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!
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.
WHERE TO eat & drink
Northyards Cider Co.
Sadly Northyards Cider Co. has moved to a new city and is no longer located in Squamish. Check out their website for more info on their new spot.
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!
The Green Moustache Organic Café
This little cafe is 100% organic, and plant-based and offers a few gluten-free options. There are 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 are very good!
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 cider.
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.
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 entirely gluten-free menu.
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!
They do offer gluten-free buns for their burgers, but no dedicated fryer for fries. Seemed like there could be a concern for cross-contamination.
where to stay
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 within walking distance of an abundance of restaurants, and shops, and the ski lifts are only minutes away. You are also within walking distance of 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 listing here.