As April comes to a close it is the perfect time to reflect on the gluten-free restaurant offerings it has presented. Finding a restaurant with gluten-free options made taking cross contact into consideration is becoming much easier. This celiac couldn’t be more thrilled to watch Atlanta transform into not just a foodie destination, but a gluten-free foodie destination.
This month’s contenders are:
Boneheads is set to open in its former space at Atlantic Station this summer. This fast-casual seafood eatery has a separate gluten-free menu loaded with options.
Chama Gaucha, a Brazilian steak house, is open in Buckhead serving up a variety of roasted meats (chicken, pork, beef, and lamb) table side with a host of sides (mashed potatoes, fried polenta, and plantains) and cheesy bread. Located in the heart of Buckhead, this restaurant is a perfect place for those avoiding gluten because the only meat that is off limits is the chicken wings. The cheesy bread and all of the sides are gluten free and only the tabbouleh needs to be avoided on the salad bar. Great to have a second Brazilian steakhouse in Buckhead with more gluten-free options and service that goes above and beyond all expectations.
Christophe’s To Go has refreshed their menu with the addition of: Beef Meatloaf with Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms, Quinoa & Black Bean Burger, and Salmon over Zucchini & Carrot Pasta. Many of their entrees, salads, and soups are also gluten free with some paleo options too, so stop in and check out what they have to offer.
Cibo E Beve is at the top of their gluten-free game with the new Spring menu additions: Charred Octopus, Oysters Casino, Sweet Potato Soup, Risotto American, Halibut, and Scaloppine Cavernicolo with breading made from a blend of tapioca starch and almond flour. Chef Linda Harrel works diligently to make sure her gluten-free menu options are not only safe, but delicious. Make sure to try her creamy gelato that is layered with such bold flavor it is hard to stop at one bowl.
Good Karma Coffee House in Avondale Estates has two new items pre-cooked and ready for purchase from their freezer: Garlic Cheese Yeast Rolls and Raisin Cinnamon Bread.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has closed all of their stores and is voluntarily recalling all products because listeria contamination was discovered in a sample randomly collected by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. No listeria reported illness have been reported to date.
Maggiano’s Little Italy is rolling out new gluten-free menu items at part of their ‘Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish’ promotion. The menu items, which are only available from April 30 – May 7/8 include: Patricia’s Cheese Ravioli with Parmesan broth, spring vegetables, and truffle mascarpone, Grilled Jumbo Shrimp on a bed of sweet corn relish with honey calabrian glaze. They have even added new gluten-free desserts: Creme Brulee Trio (classic, chocolate, and caramelized honey), and their famous Flourless Chocolate Cake topped with fudge sauce, ice cream, and berries. For every entree sold during the established time period, Maggiano’s will donate one dollar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Pizza Crosta, which is set to open in Sandy Springs this month, offers a new place to get gluten-free pizza complete with a dipping bar for crust.
Taqueria del Sol has teamed up with The Giving Kitchen for a week of giving. From April 27 to May 2, Chef Eddie Hernandez will be working with local Atlanta chef, Chris Hall on the one-of-a-kind weekly taco. All proceeds from the taco will go back to The Giving Kitchen and their commitment to provide emergency assistance grants to Atlanta area restaurant workers facing unanticipated hardship. “The Giving Taco” – crispy bacon, roasted corn, pickled jalapeños, cotija cheese, cilantro mayo will be available all week during lunch and dinner service at all Atlanta and Athens locations.
True Food Kitchen introduced several new items to their menu that are gluten free: Farmer’s Market and Spring Vegetable Garden salads, Asparagus & Artichoke pizza with smoke mozzarella, sweet onion, and oregano on a gluten-free crust, and the Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream and Lemon Chia Cake, which includes strawberry, basil relish and strawberry frozen yogurt.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint at Toco Hills Promenade has closed. The Toco Hills location was the Atlanta-based pizza chain’s first ever location, opening in 2009.
We Serve People Restaurant Group is expanding to include three new restaurants set to open late summer 2015: Urban Cannibals Midtown, Madre + Mason, and Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor + Apothecary. Chef Calavino Donati and Doria Roberts have set some lofty goals for themselves and the result will be anything but ordinary.
Looking forward to what May has to offer!