Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu

Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu - Scallops

Seasons 52 is a national restaurant whose seasonal menu changes weekly (hence the 52, get it?) Another thing they are known for is that everything on their menu is under 475 calories. Yippee! The restaurants all have a local flavor making this a great place for a work meeting or a place for a special celebration.

Because Seasons 52 is health conscious with their calorie count, it seems only natural for the Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu to be full of good choices. They have a special menu called ‘Gluten Sensitive Menu’ and they want to be clear with diners that while they offer gluten free dishes, they are not a gluten free kitchen facility.

I have been to the Seasons 52 Santa Monica location now several times both for lunch and dinner and feel good about giving it a solid gluten free menu review. Here’s a look at their menu.

Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu

This is what was available at the time I went:

Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu

Appetizers:

  • Summer Corn Soup – request without breadsticks
  • Roasted Tomato Soup – request without cheese straw
  • Edamame
  • Tuna & Avocado Sushi Roll
  • Oak-Grilled Marine Lobster Tail
  • Warm Roasted Olives

Salads:

  • Tomato & Hass Avocado – request without grilled bruschetta
  • Organic Field Greens
  • Organic Baby Spinach
  • Kalmnos Greek
  • Sesame Grilled Salmon

Entrees:

  • Oak-Grilled Beef, Chicken Breast, or Market Fish – request plain with salt & pepper
  • Grilled Boneless Rainbow Trout
  • Carmelized Grilled Sea Scallops – request no risottos
  • Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon
  • Wood-Roasted Pork Tenderloin (request withouth onion sauce and seasoning)

Sandwiches (request without bun):

  • Blackened Fish tacos – request lettuce cups in place of tortillas. request without mole sauce and without sour cream.

Sides:

  • Roasted Baby Carrots
  • Crushed Potatoes
  • Broccolini
  • Cremini Mushrooms
  • Steamed Leaf Spinach

Desserts:

  • Blueberries with lemon curd
  • Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cannoli (request without shell)

I ordered the scallops with a side of steamed leaf spinach instead of the risotto. It was delicious, and probably more healthy too!

Overall I was very impressed with the Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu offering. Because they are not a dedicated gluten free facility, they have done their homework and have all the proper warnings up and in place.

If you are gluten sensitive, I would give Seasons 52 my vote of confidence for your gluten free dining experience.

Corner Bakery Gluten Free Menu

Corner Bakery is a tricky one for us gluten-free folks. So what is so tricky about the Corner Bakery Gluten Free Menu? Well, they don’t really have one.

When I went to order at Corner Bakery I asked if I could see their gluten free menu. This is what they handed to me:

The menu is from 2010 and it’s 2014. I hope they update it soon. having that said, here is what they have that is gluten free:

Corner Bakery Gluten Free Menu

Corner Bakery Gluten Free Menu -

Breakfast:

  • Bacon
  • Fruit Medley Salad
  • Breakfast Potatoes
  • All American Scrambler with Egg Whites – No Toast
  • Anaheim Scrambler with Egg Whites – No Toast
  • Farmers Scrambler w Egg Whites – No Toast
  • Oatmeal without Sweet Crisp – Any toppings are good
  • Swiss Oatmeal without Sweet Crisp

Soups: 

  • Three Lentil Vegetable
  • Chicken Tortilla

Lunch / Dinner: 

  • Chopped Salad
  • Santa Fe Ranch Salad
  • Mixed Greens Salad
  • Tuna Salad
  • Greek Vegetable Salad
  • DC Chicken Salad
  • Ceasar Salad – no croutons
  • Roasted Potato Salad
  • Chips
  • Carrots
  • Pickles

I ordered a cup of the chicken tortilla soup and a chopped salad. Both were good. The one thing I will note is that everything at Corner Bakery comes with a side of bread. I specifically ordered no bread, but I received a piece of bread on top of my salad when it arrived. Make sure you are extremely explicit about this when ordering.

Because Corner Bakery is a bakery with lots of baked goods, there is a high risk for cross contamination here. The location I went to even had staff that admitted this. So, if you are celiac or someone with extreme gluten sensitivity you might want to think twice before eating here.

The other thing about the menu I was unclear on is why the eggs aren’t gluten free but egg whites are. They may use flour in their batter to make the eggs fluffier. I have yet to confirm this. If you are reading this and know, please post in the comments.

Overall, Corner Bakery is not the easiest place to find gluten-free foods but they still have a gluten free menu you can look at and you should be able to grab a salad or soup or egg white dish that will be a good choice.

 

Pieology Gluten Free Menu

Pieology Gluten Free Menu

Gluten Free Pizza at Pieology

Pieology is a pizza restaurant that reminds me of a Subway or Chipotle. You pick your pizza and go down the assembly line while they craft the perfect pizza pie. While Pieology was new to me, I was surprised to learn they have over 25 locations nationwide!

