Where to eat gluten-free in Quebec City

Whether you have celiac disease or a sensitivity, it can sometimes feel like gluten is everywhere and very difficult to avoid. Fortunately, more and more restaurants offer gluten-free options that are far from dull; here is a rewarding selection of them.

JAJA

1
290-2828 boul Laurier, Québec, QC G1V 0B9

Pizza lovers who are gluten intolerant will rejoice when they read the menu at Jaja la Pizz (located at Sainte-Foy, Lebourgneuf and Le Concorde): almost half the pizzas, traditional or creative, are available gluten free! Just look for the logo – a blocked ear of wheat (also called the no-wheat or gluten-free symbol) – when making your selection.

Batifol Bar & Grill

2
3401, boul Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1E 3L4

Whether you are at its Beauport or Lac-Beauport location (do not confuse the two!), Batifol is the delight of those are gluten intolerant: they no longer have to miss out on a good brunch thanks to the gluten-free bread on the menu.

Le Lapin Sauté

3
52, rue du Petit-Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H4

A Groupe Restos Plaisirs creation, Lapin Sauté, located on rue du Petit-Champlain, offers a gluten-free menu for both lunch and dinner. Simply inform your server to discover the chef's creations.

Qui lu crü

4
1700 1er Avenue, Québec, QC G1L 3L7

Along 1st Avenue in Charlesbourg is this little restaurant dedicated to living food – therefore raw, vegan, organic and gluten free. Think smoothies, zucchini spaghetti, and pad Thai made with fresh veggies, edamame, and hemp and sesame seeds with creamy ginger sesame sauce. You can enjoy your meal on the spot or take it to go.

Le Chic Shack

5
15, rue du Fort, Québec, QC G1R 3W9

Eating gluten-free does not mean depriving oneself of a good grilled patty between two slices of bread! Located on Rue du Fort, this friendly restaurant, inspired by American street food, offers gluten-free burgers made from quality local ingredients.

L'Gros Luxe Quebec

6
859, av Myrand, Québec, QC G1V 2V8

This newcomer on avenue Myrand knows how to satisfy your cravings, and not just if you’re one of the neighbourhood’s university or college students. People with gluten sensitivities should look for the small circled ‘g’ on the menu, which indicates the items that can be made gluten-free. This includes tacos! Gluten-free bread is also available.

Pizzart

7
2500, ch des Quatre-Bourgeois, Québec, QC G1V 4P9

There’s more good news for pizza fanatics: Pizz’art, well known in Lac-Beauport (and now in Halles de Sainte-Foy), recently announced the addition of a gluten-free option to its menu. The dough, made with rice flour, can be used in almost all manner of pizza for a small extra charge.

Le Cochon Dingue

8
46, boul Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H7

This Groupe Restos Plaisirs restaurant – the most Quebecois of Parisian bistros – has four locations that all offer gluten-free options that are well identified and not at all dull like salmon filet and crème brûlée.

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