Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
I try to help the environment and purchase organic products where possible.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Gluten Free Toronto Adventure Part 1
The last couple of days I was in Toronto for work - and did some digging around to see what new and exciting things I could find in the Gluten Free world. Toronto is actually really Gluten Free friendly, and there are many high end restaurants that have gluten free offerings - there are also some regular chain restaurants that offer options too. I was staying at the Delta Chelsea - (Younge and Gerrard) and was close to lots of shops and restaurants. Seeing how I love pizza - I had to try the Pizza Pizza Gluten free crust. They have a sign which lists the toppings available that are gluten free, and similar to other gluten free pizza offerings, you get a personal size pizza - this one was about 9 inch. The crust was thin, not doughy, and tasted like real pizza! I was extremely impressed with mine and now wish we had one in Newfoundland! For the individual pizza with 3 toppings it was $12 - and worth every penny! One of my favorite things to do when visiting different places is to check out the grocery stores - not only do they have different gluten free foods, but a wide selection of fruits and veggies that you can't get here. At the Sobeys at 777 Bay Street, I found a great selection of products. One cookie I tried was "cookie it up" - blueberry cookies. They have a shortbread texture, and are absolutely delicious! I am sparing them along as you can't get them here! The dried blueberries add a nice contrast to the buttery flavour :) They cost $5 for the package - on par with other offerings. Stay tuned for Part 2!