The Pieology Gluten Free Menu has exactly what you would want – Pizza! You can create your own pizza using a gluten free crust. Although they do state the following warning on the Pieology gluten free menu:

* Although our crust is made with gluten-free ingredients, we cannot guarantee that our pizza is 100% free of gluten as there is always a possibility of trace amounts crossing over from other kitchen areas and suppliers’ ingredients changing. Please consider this when ordering from our menu.

Pieology Gluten Free Menu

When I ordered the gluten free crust, I was asked if it was a “preference” or “allergy.” When I said allergy, the man behind the counter immediately took off his current gloves, changed into new ones, and went into the kitchen to get a special type of pizza pan that they must only use for their gluten free customers. I proceeded down the assembly line like a normal customer adding mozzarella, pepperoni, green peppers, and jalepenos.

Pieology Gluten Free Pizza

Then they put the pizza in a big wood burning oven. They put a special marking stick in my pizza to note that it was gluten free and made sure to put the gluten free pizza on the opposite side of the oven from the other pizzas. Note: If you are celiac beware – there could be cross contamination in the oven or in general just because it’s a pizza place and loaded with pizza dough that is not gluten free!

After 7-8 minutes, my gluten free pizza came out of the oven looking fantastic. And it tasted great, too!

Pieology Gluten Free Pizza

I was a huge fan of the Pieology Gluten Free Menu and the extra precaution the staff took when handling my gluten free pizza. I will definitely be going back again!

Here’s a link to the Pieology Gluten Free menu from their website: http://www.pieology.com/menu/Nutr_Facts.pdf

Here is a list of all the Pieology locations nationwide: http://www.pieology.com/locations/

Enjoy!

 

Mon Ami Gabi Gluten Free Menu

The best gluten free restaurant in Las Vegas!

The Mon Ami Gabi gluten free menu is absolutely fantastic. Every once and a while you come across a restaurant that is just on it when it comes to gluten free menus and serving people with allergies. Mon Ami Gabi is one of them. This is a french bistro restaurant located inside the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. They have other locations but the Las Vegas location is the one I went to.

First, the Mon Ami Gabi has a separate gluten free menu. It’s not small either. They really do cater to people with food allergies and make sure they are taken care of. The food comes out with a little stick in it that says “Allergy.”

Gluten Free French Onion Soup Mon Ami Gabi Las Vegas

Gluten Free French Onion Soup. Oh so delicious.

 

The above dish is Mon Ami Gabi’s signature French Onion soup. I haven’t personally eaten French onion soup since going gluten free so this was quite a treat. It was delicious.

Another thing I really liked about Mon Ami Gabi’s gluten free menu is that they serve you gluten free bread. Yes, you read that right. They serve you gluten free bread! I was so confused by this concept I wasn’t sure what to do. They serve you two slices of gluten free bread with olives and a garlic tapenade along with butter. The bread wasn’t hard and flavorless like most gluten free bread either. It was actually quite good.

I also ordered a salad from the gluten free menu at Mon Ami Gabi and it also came with a little stick in the salad noting “Allergy.”

Mon Ami Gabi Gluten Free Menu Las Vegas

This is the Petit Salad Maison

 

Here’s a list of the Mon Ami Gabi gluten free menu in more details:

Appetizers

  • Onion Soup
  • Petite Salad Maison
  • Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Oysters Du Jour
  • Lemon Shrimp
  • Duck Leg Confit
  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
  • Housemade Country Pate
  • Chicken Liver Mousse Pate

Entrees

  • Chicken Paillard
  • Chicken Grandmere
  • Salmon
  • Caramelized Sea Scallops
  • Vegetable Farcis
  • Steak Classique
  • Steak Bearnaise
  • Filet Mignon

Dessert

  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Creme Brulee
  • Lemon Curd
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake

If you ever find yourself in Las Vegas and looking for a nice dinner and be gluten free on the town, I highly suggest checking this place out!

