Gluten Free Menu's - Phoenix
- ciaogal Apr 19, 2008 05:57 AM
We are looking for restaurants that have gluten free menu's.
So far we have dined @ Pizza Picazzo, Z-Tejas, PF Changs...all have Separate GF Menu's,
We have picked up goodies from Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Gluten Free Creations
Does anyone else know of any other dining options that have specific GF menus?
My wife is a Celiac and we have been able to find more and more restaurants that are knowledgeable about gluten-free food. It sounds like you have found a few good restaurants, but there are quite a few more. If you go to the Gluten Free Creations website (http://www.glutenfreecreations.com/in..., they have a list of restaurants that they supply with gluten-free products. Sprouts also sells their products. Los Sombreros has a list of gluten-free entrees and appetizers on their website, although they didn't seem to have a gluten-free menu when we ate there a few days ago (actually pretty good food, counter to some of the recent Chowhound traffic).
We have also found some recent restaurant ads that have a wheat-free banner. One that we tried recently that was exceptional in both food and price was Lyte Lounge and Bistro (Scottsdale, ). We dropped in early (~ 6:00 PM) and got happy hour prices on a very nice Lobster tapas dinner for $15!
There is also a restaurant called MackDaddys that advertises wheat-free, salt-free and sugar-free. When we called them, they told us that they did not use any types of wheat in their recipes, but they may not be gluten-free. We aim to try them out this weekend. Pomodoro's used to have gluten-free pasta, but at least one of their restaurants has stopped serving it (not sure if that is valley-wide or not).
You can also go to http://www.glutenfreerestaurants.org/... and do a search. They list specific addresses for these restaurants: Outback Steakhouse, Carraba's, and Bonefish Grill so it may not be universal.
I had a friend visit a few weeks ago and we went out to Cave Creek to Tonto Bar & Grill and were delighted to see that they had an entire gluten free menu (also a vegan menu) that was fantastic. They also make their own GF bread, but my friend wasn't hungry enough to eat it (wanting to focus on the meal). They do a lot with unique ingredients -- who knew that aramath was so delicious?! 8-)
We also went to Havana Cafe, whose GF menu is quite lengthy.
Los Sombreros also has gluten free designations on their menu, although we didn't make it there.
A couple of weeks ago I sent a Celiac friend to Short N'Sweet bakery in Tempe - they are no longer doing any GF. Apparently some sort of conflict between bakery owners and the gal who was doing the GF baking. Really unfortunate timing because a full page article had just run in the EV Tribune.
The ShortNSweet website shows that it will continue to be a regular bakery, and that the GF baker will announce a new location sometime.
I'd like to add to this thread with some new finds:
The White Chocolate Grill in Scottsdale has a substantial GF menu (including their fantastic Tomato Gin Soup!).
Fogo de Chao (Scottsdale) and Brazillian Bull (Chandler) are both very GF friendly. The meats, pao de queijo and many buffet items (esp at FdC) are GF.