Growing up, my mother was super allergic to eggs, nuts, and chocolate. Yes, friends, the big 3. I was also lactose intolerant, so between the two of us, we had kind of a hard time going out to eat. We'd always have to read the labels when we were grocery shopping, too, and buying food in general was super hard. Eggs are in everything, guys.

Nowadays, things are a lot easier for people with these kinds of allergies. Plenty of foods have but the kibosh on including popular allergens, like peanuts and eggs, and there have been a whole slew of restaurants stepping up their games when it comes to carrying allergen-free products.

Not only that, but lately there have also been a bunch of restaurants specializing in food that contains little or no allergens. Don't know what I'm talking about? Well, friends who are allergic to literally everything, prepare to be able to restaurant hop again.


1. Zero8

1141 Rue Bélanger

Go there if you're allergic to: peanuts, milk, sesame seeds, nuts, fish, soya, shellfish, wheat, eggs.

Not only does this spot specialize in serving up dishes without any of the major 8 allergens, including shellfish and eggs, but the food here is creative and delicious. A sample of the items on their tasty, and allergy-free, menu? Their lemon-dill marinated chicken breast, and their house-smoked duck and bruschetta plate.

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2. Petit Lapin

342 Avenue Victoria

Go there if you're allergic to: wheat, peanuts, sesame seeds, nuts, mustard, sulphites, eggs, soy, seafood, milk.

When you're allergic to pretty much everything, finding sweets is just the worst. Everything is made with eggs and milk, so your sugar crave often takes a backseat to staying alive. Until now, that is. Petit Lapin specializes in awesome sweets that don't contain wheat, nuts, eggs, milk, and a slew of other allergens, so you can enjoy macarons, cakes, cake pops, donuts, and more, totally safely.

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3. Nini Meatball House

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1752 Rue Notre-Dame O

Go there if you're allergic to: gluten.

Gluten intolerance is no fun, guys. If you do happen to suffer from celiac disease, or are intolerant to gluten, then it might be a little difficult to find a spot to eat out. Gluten's in, like, everything, basically. Thankfully, Nini Meatball House has totally got your back. Many of their dishes (like their salmon, ginger, wasabi, sesame and soy meatballs, or their pork chorizo chimichuri sauce meatballs) are gluten free, so you can munch away knowing you're in the clear.

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4. Sophie Sucrée

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167 Ave des Pins E

Go there if you're allergic to: gluten. This spot also carries 100% vegan sweets.

This vegan pastry shop has heard your cries, friends. Like I said before, being intolerant to gluten is difficult - but it can be especially hard if you're a lover of all things sweet. Enter Sophie Sucrée. Featuring 100% vegan sweets, like cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more, a very good chunk of Sophie Sucrèe's menu also happens to be free of gluten. GF friends, rejoice.

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5. La Crêpière Du Marché

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7138 Avenue Henri-Julien

Go there if you're allergic to: gluten, wheat, lactose.

The crepes at this Marche Jean-Talon spot are seriously out of this world delicious, and the best part? They're totally good for you, especially if you've got certain food allergies. Their crepes and galettes are made from buckwheat, using gluten free organic flours and lactose free milk. Best news you've heard all week? You know it.

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6. Baked2Go

4255 Boul St-Laurent

Go there if you're allergic to: sesame seeds, tree nuts, gluten, peanuts.

Alright, gluten free friends, prepare to be amazed. If you've been deprived of croissants, bread, bagels, cookies, and more, then have I got some good news for you. This Plateau bakery specializes in gluten free (and nut free!) bread, viennoiseries, sweets, and more, so y'all can go nuts. (There's a pun in there somewhere, friends).

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7. Spanel

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1960 Rue Notre-Dame O

Go there if you're allergic to: gluten. This spot also offers vegan and vegetarian options.

Crepe lovers, rejoice. Spanel has a section on their menu full of crepes that are not gluten free... but the rest of the menu? A gluten free person's paradise. The crepes and galettes here are made with buckwheat, which is gluten free, flavourful, and totally awesome.

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8. Le Marquis

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367 Rue de Castelnau E

Go there if you're allergic to: gluten. This spot also offers dairy-free options.

Okay, raise your hand if you're not vibing with gluten, or with dairy. Now keep it raised if that's really sucky, because you, like most humans, enjoy food with dairy and gluten. Is your hand raised, friend? Well, don't worry if it is. Le Marquis is a bakery specializing in gluten free foods, and offering a solid selection of dairy-free products too. They've even got a dairy free chocolate mousse cake, which sounds like the best thing I've ever heard of, TBH.

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9. Point Sans G

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6680 Avenue Papineau

Go there if you're allergic to: gluten.

Both a food truck and brick-and-mortar restautant, Le Point Sans G focuses on serving up tasty gluten-free dishes for those of us who just cannot tolerate gluten. They've got some incredibly delicious dishes - like sandwiches, sweets, and more - so make sure to stop by and pay them a visit next time you're craving something free of gluten, but full of awesome.

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10. Food De Toi

5999 Av de Monkland

Go there if you're allergic to: gluten. This spot also offers vegan, raw, and vegetarian options.

A health food store and restaurant, this NDG spot specializes in offering some of the most healthy meals you'll ever try. Although their emphasis is on health food in general, and that means serving up some quality raw, vegan, vegetarian food, they do have gluten-free options for you guys to freely enjoy.

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11. Cookie Stefanie

272 Rue Saint-Jacques

Go there if you're allergic to: gluten.

Gluten free friends with a sweet tooth, this spot is going to become your new fave. Situated in Old Montreal, and serving up cupcakes, cookies, and other sweets, the food at this gorgeous spot will totally satisfy that sugar crave. Plus, mega bonus points for offering up tasty, gooey, melty grilled cheeses on gluten free bread. All the yums? You know it.

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