Sprinkles Cupcakes Gluten Free Menu

Sprinkles Cupcakes Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes

Sprinkles Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcake We are super excited to find out about Sprinkles Cupcakes Gluten Free Menu. Sprinkles has now added a gluten free red velvet cupcake to their menu. You can get a Sprinkles Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcake any day of the week – they are baked daily unlike other flavors that are only available on certain days or have to be special ordered. I tried the Sprinkles Gluten Free Red Velvet cupcake at their Beverly Hills location. They made sure to put my gluten free red velvet cupcake in a separate bag apart from the other cupcakes I ordered which I appreciated. The gluten free cupcakes also have a G on them so you can know that you are eating a gluten free cupcake. I tried the gluten free red velvet cupcake and I was pretty impressed. It’s been years since I’ve had a cupcake or a Sprinkles one so I can’t really remember what they taste like. The icing tasted the same because the icing is gluten free naturally. The cake tasted pretty good. I did notice a bit of a chalky aftertaste, but it was very mild and the cake had a lot more taste than most gluten free cupcakes I have tried. I have not been able to find out more information on the Sprinkles gluten free cooking practices but I do know their gluten free cupcake is made using gluten free flour and the icing on the red velvet cupcake is their standard cream cheese flavored frosting. I will continue to dig for more information on this and will upload it when I find out more info. If you are looking for gluten free cupcakes for a special someone’s birthday or surprise party, I would say the Sprinkles Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcake is a surefire winning option.

In N Out Gluten Free Menu

In N Out Gluten Free MenuIn N Out Burger is one of those places that you wonder if you can eat anything gluten free. Well, the good thing is most of their ingredients (minus the bun) are naturally gluten free.

If you are looking for a gluten free meal at In N Out, we suggest ordering the following:

-A Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Double Double made Protein Style. This is where they wrap the burger in lettuce instead of using a bun. Order ketchup and mustard instead of the spread. The spread seems to be a Thousand Island style sauce and we’ve heard mixed reports on whether or not it is gluten free. Many people have reported no reaction and some have so proceed with caution. I always order my burger from In N Out protein style with ketchup and mustard instead of spread and it tastes great!

-Fries. The In N Out fries are gluten free because they don’t fry anything else there so there isn’t a high risk of cross contamination like you might have at other restaurants.

-Shakes: All In N Out Shakes are gluten free. You can choose from vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Go on, indulge yourself. Order a neopolitan shake which mixes vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry together for a real yummy treat.

We really like In N Out for gluten free dining. However, even though In N Out gluten free menu provides you with a lot of options there is still a risk for cross contamination because of their buns and how often they are being prepared. You may also risk cross contamination with their spatulas in the kitchen. If you ask your server to separate your burger to help avoid cross contamination they may be willing to do that. It’s worth a try.

Overall we find In N Out’s gluten free menu to be a good, relatively inexpensive meal when you’re on a road trip or looking for a quick bite to eat.

If you are interested in finding an In N Out Burger near you, here is a list of their locations: In N Out Locations list.

If you’ve had an experience with In N Out’s gluten free menu, please let us know in the comments. 

Tender Greens Gluten Free Menu

The Tender Greens gluten free menu really just is their menu because most of their food is naturally gluten free. If you haven’t been to Tender Greens before, it is a great healthy casual food spot set in a relaxed environment. You look at the menu, pick what you want, and then walk down a cafeteria style line to pay and get your food. They mostly serve salads and proteins with side dishes. Tender Greens has locations across California and is perfect for healthy eaters.

Tender Greens Gluten Free Menu - Salt & Pepper Chicken w/ Simple Kale Salad

Here is what is on the Tender Greens Gluten Free Menu:

  • All Salad Dressings except for the Sesame Dressing
  • All Salads (be sure to check ingredient lists for the obvious gluten items)
  • All Hot Plates (Note: The one I am not sure about is the Chipotle BBQ Chicken. They say it has no allergens but BBQ sauce can sometimes have gluten in it so proceed with caution)

Note: All Sandwiches and Soups are NOT gluten free.Tender Greens Gluten Free Cookie

Another very important thing I would like to note about eating at Tender Greens is bread. They serve a piece of bread with their salads. I don’t know why they do this because this place would seriously be an A+++++ in my book if they didn’t do this. Instead their rating goes down in my book for this practice. I have asked for my salad to come without bread only to see it smothering my lettuce and contaminating my salad. Not good. So make sure you are very clear about your needs for a gluten free dish when ordering. If you are celiac, please proceed with caution as I am unclear on their practices of cooking items in the same areas as the bread as they do not have a separate menu noting their gluten free items.

I also noticed Tender Greens now has gluten free cookies for display in their dessert section. This could be a good option for those with a sweet tooth but again – can’t speak to the cleanliness of their kitchen practices.

What about you? How has your experience with the Tender Greens Gluten Free menu been? 

Fonuts Gluten Free Donuts

Fonuts Gluten Free Donuts

Fonuts Gluten Free Donuts

Looks like a donut. But it’s not! It’s a fonut.

I found out about Fonuts Gluten Free Donuts back in June. It was National Donut Day (happens the first Friday every June) and I realized it had been over a year since I had a donut. And it was National Donut Day. I am not even a huge fan of donuts but on that day I began craving a donut and needed to find a gluten free donut. I figured they had to exist out there somewhere!

