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Panne Rizo Bakery, Deli and Cafe
Avg. Customer Review (4.2 Palms):
4.0 Palms
Number of Reviews: 2


Review Type: Restaurant
Location: 1939 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6J 1C8
Dedicated GF: No
Phone: (604) 736-0885
Website: http://www.pannerizo.com

 

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Panne Rizo Bakery Cafe Review,

Reviewer: Erin Smith from New York, NY

3.5 Palms
3.5 Palms
Last September, I took a wonderful trip to Vancouver, BC. I had never been in the Pacific Northwest before so I traveled out to Seattle and Vancouver before I started my new job. Seattle was nice, but I LOVED Vancouver. It was honestly one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The juxtaposition of the mountains, water, and city made for some really gorgeous scenery. I went hiking, biking, and shopping. I also managed to seek out at least two gluten- free venues while I was there. There was one bakery in Northern Vancouver that was non-existent, I probably should have called ahead. On my last day in Vancouver, I wanted to go to Kits Beach and I knew there was a gluten- free cafe in that neighborhood. From before I even walked into Panne Rizo, I was impressed. Right in their front window was a sign for a monthly Celiac meeting hosted by the restaurant. I knew I was in a "safe" place when the next thing I noticed when I went inside was the Gluten-Free Premises sign. This place definitely was a place I could dine without worry. Their menu is small but enticing. All of the items on their menu are 100% gluten-free. On the menu that day was chicken pot pie, macaroni and cheese, grilled paninis, soup, and sandwiches made on their rice bread. I chose the goat cheese with pesto and pine nuts sandwich. The goat cheese was creamy and the rice bread was toasted, an almost must for gluten-free breads. I thought the bread was typical gluten-free bread in terms of a slightly crumbly texture, but the flavor was nice. The goat cheese actually held the open-faced sandwich together pretty well and the pesto added a nice flavor to the whole sandwich. In addition to the lunch menu, Panne Rizo also has a wall full of gluten-free products including cookies, breads, and locally produced gluten-free flours and mixes from the Sweet Rice Baking Company. Since I was leaving Vancouver to drive back to Seattle to catch my flight, I thought I would get some goodies for the road. I picked up two gluten-free carrot muffins. I am a sucker for sweet cream cheese frosting, so this was a good choice. It was just the right amount of sweet with nice bits of carrot throughout the muffin. If you are headed to Vancouver any time soon, I highly recommend stopping here to pick up lunch before hitting Kits Beach which is only two blocks away. Kits Beach was empty the day I went, but it has one of the most beautiful views of the city and mountains while sitting on the beach!

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Panne Rizo, Cafe, Bakery, Deli, Vancouver BC,

Reviewer: Adam Stoll, CAPT, US NAVY (RET) from Redondo Beach, CA

5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Looking for the best gluten free food in Vancouver?? Check out Panne Rizo, an entirely gluten free bakery/deli/cafe in a residential neighborhood only minutes away from the major hotels in downtown Vancouver. I became aquainted with them when my wife and I travelled to Vancouver every year to run the Marathon. (The marathon route passes right in front of Panne Rizo). They make some of the very best gluten free pizzas, sandwiches, and desserts I've ever tasted in 21 years of being a Celiac. I initially discovered some of their wonderful products at Capers Market in Vancouver, then found their bakery/cafe the next day. In addition to Capers you can find their products in Whole Foods, Salt Spring Nature Works, or order online--they deliver to US addresses. The owners allow no contaminating grains in the kitchen and everything they make is gluten free. The variety and quality of all the gluten free food will put a wide smile on any celiac's face. Even my wife, (not a celiac), enjoys their healthy food and says she can't tell the difference. If you're headed to Vancouver, put Panne Rizo on your plans. You won't be disappointed!!

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