Gluten-Free in Loop or Mag Mile?
- Bada Bing Mar 2, 2014 05:18 AM
I don't live in Chicago nor am I a gluten-free diner, but I am picking up my mother at a Chicago airport, and we plan to overnight and explore the town a day or so before heading back to where I live (South Bend). She is not diagnosed with celiac but seems very sensitive to gluten.
I looked into the Chicago threads here on gluten-free, and one thread looks pretty rich but is also rather old, and I think several of the places recommended are closed. Also, I wonder if things have perhaps evolved so that most places these days have gluten-free options that can be trusted?
As we have a car, we can consider driving, too. I've never visited the Greek restaurants area nor the Devon Street Indian/ethnic scene, and would be happy to do so, as we have already experienced the inner city several times.
Thanks in advance for any guidance.
One of Chicago's best restaurants is 100% gluten free - Senza. It is in the Lakeview neighborhood - almost to the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Lots of good shops nearby to explore. It is a little pricey (not sure your price point) and as a rather fixed menu (so not good if either of you is a picky eater) - but otherwise is phenomenal food, wonderful staff and elegant but comfortable ambiance.
Senza looks very interesting. Thanks for the link. I looked at their menu, and it is pricey but could work for us as a splurge. One thing I don't understand, though: in the menu they have a price indicated for the tasting and the prix fixe menus and then a lower price for "pairings." What is pairings?
Hello, a family member of mine is gluten intolerant. When we go to Chicago, she loves the gluten free pancakes at Wildberry pancakes for a breakfast place. She said she was suspicious when they tasted normal but had no reaction and was sure they were gluten free. Wildberry is a great breakfast place! It is downtown near millennium park I think.