Going out for brunch is one of my favourite weekend treats! However, it can be hard to find gluten-free options amongst all the bread, pancakes, and waffles. In no particular order, here are our top picks for gluten-free brunch around the city.
Chez Tess is very gluten-friendly, and their brunch menu is no exception. Sweet and savoury crepes, as well as benedict-style crepes, can all be made gluten-free. Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 on Sunday.
With five locations in HRM, Cora’s is one of the most popular breakfast places. There are plenty of gluten-free options, including fruit dishes, omelettes, and breakfast plates. Every location I have been to also stocks gluten-free bread for toast, and has gone out of their way to make my meal a great one.The hashbrowns are not gluten-free due to cross-contamination, so make sure to avoid them! All Cora locations are open from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sundays.
If you’re looking for gluten-free Eggs Benedict (with a gluten-free English muffin!), this is the place to go. They usually have several different varieties available, as well as gluten-free breakfast pizza. They’re also vegan friendly! Check out the menu here or stop by on Saturday or Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The Monkey is one of the best places for gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan food. Their weekend menu features frittatas and Mexican breakfast, as well as some staples like nachos and pizza. And, they’re in both Halifax and Dartmouth now!
This totally gluten-free eating spot features two kinds of gluten-free waffles (one of which is vegan) and seasonal Nova Scotian toppings on weekends from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
What’s your favourite spot for weekend brunch? Comment below and let us know!