Sunday, February 11, 2018

Gluten Free in Temecula, California

Over Christmas Break, we spent two nights in Temecula, California visiting with family before heading to Disneyland.  When I posted on Instagram that we were on our way to Temecula, gfmealsbymorgan gave me several restaurant suggestions, including E.A.T. - Extraordinary Artisan Table.

We loved E.A.T. so much, we actually stopped there three times in two days.  The first morning for breakfast, I asked our server the usual round of questions I ask at restaurants, to best insure that my food is safe from cross contamination.  They take all the right precautions at E.A.T., and they have plenty of great gluten free options to choose from.  Paleo and vegan options are available as well.

Our meal started with complimentary gluten free spice cake with cranberry compote.  My whole family thought the cake was delicious, and it was well complimented by the cranberry compote.

For years, I have dreamed of eating a maple bacon donut, so there was no way I was passing up the chance to have one at E.A.T.  There was nothing not to love about this donut.  The cake was moist, and the combination of the maple glaze with thick cut bacon was heavenly.

I really wanted something savory for breakfast too, so I ordered avocado toast on gluten free flatbread with bacon and a poached egg.  The flatbread and the spice cake might have been grain free and/or Paleo, but my memory is a little rusty, because we dined at E.A.T. six weeks ago. 

On the first day, they forgot the bacon, but brought me a few pieces on the side.  The flatbread, which they make in house, was incredible, and my avocado was super fresh.  Overall, I would have to say this was the best avocado toast I have ever had.

Later that night, as we were walking around Old Town Temucula, I stopped at E.A.T. to pick up a dessert.  I thought about getting another maple bacon donut, but ended up choosing a gluten free vegan strawberry donut instead.  I did not regret my decision, because I really enjoyed the subtle strawberry taste of this donut.

The next morning, we returned for breakfast, which again started with complimentary spice cake with cranberry compote.

I could not resist another maple bacon donut, though this time, I shared it with my daughters.  My husband would not try it, because it had nuts on it.  Even though he has outgrown his childhood allergies, my husband does not like to eat almonds, pecans, or walnuts.

I also ordered avocado toast again with bacon and a poached egg.  The avocado did not seem as fresh this time around, or it could have been the addition of lemon that made it taste a little different, but I still enjoyed my meal.

If you are not in the mood to dine in, E.A.T. has plenty of options that you can take with you.  

Their gluten free blueberry and hot cocoa muffins looked so good, but I was reluctant to buy anything else before our drive to Disneyland.  At breakfast, I definitely had enough to eat to tide me over until dinner at Tortilla Jo's in Downtown Disney.

While in Temecula, we also dined at Bushfire Kitchen, a fast casual restaurant with a lot of gluten free options to choose from.

This was another recommendation from Morgan, and their reviews on the Find Me Gluten app were all positive.

I really enjoyed my natural tri-tip bowl with organic brown rice, butternut squash, and chimichurri sauce.

We also stopped at Ponte Winery, where my brother-in-law got married 5 years ago, for a wine tasting.  I am not usually a fan of red wine, but I was impressed with their Beverino.

What are your favorite gluten free options in Temecula, California?


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