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Celiac Friendly Restaurants In Canada

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Hey Guys: If you're coming to Vancouver, check out the White Spot, they cater to Celiacs, and the one in Richmond Centre is especially nice.

The manager and staff are great.

He even made my food himself, when I told the waitress my Gluten Allergy.

There's tons of places to shop or eat out here for us 'Chosen Ones' ;-)

Check out Liv n Well on River Rd in Richmond to buy gluten-free foodstuffs.

There's also the 5 Corners cafe who'll make you the best breakfast this side of the Rockies, in White Rock.

Kelsey's Restaurants and the KEG and Milestones are others to try.

The Red Curry Chicken Bowl (without the wheat wafer on top) is awesome.

Save-On-Foods has 'Sharwoods' Chicken Korma sauce...again awesome, and cheaper than some of the other brands, as well as gluten-free SOy sauce by San-J.

gluten-free Honey'd Corn Flakes...so you can stock up even if you're in a hotel for a week, you won't starve.

Panne Rizzo is great but can be pricey, mind you, sometimes it's just good to eat a plate of lasagna which you know is gluten-free, and you didn't have to make a mess in your kitchen.

Good Luck and Bon Apetit.

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Try Boomerang's in Moncton... similar to Outback... understand Celiac needs, outstanding roast beef... mmmmmm..
That's great news, I go to Moncton several times every year and it would be great to have a place to eat rather than Swiss Chalet. I love Swiss Chalet but sometimes the people I'm with may get bored of it (lol). Do they have a celiac menu? if not... what do you order?

Save-On-Foods has 'Sharwoods' Chicken Korma sauce...again awesome
I'll have to look for that around here... I'm always looking for a good Korma sauce. I tried to make curry myself from scratch a few times, but it just isn't the same.

Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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Fox and Fiddle on Danforth in Toronto has gluten-free pub food. It used to be owned by a Celiac. I called tonight to make sure they still have the menu even though he isn't there anymore and I was told yes. They have fish & chips, bbq chicken strips, etc. (They use a dedicated fryer.)


Thank you for answering all the questions I never thought to ask.

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So it looks like I should move to TO or Van. to enjoy eating out!

Here's where I eat out in Edmonton.

Sorrentinos (italian), they have gluten-free pasta and the servers are extremely knowledgeable. I don't know if all the locations are like this but the one on Calgary Trail is good for sure.

Also, the UrbanDiner in high street (off of Jasper Ave) has really good salads with gluten-free dressings. There too, I've had very knowledgeable staff.

I know the Copper Pot does gluten-free stuff but I can't say I've ever been because they do a lot of seafood and I can't do seafood, but I've heard good things.

And finally, a pizza place, Pizzeria Prego, it only opened this week and they are going to have gluten free pizza available soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's in the Lendrum shopping centre right by Crystill's Wine Market and Sun Terra.

Well that covers this neck of the woods. I know there's someone else on here from Edmonton, so maybe they'll have something to add??

keep the info coming!

--- As for Swiss Chalet, what can we eat there? Regular chicken or what? I never bothered to check. Why I dunno, cause I used to love that place! DO they actually have a gluten-free menu?


Negative Bloodwork November 2002

Gluten-Free November 2002-December 2005 (the healthiest I've ever been)

Gluten Diet December 2005-February 2006

Negative Biopsy February 9th, 2006

Negative Bloodwork February 9th, 2006

Back Gluten-Free February 9th, 2006

~~ Never eating gluten again!

*Diagnosed as being Gluten Intolerant

Dad being tested for Celiac in October

Allergies:

-dairy, eggs, nuts, peanuts, legumes, seafood, and shellfish

-animals, grass, pollen, smoke, etc, and sodium laurel sulfate

Other:

Near Fatal C-Diff infection, August 2005.

Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease April 2006.

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Their chicken, dipping sauce, baked potato are gluten free along with their sour cream. When hubby goes to get me a 1/4 chicken, he makes sure they don't add any bun and makes sure they don't mistakenly put their gravy in there instead of the dipping sauce.

Bon Apetite!

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

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I keep meaning to come back to this post, and give the name of the pasta place I ate in Regina that gives you choice of gluten-free Penne (they charge $1 extra for the noodles), and has discounts from sunday to tuesday, and now i forget what they are called haha.

Oh, but i do know this: Western Pizza (at least in some of their locations) makes gluten-free pizza (on crust). I think it was only $3 extra for the crust...its still like $30 for a 10" pizza but the crust is THICK so you only can eat like 2 slices at a time haha..

If i think of the name of that pasta place i'll re-post :P

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I have had no success with Moxies in Calgary, they actually looked at me like I had three heads.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

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In Toronto, Il Fornello, http://www.ilfornello.com/ has gluten-free pasta and pizza available. All the usual warnings about cross contamination apply. They understand our needs, and will boil fresh water in a clean pot to prepare gluten-free pasta. The pizza is in the same oven as the other pizza, but is baked on a clean pan. We have eaten at the Bayview Village location many times. We tried the Richmond Hill restaurant once, but did not like it. Nothing to do with gluten, I just found it to be much too noisy. It was very crowded and I got a headache from the noise. We went back once, but left without getting a table due to the noise level.


