Kelowna’s Gratitude Cafe Goes Gluten-Free

The Gratitude Cafe on Osprey Road is going gluten-free.  The cafe already serves vegetarian, vegan & raw food.  The menus are being updated to show all items are gluten-free.

gratitude cafe logoTop 10 reasons to eat at Gratitude Cafe:

  • everything is vegan & gluten-free
  • they do not use eggs, peanuts, sesame, rennet, meat or processed soy in our kitchen
  • their vegan cheeses are house made from nuts!!
  • the top section of their menu is our raw selection
  • they offer cooking classes
  • they make enough food to sell out & prevent waste so if they are sold out, that’s why
  • they do not take “LA” attitudes
  • they get 100% on health inspections
  • famous people have eaten there
  • they donate stuff to different charities

 

Where:

585 Osprey Avenue (map)
Kelowna, British Columbia

Hours:

Open at 11:30am-ish to 7:00pm-ish
closed Sundays & Mondays
closed Tuesdays after a  holiday Monday

Contact:

Phone: 778-478-9090

Email: info@gratitudecafe.ca

Web: http://gratitudecafe.ca/

Other:

  • gratitude foodHave an allergy? Let them know. They specialize in cooking for people with allergies!
  • They do takeout! call 778-478-9090 to place an order.
  • Call them to reserve for a party of 4 or more.
  • The restaurant is 100% Bullfrog Powered.
  • Gratitude Café is not affiliated with Café Gratitude in San Francisco.
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Poppadoms offers gluten-free menu

By Aman – Owner of Poppadoms

PoppadomsMy name is Aman and I’m the owner of Poppadoms restaurant in Kelowna. I noticed that we were listed in the Local Celiac Friendly Eating & Shopping section of Kelownaceliac.org, which is great.

I wanted to let you know that we have our own gluten-free menu, which lists out cross-contamination too. We sat down with an expert to educate ourselves, and then sat down with our chefs to go through every dish on the menu. We have a large Celiac-friendly menu, and have altered a few popular dishes to be completely gluten-free, including our Dosa, which is a thin crispy crepe from South India – it’s usually served with a lentil stew called sambar, but as we use an Indian spice that is wheat-coated, we substituted that for tarka daal instead, so it’s now completely gluten-free.

Our website is www.popppadoms.ca and if you need anymore information, please let me know!

Aman

Help us update our gluten-free restaurant list

By David Fowler

The most popular section on our web site is “where to eat & shop”, listing the restaurants and stores we know to have gluten-free food items.

Marie Ablett is our intrepid “list master” and she’s currently updating the list.  Do you have a suggestion for the list?  Is a restaurant now closed?  If so, we’d appreciate your help.  Email list master Maire at dougmarieablett@telus.net and she’ll get it up to date.

A big thanks to AM 1150’s Jessica Samuels who just updated Marie with a slew of restaurants in downtown Kelowna.

We share our findings with TheCeliacScene.com which lists gluten-free restaurants in our area and throughout Canada.

Did you know that our entire web site is mobile friendly?  That means we show you a special version of our site that looks good when browsing on a cell phone or mobile devices like the iPod touch.  If you have a smart phone and data plan, you should bookmark this page so that you have all best gluten-free restaurants to check out while you are on the go.

Marmalade Cat Café now offers gluten-free options

by Tamie Sanderson

You will find us in Kelowna along the eclectic shopping strip of Pandosy Street in the Heart of The Mission. You can’t miss our brightly coloured Victorian inspired building. Our café welcomes you with a large, warm space where community meets for warm drinks and good eats.

We are a café that has an equal focus on quality when it comes to our drinks and food. We offer soy options for those avoiding dairy, as well as being conscious of the needs of those with food allergies, or making healthier choices. By request of our customers, we are proud to announce that we now offer gluten-free options.

We have partnered with ‘Prairie Creek Edibles’ from Summerland and they are providing us with gluten-free products from their certified kitchen. (prairiecreekedibles.com). This has been a fantastic partnership as Rachel and Jean are willing to make whatever our customers are requesting. From gluten-free bread for sandwiches, to Breakfast Bars, cookies, pies, squares, and muffins. We also have a retail freezer filled with gluten-free products to take home.

Our staff is aware of the importance of preventing cross contamination when working with Gluten free products. All the baked items are placed on separate trays in our display case and we use a designated set of tongs to serve onto plates. Although these precautions are taken, we must disclose that we are a café that does work with, and serve products with gluten. We encourage our customers with severe sensitivities to communicate this to our staff so we can take extra precautionary steps.

#103-2903 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, BC
250-861-4158

Marmaladecatcafe.com

New U.S. Gluten-Free Restaurant Site

If you or a loved one is prone to food allergies, you know the challenges of finding a restaurant where everyone will feel comfortable.

That search has just gotten easier for Americans.

A new website, www.allergyeats.com, combines the Internet technology with peer-to-peer information to help people know in advance how well (or poorly) a restaurant responds to people with food allergies and other food intolerances, such as Celiac Disease.

The website lists over 600,000 restaurants in the United States and is searchable by geographic location, provides maps and driving directions, lists phone numbers and includes menus, industry certifications and other information of interest to food allergy sufferers when available.

Users are encouraged to help the rest of the food allergy community by answering three simple questions (takes less than a minute) about their dining experience. The answers are compiled into an objective “allergy-friendliness rating” that gives users instantaneous at-a-glance information about the “allergy friendliness” of specific restaurants.

There is also a place on the site for written comments, which will be monitored to ensure they contain only food-allergy related opinions.

“This site is an outgrowth of the difficulty I have in finding a place where my two food-allergic children can eat,” said Paul Antico, who spent 20 months researching and designing the site.

There are about 12 million people with food allergies in the United States. Over 2 million people have Celiac Disease.

AllergyEats is endorsed by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) of Washington, the AAFA New England Chapter of Boston and the Gluten Intolerance Group of Auburn, WA, among others.

“In addition to helping people with food allergies, AllergyEats is a good tool for the restaurant industry,” Antico said. “Restaurateurs can see how their individual locations are faring, and can learn from comments about other restaurants what works and doesn’t work for people with food allergies.”

While there are other online sites for people with food allergies, none combines the comprehensiveness of the AllergyEats listings with objective ratings and comments area.

“AllergyEats is really a living, breathing organism that will grow and become increasingly useful as people share information on the site. I am happy to offer this to the food allergy community, and I can’t wait to see how it develops,” Antico said.