After posting on Reddit that I wanted a gluten free donut, someone recommended that I check out Fonuts, a bakery in Los Angeles that makes gluten free donuts. I went to their website and I was in heaven. Not only did they have gluten free donuts, but they had gluten free donuts in multiple flavors not just the standard “gluten free version” in one or maybe two flavors. They really covered their bases on this one.

My search for a gluten free donut also happened around the time Amazon Fresh began delivering to the Los Angeles area. And guess who happened to be an LA Spotlight on Amazon Fresh? Yep, Fonuts. It was a beautiful sign that I was meant to try these gluten free donuts because as much as I wanted to, I wasn’t really up to driving 45 minutes to an hour to check out  the Fonuts Bakery. I bought a half dozen pack of Fonuts and it cost $18. More expensive than the average donut? Yes. But well worth it to satisfy that craving.

The gluten free donuts by Fonuts come in all sorts of flavors. Here are the current gluten free donut flavors (as of 10/13/13):

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate 
  • Vanilla Latte 
  • Banana Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Hazelnut
  • Pumpkin
  • Lemon
  • Coconut Passion Fruit
  • Chocolate Coconut
  • Chocolate with sprinkles (pictured above)
  • Banana latte

I have tasted the peanut butter chocolate, vanilla latte, chocolate coconut, chocolate with sprinkles, banana latte, and the chocolate coconut. I have to admit my favorite is the vanilla latte one. The frosting on it has a really good taste to it. Fonuts makes all of their gluten free donuts using almond flour. They also have vegan donuts if that is your thing.

While the Fonuts gluten free donuts are made using almond flour, they do post the following disclaimer on their website:

“All Gluten Free and Vegan Fonuts contain Almond flour and are made on premises which contain nuts, dairy, flour and other products containing gluten. We are not Gluten Free Certified, however we take the utmost care in preventing cross contamination.”

The c0-owner of Fonuts,  Waylynn Lucas, is on a reality tv show right now called “Eat Drink Love” so even if you don’t live in Los Angeles you may have heard of this bakery before. They currently only offer delivery in LA through Amazon Fresh or by calling ahead and picking up at the store.

You can learn more about Fonuts and their gluten free donuts by visiting: http://fonuts.com/flavors/#gluten-free

 

Juicy Ladies Woodland Hills Gluten Free Menu

Juicy Ladies Woodland Hills Gluten Free Menu

Juicy Ladies is an Organic Cafe and Detox Bar located in Woodland Hills, CA. They have many gluten free items on their menu but not everything is gluten free so make sure you choose your selections carefully. I love this place and go here all the time after visiting my doctor who is located in the San Fernando Valley.

Juicy Ladies Woodland Hills Gluten Free MenuHere is a list of the Juicy Ladies Gluten Free options:

  • Wraps: All sandwiches and wraps can be made using a gluten free wrap. Be sure to check the ingredients in the wrap. We are unsure what the heck is in “vegan bacon” and “un-tuna salad” so proceed with caution.
  • Smoothies: All smoothies are naturally gluten free except for the hemp granola parfait.
  • Eggs: Most of their egg dishes tend to be gluten free but they do come with bread so please read the ingredient list.
  • Desserts: Juicy Ladies has a variety of baked goods. Some are vegan. Some are gluten free. Some are both. They should all be labeled so make sure to read the labels before you put any of that sugary goodness into your mouth.
  • Soups: Juicy Ladies often has a soup of the day. Be sure to ask the server if their soup of the day is gluten free.

Overall Juicy Ladies is a great spot to find a good, naturally gluten free meal. My only advice would be to watch out for their fake meat creations (they don’t serve meat there) because many of these types of products tend to not be gluten free.

You can’t go wrong with a shake or a gluten free wrap from Juicy Ladies. My favorite is the hummus wrap made with a gluten free wrap and a Chocolate Almond Shake.

What about you? Have you ever eaten at Juicy Ladies in Woodland Hills? What has your experience been like? 

The Counter Gluten Free Menu

The Counter Gluten Free Menu

The Counter Gluten Free Menu

The Counter has restaurants all over Los Angeles and nationwide and internationally now.If you are gluten free and eating at The Counter you are in luck because there are a great source of gluten free options for you at The Counter. They also recently introduced a gluten free menu to make it even easier!

My go-to gluten free meal at The Counter is as follows:

  • Make Your Own Burger (Regular or Turkey)
  • In a Bowl on a bed of spinach ($1.00 extra)
  • Jalapenos, Red Peppers, Egg, and Carrot Shavings
  • Avocado (Extra)
  • Dijon Balsamic Dressing (On The Side)

I also occasionally get the Sweet Potato fries as a starter which are yummy and gluten-free.

If you are in the mood for an alcoholic beverage, The Counter has Wyder’s Pear Cider and most of their wines are gluten-free (as stated on their menu). [Read more...]