Who Needs Gluten?

Last week, when my gluten-free cousin came to visit, I was put up to the challenge of finding tasty restaurants nearby that offered gluten-free options. Gluten-free means more than just passing up bread; gluten hides in soy sauce, many salad dressings, and beer. So I was looking for menus that offer entirely gluten-free dishes. Here is my list of great gluten-free options inside (and a little outside) of Preston Hollow.

In Our Hollow

Mi Cocina – The gluten-free menu boasts dishes such as fajitas, eggs, veggies, tacos, and salads.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro — Choose from a variety of meats, veggies, stir-fries, noodles, and desserts, such as the flourless chocolate dome and the triple-chocolate mousse from their gluten-free menu. Gluten-free soy sauce is also available.

Penne Pomodoro — No gluten free menu, but for an extra 75 cents you can choose Italian gluten-free pasta or, for $1 more, you can eat your pizza on gluten-free dough.

Zoës Kitchen — Their gluten-free menu includes a hummus plate, chicken kabobs, and a variety of salads and sides.

Minutes From The Hollow

Asian Mint — No individual gluten-free menu, but every bolded item on their regular menu (about half) can be made gluten-free. Options include summer rolls, spicy soups, salads, stir fry chicken, pad thai, and curry.

Fireside Pies — Order any pizza with gluten-free crust.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant — Start with their housemade chips (but ask for no bleu cheese sauce). Then choose from entrees like the bone-in ribeye or grilled sea bass. Sides range from coleslaw and mushrooms to jasmine rice and garlic mashed potatoes.

Sprinkles Cupcakes — While the bakery offers only one gluten-free flavor, red velvet, the heavenly cream cheese icing makes the $3.50 worth it.

Twisted Root Burger Company — Order your burger on a gluten-free bun and add a side of their famous sweet potato chips.

Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery — They offer a variety of cakes, cupcakes, muffins, and cookies. Also try treats such as peanut butter toffee blondies, cinnamon sugar doughnuts, granola, sunflower bread, cookie cakes, and paninis.

Imani Chet Lytle

Imani Chet spends most of her time behind the scenes at People Newspapers handling design and marketing tasks, but you can occasionally catch her out and about covering the latest museum openings, musical concerts, and delicious new food menus in the area – and all through her trusty dusty iPhone camera. Catch some of the action on our instagram page: @peoplenewspapers

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