Your Ultimate Gluten-Free Guide to Vancouver: Bakeries & Restaurants

Scandalicious, gluten-free waffle, Vancouver

  Vancouver is a city known for its foodie culture (which is good, because the cost of living here has driven most other culture out of the city…). People eat out often in Vancouver and restaurants abound. Knowledge of Celiac disease and gluten-free awareness is high in the city. At any restaurant you go to, […]

Gluten-Free Guide to Surviving in Japan

gluten-free Japan, gluten-free guide to Japan, celiac, Japan

  Visiting Japan as an English-speaking celiac is like walking through a maze of barbed wire blindfolded and expecting to come out unscathed.  You can do it, but you have to be very, very careful to avoid the pain and suffering that awaits you at every corner. While sticking to a gluten-free diet in Japan […]

Gluten-Free Travel Tips

gluten-free travel tips

  Travelling with a dietary restriction isn’t easy. Will you be able to find foods you can eat? How are you going to communicate your dietary needs? What will you do if you get sick? These are questions anyone with food sensitivities will ask themselves as they plan an upcoming trip.  The world is becoming […]

Gluten-Free Sydney Hacks

gluten-free Sydney Australia

  Australia is well-known for its amazing food and a melting pot of cuisines, but what is less known is that this country is a true treat for Coeliacs and other people who don’t eat gluten. Many travellers say that it’s definitely one of the most gluten-free friendly countries they have visited, which makes travelling […]

The Gluten-Free Epicurean: The Best Gluten-Free Bakery in Vancouver

gluten-free bakery, Gluten-Free Epicurean, Vancouver

  There is a growing selection of gluten-free restaurants and bakeries in Vancouver, but one place that really stands out is The Gluten-Free Epicurean.  They have an extensive and original selection of both sweet and savoury treats, sandwiches, frozen take-home products, and baking mixes.  But the selection is nothing compared to the quality they offer. […]

Scandalicious: The Best Gluten-Free Waffles in Vancouver

Scandalicious, gluten-free waffler, Vancouver

  Scandalicious is my favourite breakfast/brunch restaurant in Vancouver, hands down.  Judging by the line-up of people every time we’re there, it’s clear this is an East Van hotspot. If you’re looking for gluten-free waffles, there is little reason to look elsewhere.  The Wallflower has a couple of gluten-free waffle dishes on their menu, but […]

Gluten-Free Poutine in Vancouver

Poutine

  Poutine is an iconic food of Canada.  This classic dish of French fries and cheese curds smothered in gravy is a heart attack in a bowl.  But it is the most delicious heart attack you will ever have. Poutine originated in Quebec as early as 1957, though the history remains unclear.  One version of […]

Harambe: Gluten-Free Ethiopian Food in Vancouver

Harambe Ethiopian restaurant on Commercial Dr in Vancouver. Gluten-free.

It has been many years since I visited an Ethiopian restaurant, and with good reason.  The last time I ate Ethiopian food, I wound up lying on my bathroom floor for hours with some of the most painful vomiting I have ever experienced in my life.  The waiter had served me wheat injera – a […]

Eating Gluten-Free in India

Taj Mahal in India.

  Travelling with food restrictions can be a nightmare.  Fortunately, India has a naturally gluten-free based diet.  Lentils, chickpeas, and rice prevail to the celiac’s delight.  That’s not to say you won’t encounter wheat.  Wheat is found in breads like naan and roti.  Also, dishes that may not traditionally contain gluten, like curries, always have […]

Eating Gluten-Free in Paris: Restaurants, Bakeries & More

Gluten-free, Paris, France, Eiffel Tower, Europe

There was a part of me that didn’t even want to go to Paris.  To be surrounded by all that delicious looking pastry and not be able to eat it because I have Celiac disease (I can’t eat gluten if you haven’t heard of it yet) sounded like torture.  Of course, one must go to […]