East is East

8 recent ratings
$$ • Indian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
7 ratings

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4433 Main St
Vancouver, BC V5V 0A2, Canada
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Excellent options if you're gluten-free or anyone in your party is -- and the staff really knows what's in the food, which is important if you have food restrictions. Many vegan and vegetarian options, too -- and most things are available gf. It's not a dedicated gf restaurant, but I felt comfortable and had no reactions.

We stopped in on a Saturday night and were pleasantly surprised that live music was about to start. It was beautiful ambient music that was also at a reasonable volume. The decor is gorgeous.

Everything we ate was amazing, but the standout for me was the dahl soup. I think I could happily eat that daily.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great food and fun ambience. Lots of gf choices.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Indian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Middle Eastern
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Soy-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Safest and tastiest place i’ve dined in. Almost everything is safe to eat for celiacs without any modifications and really careful with cross contamination

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Much of the menu is GF. GF bread / tortilla provided with the meal as a substitute. Food was fantastic. Would generally classify it as Indian food, but it is a little more than that. The restaurant's website would describe it as a Silk Road menu. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The Chai tea was also delicious and hit the spot on a cooler day.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


East is East is my go to when I’m craving Indian food flavours! They are very allergy conscious for gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, etc. I really trust them and love their food!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for soy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic dining experience. Most of the menu is GF, plus they offer GF roti. Great atmosphere. Try a chai!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I've eaten here on a few occasions. I let the server know that I have celiac disease. I haven't had any symptoms after and I'm very sensitive to gluten. So I feel pretty safe here. Of course the kitchen does have wheat so there is always a risk.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Oh. My. God. This place is amazing!!!! Sooooooo delicious and super accommodating to celiac!!! A MUST go to.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Most of the menu is gluten free or can be made gluten free. The quality is excellent and tastes so good! They asked if I had an allergy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent food and I have never been sick after eating here. I am always anxious eating out, but feel safe both here and their Broadway location.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


So incredibly magical. The Chai Menu is mostly gluten free. (Including gf biryanis) So yummy!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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