Ready, Set, Eat! 2014 Taste of Edmonton Gluten Free Menu Options

Taste of Edmonton is just around the corner.  It is Edmonton's yearly tradition to go out to Churchill Square and have a culinary experience that takes you across our city trying dishes from some of the best restaurants Edmonton has to offer.

Taste of Edmonton works pretty hard at trying to keep an allergen legend for its menu to try to make it safer for people like you with Celiac Disease.  Their allergen chart alerts the presence of nuts, and seafood.  They also indicate vegetarian, gluten free and local eats.
This years Taste of Edmonton menu has 32 dishes that do not contain gluten*.  Some of the dishes include

  • Crispy avocado roll with cilantro honey pesto from Zinc
  • Beijing style kung pow chicken from Lingnan
  • Angus gold steak bites with steak sauce from Canadian Brewhouse
  • Butter chicken with rice from Khazana
  • Bacon wrapped scallops with corn salsa from Mercer Tavern
  • Southern brined fried chicken from Ceole Envie
  • Vegan chocolate mouse from Padmanadi
  • Chorizo Tacos from casa12doce
What's great about Taste of Edmonton is that you get to go around and sample all this great food in one spot.  Once you've sampled it, then you know what you like and what you didn't and visit one of the restaurants in the future.

* <-- so this huge asterisk has probably been stairing you in the face.  And it is for good reason.  This event may not be for everyone but I want people to know that there are dishes to eat if they do want to attend.  Keep in mind this is a very busy event, with big crowds, chefs working in small spaces prepping and serving food.  What does that add up too?  A higher chance of cross contamination.  I know this probably scares a lot of people.  And quite frankly it should.  But it won't stop everyone.  So this is just a reminder.  Know your body, know your tolerance and know your comfort level.  Ask questions before you buy, what's in the food?  How is it handled?  Size it up before you buy it.

With that being said, Amanda has eaten at Taste of Edmonton a few times and has really enjoyed herself.  I hope you do too!