Toronto restaurants for gluten-free dishes

Satisfying your cravings for pizza, pasta and other delectable dishes while on a gluten-restricted diet can be challenging. Luckily, Toronto is home to plenty of mindful chefs who whip up creative culinary options with wheat-free alternatives. Here are a few popular eateries serving some of the best gluten-free meals in the city.

Tabülè Middle Eastern on Queen

810 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H7

You’ll find traditional dishes and exotic flavours at this Middle Eastern restaurant with locations in midtown and Leslieville. The hot and cold mezze menu offers gluten-free light bites like hummus, hallüm salad, falafel and flash-fried cauliflower drizzled with tahini. Larger mains include juicy meat skewers — lamb, chicken or beef — or seafood options served with vegetables and a side of Müjaddara (brown rice and lentils).

Fresh on Crawford

894 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3

The extensive gluten-free menu at this popular vegetarian eatery includes a variety of tasty options, including salads, tacos and fresh bowls made with brown basmati rice. The “unwraps” see an appetizing combination of vegetables, beans and proteins stacked on a bed of lettuce or stuffed into a gluten-free green wrap and served with original house-made dressings like carrot miso or peanut lime. Check out the newer uptown location at Yonge and Eglinton and satiate your hunger without upsetting your stomach.

E L Ruddy

1371 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1Y3

This cozy vegetarian café in Brockton Village offers charming vintage decor and generous portions. Everything on the small menu can be made without gluten, including the veggie wraps and classic grilled cheese sandwich. Try savoury soups like cashew tomato yam, chili and seasonal specials served with gluten-free toast or house cornbread.

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