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.

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!