Sunday, June 1, 2014

Food For Thought Restaurant - Williamsburg, VA

Today, we drove from Charleston, South Carolina to Williamsburg, Virginia.  We arrived right around dinner time, and headed straight to Food For Thought Restaurant after unloading the car.  I first learned about Food For Thought on the Find Me Gluten Free App.  All 24 reviews were positive, and the app showed that Food For Thought is GiG trained.  You can read more about the Gluten Intolerance Group (GiG) here

I love getting a full size, multi-page gluten free menu when entering a restaurant.  I recently received a large menu like this at Cooper's Hawk in Orlando.  There was almost too much to choose from at both restaurants, which is a good problem to have.  

When our waitress saw that I had a gluten free menu, she offered to bring me gluten free bread.  It was perfectly heated, and very tasty.  I have never had anything like it in a restaurant.  I would say it was some sort of multi-grain roll.  If we go back before we leave, I will ask what brand they use.

For dinner, I ordered the Down South, which is described as creamy cheese grits smothered with lots of sauteed shrimp, bell peppers and mushrooms in a zesty pan gravy.  Hands down, this was the best shrimp and grits I have had in a long, long time.  The grits were just divine!  They were perfectly creamy and cheesy, and were heavenly with the pan gravy.  I was asked if I wanted my Down South mild, medium, or spicy.  I chose a medium spice level, and my dish had the perfect kick to it.  My shrimp were cooked well and tasted fresh, and I loved the addition of the mushrooms and bell peppers.  I highly recommend this dish if you love shrimp and grits like I do.  

For dessert, I chose the Time for Chocolate, a chocolate torte with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream.  It was a fudgy, dense cake served at room temperature.  I enjoyed it, but if we go back on this trip, I might try the vegan chocolate cherry brownie or the creme brulee instead.

After dinner, we enjoyed a walk around Colonial Williamsburg, one of my favorite places in the world.   I have such fond memories of my parents bringing me here when I was growing up, and my husband and I took our first vacation in Williamsburg.

You can view Food For Thought's gluten free menu here.  The restaurant is located on Richmond Road, a short drive from the historic area.

What are your favorite gluten free eats in the Colonial Williamsburg area?  


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