Go gluten-free at these Montreal restaurants

Whether you suffer from celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or if you’ve simply opted for a gluten-free lifestyle, it’s not always easy to find a restaurant that respects these limitations. Here are a few tips on where to eat well in town without inviting gluten to the table.

Bar Palco

4019, rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1V6

Here you’ll find gluten-free beer and a few dishes such as a beet carpaccio, a cauliflower gratin with quinoa, a summer salad and a veggie burger and nachos, all served in a pleasant setting.

Restaurant Ottavio

1134, boul Marcel-Laurin, Saint-Laurent, QC H4R 1J7

Here, they’ll even change your utensils if you mention that you have an intolerance to gluten. On the menu: pasta and pizza. You can even buy pizza dough to take home!

Resto Végo St-Denis

1720, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K6

In the buffet here, the gluten-free dishes are very well marked. There’s a choice of vegetarian or vegan dishes on offer, including woodland wild rice, tofu with ginger, a teriyaki tofu sauté, Singapore noodles and more!

Aux Vivres

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

The gluten-free dishes offered here are clearly marked on the menu. I always order the Dragon bowl with grated beets, carrots, radish, sprouts and, last but certainly not least, dragon sauce. I’d put it on everything if I could!

Être avec toi

901, rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal, QC H2Z 1R1

At EAT, browse the super stunning gluten-free menu with its mussels, tartares and platters to share in an urban setting with the festive feel. You’ll never think of gluten-free dining as boring again.

L'Gros Luxe Mile End

150 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2

The menu here features several outstanding gluten-free dishes. I must admit to being a little surprised by the burger made with sliced bread, but it was excellent. The fried pickles with Sriracha mayo are sublime. Glutenberg beer is also available.

Le Jellyfish

626, rue Marguerite-d'Youville, Montréal, QC H3C 1W7

You can enjoy gluten-free options here, but don't forget to mention this preference when booking. That way, you’ll be able to tuck in to an excellent variety of tartares, tataki, fish and meats cooked over charcoal, without the worry.

Chez Boss & Fils

3610, rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1T6

Those with gluten intolerance will want to order the tuna tartare, snow crab salad, salmon tataki, risotto, duck breast or fish of the day, which is always incredible! Go ahead, give them a try. You can thank me later.


914, rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 1G3

Hankering for pizza? At Pannizza the concept is simple: you choose the sauce, vegetables, meat, and cheese (they have a lactose and soy-free cheese) and presto, they bake it for you!

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