One of the harder things I have had to do since going gluten free in March is eat out at restaurants, and be able to eat a variety of foods. All too often restaurants put gluten in food when it is even needs. Like my recent discovery that IHOP puts pancake batter in their scrambled eggs. Eggs is usually my “go-to” breakfast when I am out…why would I ever think they were putting pancake batter in the eggs?
This weekend I ate at two local Milwaukee restaurants that get it! Pizzeria Piccola and Puddle Jumpers.
Both of the restaurants had signs all over the lobby advertising their gluten free options. When I ordered my meal, the employees were happy to answer my questions, and seemed knowledgeable. I was happy to learn at Puddle Jumpers that their BBQ sauce was gluten free. To make my meal gluten free all they had to do was no give me the piece of bread that comes with the meal. It is nice to know that I am getting the same high quality food as everyone else.
It is great that restaurants in Milwaukee are getting it! Just in time for me to need them to.
One of the most difficult things I have to do at work is negotiate lunch once or twice a week. You would think that I would have a hard time getting them to pick somewhere that offers #GF food. But, that isn’t it at all. I have a harder time getting them to chose something that doesn’t have a drive-thru window on the side of the building.
I work in the middle of down town Milwaukee. We are surrounded by a wide array of Amazing restaurants. When the discussion for lunch comes up on Thursday or Friday afternoons my co-workers usually suggest one of the following – Panda Express, Potbellies, Chipotle, Jimmy Johns or Dominoes.
I try, over and over again to get them to try one of our great local restaurants. But, every week I fail. But, today there was a break through…..for them, not really for me. We are getting lunch from Noodles & Co. And, they are so proud because there is one dish on the menu I can order! So, I will be participating and smiling along as I eat my Pad Thai with Shrimp for lunch.
I am determined to get them to realize what great food this city really has to offer!!