Terrifically tasty gluten-free dining in Halifax

It can be tough to find delicious, gluten-free meals when dining out, but you’re in luck, because Halifax is a hotspot for gluten-free dining, with many outstanding restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re looking for the best gluten-free pub food or fine-dining experiences, Halifax has you covered.

The Wooden Monkey

1
1707 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2C6

The Wooden Monkey supports local farmers with its delicious fare, using fresh, locally grown, organic ingredients whenever possible. Its vibe is rustic, with lots of natural light, and it’s decorated with really fun paintings of monkeys. At the Wooden Monkey, you’ll find healthier, gluten-free versions of all your favourite fast foods. Feast on gluten-free pizza, fish and chips, bacon-wrapped scallops and more!

Rock Bottom Brewpub

2
5686 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1H5

Rock Bottom Brewery micro-brews amazing beer directly in the restaurant and even offers gluten-free. Rock Bottom offers standard pub fare like burgers, pizza and sandwiches, but everything on the menu is surprisingly gluten-free! The brewery is located below street level, so there are no windows, but it’s rustic, cozy and makes you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. Enjoy something new every day of the week, including food specials and live music.

Chabaa Thai Restaurant

3
1546 Queen St, Halifax, NS B3J 2H8

At Cha Ba Thai, you find all the dishes you’d expect from a Thai place. Cha Ba Thai has a friendly atmosphere with Asian-style decorations and music, high ceilings and tons of natural light. The menu makes no mention that almost everything served here is gluten-free. The restaurant’s friendly staff is ready for a GF Q&A.

Chives Canadian Bistro

4
1537 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Z4

Chives Canadian Bistro offers a fun, fine-dining experience with classic, yet contemporary decor and a modern vibe. Chives changes its menu seasonally, and you’ll always find delicious, fresh, gluten-free fare such as lobster risotto, AAA strip loin steak, French onion soup and more. Fun fact: Chives has a sister restaurant called Two Doors Down that is located literally two doors down on Barrington street.

Krave

5
5680 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1H5

Krave Burger is a small, hole-in-the wall burger joint and sports bar on Spring Garden Road. At Krave Burger, you can choose from a number of delicious, gluten-free burgers, fresh salads and amazing gluten-free fries. The staff is always very friendly, and the place has a fun, clean vibe.

Tomavino's Pizzeria & Ristorante

6
172-1113 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Tomavinos will make you feel like you’ve stepped into an old-school, Italian pizzeria. The place is dark, yet beautifully lit, giving it a cozy atmosphere. Gluten-free pizza lovers will be extremely happy at Tomavinos, since pretty much any of the restaurant’s award-winning pizzas can be made gluten-free. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can enjoy live jazz music while you dine.

Ela Restaurant

7
215 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax, NS B3S 1C9

Ela! Greek Taverna will make you feel like you’re dining on a Greek terrace at night. The place is always busy, even at odd hours, and has a fun, lively atmosphere. At Ela!, you’ll experience great service with waiters who are highly knowledgeable about their gluten-free options. For a special treat, try the gluten-free pita and house-made dip, souvlaki, pasta and more!

Pete's Frootique & Fine Foods

8
1515 Dresdon Row, Halifax, NS B3J 1G5

Ela! Greek Taverna will make you feel like you’re dining on a Greek terrace at night. The place is always busy, even at odd hours, and has a fun, lively atmosphere. At Ela!, you’ll experience great service with waiters who are highly knowledgeable about their gluten-free options. For a special treat, try the gluten-free pita and house-made dip, souvlaki, pasta and more!

Freeman's Little New York

9
6092 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A1

At Freeman’s, you and your friends can sit back and relax over good food and good drinks. The place is decorated like an old-time New York diner, and often features live music and trivia nights and occasional karaoke sessions. Order the gluten-free burgers, nachos, pizza and beer from the dedicated gluten-free menu.

Heartwood Restaurant

10
6250 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A3

Heartwood is a local favourite for delicious, healthy fare. It serves up vegan and vegetarian dishes using locally grown, organic ingredients whenever possible. Heartwood has a friendly, upscale-café vibe. The menu is largely gluten-free, and offers some surprisingly amazing options such as peanut butter chocolate tofu cheesecake. Try the delicious veggie bowls, burritos, veggie burgers and more.

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