Elephant & Castle location at the Sonesta Hotel in Center City (1800 Market St., 215-751-9977) now serves burgers on gluten-free buns.
The Smith & Wollensky steakhouse at the nearby Rittenhouse Hotel (210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215-545-1700) has an allergen-friendly menu that includes gluten-free options.
In the Bustleton section of Northeast Philadelphia, Il Polpo (9825 Bustleton Ave., 215-677-2224) serves gluten-free pasta, as do two restaurants in Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley: Molinari's (322 E. 3rd St., 610-625-9222) and Sal's Brick Oven Pizza (313 S. New St., 610-317-0400). Always request a fresh, clean pot of water for gluten-free pasta orders.
Philly.com's Insider blog reports that Agiato in Manayunk and Benny's Burger Joint in Collingswood (which served gluten-free buns) have closed.
Speaking of Manayunk, gourmet food and housewares shop Petit Gourmand (103 Cotton St., 215-482-0375) stocks gluten-free pasta, crackers, cookies and baking mixes.
Conte's will soon be rolling out two more options as part of its growing gluten-free line: cheese tortolloni and butternut squash ravioli. The gluten-free products are made in a dedicated facility in Vineland.
Another local business, Soom Foods, was the subject of Tuesday's post. The Philadelphia company's tehina, a sesame paste used in the hummus at Zahav and other local restaurants, is sold at a number of area markets.
Jelly Belly announced an novel jelly bean flavor this week at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco: Draft Beer. Styled after a hefeweizen ale, the new flavor contains no gluten or alcohol and will be in stores this spring.
Bumble Bee's new SuperFresh premium fresh frozen seafood line - six varieties in all - is entirely gluten free. There are two kinds each of salmon, tilapia and shrimp.
Have a great weekend!
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