Whether you’re a celiac, have a sensitivity or announced to your family last year that you’ve become a gluten-free vegan and want to maintain your integrity, we’ve got you covered with gluten-free replacements for traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
Pick up a couple of gluten-free baguettes from Big Star Bakehouse to sop up that gluten-free gravy. Baked daily, Big Star’s baguettes are delicously crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. (1510 6 St. S.W., 403-452-6572, bigstarbakehouse.com, @bigstaryyc)
Not everyone is a wine fan, so offer guests the option of gluten-free beer. Try the celiac-friendly Lakefront New Grist Non Gluten Beer. Pick up a six-pack from Kensington Wine Market. (1257 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-283-8000, kensingtonwinemarket.com, @kensingtonwm)
The combo of gravy and turkey is like the cast from the TV show Friends, delightful together, but boring and even a little weird solo. Avoid the weirdness and find more than a dozen gluten-free gravy mixes at the Gluten Free Marketplace. (222, 40 Country Hills Landing N.W., 403-984-9087, glutenfreemarketplace.ca)
Earth’s Oven creates moist and flavourful baking minus the gluten. Order a pumpkin pie, pecan pie or a few of each, until October 10, and enjoy a gluten-free treat made right here in Calgary. (Bay 4, 417 53 Ave. S.E., 403-686-4810, earthsoven.com)
The most gluten-heavy dish on the menu now gluten-free! Lakeview Bakery carries several different kinds of gluten-free stuffing mix including Against the Grain Stuffing Mix in Cranberry Walnut and Original. (Lakeview on 90th, 2525 90th Ave. S.W., 403-457-3555 and Lakeview Bakery, 6449 Crowchild Tr. S.W., 403-246-6127, organicbaking.com)