Sunday, April 10, 2011

Gluten Free in Houston

Isn't trying to eat gluten free the worst when you're in a different city? It is for me! I went to visit one of my best friends this weekend in Houston and we found some great gluten aware restaurants that I can't wait to share with you (especially the gluten free cupcakes!).  Friday night we ate at Tqla, a southwestern and mexican fusion-style eatery with an entire wall dedicated to their vast array of tequilas. We had called ahead to ask if they accommodate gluten-free requests and although they don't have a gluten-free menu, the chef was very accommodating! He personally came out to talk to me, and found a way to make the dish I was interested in gluten free. I ordered the Ensenada Chicken Enchiladas and a Chambord Margarita-yummy, right? We also enjoyed, maybe a little too much, the huge bowl of queso (which is gluten free), and the two sweet salsas that came along with dinner!

Saturday we ended up at Chipotle for lunch(everything except the flour tortillas are gluten free). Brace yourself for what comes next. We walked out of Chipotle and saw a Crave Cupcakes shop next door. Being a curious girl, I walked in and asked if they by chance had a gluten free cupcake. Bracing myself for the usual "no," I almost started jumping for joy when the chef told me I was in luck! What are the odds, right? They make a special chocolate gluten free cupcake, and ya'll, it was TO DIE FOR! We're talking moist chocolate cake that could have been confused for the real thing! It was rich, moist, and the icing was scrumptious too! If you're around a Crave Cupcakes you have to get one!

My last Houston find was at LoCal's Healthy Joint in Katy. Although they did not have a gluten free menu, they were willing to make just about anything they could gluten free. I ordered the LoCal Migas for brunch. They were very filling, but could have used some salsa. Their menu is diverse offering anything from omletes to Ahi Tuna steaks to buffalo burgers-so you're sure to find something tasty!

1 comment:

  1. If you are ever back in Houston, you HAVE to go to Ruggles Green. They have one of the most comprehensive gf menus I've seen, including pizza and hamburgers!