Gluten Free Friendly Restaurants in Ottawa

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Please note that since menus and food preparation practices may change, the information provided here should be treated as a guide only. We recommend that you call ahead to check that the restaurant is able to meet your dietary needs. As well, you should always speak with the restaurant staff on site to ensure that the food preparation meets your requirements. 

Pure Kitchen

340 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M5

purekitchenottawa.com

(613) 233-7873

This is an excellent choice for a trendy vegetarian meal with lots of gluten free options. We always order the "cauliflower wings" appetizer- it's a family favorite. The bowls and burgers are both great meal choices. They recently added some new desserts, including a devine gluten-free chocolate cake. It's always busy there so if you go, be prepared to wait. They will put your name on a wait list and then text you when your table is ready, so you can wander around outside while you're waiting.

Blossom Vegetarian Café

209 Gilmour Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0N9

blossomottawa.ca

(613) 422-7788

This is a great little place for a vegetarian lunch in downtown Ottawa. The bowls are my favorite; my daughter loves the burgers. The ginger lemonade is super refreshing and perfect to cool down in the summer. Lots of gluten free options.

The Table

1230 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A1

thetablerestaurant.com

(613) 729-5973

 This is a great vegetarian place for lunch. It's a buffet style restaurant where you pay by weight. All ingredients for every dish are displayed on cards beside each dish so it is easy for anyone with allergies to figure out what they can eat. There are lots of gluten free and vegan options. There is usually a nice selection of hot and cold dishes, as well as lots of delicious desserts. They also have some freezer and pantry foods you can buy to take home or you can get take-out from the buffet.

Occo Kitchen

4240 Innes Rd, Orléans, ON K4A 5E6

occokitchen.com

(613) 834-1200

This is a large, hip, boisterous scratch kitchen restaurant in Orleans.  The menu changes but is always interesting and it always includes lots of gluten free options with everything from burgers to fancy tacos to pork belly with scallops. There is even gluten-free cider on tap! 

Stone Faced Dolly’s

416 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M9

stonefacedollys.com

(613) 564-2222

This is a wonderful place for brunch, lunch or dinner when you want something a little more special or have something to celebrate.  The menu is eclectic and full of interesting options. Most items are gluten free but ask the server to guide you through the menu just in case. The service is always friendly and attentive, and the food is fantastic. If the jerk ribs are on the menu, they are definitely worth a try. 


My Favorite Gluten Free Bakery

Strawberry Blonde Bakery

114B Grange Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B1

strawberryblondebakery.com

(613) 725-2253

Not only is this bakery completely gluten-free, it is also vegan and dairy, and nut-free too, so it's a great choice for people with multiple food allergies or sensitivities.  They make wonderful whole grain bread which can be sliced and stored in the freezer (if there is any left at the end of the day!). It is the only gluten free bread I buy- it has such a wonderful flavor and texture, it has spoiled me against all other loaves! They also make a wide range of cookies, squares, scones, and cakes and you can order specialty items. There is also a "take and bake" freezer with vegan tourtieres, pizzas, scones, etc. In the summer, the  ice cream sandwiches are worth the outing. Some of my other personal favorites include the date squares, chocolate mint cookies, and ginger cookies, and of course, the bread! Am I raving a little? Yes! Once I discovered this bakery, I never felt like I was missing out on delicious baked goods.