We went on another trip to the mountains, this time to Banff. With the help of Twitter, I was able to gather some information about where to go in Banff for gluten free meals that are fit for a Celiac. We thank everyone that was tweeting the gluten free hot spots in Banff to check out. Unfortunately we were not able to check out every place.
Wild Flour Bakery
|Gluten free chocolate chocolate chip|
- Banana chocolate chip muffin
- Cranberry muffin
- Mexican chocolate cookie
- Mini cheese cakes
- Crumble pie
- Nut bars, and more
Grizzly house is a fondu restaurant that Amanda insisted we had to try. She called ahead and made sure that the ingredients used were all gfree (except the bread of course). We ordered the beef & chicken 4 course meal. Included in the meal was a salad (no croutons obviously), followed by a cheese & bread (or raw vegetables) fondue and a cooked vegetable fondue selection, loaded wtih garlic and tons of flavor.The main course was beef & chicken and we opted to do the "hot stone" cooking method. Lastly and most spectacular was the toblerone bar chocolate fondue with fresh fruit. The banana & strawberries are Amanda's favorite.
Eddie Burger is a great tasty organic burger shack with plenty of options including build your own burger. Eddie Burger does not use any breadcrumb filler in their patties, and they will serve it on lettuce. We would recommend that you ask for more lettuce as it was a bit sloppy with a couple pieces of lettuce but it was still a tasty burger. The fries are gluten free, but we recommend eating them with caution as there may be cross contamination. They were not able to guarentee that the sweet potato fries being gluten free.
|Gluten free menu at |
Magpie & Stump
Magpie & Stump (May no longer offer a gluten free menu :-( )
Magpie & Stump is a Tex Mex restaurant with a gluten free menu. It is one of those places that makes you feel good by being able to order 'normally' off a menu. They are able to do this because they serve both corn tortilla's and flour tortilla's. They are essentially able to swap out flour tortilla's with the corn tortilla's. Unfortunately they do not have gluten free cerveza.
Melissa's restaurant is a steak house that serves a mean breakfast. There was nothing standout that says gluten free, but the staff was friendly and accomodating with the menu.
Who wants ice cream? We do we do! Cows is definitely the best place for ice cream in Banff. They have an allergy guide for gluten free ice cream choices. However, they keep the cones on the cases of ice cream so there is a high possibility of contamination for Celiacs. I would recommend extreme caution when having a snack.
Another recommended restaurant that we were not able to check out is the Bison Restaurant & Lounge and any of the restaurants in the Fairmont
Have you visited any of these places in Banff? Let us know what you thought about their meals or of any other places to visit.