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I want to thank everyone for your wonderful suggestions and please keep them coming! I, however, will not be eating out at restaurants anymore, unless they are 100% gluten free. I just ate at Swiss Chalet last week and got a serious reaction, which was more from my wheat allergy than from celiac disease (I was having heart problems). I was just advised by my doctor not to eat out anymore.


Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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I wish I could move to Van. My sister lives there and she said I would have no problems finding food there as there are tons of places to get food and restaurants that serve gluten free.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Hi Carriefaith

I'm pretty sure that the lady who sells gluten-free foods at the farmer's market is Rosie's gluten free gourmet. She is a wonderful person and has some tasty foods in her line.I have kindled a friendship with her by phone as I live near Pittsburgh, Pa.I have tried many of her food items and all have been very good. I think she has a heart of gold and is very pleasant. If anyone gets to talk to her please tell her sande from the US recommended her foods and I send my best to her......

I was in Vancouver for a week this past summer when returning from our dream vacation--- driving from PA to Alaska!!!! Our stop over was in Vancouver (Beautiful area) I went to liv-n-well foods and he had a nice selection. I brought back panne rizo pot pies that are very good, I also like the Quejos buns.... He also at times gets pierogi's from a gentlemen close by. WHen I was there he was out and that's what I really wanted to bring home--- so it goes I didn't get my pierogi's......

In a way I wish I lived in Canada as it appears they have more choices...............

mamaw

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So it looks like I should move to TO or Van. to enjoy eating out!

Here's where I eat out in Edmonton.

Sorrentinos (italian), they have gluten-free pasta and the servers are extremely knowledgeable. I don't know if all the locations are like this but the one on Calgary Trail is good for sure.

Also, the UrbanDiner in high street (off of Jasper Ave) has really good salads with gluten-free dressings. There too, I've had very knowledgeable staff.

I know the Copper Pot does gluten-free stuff but I can't say I've ever been because they do a lot of seafood and I can't do seafood, but I've heard good things.

And finally, a pizza place, Pizzeria Prego, it only opened this week and they are going to have gluten free pizza available soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's in the Lendrum shopping centre right by Crystill's Wine Market and Sun Terra.

Well that covers this neck of the woods. I know there's someone else on here from Edmonton, so maybe they'll have something to add??

keep the info coming!

--- As for Swiss Chalet, what can we eat there? Regular chicken or what? I never bothered to check. Why I dunno, cause I used to love that place! DO they actually have a gluten-free menu?

You also have a chinese restuarant in Edmonton, listed on the Celiac site that has gluten-free tamari they use in their foods and they will tell you what foods are or are not gluten-free. If you give them enough time they will make anything you want gluten-free. When we went to my brothers up there for New Years that is their favorite restaurant and I was over joyed that they were gluten-free. They said they changed to have a huge array of gluten-free food because of the Celiacs.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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I'm pretty sure that the lady who sells gluten-free foods at the farmer's market is Rosie's gluten free gourmet.
Is this the lady at the farmers market on PEI?

Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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Okay, I'm the other Edmontonian and I'm pretty scared to eat out, but I had to for two occassions. A five star restaurant (I was not paying, luckily) called Il Portico located downtown was excellent and accommodated my gluten-free and cf. I have also eaten at Pad Thai on Whyte. The chef is very knowledgeable and even made my sauce from scratch because I had actually ordered a traditionally gluteny curry. And by the way, I am very disappointed with the Edmonton Celiac Associations website. The restaurant listings are very out of date. I have emailed them, but I don't see any updates.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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Carriefaith:

Sorry you got a reaction from Swiss Chalet.

Sending you {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}} and hope you are feeling better.

Hugs.

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

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I'll add another Edmonton restaurant that I forgot about. The Sicilian Pasta Kitchen on the southside states on their menu that you can replace regular pasta with rice pasta for a small price. I spoke with the owner and he said their tomato-based sauces are safe but their cream sauces all contain gluten.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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This is the letter I got from Moxie's today.

Dear Randi-Lee,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding gluten free options at Moxie's.

Moxie's menus do offer items that are prepared without wheat, and many of

our other options can be altered to meet your dietary needs. We at Moxie's

take food allergies and sensitivities very seriously, and there are

established protocols in place at all stores. Each of our restaurants has

an internal guide for making gluten-safe menu suggestions, and our staff

will be happy to assist you. When you visit any Moxie's, simply let your

server know about your allergy, and the menu item you would like to order,

and our kitchen will double check both recipes and ingredient lists to

ensure that your menu selection is safe.

The fact that product ingredients can change, and that there are regional

differences in preparation prohibits us from offering any allergy-friendly

menus. Our practice of checking each and every time that an allergy is

identified ensures our guests a safe dining experience.

I hope this is of assistance.

Best regards,

John Humphreys,

Executive Chef


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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carriefaith

Sorry I haven't got back to answer your?.

