By RACHAEL FREY
Heaven Artisan GF Cuisine
There’s no chance of cross contamination here, because every single thing on the menu is gluten free. The restaurant serves fresh, international fare with a Venezuelan twist, and there’s lots of dairy-free and vegan options available as well.
• 119, 1013 – 17 Ave SW, 403-249-3037, heavenartisangf.ca
Blue Star Diner
The majority of the menu is gluten free or can be made gluten free for an extra $2 at this bright, contemporary diner. It’s open all day and focuses on fresh, local, organic ingredients and free-range meat.
Fries and Dolls
Keep an eye out for this hot pink food truck slinging gluten-free sausages, buns and fries with toppings like truffle oil and freshly grated parmesan as well as brown sugar, cinnamon and cumin.
Ox and Angela
This Spanish-influenced restaurant and tapas lounge prides itself on a warm atmosphere that invites diners to share and linger over their food. The majority of dishes are gluten-free and family-style dining is available for brunch or dinner.
Una Pizza + Wine
The sister restaurant to the renowned Ox and Angela serves gourmet pizzas with toppings like fennel sausage and roasted spring onion. They can be made on a delicious, crispy gluten-free crust for an extra $3.
The light, contemporary vibe of the dining room extends to the menu, which features tapas dishes with Latin flare. Most of the menu can be ordered gluten free, and servers are prepared to advise diners on gluten-free options.
• 1919 – 4 St SW, 403-719-0049, candelalounge.com
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CRAFT Beer Market
Known for its extensive beer menu with more than 100 taps (including five gluten-free brews), CRAFT also has lots of dishes including pastas, flatbreads and sandwiches that can be made gluten free for an extra $2.
Khao San Thai Kitchen
Rich, flavourful dishes draw inspiration from all over Thailand at this new 17 Ave SW hotspot. From curries to soups, much of the menu is gluten free and staff is knowledgeable about gluten-free dining.
Vero Bistro Moderne
Classic Italian and French cuisine gets a modern twist in this cozy, upscale bistro. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, many of its beautifully plated dishes can be ordered gluten free.
The Coup + Meet
A modern, intimate, 100 per cent vegetarian restaurant, the COUP is focused on using as much organic and local food as possible. Its extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus have lots of gluten-free options, and vegans or raw-food enthusiasts will feel at home here as well.
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