If a sign reads "gluten-free," it's safe to assume that someone is either selling gluten for zero loonies or celebrating the delayed emancipation of the lone citizen in the land of Glute. Viva la evolution of eating with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gluten-free bistro fare, baked goods, and drinks at The Silly Yak on Bayridge Drive.
The Silly Yak concocts dedicated gluten-free dishes and baked goods, promoting the well-being of its patrons and the environment. The lunch and dinner menu introduces single stomachs to tasty partners, such the sockeye-salmon sandwich with dill and spinach ($9.50), or the two-year-aged-cheddar grilled cheese sitting high in the saddle on Yak brown-rice bread with vegetables ($9.50). Diners preferring flatter food may crave the create-your-own pizza clothed in mozzarella or goat cheese, with toppings such as chicken and zucchini, and sauces such as apple butter made fresh from organic apple milk ($16.95). Along with its chemical- and preservative-free cuisine, The Silly Yak wraps its carryout in a bon voyage of recycled packaging and prides itself on conserving lighting to benefit both the environment and endangered light bulbs. Bake-shop favourites feast eyes, minds, and sweet teeth on peanut-butter cookies or double-chocolate raspberry cheesecake (starting at $2). Each healthful option, dinner or dessert, athletically washes down with a selection of organic juices and gluten-free Canadian beer.