I know a lot about gluten free dining in Saskatoon as I lived there for 16 years and have come to know what stores and restaurants have to offer. There are a lot of things to do in Saskatoon if you live there or are just visiting.
Gluten Free Restaurants in Saskatoon Saskatchewan
There are actually many gluten free restaurants in saskatoon for people who have celiac or are eating gluten free for other reasons. I am happy to tell you all about them.
Best Gluten Free Pizza in Saskatoon
My favourite restaurant of all time is Leyda’s Cafe. It is completely gluten free and nut free for those with nut allergies too! They have best gluten free pizza that I have ever had.
I almost can never go to a restaurant and order everything on the menu, so being able to choose every item on the menu is a truly new-found excitement for someone who has celiac. I never would have thought that I would count my blessing for a small thing like that but as life goes on and I have health issues, I do find myself counting my blessings on small things that others take for granted.
Even if you can’t get to the restaurant you can use SkipTheDishes and get it delivered to you. When I was at work and couldn’t drive to pick up lunch, I will just order it on SkipTheDishes and it shows up mouth-wateringly ready for me to eat.
Where to Buy Gluten Free Bread in Saskatoon
My all time favourite place to get gluten free bread in Saskatoon is again Leyda’s. They have freshly baked bread everyday and I always leave the restaurant with a loaf.
The hours of operation are: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm and they are closed Sunday and Monday. To check out what great items you can try, please see Leyda’s website.
Best Gluten Free Bakery in Saskatoon
My best gluten free bakery in Saskatoon is Griffin Takeaway where you can pick up delicious deserts or soup and a sandwich for a quick lunch or supper. It is food that I can grab on the way out of the city or when I am in a hurry and do not have time to cook.
The entire menu is gluten free, so I am just on cloud nine when I go there and can choose anything on the menu. The deserts are amazing, and I love the pulled pork sandwich! You can also get great gluten free bread here. There are fresh and frozen items and I can order cakes and pies for events or outings that I am bringing something to.
Their hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 9am to 7:30pm. To see all of the amazing things that they offer, check out Griffin Takeaway website.
On special occasions I usually purchase a cake or pie because they are delicious. This is where I ordered my wedding cake and dainties for our wedding party. I have a special place in my heart for this fabulous gluten free bakery that I can eat everything at.
My favourite gluten free deserts are the blondie, date square and the cupcakes. The other must-haves are sweet scones and the gluten free granola mix is to die for.
Best Gluten Free Mexican Food in Saskatoon
Whenever I am in the mood for Mexican food, I head to two amazing Mexican restaurants that offer gluten free: La Bamba and Mexiho.
Las Palapas Resort Grill is also another option. The meals are so tasty and some are naturally gluten free. Their menu clearly shows which items contain gluten with an asterix and the servers are well versed in dealing with celiac and gluten free. If you want to see what they offer, check out Las Palapas menu.
Sometimes you are in the mood for tacos or fajitias with beans and rice. I am drooling just thinking about it.
For great gluten free Mexican food they are open daily, just check their website.
If you do not have time to sit and eat, then just order takeout. If you eat at the restaurant, take a walk around the area and explore Saskatoon.
Gluten Free Breakfast in Saskatoon
If you are looking for weekend brunch ideas then Prairie Ink is the place for you. They are open for brunch and all you need to do is let them know that you have celiac and need gluten free. To see exactly what they have to offer, see Prairie Ink.
While visiting, I usually walk around and enjoy the hip vibe in the bookstore. Since I love reading, I like to pick a new book.
Other Gluten Free Restaurants in Saskatoon
Odla offers amazing food with a farm-to-table concept. Since they make dishes from scratch, they can deal with allergens very easy. I felt at ease discussing all my questions. Check out their website here.
Canadian Brewhouse also has great options and a dedicated gluten free deep-fryer. You can have fish and chips! Here is their menu. Always double check that the deep-fryer hasn’t changed since this was written and ask all of your questions.
Four Seasons Restaurant in the Parktown hotel has great service. I called ahead and made sure they could offer me a meal prepared in a separate area and they were very professional. You can see their website here.
Are you following a paleo, Whole-30 or the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) meal plan? If you are, I was successful at Leydas, Odla and the Four Seasons Restaurant eating a modified AIP diet.
Gluten Free Groceries in Saskatoon Saskatchewan
I am a penny pincher and I shop weekly at Superstore, they do have the typical items – like bread, pastas, deserts (cookies, brownies, muffins), quinoa, oats, flours, whatever you want.
Saskatoon has Costco, Co-op, Safeway, Sobeys, Dad’s Organic Market, M&M Food Market and more. You will find a gluten free section in every grocery store so whichever you prefer you can find what you are looking for.
I typically just go for naturally gluten free items and don’t worry too much about processed gluten free items that are always expensive. Every now and then we need some quick and easy items and of course, our favourite junk foods. Speaking about junk food, see the Canadian fast food chains that you can get gluten free food at.
Things to Know about Getting Around Saskatoon
The buses aren’t the most convenient in Saskatoon, so if you are visiting Saskatoon I would recommend that you stay downtown because you will be closer to activities and shopping. If you stay downtown the nearby restaurants will be Leyda’s, Mexihco, Griffin Takeaway and Las Palapas are near Broadway which is a 30-minute walk or a quick taxi ride.
Saskatoon has a vibrant night life and you can stroll downtown on 2nd avenue or on Broadway and find pubs that you will enjoy! Going into 2018 there is a revival of 20th street with cool stores, restaurants and pubs so it will be interesting seeing how it progresses.
Things I Would Recommend Seeing in Saskatoon
If you are in Saskatoon in the summer, there is always something fun going on. Some things to do outside are the following:
- Beaver Creek Conservation Area (Free and just outside Saskatoon)
- Fred Heal Canoe Launch provides the best sandbar beaches (Free and just outside Saskatoon and right by the Beaver Creek Canoe Launch)
- Golfing at many courses in and around the city
- A scenic walk along the river (Free)
- Fringe Festival (Free)
- Saskatoon Farmer’s Market (Free)
- Saskatoon Jazz Festival
- Nuit Blanche (Free)
- Broadway street fair
- Fireworks Festival (Free)
- Wanuskewin Heritage Park
- Kinsmen Park – especially with kids
If you are visiting in the winter or looking for cool inside things to do:
- Enchanted Forest
- Skating at the Meewasin Skating Rink – they even provide the skates! (Free)
- Remai Modern art gallery
- A University of Saskatchewan team game (hockey, football, volleyball, ect.)
- Western Development Museum
- Canadian Light Source
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