Top 2019 Downtown Gluten Free Lunches in Edmonton

I asked the Gluten Free Edmonton Facebook Support Group about some of their favourite downtown lunch spots to eat gluten free at.

It did not take long to compile a decent list of everyone's favourite gluten free lunch spots downtown in Edmonton!

In no particular order!
Check out everyone's full recommendations on the Facebook discussion thread!

Gluten Free Sloppy Joes Made From Scratch

This is an amazing gluten free Sloppy Joe recipe you can make from scratch that we adapted from a a freezer to table recipe we found.

The recipe is delicious and an absolute hit with the kids.  Goes great with Udi's buns from Ben's Meats or dinner rolls from the Kinnikinnick Fresh store!


3 tsp olive oil
1 lbs beef
2 tsp of steak seasoning (check ingredients - we use Club House.  The package we have does not contain gluten ingredients)
2 tbsp maple syrup (you'll need 2x 1tbsp)
1/2 onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tbsp apple or white vinegar (we use apple)
1 tbsp Worcestershire (We use French's.  It does not contain gluten ingredients)
Approx 16 oz of Tomato Sauce (depends on how sloppy you want it!)
2 tbsp tomato paste


1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil with ground beef.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Add steak seasoning and 1 tbsp of maple syrup.  Cook until beef is no longer pink.  Remove from pan and strain fat

2. Wipe skillet clean and heat 2 tbsp of olive oil.  Add carrots, onion, garlic, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.  Cook until tender.

 3. Add cooked meat, tomato sauce, and tomato paste plus the left over tbsp of maple syrup.  Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes depending on how sloppy you want your sauce!

Serve on your favourite toasted gluten free bun!  Open faced or sloppy sandwich.

Nan's Gluten Free Diner in Edmonton

Let's start 2019 off right!

If you haven't heard yet, there is a new gluten free diner in Edmonton! Nan's Gluten Free Diner is located in Edmonton's North end.

Yup that is right, a fully dedicated diner to gluten free dining!  From the reviews I hear from others, most people don't even know it is a gluten free diner!

The owner Evelyn emailed me over the winter break with some photos of some of their dishes.

Some of the customer favorites are the hot beef, the hot cakes, artichoke dip, the pies, and always the bread!   Evelyn is selling her bread by the loaf, as long as they have extras.  Psst, you can probably just call ahead and order some!
Nan's Gluten Free Diner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Why should I use gluten free cosmetics, shampoos and creams

So this is not actually a topic we talk about much on our blog.  But it is relevant and a personal choice for some people to only use gluten free cosmetics and lotions.

So why would someone choose to do this?

Well, I know it sounds silly but there can be accidental consumption.  If cross contamination in a deep fryer would cause harm, is it fair to say that lipstick containing gluten could accidentally be digested?  Or eating a finger food after using a lotion that contains gluten?

In my opinion, it really isn't a far stretch.

After starting the Gluten Free Edmonton Support group on Facebook, it didn't take long for someone to ask this?

And guess what?  people really responded with what they use, because if you were thinking about gluten free shampoos, so were others!  And those others are there to support you.

So check out this Facebook Group post and see what others had to say.

Gluten Free Christmas Holiday Treats in Edmonton 2018

I think I made good use of the newly created Gluten Free Edmonton Support Group this week!  It turned out to be a great tool to source some information for this post!

I put the question out there, what gluten free holiday treats for Christmas can you find this year?...  and the messages started flowing in!

Click here to see all the amazing gluten free holiday treats shared by group members.  You will need to log into Facebook and join the group to contribute and see additional items.

With that being said!  Here is a start of what people listed off!
  • Gluten free walkers shortbread @Walmart
  • Gluten free gingerbread kits @Kinnikinnick Fresh
  • Gluten Free mi-del ginger snaps @walmart
  • Gluten free chocolate yule log @Kinnikinnick Fresh
  • Gluten free candy cane mi-del sandwich cookie @Sobey's Ellerslie
  • Assorted gluten free cookies @Food in the nud
  • Gluten free festive sugar cookie bar @Celebrate, gluten free
  • Gluten free sugar cookie mix @Kinnikinnick Fresh
Check out more as people add by joining the group and clicking the image above.
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