Giving the Foggy Goggle Another Try

One of our earliest reviews was of The Foggy Goggle on Argyle Street in downtown Halifax. Our experience was so bad that I didn’t even get to eat. Michael and I were both convinced that the problem was with the server, but with so many great gluten-free options around town, it took over two years before I was willing to give it another shot.

Since last fall, however, I’ve been back to the Goggle three or four times. Each time has been great. For one thing, our servers have always been very knowledgeable. (Thank goodness!) For example, I once asked about the Lobster Foggy Spuds. Their regular Foggy Spuds are gluten-free (and pretty much a food group in my opinion!), but the server knew right away that the canned lobster meat may contain gluten. As well, on our last visit, I noticed that gluten-free icons had been added to the menu. (These icons aren’t included in the online menu, unfortunately.)

Their gluten-free options currently include: pizza, burgers, salads, and wings (!). On the weekend, their brunch menu features about a zillion kinds of gluten-free eggs Benedict, as well as a breakfast sandwich made with a gluten-free English muffin and breakfast pizza. Many items have up-charges, but it’s totally worth it.

The only thing that I’m sorry about is that it took me so long to give the Goggle another chance. That’s OK though – I plan on making it in for brunch this summer, and spending some summer nights on their patio!


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  1. #1 by Dave on May 15, 2013 - 10:48 am

    Thanks for the review, it’s always great to hopefully have another downtown place for GF dining. As always, though, my first question about their GF pizza/burgers/etc is: What’s the cross-contamination factor? Do they bake separately, take precautions, etc….or is it just all baked together with the regular food, and it’s just that the food itself is made from gluten free ingredients? This is the key question that always needs to be asked…especially since the “eat gluten free food as a fad” thing has taken off, and has led to restaurants offering more and more food that has gluten free ingredients but is not prepared safely for celiacs.

    • #2 by glutenfree4hfx on May 15, 2013 - 11:07 am

      We absolutely agree! Most of their gluten-free items are naturally gluten-free, so that makes things a lot safer for Celiacs. They don’t have a fryer on site either, which eliminates that source of cross-contamination. Each time we’ve been there in the past few months, the servers have been very helpful and made me feel very safe. I’d suggest giving it a try for sure!

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