Evan’s Fresh Seafoods and Restaurants in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Recently we took a short trip to get away from the heat of Virginia and ended up in Halifax, Nova Scotia (that’s in Canada, above Maine). I’ll be posting the gluten free places we found to eat.
While there, every time gluten free came up, it seemed one name was mentioned consistently: Evan’s Fresh Seafoods and Restaurants. They are located a short 10 minute ferry ride over the water from Halifax to the town of Dartmouth. They are located right on the water. So we took the ferry over and immediately saw them at Alderney Landing.
They are most well known for their gluten free fish and chips, so naturally that’s what we ordered. They are celiac safe and made in gluten-free dedicated fryer. The fish were very good, made using Schoolhouse brand bread crumbs-which don’t have sorghum (I emailed Schoolhouse, located in Nova Scotia, before I went)! Much of Evan’s menu is in fact gluten free in addition to their fish and chips, like their gluten free lobster poutine, which I wanted to have, but was too full to try!
They also have gluten free Digby (local) clam strips (pictured below) and gluten free dessert cakes–however, beware if you don’t tolerate sorghum, the cake and the clam strips are in a different bread crumb mixture that has sorghum.
I did ask what kind of oil they use and it’s currently canola oil (although be sure to check if that’s a concern). After that, I didn’t ask specifically about nuts or pork (my other allergies), because I didn’t see any of either on the menu. Check their Facebook page for their hours and the most recent information.
When the weather is great, like it was on this day in early August, there are nice picnic tables to sit at outside. If the weather isn’t good, there is a seating area inside.