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Prairie Girl

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Hi everyone!

I am going to Edmonton on Friday and am staying for a week to visit some friends. I know we are going to be out a lot and I am wondering if anyone who lives there can suggest some restaurants! I know about Outback steakhouse which I love!! And Tomy Romas and Montanas... but those two I eat at so frequently I would love to try something new. My friends are in the Whyte Ave. area. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Courtney :)

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i have a cousin who lives in Edmonton who is a nurse i will try to call her to see if she has any ideas, she seems to be pretty up on the whole celiac thing. ill try to post in the next few days. i used to live in Sherwood Park just outside Edmonton and plan on going back one of these days, so i hope you get lots of responses.. good luck

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i have a cousin who lives in Edmonton who is a nurse i will try to call her to see if she has any ideas, she seems to be pretty up on the whole celiac thing. ill try to post in the next few days. i used to live in Sherwood Park just outside Edmonton and plan on going back one of these days, so i hope you get lots of responses.. good luck

hi try chiante's on wyte i here that they have a gluten-free pasta line up, as well greek food is great becuase for the most part most of the sauces are vinager and oil. BP's is a good alternative just let the staff know so they dont cross contiminate, you can have the natchos their. their is a mexican resteruant on wyte ave as well that has lots of corn tacos and stuff too, good luck!

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I lived in Edmonton for the past 5 years and I have to say that Normand's is one of the best restuarants. It's on Jasper Ave. A bit pricy, but definitely Celiac-safe. They even serve you your own toasted bread before the meal....and they have gluten-free cake.

Another good choice is Organic Roots (by the University). It's a market and restuarant all in one. It is good for any meal. Good prices and great atmoshere. Always let the staff know you have Celiac before you order.

If you are staying on Whyte, make sure to go shopping at Planet Organic (just off Whyte on Calgary Trail). It is my home away from home. I miss Edmonton....

The Canadian Celiac Association: Edmonton Chapter has some restuarant ideas. You might want to google them before you go! I pretty much stuck to my same-old restaurants.

Happy trails,

Heather : )

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What I wrote yesterday...

Swiss Chalet and Milestone's are part of the same chain as Montana's...they should be able to serve gluten free customers as well. I know that Swiss Chalet can do a good job. They offer a pamphlet with info on gluten free options (as well as other allergy issues), plus mentioning it to the server or manager should alert the kitchen staff to watch out for cc. OPM is supposed to be an excellent restaurant for gluten free options too. They are located in South Edmonton Common.

Boston Pizza was mentioned earlier in this thread. I know that some of the locations have offered gluten free pizzas, however one Sherwood Park location has stopped offering this option, but will make a pizza for you on a crust you bring. Worth calling the restaurant to confirm. Do keep in mind that, given the labour shortage, many restaurants are short of staff, so that may up the risk of cc as staff are often frazzled and overworked.

Michelle

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Thank you so much for all of your ideas everyone! I had a GREAT trip and never got sick!! I ate at Chiante's and it was good... very similar to a pasta restarant that serves gluten free in my city (Luiggi's). I also ate at Milestones and it was AMAZING!! I planned to order the salmon on rice that I had in Vancouver at Milestones, but was informed that the brine it is premarinated in has wheat flour and it comes this way. So I was very happy that the staff knew this. Instead I had a chicken dish which had fried mushrooms on it and was served on jasmine rice which is one of my new favourite things! I can't tell you how good it was... it had so much flavour and I am not used to that, especially when eating out. I always get things plain to be safe.

Also, I went to the farmers market on Saturday b/c my friend noticed a whole booth set up with gluten free baking and foods and I got some of the best things! I got a gluten free chicken pot pie and it was very very good... and stuffing! and a really good loaf of bread! There were so many things I wanted to try but couldn't bring it all back. I wish I lived there for the farmers market! So if you live in Edmonton and have not been to the farmers market, you should go!

Courtney :)

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