The other day, I stumbled across this thread from the Edmonton Celiac Association talking about how New York Fries‘ poutine is gluten-free. Impossible, I thought! Well, I tried their poutine, and their gravy definitely didn’t taste wheat-based, nor did I get sick. So, I thought I would investigate further.
An e-mail to New York Fries revealed the following:
- Their French fries contain no wheat or gluten, and their fryers are used only for French fries.
- All poutines, including the original recipe with gravy, Braised Beef, Butter Chicken, and Works, are gluten-free!
- In other words, all veggies, the cheese sauce, and their chili are also gluten-free.
The catch is that the gravy, poutine sauces, Cajun seasoning, cheese sauce, and chili are made in plants where gluten is present, so they cannot guarantee that there has been no contamination.
California seasoning, malt vinegar, hot dogs, and buns are not gluten-free.
The bottom line: Most of New York Fries’ menu should be gluten-free. However, alert the staff to any allergy when ordering. And I am pretty sure that poutine isn’t in Canada’s food guide anyway… so make this a treat!