Gluten-free in Madison, WI?
- Tartinet Feb 4, 2007 12:41 AM
We're going to be there next week, and we'd love to have a nice meal out at a place that would accomodate and understand a gluten-free diner. There will be 4 of us, and we're expecting to spend between 20 and 50 dollars per person (although for a good gluten-free experience, we could be flexible).
We like all kinds of food, and the gluten-eaters among us are real foodies, so we're hoping to find something delicious! We could drive to something, too... Maybe within a half-hour drive of Madison or so?
Though I don't know from personal experience which restaurants specialize in gluten-free food, I found a list on the Madison Area Gluten Intolerance Chapter page:
I can personally recommend Bunky's Cafe (Mediterranean, apparently has a GF menu), Sa-Bai Tong (Thai, though maybe not fancy enough for a "nice" meal) and Chautara (Nepalese) as having excellent food, though I can't speak to the specific GF offerings. L'Etoile is also a fine choice for upscale dining, though the list says to call ahead. Other readers on the board could probably also help vet this list. Hope this helps.
We ended up going to Dobhan, which was a little more casual than we were looking for, but it had mostly excellent food, and a very pleasant environment.
Our gluten-free member had the lamb biryani, which she loved, and we were all happy with our food. I had a minced lamb stew with vegetables that came with roti. The stew was fantastic-- savory, lamb-y, spicy, and with nice chunks of veg. The roti seemed a little sup-par, like they get it frozen and just heat it up, but it wasn't stale, and it did provide a nice plain accompaniment to the spicy stew. The Chiya (chai) was delicious, and the service was friendly and helpful, and very understanding of my friend's gluten-free needs.