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Gluten-Free Guide: Whistler

We took a fun trip to Whistler for my 30th birthday in November! I wasn’t sure how gluten-free friendly Whistler would turn out to be, especially with all of the restaurants serving hungry skiers and snowboarders pub food. However, it turns out there are some decent options for those with food allergies!

Whistler

Continue reading below to read about some of the restaurants I visited during my stay, to help better plan for your own trip. I also pointed out some of the restaurants that were on my list, but I unfortunately didn’t have time to visit.

Let me know if you’ve been to Whistler and have other recommendations for my next trip! And you can pin this guide for later here.

Northyards Cider Co.

Address: 38936 Queens Way #9, Squamish, BC V8B 0V2, Canada. More information here.

Found this cute cider taproom on our drive up to Whistler. Northyards Cider Co. is located in Squamish, BC and is about 50 minutes south of Whistler. The perfect stop to refuel on delicious cider. Their ciders are top notch! Particularly the grapefruit hopped and raspberry.

They have a full kitchen and offer gluten-free and vegan items on the menu. Including gluten and dairy free mac and cheese AND the most amazing vegan cheese platter. When do you see vegan cheese platters on restaurant menus? Never! I really recommend making a pit stop here on your way up or back down.

Northyards Cider Co.
Northyards Cider Co.

La Cantina

Address: 129-4340 Lorimer Road, Whistler BC. More information here.

This Mexican restaurant was located in the building of our Airbnb, so it was easy to visit the first night. They label all allergens on the menu and the staff is happy to help you out as well. I went with a burrito bowl with pork and it was quite good!

La Cantina

The Green Moustache Organic Café

Address: 112 – 4340 Lorimer Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 1A5 Canada. More information here.

This little cafe is 100% organic, plant-based and offers a few gluten-free options. There’s options for breakfast, lunch, juices, smoothies, and of course dessert. I didn’t get a chance to eat breakfast or lunch, but the Buddha bowl and Pad Thai both sound really good! I did pick up a couple of dessert treats – the carrot cake bar and caramel date square. Both very good!

The Green Moustache
The Green Moustache

Sushi Village

Address: #11-4340 Sundial Crescent Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4. More information here.

Gluten-free sushi dinner, anyone? This sushi restaurant will do the job! They have a decent gluten-free menu and offer gluten-free soy sauce. There are plenty of good sushi roll options for you to choose from. They also have gluten-free beer and ciders.

Gluten-free Sushi Village
Gluten-free Sushi Village

Purebread

Address: 122-4338 Main Street, Whistler (entrance on Olympic Plaza/Village Stroll). More information here.

Purebread is a very small bakery and coffee shop located right near the Whistler Olympic Plaza. They do offer some flourless and vegan options. I highly recommend asking the staff what options are available, as not everything is labeled. I also don’t believe this restaurant would be celiac safe, as they use a kitchen that also processes regular flour.

Gluten-free Purebread

Other Options

Dubh Linn Gate
They offer gluten-free buns for burgers and salad can be gluten-free too.

21 Steps Kitchen and Bar
They have an entire gluten-free menu.

Mongolie Grill
Really wanted to stop here for lunch or dinner, but never got the chance. They label all of their allergens to help keep things safe.

Cranked Espresso Bar
Located about 5 minutes north of Whistler Village, this restaurant offers gluten-free and vegan options. Including some gluten-free, vegan nachos!

Black’s Pub
They do offer gluten-free buns for their burgers, but no dedicated fryer for fries. Seemed like there could be concern for cross-contamination.


Marketplace Lodge – Whistler Village

We stayed in the cutest Airbnb in Whistler Village. It was actually the perfect location, right near the Whistler Olympic Plaza. You are walking distance to an abundance of restaurants, shops and the ski lifts are only minutes away. You are also walking distance to the upper village. Stay in and relax by the cozy fireplace or go for a stroll around the village. You can check out the Airbnb here.

Whistler Airbnb
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