Panera Bread – Gluten Free Menu

With a word like ‘bread’, right in the name, what are the chances you’ll find a good gluten free meal here? You have some awesome salad choices (hold the croutons) and, if you’re hip to the “Hidden Menu” your chances are great!

Panera Bread - Gluten Free on the Town

Being a predominately sandwich shop, there happens to be a large risk of cross contamination at Panera Bread. So just watch out for that and be sure to let your server/cashier know that you are gluten free and have an allergy

From there, they should know what precautions they need to take to avoid cross contamination.

In terms of the Panera gluten free menu, you have quite a few choices, especially for salads. Just make sure to specify no croutons.

Overall, the Panera Bread gluten free menu is actually pretty good in terms of selections as well as food quality.

Panera Bread Hidden Menu (all gluten-free)

Panera Bread Hidden Menu (all gluten-free)

Breakfast (gluten free options)

  • Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey
  • Power Breakfast Egg Bowl with Steak

Panera Bread - Gluten Free on the Town

Lunch and Dinner (gluten free options)

  • Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad
  • Power Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad
  • Power Chicken Hummus Bowl
  • Power Steak Lettuce Wraps

Panera Bread - Gluten Free on the Town

  • Greek Salad Caesar Salad (without croutons)
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Caesar Salad (without croutons)
  • Asian Sesame Chicken Salad (without Won Ton noodles)
  • Classic Cafe Salad
  • Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (G)
  • Chopped Chicken Cobb Salad (G)
  • Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad
  • Tomato and Mozzarella Salad (without croutons)
  • BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad
  • Fruit Cup – Watermelon
  • Seasonal Mixed Fruit Cup

Salad Dressings

  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Caesar
  • Greek
  • Poppyseed Dressing
  • Asian Sesame Vinaigrette
  • White Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • BBQ Ranch
  • Light Buttermilk Ranch

Soups

  • Low Fat Vegetarian Black Bean
  • Creamy Tomato (without croutons)

Panera Bread is located throughout the United States and Canada.

Hugo’s Gluten Free Menu

One of my favorite things about Hugo’s, aside from their seriously tasty food, is the very clearly marked menu. They offer up some delicious vegan, vegetarian, and of course, gluten free options. They also clearly listed items that CAN be made gluten free. Always a great thing.

Hugo's - Gluten Free on the Town

Hugo’s proudly boasts, “We have eliminated gluten from our cooking, except for obvious wheat-based products (bread, tortillas, and some pancakes & pastries), by substituting rice or potato flour, Tamari Soy Sauce, and Bragg Liquid Aminos”

Unlike many restaurants where the question is, “what few things are safe for me to eat?” at Hugo’s, those of us seeking gluten free choices will find many, many options!

From the breakfast menu, awesome choices like Chilaquiles, Go Green Frittata, Eggs Blackstone, Green Tamales & Eggs, Almond Energy Pancakes and Blueberry Pancakes are among your gluten free choices. By my count you have 19 gluten free choices all together, and 4 more that can be made gluten free upon request.

Off the starter menu, every item, with the exception of a bread basket is either gluten free, or can be made gluten free. Gingseng Chicken Soup,  Asian Spring Rolls, Nachos, and even Mac and Cheese (gluten free by request) are fantastic gluten free choices.

Every salad, with the exception of the Caesar, which can be made gluten free is listed as gluten free. How great to not have to wonder if a seemingly safe salad will be loaded with croutons or flour tortilla strips!

On a 9 item sandwich menu you have 4 choices that can be made gluten free, such as the Cuban Sandwich, or Club Sandwich, and one that is gluten free – Kale Tacos wrapped in GMO-free corn tortillas.

10 pasta dishes on the menu – and surprise! Every one of them is available gluten free on request.  Hugo’s offers a 100% organic red lentil gluten free pasta. Mac and Cheese, Carbonara, and many more await you.

The main entree menu only has one item on it that is not, and can not be made gluten free. Choose from things like Turkey Meatloaf, Hugo’s Shepard’s Pie, Mushroom Marsala Chicken, or the Green Tamale Plate. The create-a-plate option is totally vegan, and gluten free.

Got a gluten free kid? You’re in luck!  Hugo’s even has a gluten free kid’s menu, offering 4 items that either are, or can be made gluten free.

And to finish it all off – dessert! Yup, even a selection of gluten free desserts to satisfy that sweet tooth. Brownie Tort, Pumpkin Pie, and Maple Pecan Cheesecake are just a few of the many decadent sounding options.

Hugo’s is a place that I feel good about eating, they take pride in their menu, and their ingredients -

Hugo’s exclusively uses:
• Organic coffee, tea, herbal infusions, grains, beans, ketchup, mustard, sugar, soy milk, rice milk and tofu.
• Vegan pasta made here with organic semolina and flax seed.
• Organic free-range eggs grown locally.
• Hormone and antibiotic-free steaks and hamburgers, from pasture-grazed cattle.
• California fresh chicken.
• Zero trans-fats for deep frying.
• Seafood from sustainable sources, harvested in a manner that does not harm the environment. We proudly
follow the guidelines of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.
• Filtered water for drinking, all beverages, ice and cooking. We have bottled water available; however we
encourage you to take advantage of our free filtered and sparkling water. Recent reports on bottled water
have indicated that transporting bottles and bottle waste negatively affect the environment.

Hugo’s has 3 locations – Studio City, Agoura Hills, and West Hollywood

 

Soup Bar El Segundo Gluten Free Menu

The Soup Bar El Segundo Gluten Free Menu

The Soup Bar in El Segundo is full of great gluten free options. It doesn’t ever really get that cold in LA, but when it is raining or cold you can count on The Soup Bar to be packed with a line out the door during lunch time. The Soup Bar has a great gluten free menu. They serve several different soups daily and they are all clearly marked for allergens. The ones that are gluten free are marked. They let you sample all the soups and if you like more than one, you can get a soup flight which is three soups for about $7.99. Not too bad. The soups sometimes come with garnish, so make sure you tell them you are gluten free when you order. The Soup Bar also carries delicious gluten free cookies from The Good Cookie. They are out of this world. If you have a sweet tooth, they are definitely worth taking a look at.

The Soup Bar Gluten Free The gluten free soups at The Soup Bar that I like are the turkey chili (very filling and hearty), carrot ginger, tomato basil bisque, and split pea. They also have salads but I haven’t tried them. I am sure you can make any of them gluten free.

If you want something to warm you up on a rainy day, feeling sick, or just in the mood for a good bowl of soup and don’t feel like making it yourself – try The Soup Bar in El Segundo. They are very gluten free friendly and the soups are delicious!

Green Peas Casual Food: Culver City

Green Peas Casual Food: Culver City

In a cute part of Culver City along Sepulveda Blvd lies Green Peas Casual Food. This is a cute, cozy restaurant that makes a great lunch spot or even brunch on weekends. They’ve got salads that come with your choice of soup and bread and they even have a gluten-free bread option. They also serve pizza with an option of a gluten free crust.

Green Peas prides themselves on offering healthy food at casual, fair prices and they do. They also have great vegetarian and vegan friendly options.

Gluten-Free Friendly Options:

  • Salads
  • Pizza with gluten free crust
  • Gluten free bread on the side (I’m sure you can get this made into a sandwich too)

I had the avocado kale salad with chicken when I went there and it was great. The prices are very reasonable too – $9.95 for a salad with a cup of soup.

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Address: 4437 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
Neighborhood: Culver City

 

For more information on Green Peas, you can visit their website here.

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/green-peas-culver-city