Spanel

9 recent ratings
$$ • Creperie
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Crepes
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9 ratings

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1960 R. Notre Dame O
Montréal, QC H3J 1M8, Canada
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Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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The staff was very understanding about my celiac and explained they will try to clean everything as well as they can but made sure to tell me they can’t guarantee 100% gluten free. I decided to take a chance and age one anyway, the next morning the usual gluten symptoms showed up, with an intensity that leads me to believe the cross contamination is bigger than I thought it would be. I would recommend for people with gluten sensitivity but not for anyone with celiac disease !

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing food and service! Only 2 items on the menu were not GF. Very aware of cross contamination risks. The food was incredible, sweet or savoury crepes and variety of beverages. Will definitely go back next time I’m in town!

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 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Love this place they’re very careful!!

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 5 months 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Crepes
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten-Free at Spanel
Gluten-Free at Spanel
Gluten-Free at Spanel
Delicious! Lots of gluten free options and were able to substitute buckwheat for whole wheat in the dessert crepes.
Gluten-Free at Spanel
Incredible gluten free crepes!
Gluten-Free Breakfast at Spanel
Favorite place in Montreal. Amazing GF options.
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Celiac

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Absolutely delicious! The staff was so helpful, kind, and accommodating!! Best crepe I’ve ever had! 😍

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 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Incredible crepes! I had a delicious savoury one, my first in years. Definitely will be going back!!

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 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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As others have noted, it’s a little trek away from downtown (about a 30 minute walk from where we stayed in Old Montreal) but 1000% worth the hike! The savory crepes are all naturally gluten free being made with buckwheat. While the kitchen can’t promise the risk of no cross contamination, the chef will clean the preparation space before preparing a crepe for someone with celiac. (I’m very sensitive to cross contamination and did not get sick so greatly appreciate the preparation process identified by the server). The crepe was hands down the best crepe I’ve ever eaten, gluten free or not. I got the Petit Burgundy crepe and was blown away by how delicious it was (naturally GF)! Would recommend to anyone in Montreal looking for an authentic crepe experience.

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 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food and the two menu items that are not gluten free are clearly listed. Staff is very knowledgeable.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Expérience incroyable chez Spanel! Les galettes de sarrasin sont SG, et les ingrédients aussi (sauf la béchamel clairement indiquée) et cuites sur un plan de travail différent des crêpes régulières. Les galettes sont TELLEMENT bonnes, autant les sucrées que salées!! Ils connaissent le sans gluten et ont fait attention avec ma commande. J’ai eu aucune réaction! J’y retournerai c’est certain!!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 11 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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The service was really good! The salty crepes were all gluten free and you have the option to order the sweet crepes gluten free as well. Will defend come back.

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 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Excellent experience here! Was able to choose from a variety of options and staff easily pointed out the NOT safe option (more safe than not safe). Was nice to feel included and enjoy these buckwheat crepes!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I got glutened here even when I mentioned 3 times to the server that I was highly allergic (celiac). This place is NOT SAFE.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Wife ate the food and survived. And thrived from the tastiness. Recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Good food and lots of options. Staff was knowledgeable with celiac and gluten free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My husband and I went here for breakfast on our babymoon. We both ate gluten free as I’m Celiac. He enjoyed the buckwheat crepe with scrambled egg. Avocado. Cheese and bacon. Where I had the buckwheat crepe with arugula goat cheese and prosciutto ( no tomatoes for me !). I have to say the staff are incredibly friendly and the food was delicious. I felt safe eating here as a celiac being 7 months pregnant. Would def go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Make sure that they serve the dessert/sweet crepes with the dark colored buckwheat flour which is gluten free! We experienced a miscommunication or English-French translation error that resulted in being served a regular wheat flour dessert crepe.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Coeliac friendly. Staff very knowledgeable. Little gem in Griffintown. Good food and price. I love their terrace in the back. Will go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac

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Delicious! Lots of gf options and they were able to substitute buckwheat for whole wheat in the dessert crepes.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Absolutely delicious buckwheat crepes. Very friendly staff, mostly everything is GF. Lots of salty & sweet crepe options.

Coffee is delicious (+ lots of vegan mylk options)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great find! Terrific staff, delicious food, lovely terrace.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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They have a huge selection of gluten free options. The staff knew what they were talking about. The food was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I preferred buckwheat galettes and crepes before diagnosis, and this place has plenty of both to choose from for celiac and gluten eating folks alike. Not quite as good as the ones I remember having in Paris, but still quite tasty. The also make sweet crepes with wheat flour, but when I told them I had celiac, the server assured me that the griddle would be cleaned thoroughly before making my food, and I had no reaction after eating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing gluten free crepes with tons of options!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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amazing food and very friendly staff. highly recommend for anyone with celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Amazing gluten free crepes, so many options to choose from. Mostly gluten free menu and the items with gluten are clearly marked. We’ve already decided to come back again before we head home. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So many options! Items with gluten or allergens are clearly marked which is so refreshing! The crepes are big portions and delicious!!! I definitely recommend and don't know why I waited so long to come by!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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read the reviews. came here and exceeded expectations.. a must for gluten and lactose free people

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great crêpes! All of their crêpes are gluten free except two, which they told me are cooked separately. Great location for gf only options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent and wide variety of crepes. Nice outdoor seating. Almost everything is GF (the first menu I've seen where "avec gluten" was labeled)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This was the most amazing crepe ever!! I got one with duck confit ❤ they have my heart!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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exceptionnal Food. salted crêpes are to Die for.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Amazing crepes! Cannot wait to go back

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Many gluten free crepe choices! The chef was extremely careful and the waitress very knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the place charming. Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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always excellent food and wide variety of Gf crepes. my favorite place to go when I'm in Montreal

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Excellent choices of buckwheat crêpes.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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