Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Pushkin's Bakery - Sacramento, California

On our way back from our trip to Lake Tahoe over President's Day weekend, we stopped at Pushkin's Bakery in Sacramento for lunch. I had hoped to dine at Pushkin's Restaurant, but it is closed on Mondays. Both the bakery and the restaurant are 100% gluten free.


Thankfully, Pushkin's Bakery has a sandwich menu, so we were not limited to baked goods for lunch. Everything at Pushkin's is gluten and dairy free, except the Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese you can add to any sandwich. There are no tables inside, but we were able to eat lunch at one of the tables outside on the sidewalk.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Primal Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, California

July 14, 2019 Update - Primal Santa Cruz closed and recently reopened as Vida. I plan on dining there soon, and will write a new review. You can check out Vida's website here

Two and a half years ago, we moved from Orlando, Florida to Santa Cruz County, California. Dining out around our new home has been a challenge at times, so I was so excited when I heard that Primal Santa Cruz, a 100% gluten free, grain free, soy free, non-GMO, organic, and refined sugar free restaurant was opening about 25 minutes from our house.


Primal Santa Cruz is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, and has a brunch menu on the weekend. For breakfast, lunch, and brunch, you place your order at the counter, receive a number to place on your table, and a server delivers your food when it is ready. For dinner, Primal Santa Cruz is a full service restaurant.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Kona Cafe Breakfast - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Over Thanksgiving Break, we had breakfast at Kona Cafe, a table service restaurant at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.


Kona Cafe has an allergy-friendly menu that lists options for people with gluten/wheat, milk, egg, soy, peanut/tree nut, and fish/shellfish allergies.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Trattoria al Forno Walk-Up Breakfast - Disney's BoardWalk

Over Thanksgiving Break, we had breakfast and dinner at Trattoria al Forno on Disney's BoardWalk.


Disney's BoardWalk Villas was our first Disney Vacation Club home resort, and we have so many great memories from vacations spent there with my extended family over the past 20 years. Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas are our favorite for gluten free dining, and Copper Creek Villas at the Wilderness Lodge are the best for holiday atmosphere, but we love to stay at the BoardWalk for the location, because it is an easy walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Gluten Free in New York City - Sit-Down Restaurants

Over Christmas Break, we spent nine nights in New York City, one of the best cities in the United States for gluten free dining.


On Christmas Day, we had dinner at Senza Gluten, one of our favorite restaurants in New York City. Everything at Senza Gluten is gluten free, and they recently opened Senza Gluten Cafe & Bakery down the street, which I will review in my next post about fast casual dining in New York City.