GOOD TO KNOW: https://www.purebread.ca/
Specialties: Bread, baked goods
Gluten-free: Limited. Two or three flourless items.
Other: Three locations; Vancouver, Whistler village, Function Junction
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Gluten-free treats- two if by sea
A couple years after graduating from college, my best friend and I quit our jobs, bought Eurorail passes, and headed to Europe clutching our dog-eared copies of Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door. She was fluent in Spanish and I was fluent in approximately four utterly useless French words. I was fully prepared to struggle to communicate in non-Spanish speaking countries but the real challenge ended up being culinary culture shock. I was from Idaho, raised on meatloaf, bologna sandwiches and Hamburger Helper. At the time I had not developed food intolerances or allergies and was free to eat whatever seemed appealing which turned out to be a lot of chicken fried rice from a variety of Chinese restaurants dotting European cities, fresh baked goods, and Snickers bars.
GOOD TO KNOW: http://www.acmecafe.ca/
Specialties: Diner food. - breakfast, sandwiches, main plates, pies
Gluten-free: Menu items not marked but bread substitution is available.
Reservations: No but wait is rarely more than 20 minutes
Other: Eggs are range-free and sausage is all natural and gluten-free
Note: Acme Café does not have a grill so all eggs are baked in the ove
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Keep It Simple (and gluten-free) Stupid.
There is something magical about waking up in a hotel bed knowing there is nothing scheduled and no work to be done. Meals will be prepared by someone else and enjoying the scenery on a ferry ride will by my biggest hardship. Gawd, I love vacation.
After lazing about basking in responsibility-free bliss and scrolling through Facebook, it became obvious that breakfast was not going to be served in bed. With that cruel reality, I threw my hair in a messy bun and headed out in search of a life altering gluten-free breakfast. The Victorian Hotel provides a European breakfast - artisan breads (not gluten-free), jam and coffee - for hotel guests. Shawn and I skipped the packed eating area and headed straight for Acme Café located a short walk away in the Paris block. Thanks to Yelp and the hotel's free wifi we were able to map out suitable breakfast spots prior to setting out on foot.
A note to readers:
I am gluten sensitive/intolerant so I am not overly concerned with possible cross contamination. If you have severe reactions, I recommend taking additional precautions.