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The hottest fad in food product labelling or a lifesaver for those suffering from celiac disease? Whatever your reason for hopping aboard the G-F train, Anne DesBrisay suggests these five retailers as good station stops.
Why a place that makes everything from scratch calls itself Lazy is a puzzle, but given that Lazy Pickle is first and foremost a deli — with a full g-f menu and pantry — we get the Pickle part. Great soups, chili and, soon, pizza. 1809 Carling Ave., 613-695-6001.
This theatrical little pizza chain (three and counting) has partnered with Finally Gluten Free Foods (112 Nelson St.) to offer a remarkably good crust. Check the website for locations.
The Daily Grind
With the exception of a few of the beers on offer, everything is g-f at this little hipster hangout on the hem of Chinatown. The Daily Grind‘s kitchen looks to the Deep South and the Caribbean for inspiration. 601 Somerset St. W., 613-233-2233.
Simply Raw Express
Completely g-f, utterly plant-based, mostly raw, but some stuff cooked, Simply Raw Express works mostly for takeaway. Raw tacos, pad thai, lasagna, and their famous house “Cheezecakes.” 998 Wellington St. W., 613-234-0806.
In the maze of the Kanata Centrum Mall, we find a promising young restaurant with a small plates menu that caters to those with a gluten allergy. Though it leans in Mediterranean directions, Aperitivo looks locally for its raw materials. 655 Kanata Ave., Unit L2, 613-592-0004.