Have I mentioned how much I love living in Port Credit? It has a beautiful location is right on Lake Ontario, a large park, community feel, farmers market, plenty of bars and restaurants, plus the GO station here with only a 25 minute train into downtown Toronto. Everything is here. Ever since I’ve gone gluten free, I’ve discovered just how lucky I am to live here. It is gluten free paradise, with many gluten free options available.
- A wonderful natural and organic food store. There are seven stores across Canada, the Port Credit location being the only one in Ontario. It was such a relief having Planet Organic a close walk from where we live. I don’t know what I would have done without this store when I first learned I had to eat gluten free. I buy all of my gluten free flours, nuts, dried fruits, breads, sauces, and other packaged products from there. The staff is all so lovely and helpful too; it’s such a pleasure shopping here!
- A raw food restaurant that offers a fully gluten free menu, not to mention gluten free desserts too. When I first went gluten free I vaguely remember seeing a sign near by us that said gluten free. Well on one of my walks to get groceries, boom there it was a sandwich board sayings free at Raw Aura. Raw Aura has the best raw desserts, I got hooked on their chocolate banana cake and always requested it for my birthday cake (and any other special occasion for that matter)! We also had our first RAW dining experience when we went there for dinner.
- My favourite, go-to restaurant in Port Credit, as I have previously written about.
- A fancy restaurant that Ryan and I would go to for special occasions. The staff have always been very knowledgeable about gluten free food and safe preparation. One waitress that served us also had a gluten intolerance and had recently had to stop eating soy too. It was she who gave me the idea to look into if soy was the culprit of my stomach turning and bloating that I started getting last year. The food at Ten is delicious and beautifully presented!