Attention celiacs… Gluten free Fish & Chips and beer restaurant for you


Tonight, I blog gluten free; beer related as always. Gluten free beers have managed to catch my attention one more time. What can I say, I share my life with a celiac woman. Now, as far as gluten free beers, it’s not so much the beers that caught my attention, it’s the selection of gluten free beers I found at possibly, the best fish and chips restaurant in Toronto; Off The Hook on Broadview just south of Danforth.

OTH is a family owned and operated little joint that specializes in fish and chips, fantastic side orders like sweet potato fries and poutines, and home made sauces comprising of more than the average tartar sauce. My son Hugo and I ordered the halibut with a poutine; the Great Canadian poutine for me and a regular one for him. He had a cucumber / cilantro dip sauce and I had the chipotle mayo. Delicious. Lisa ordered the sea bass with sweet potato fries and the walking wasabi sauce. Next time we go, we’ll have to try their premium poutines made with pulled pork or duck confit. Mmmm, I can feel my heart beat slowing down already.

Keeping in mind that this is not a restaurant review blog, I’ll stick to the topic of beer. Aside from offering a gluten free version to pretty much everything on their menu, from onion rings to the fish batter itself (deep fried in a separate deep fryer -in other word, they get it!), they had 4 gluten free beers on the menu; Bard’s, Nickel Brook, New Grist and La Messagère Rousse. They also carry a very descent variety of Ontario beers like Amsterdam’s Bone Shaker and Grand River’s Plowman on tap.

If you, or someone dear to you suffers from celiac, you can enjoy a nice meal with barely any compromise at Off The Hook Fish-n-Chip.

Check their website for more details, give them a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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