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So much is happening in the world of stores/products these days, who are catering to those with food allergies.  I would like to share some exciting “gluten free” news flashes with you in this blog post.


A new store opened up recently  called Goodbye Gluten in North Toronto. ( 2066 Avenue Road to be exact). The store is stunning and has a full range of gluten free items. Everything from dry goods, (ie Gluten Free Pebbles), to frozen goods, to freshly prepared goods. I’m sure the neighborhood is delighted that this store opened up.

Goodbye Gluten


This is truly amazing news that Betty Crocker has introduced a gluten free cake mix. I made it tonite and no one said anything except “Can I have another slice”. LOL.

I know its not valentines day ..but I couldnt resist.


Nut’N Gluten is located near Wonderland (3120  Rutherford Rd Unit 17). It has everything one would need and the service is amazing.

There is no question, that more and more people are discovering that they are gluten sensitive or have a gluten allergy. I went out for lunch a few months ago and all 3 off us had some type of food allergy. Two of us were lactose intolerant and the other person needed a gluten free option.

Years ago, when visiting NYC, my friend and I had dinner at Risotteria in the East Village (270 Bleeker St). It was packed with people who were seeking a gluten free restaurant. I thought it was a brilliant concept and I’m sure one day we will see a restaurant like that in Toronto. In the meantime, congratulations to restaurants like Milestones, Il Fornello, Magic Oven, The Burgers Priest and Yes to Fresh who have gluten free options for guests.

Have you noticed that more and more people have gluten allergies? Have you noticed more and more restaurants that have gluten free options?

Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Connector Program and I receive special perks as part of the affiliation with this group. The opinion on this blog are my own.

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5 Responses to “Goodbye Gluten…and more”

  1. mc in Toronto
    July 26th, 2011 at 21:10 | #1

    Thanks for listing some new places that I hadn’t heard of. Pizza Pizza now offers gluten free.. Riz on Bayview offers gluten free fusion/thai food, too.

  2. July 27th, 2011 at 07:33 | #2

    Thanks Vicky. Great to share places. In Ottawa there are lots of gluten free restaurants now, Zola’s, Bella Vista, The Green Door, The Table, The Foolish Chicken, La Dolce Vita, Caprese, Little India, Mongolian Village and more I am sure. There are also lots of health food stores that offer gluten free products, but please read the labels as most ” Big Companies” simply add in more crap, like sugar and fat to cover up the missing gluten free item for taste factor.
    Many gluten free products are very unhealthy and it needs to be addressed, so check those labels. Or better yet, make your own gluten free healthy treats.

  3. sb
    July 27th, 2011 at 07:35 | #3

    Thanks for identifing new sources for GF products – another source for locations is the Celiac Scene – http://www.theceliacscene.com
    which you can search and add locations for GF products in Canada and the US.

    Just a clarification – there are gluten sensitivities and gluten intolerance – as a result of celiac disease – which is an auto immune disorder – it is not considered an ‘allergy’. There is no puffing out or closed throats in the case of intolerance or sensitivities rather it does a number on the digestive system and exposure causes great discomfort and pain.

  4. July 27th, 2011 at 07:38 | #4

    Thanks for this post! As someone with Celiac Disease, I’m always looking for more GF options. I’ve gotten used to eating more whole foods, but sometimes you just want something quick. Also, I’m about to take a 2 day drive so I’d like to have some foods with me in the car.

    Also, thanks to Shirley in the comments. I have a brother in Ottawa so now I’ll have options when I go to visit him!

  5. Judith
    July 27th, 2011 at 12:13 | #5

    I found wonderful all purpose gluten free flour that can be purchased on line from Well.ca, Namaste all purpose flour. Delivery is free.
    When purchasing prepared gluten free items, there is often dairy products included and I can not have them either.
    O’Doughs breads, cakes, etc., are great as well. I avoid buying American glutenfree breads as they are just overprices and impossible to take a single slice from the loaf while frozen and the loaf falls apart when thawed.

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