Friday, December 13, 2013

News & Notes: December 13, 2013

Photo credit: The Happy Mixer/Facebook
The Philadelphia area's newest 100% gluten-free bakery is opening its doors tomorrow. The Happy Mixer in Chalfont (4275 County Line Rd., 267-663-7209) will offer donuts, cakes, muffins, brownies, cookies and more. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

The so-called "mother of all grains" is so popular right now, a new BYO restaurant in Doylestown has taken on its name. At Quinoa (762 N. Easton Rd., 215-348-2826), about three-quarters of Peruvian side of the menu is gluten free, and many of the Mexican dishes are, or can be modified, to be gluten free. The proprietors also own El Tule in Lambertville (49 N. Main St., 609-773-0007), which shares the hybrid Peruvian/Mexican concept. Both restaurants maintain separate fryers for gluten-free tortilla chips. (Thanks to reader Krifka S. for the tip.)

The Fat Ham, the pork-centric Southern-style restaurant just opened in the University City section of Philadelphia (3131 Walnut St., 215-735-1914), can accommodate gluten-free requests. Chef-owner Kevin Sbraga, who also runs Sbraga, a touted restaurant along the Avenue of the Arts, won Bravo's seventh season of "Top Chef."

Reader Nicole F. let me know via Facebook that Lao-Thai Vientiane Cafe, in the Cedar Park section of West Philadelphia (4728 Baltimore Ave., 215-726-1095), notes gluten-free options on the menu. She posted a review of her meal there at her GF Flamingo blog.

In Wilmington, Vincente's (5914 Kirkwood Hwy., 302-543-6451) can adapt several entrees to be gluten free and also offers gluten-free pasta and bread.

Lamberti's Cucina in Feasterville (1045 Bustleton Pike, 215-355-6266) offers gluten-free entrees and if customers bring in gluten-free pasta, the kitchen will prepare it for a dish.

In Magnolia, New Jersey, the new Royal Cracovia (510 S. White Horse Pike, 856-282-3300) has gluten-free pasta on the menu.

The Ravitz ShopRite markets in Cherry Hill, Marlton and Mt. Laurel are now carrying a variety of fresh gluten-free sweets from The Little Bakery in Blue Bell.

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

The Gluten Free Philly app for Android and  iOS devices is now available. Find more than 1,200 area gluten-free-friendly businesses on the go, search by cuisine or neighborhood, and more!
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  1. Last night we ate at CPK in Plymouth Meeting based on your review. My sister and I split the pepperoni pizza, she got the Morroccan salad and I got the wedge salad. It was great!! The pizza was perfect!