Allergy-Friendly Vancouver Guide

Vancouver, with 230 parks and the mildest climate in Canada, is a  Coastal Gem. Our Top Rated Vancouver guide features the Spokin community’s feature finds including poutine with fries made in a dedicated nut-free fryer, 100% nut-free restaurants, and celiac-safe finds and restaurants that overlook beautiful gardens that are famous in Vancouver.

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1. Browns Crafthouse UBC

“We were able to check exactly what ingredients are in each dish and deal with avoiding shellfish cross-contamination.”
@steamy who manages shellfish allergies

2. Cactus Club Cafe Bentall 5

“Great place to eat if you are allergic to seafood! The staff truly connects with you and your allergy and makes sure that your food will be prepared in a timely manner and is not cross-contaminated!”
@aidand who manages shellfish allergies

3. East is East

“The waitress checked with the kitchen to make sure meals were free of allergens.”
@chelsh who manages peanut, tree nut, and egg allergies

4. Hotel Belmont Vancouver

“I had the curly fries and for drinks we got the tiny tanq smash party pitcher (gin cocktail) and the coffee shop tree (espresso martinis). The waitress was great about my allergies as she confirmed them with the kitchen. The fries were so good, some of the best I’ve had. And the drinks were super fun in how they were presented I definitely recommend.”
@chaiabillan who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

5. Jambo Grill Tandoor & Paan House

“All dishes with nuts or optional nuts are listed on the menu. And the waiter double-checked in back for all dishes to see if there were eggs. Lots of options and very reassuring!”
@chelsh who manages peanut, tree nut, and egg allergies

6. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

“I visited Joe Fortes for my birthday and I didn’t have any issues with my allergies. The staff was accommodating and understanding. I ordered the seafood linguine, and it was rich and delicious. They even gave me a free crème brûlée for my birthday which was yummy and allergy-friendly as well.”
@chaiabillan who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

7. Kin Kao Song

“Super knowledgeable about celiac. Helpful with ordering. Food was delicious.”
@aisheidary who manages celiac

8. Mean Poutine

“Great place to eat poutine in downtown Vancouver with a small menu. The menu doesn’t list any nuts and the staff I talked to wasn’t able to confirm that nuts aren’t used. All the fries are fried in canola oil. I ordered the classic poutine with no issues.”
@marilotus who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

9. Meat & Bread

“Ate the buffalo chicken sandwich and it was so good! I asked the staff if there were any nuts used in the restaurant and they said no. Their menu does vary based on location but it’s a simple small menu.”
@marilotus who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

10. Miku Vancouver

“Wonderful Japanese restaurant! Not only is the food amazing, but the staff were great as well. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about ingredients and made sure to note the allergy even though there weren’t any nuts in any of the dishes on the main menu. We didn’t order dessert, but I think it would be safe to do so!”
@lbedwell who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

11. Nightingale

“Nightingale is an excellent restaurant for people who suffer from allergies. The waitstaff is super knowledgeable and every time I come here I tell them my allergies and they take the menu and cross off everything that I’m allergic to and can’t order. This makes it really easy for me to choose what to order. This time we got the Kennebec fries with ketchup powder (so good!), the apple salad, the ravioli and the cauliflower. If you haven’t visited this restaurant you have to. Such good quality food, beautiful decor and great staff.”
@chaiabillan who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

12. Rocky Mountain Flatbread

“They are nut-free and organic. We feel very safe there and have been going for years.”
@ahjm01 who manages peanut allergies

13. Salam Bombay

“Highly recommend! Staff relates and goes out of their way to make sure all food at your table is without your allergy. Also, serves very authentic Indian food.”
@aidand who manages shellfish allergies

14. Shaughnessy Restaurant

“Had a delicious grilled chicken cobb salad for lunch at this restaurant. I mentioned my tree nut and peanut allergy when I made a reservation. Our server mentioned my food allergies when we were being seated. They verified the ingredients of my salad when placing the order. Beautiful location looking out onto the Van Dusen Botanical Garden. Felt very comfortable eating here.”
@nutpeanutfree who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

15. Steamworks

“This restaurant can get busy, but they were really good with allergies for both me and my brother, and cooked a delicious meal for both of us. It’s near the historic area of Gastown, which is nice.”
@elizabethgri who manages tree nut, legume, and sesame allergies

16. Sula Indian Restaurant, Commercial Drive

“Online menu is labeled if a food has nuts and if it’s dairy and/or gluten-free. Very few items have nuts listed. No space to specify food allergies online so I called them to order pickup. I specified I had an allergy and when I went to pickup the waiter said he double-checked with the chef to make sure the food was safe. Super tasty!”
@marilotus who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

17. The Arbor Restaurant

“Food was good. Fries were amazing. Vegan cheese options and gluten-free bun available.”
@sofcolag who manages celiac and peanut, hazelnut, wheat, and avocado allergies

18. The Flying Pig Olympic Village

“Helpful staff who are aware of all ingredients in the dish and communicate well with the kitchen. I had the chopped salad which was fresh and delicious.”
@amcq who manages peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, and fruit allergies

19. The Greek By Anatoli

“I have gone to the Anatoli twice and both times they have been very helpful with food allergies and restrictions. Recently, my friend and I ordered the Dolmathes and a Souvlaki platter. Both are completely gluten-free. My friend is off dairy and they accommodated her by substituting rice on the platter because the potatoes had dairy. The restaurant is safe for me because it doesn’t use hazelnuts or peanuts.”
@elise who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies

20. The Poke Guy

“Delicious. Multiple gluten-free options. Ask staff about other allergens.”
@sofcolag who manages celiac and peanut, hazelnut, wheat, and avocado allergies

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