Restaurant Reviews

Gluten free is quickly becoming a trendy menu item on local and chain restaurant menus… so, I have of course had to taste some local favorites!

Recently, I have been to PF Changs and Joe’s American Bar and Grill… both of which feature gluten free menu items.

At PF Changs, I tried the Singapore Street Noodles and the Moo Goo Gai Pan.  Both delicious!  Both are regular menu items that they have made gluten free and feature in a gluten free section.  At PF Changs, all gluten free meals come on a different signature plate, so you know that your meal has been cooked in an allergy free environment.  And, I notice NO difference in taste to their regular menu items!  They also offer gluten free soy sauce… a major plus.

Moo Goo Gai Pan

At Joe’s American Bar and Grill, I have had the Newbury Salad (not a featured gluten free menu, but made gluten and dairy free by subtractingcheese and croutons), as well as a burger that came on a gluten free bun.  I haven’t seen a gluten free bun on many menus, so this was something I had to try.  And it was great!  Many gluten free breads are very crumbly, but Joe’s held together the burger pretty well.  They also went so far as to make me gluten free french fries… a major plus for me because I usually have to settle with a boring baked potato.

Burger on GF bun and GF french fries

Overall, great dining experiences!  Both restaurants took my allergies seriously, checked with the chefs, and made sure that my needs were met.  I will definitely be back.  Even if you aren’t gluten free, you should try it!


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