the coldest of winter days and is served with brown rice, guacamole, sour cream and a corn tortilla. All gluten-free options are labelled in the menu.


1748, rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1M3

Bonnys, located on Notre-Dame in Little Burgundy, serves up fresh vegetarian fare. Their mission is to prove that vegetarian food can be fun and tasty, as well as being nutritious. All of their meals are organic, vegetarian, low in fat and wheat free, so those with gluten intolerance can dine, worry-free. In a hurry? Bonnys has a pick-up counter.

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