I know that Rosie's gluten free gourmet goes to a farmer's market and sells breakfast and I believe maybe lunch also and also sells stuff to take home. I'm really not sure what farm market so I guess I just assumed it was her.... I have never been there. It would be unique if there were two farmer's markets and two celiacs selling foods,,,, I think I might have to move up there for all the nice choices ......

Since I know little about Canada, I think Rosie is from SHepody ( does that sound familiar? I have her phone number if you would like it --- just pm me and I'll getit to you. I always don't make it back to these threads!!!!!

mamaw

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Okay, I'm the other Edmontonian and I'm pretty scared to eat out, but I had to for two occassions. A five star restaurant (I was not paying, luckily) called Il Portico located downtown was excellent and accommodated my gluten-free and cf. I have also eaten at Pad Thai on Whyte. The chef is very knowledgeable and even made my sauce from scratch because I had actually ordered a traditionally gluteny curry. And by the way, I am very disappointed with the Edmonton Celiac Associations website. The restaurant listings are very out of date. I have emailed them, but I don't see any updates.

The Edmonton Celiac Association website has almost no information compared to any other city. I'm really dissapointed.

I used to eat at Sicilian all the time before going Gluten-Free so I might have to pop back there sometime. I really like Sorrentino's though and have been successful in going there. I hope you get your courage to venture out and eat out. All the restaurants that I listed have been good. I haven't been glutened yet. I don't eat out a ton but more than you do. I think I mentioned somewhere else you responded to that the Outback on Calgary Trail is safe too. I don't know when the pizza restaurant that I wrote about starts the gluten-free pizza's but I'll let you know when they do.

Also, I've been meaning to post about the Strathcona Farmer's market. There's a lady there that makes a ton of gluten-free products. Bread, Pies, Meat Pies, Tortiere's, Muffins, Lasagna, and the like. I eat a lot of her stuff. Cinnamon buns too! The place is called Lipsmacker's. My mom told me today that she now has perogies. I've been making my own but I'll try some of these out soon. Keep me posted if you find any other secrets in the city and I'll do the same.

~~~~

I had Swiss Chalet last night too, it was yummy. First time in 4 years! I'm sorry Carriefaith that you got glutened by yours.


Negative Bloodwork November 2002

Gluten-Free November 2002-December 2005 (the healthiest I've ever been)

Gluten Diet December 2005-February 2006

Negative Biopsy February 9th, 2006

Negative Bloodwork February 9th, 2006

Back Gluten-Free February 9th, 2006

~~ Never eating gluten again!

*Diagnosed as being Gluten Intolerant

Dad being tested for Celiac in October

Allergies:

-dairy, eggs, nuts, peanuts, legumes, seafood, and shellfish

-animals, grass, pollen, smoke, etc, and sodium laurel sulfate

Other:

Near Fatal C-Diff infection, August 2005.

Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease April 2006.

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carriefaith

Sorry I haven't got back to answer your?.

I know that Rosie's gluten free gourmet goes to a farmer's market and sells breakfast and I believe maybe lunch also and also sells stuff to take home. I'm really not sure what farm market so I guess I just assumed it was her.... I have never been there. It would be unique if there were two farmer's markets and two celiacs selling foods,,,, I think I might have to move up there for all the nice choices ......

Since I know little about Canada, I think Rosie is from SHepody ( does that sound familiar? I have her phone number if you would like it --- just pm me and I'll getit to you. I always don't make it back to these threads!!!!!

That's ok! I can buy Rosie's products where I live in one of the health food stores. I've seen pizza, cabbage rolls, bread, cookies, ect. I think that the lady at the farmers markets is someone from PEI, but I could be wrong.


Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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Okay, I'm the other Edmontonian

I went to that pizza place I posted about earlier and they have the gluten-free pizza crusts now. They are using the kinnikinnick shells. While they aren't my favorite - I prefer the Glutino - the pizza was really good. I had absolutely no problems whatsoever. And it wasn't any more expensive than regular pizza. I think mine was 13 bucks for a 10" (the only size they have). He also said that they are going to be getting soy cheese in to accomodate for some of those who can't do dairy.

Just thought I'd let you know


Negative Bloodwork November 2002

Gluten-Free November 2002-December 2005 (the healthiest I've ever been)

Gluten Diet December 2005-February 2006

Negative Biopsy February 9th, 2006

Negative Bloodwork February 9th, 2006

Back Gluten-Free February 9th, 2006

~~ Never eating gluten again!

*Diagnosed as being Gluten Intolerant

Dad being tested for Celiac in October

Allergies:

-dairy, eggs, nuts, peanuts, legumes, seafood, and shellfish

-animals, grass, pollen, smoke, etc, and sodium laurel sulfate

Other:

Near Fatal C-Diff infection, August 2005.

Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease April 2006.

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I went to that pizza place I posted about earlier and they have the gluten-free pizza crusts now. They are using the kinnikinnick shells. While they aren't my favorite - I prefer the Glutino - the pizza was really good. I had absolutely no problems whatsoever. And it wasn't any more expensive than regular pizza. I think mine was 13 bucks for a 10" (the only size they have). He also said that they are going to be getting soy cheese in to accomodate for some of those who can't do dairy.

Just thought I'd let you know

Thanks for the update.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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