Eating gluten free sucks.
Especially when it comes to delicious battered fish and chips.

*Nova Scotia enters the chat.*

I don’t know why, but Canada’s coastal province also happens to be heaven for people like me, who have to eat gluten free. No matter where you go, make sure sure you check to see if they have GF options, you’ll be surprised how many places do! But to be in Nova Scotia and not eat gluten free fish and chips would be a true sin, so here’s some of my favourite places to do so.

Catch of the Bay Fish and Chip Boat
10682 NS-4, Debert, NS B0M 1G0

This restaurant, is more of a boat, than anything else. But it’s parked in the parking lot for the famous Masstown Market. Out of everywhere I’ve been, I’d say this is my favourite place to get gluten free fish and chips, because it’s the closest thing to those beer battered fish and chips that I miss so much.

The menu is well-labeled, with lots of options besides fish and chips. If you’re going on a Nova Scotia road trip, you’ll undoubtedly drive by Masstown Market at some point, so make sure you give your self some time for a quick detour.

1 Fish 2 Fish and Chips
288 St George St, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

I don’t know if Dr. Seuss was gluten free, but if he was, he’d be thrilled to hear that 1 Fish 2 Fish and Chips, only serves gluten free fish and chips. This tiny (and I mean TINY) spot in Annapolis Royal is a pleasant surprise because you wouldn’t expect a town with a population of under 500 people to have gluten free fish and chips, but they do and they are delicious.

Evan’s Fresh Seafoods
Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1B2

This one is honestly the most surprising to me, because I don’t know why we’re lucky enough to have a place in the centre of the city, that not only has incredible views, they also happen to serve gluten free fish and chips!

They also have special gluten free dishes like Lobster Poutine, Scallops and Chips, and onion rings. Yes, onion rings!

The Wooden Monkey
Terminal, Above Ferry, 40 Alderney Dr #305, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N5

This is actually in the same building as Evan’s Fresh Seafoods, and The Wooden Monkey is well-known as one of the easiest places to eat gluten free, because almost their entire menu is gluten free, including their fish and chips. And if you can get a spot on their patio, the experience is even better.

Mike Morrison