Gluten-free fish and chips has mostly eluded the gluten free community just because it’s hard to make in a commercial setting. Don’t get all angry because you know there are boxed and frozen brands in the supermarket you can get your mitts on. But what about a restaurant where you can eat in safety and cross contamination isn’t an issue?
What if I told you there is a gluten-free fish and chip store just forty minutes from my place?
Sirenis Fish & Chips, their website is HERE, blew me out of the water from the moment I placed my order to the moment they handed me my take-out bag of BBQ gluten-free chicken wings.
My mother and sister have raved about Sirenis for a long time since they found it, and all I can think about, is “when can I get my hands on some of this?” (One Thursday I actually had my little sister bring me some to work, an hour away and I ate it and it was so good. That was the first time I ever had it, she took a picture of me eating it and then sent it to me, then I lost it) Finally I had a chance to make my own way to Sirenis with my wife and daughter to try the gluten-free fish and chips first hand.
Appetizer: gluten-free homemade mozzarella sticks. I don’t even remember the last time I’ve ever had mozzarella sticks? You can probably get them in stores, but they will never be anywhere close to the crispy and gooey ones I had. A huge plate of cheesy heart stopping food that I would travel for hours to get my hands on. These are worth the trip to Sirenis for sure, even if you’re not a fish fan.
There is always negativity with reviews. Mine isn’t as bad as you think. French fries. While Sirenis has outstanding gluten-free bater fish, the fries left me wanting something more. They didn’t stand out. Nothing special about them, they were just ordinary run-of-the-mill fries. Win some, lose some.
Entree? The fish? Let me tell you. I’ve been medically diagnosed with Celiac Disease since 2008 and I have been without a good battered fish since then. A fresh piece of gluten-free halibut is exactly what my taste buds needed. The brain fires off on all cylinders when you eat this food. Sirenis has a gold mine when it comes to this gluten-free food sitting right in the middle of a plaza. It’s one of those word of mouth places you hear about but never find: Sirenis is the place.
Two more orders for GF fish and chips was buzzing around me as we left for the day. Judging by their food and their two others patrons when I left, they do good for themselves and are a welcome institution to the Celiac and gluten-free community.
I’m going back to Sirenis when ever I can, even if its just for the mozzarella sticks, but next time you’re in Canada and want a great greasy spoon meal kind of feel, get your ass to Sirenis. I can almost guarantee you’re gluten-free experience will be amazing and you’ll be counting down the days until your next visit.
That and gluten-free mozzarella sticks.