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Gluten-Free Dining Options in the Columbia Valley

Travelling to a new place can be stressful when you have dietary needs. Will they have food I can eat? Will I have to live off protein bars the whole vacation? Luckily, the Columbia Valley has lots of options for people on a gluten free diet.

Here are a few highlights of some of the yummy gluten-free options:

Nothing like a slice of pizza after a day full of adventures. Wildside Pizzeria in downtown Radium has a delicious gluten-free pizza crust. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable about cross-contamination and will ensure they take the necessary steps to avoid it. With a ton of variety of flavours and endless options to make your very own pizza creation, gluten-free individuals will have to check this place out.

Smokehouse 93-Invermere​

Smokehouse 93 offers hearty pulled-meat sandwiches and fantastic sides, and this shack has gluten-free buns upon request, so everyone can enjoy a pulled-meat sandwich. All the BBQ sauces are gluten-free as well. Enjoy this take-out style meal on a picnic table inside or outside the restaurant. 

Poutine is a Canadian classic, and anyone on a gluten-free diet knows that finding a gluten-free poutine is a challenge. Luckily, the Poutine Queen offers a variety of GF options. Individuals can request that any poutine be gluten-free, just let staff know, and they will also cook your fries in a separate deep fryer that is only used for gluten-free products. Want to add a burger to your meal? Fret not, as the food truck has GF buns that can substitute with any burger.

This tasty Indian restaurant offers many curry dishes, most gluten-free or vegetarian. Spice Hut allows you to be able to grab and go. Or dine in and enjoy the patio. Try one (we suggest a couple) of curry dishes from butter chicken, daal makhni, tandoori, fish tikki, chicken biryani (a must-try), and more!

Enjoy some yummy food with a view of Windermere Lake!  The Station Pub has many options for gluten-free individuals, from burgers, chips and dips, soups, sandwiches, pad Thai and so much more!  With an incredible view of the lake, a large patio and fabulous food, the Station Pub will be a hit with everyone. 

The Invermere Bakery has some of the best gluten-free bread and treats around! Stock up on your gluten-free bread from a seriously delicious French loaf to cheese bread.  They also have pre-made gluten-free sandwiches. Or are you looking for a sweet treat? They have options like cappuccino cake, muffins, and sometimes cinnamon rolls. 

On the other side of the Columbia Valley, Fairmont Hot Springs has Fairmont Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor that visitors should check out! Build a new pizza creation and grab some gluten-free chicken fingers. Order in or take out; no matter what you choose, you will surely have a yummy meal.

Who doesn’t like Mexican food? Su Casa Authentic Mexican Kitchen is a fun family-run restaurant with delicious food you will keep coming back for more. Lots of the items on the menu can be made gluten-free. Try the nachos, tacos, enchiladas and so much more! 

Now that you know where you can fuel up, learn what adventures the Columbia Valley has to offer. Check out where to paddle, beach and hike. Not sure where to stay? We got you covered. Check out our accommodations