Gluten Free Living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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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.

For a full list of my FAVOURITE Gluten Free Restaurants see My Resources page.

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.

Leydas gluten free pizza in Saskatoon
Leydas gluten free pizza in Saskatoon

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.

Gluten Free Cupcakes Saskatoon Griffin Takeaway
Gluten Free Cupcakes Saskatoon Griffin Takeaway

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 Las Palapas Resort Grill. 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.

When I go here I love to get the gluten free pollo enchilada, tacos or the chorizo y champinones. The beans and rice side are the complete Mexican compliment.

Best Gluten Free Mexican Food in Saskatoon
Best Gluten Free Mexican Food in Saskatoon

For the best gluten free Mexican food they are open everyday from 11am to 11pm. 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 as it is beautiful and close to Broadway if you want o meet friends for a drink after supper.

Gluten Free Breakfast in Saskatoon

If you are looking for weekend brunch ideas then Nosh is the place for you. They are open from 10:30am to 3:00pm for brunch. To see exactly what they have to offer, see the Nosh Eatery & Tap menu.

My favourite gluten free brunch item is the Nosh breakfast hash or the chocolate pancakes. This restaurant has great lunch offerings as well and I almost always get a burger on their gluten free bread. I usually get the nosh burger or  the broccoli and cheddar burger.

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, Griffin Takeaway and then Nosh 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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