Don’t write off a good bakery just because it lacks gluten! That’s not where the flavour comes from anyway.
Dabble in the gluten-free life with these Vancouver favourites:
There are no “lightweight” dishes at the GFE. Cheesy pizza buns, sumptuous peanut butter brownies and killer chocolate salted oak cookies will have you wishing you embraced the gluten-free life ages ago. They specialize in the sweet and savory and even have some hard to find items like baguettes and pizza dough.
The Gluten Free Epicurean
633 E 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC
This Gastown eatery serves up hearty lunches and healthy sweet treats that are perfect for those looking to health-ify their lunch game. We recommend their coconut bacon and mini mac and cheese. They also sell gluten-free hot dog buns, focaccia flour and bagels.
The Smallflower Gluten Free Café and Bakery
47 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
The uber cute Two Daughters Bakeshop serves everything your gluten-free heart could desire, including homemade artisan bread. In addition to being gluten-free, everything on their menu is also 100% vegan. Be sure to stop-in on pizza Friday,
Two Daughters Bakeshop
121 E 1st St, North Vancouver, BC
What happens when a pastry chef develops a gluten allergy? Lemonade Bakery, that’s what! Croissants, cakes, scones, tarts and pretty much every other baked good you can imagine are available at this Cambie Village mainstay. They also have sugar-free and egg-free options, not to mention delicious dairy-free bread that’s baked fresh daily.
Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery
3385 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC
North Vancouver’s Mountain Top Bakery will make your transition from wheat way more enjoyable. They make their muffins, pizza, pastries, cookies and pot pie from scratch in a gluten free facility and their café side serves up gluten free pancakes for breakfast.
Mountain Top Wheat & Gluten-Free Bakery
1124 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC
Other than being delicious, Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery is known for using their own unique gluten-free all-purpose baking mix. We don’t know if this flour is truly “revolutionary”, but it’s definitely tasty.
Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery
1025 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
7. Panne Rizo Gluten Free Bakery
Panne Rizo has been baking delicious, award-winning gluten-free breads and desserts since 1998! They have award-winning breads and baked goods that prove that being healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing flavour.
Panne Rizo Gluten Free Bakery
1939 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC
4544 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC
While not technically gluten-free, Edible Flours has enough options to earn it a spot on the list. We recommend their selection of mini cupcakes, which are gluten-free. Everything is natural and 100% vegan.
2280 West Broadway, Kitsilano