(This story is sponsored by Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.)
For people with dietary restrictions, finding a restaurant where you can safely eat can be disheartening. The tedious task of scrolling through online menus before suggesting a place to your friends is likely something you’ve gotten used to.
In this year’s Golden Plates awards, which are voted on by Straight readers, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. won two impressive titles. It snagged first place in the category of “Best Gluten-Free Restaurant” and was a runner-up for the “Best Gluten-Free Pizza”.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., located in Kitsilano and on Main Street, would like to send its utmost gratitude and appreciation to those who voted.
The trendy flatbread joint proves that gluten-free pizza dough doesn’t have to taste like cardboard. Its crust is handcrafted by the restaurant’s baker, Eddie, using brown rice, potato flours, brown flax meal, rice bran, water, yeast, and maple syrup.
When someone orders a gluten-free meal at the restaurant, servers take the time to ask whether it’s a preference or an allergy. If a visitor is celiac, the kitchen team ensures their dish is created with clean pans and the correct ingredients.
Everything on its brunch, lunch, and dinner menu can be ordered gluten-free, with the exception of the hollandaise sauce for its Eggs Benny Pizza. The restaurant offers gluten-wise pasta, which can be used in mouthwatering dishes like its Bacon & Pan Roasted Tomato pasta, Mushroom Linguine, and Penne Bolognese—drooling yet?
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. also has menu items for folks who are vegetarian, vegan, or following a nut-free diet. Its entire menu is free from soy and GMOs.
“Our goal is to create delicious gluten-free pizzas and pastas with local, wholesome foods,” says Suzanne Fielden, cofounder of Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. “Every pizza crust and pasta dish is handcrafted with a lot of love and care.”
In addition to serving award-winning pizza, the restaurant contributes to the community by hosting family cooking classes and events that teach youths how to prepare healthy snacks. This is done through its EarthBites program, engaging more than 3,000 Vancouver students per year. Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. also donates meals to single mothers in the community through Mom2Mom.
Order delivery, takeout, or visit one of our locations in-person. Mention the Georgia Straight and get 15 percent off regular menu item prices for the month of October.