Zoës Kitchen is entering the Philadelphia market with three locations in the early going. The first spot, in Collegeville at the Providence Town Center (161 Market St., Suite 6), will open on March 7. Expect spring openings for the company's first New Jersey location in Marlton at the Promenade in Sagemore (500 Rt. 73) and an outpost in Newtown at Goodnoe's Corner (104 Pheasant Run) in the space next to Jules Thin Crust. The Alabama-based chain offers a variety of soups and salads, kabobs and other entrees, and fresh sides on its gluten-free menu.
All entrees and other items at Old City Indian restaurant Lovash (236 South St., 215-925-3881) are gluten free.
The new OCF Coffee House location in Fairmount (2100 Fairmount Ave., 267-773-8081) has gluten-free sandwich bread and desserts from Amaranth Bakery on hand. (Thanks, Elise L.)
Grocery Market in Midtown Village (101 S. 13th St., 215-922-5252) rotates gluten-free soups several times a week. Follow the market on Twitter for the daily schedule. (Thanks, Amanda C.)
And to round out the Philadelphia part of the post, after a hue and cry last week Washington Square West's Percy Street Barbeque (900 South St., 215-625-8510) has gone back to gluten-free sauces.
Melt Down Grilled Cheese's first Delaware location will open in Newark (145 E. Main St., 302-737-1135) on March 5. Gluten-free bread will be on hand.
Thanks to reader Jared G. for alerting me to the fact that the Marlton Whole Foods began stocking Glutino's new gluten-free toaster pastries, which prompted me to run out and pick them up. I reviewed them in my post on Tuesday and think they're worth seeking out.
The Little Bakery in Blue Bell (921 Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike, 267-708-0984) is hosting a gluten-free cooking workshop on site Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. Topics include flour mixes, substitutions, breakfast menus, soups, salads, dinner menus,desserts and party hors d'oeuvres. Cost is $40 and space is limited; call to RSVP.
Have a great weekend!