Friday, October 23, 2015

News & Notes: October 23, 2015

I can't vouch for all of the chain's locations, but the 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Marlton (752 W. Rt. 70, 856-334-5533) prepares quick-fired gluten-free pizzas on their own foil tins with separate ingredients from the walk-in refrigerator. The staff also uses a dedicated cutter.

The new Cibo by Illiano in Cherry Hill's Short Hills Shopping Center (484 E. Evesham Rd., 856-433-8837) can prepare gluten-free pizza and pasta. Request that separate sauce, cheese and toppings be used.

In Holland (Pennsylvania, that is), Jersey's Tomato Pies and Bistro (295 Buck Rd., 215-396-1000) also offers gluten-free pizza (tomato pies, too) and pasta. As with Cibo, request that separate sauce, cheese and toppings be used. Most entrees can be made gluten free as well.

The Brothers Moon, a New American restaurant in Hopewell, New Jersey (7 W. Broad St., 609-333-1330), can accommodate many gluten-free requests and has gluten-free bread on hand.

Reader Tom P. let me know about two celiac-friendly spots in Pitman: Mannino's Cucina Italiana (126 S. Broadway, 856-270-2352) serves two types of gluten-free pasta, and Alaura Kitchen (36 S. Broadway, 856-589-3845) offers Belgian-style frites from a dedicated fryer and five gluten-free dipping sauces. Many ice creams flavors there are also gluten free.

New Jersey breakfast-and-lunch spot Turning Point is branching out into Pennsylvania. The mini-chain's first Keystone State location will open this fall in Warrington at The Shops at Valley Square (Rt. 611 at Street Rd.). The Turning Point kitchens can prepare gluten-free options like egg dishes and salads (Thanks Mom!)

Cake Stand in Voorhees (2999 E. Evesham Rd., 856-229-7384) will make gluten-free cakes and cupcakes by special order. Separate mixers and bakeware are used.

The Hershey Company announced this week that it's extending its Kisses chocolate candy line with its new Kisses Deluxe confections. The deluxe version is double the size of traditional Kisses and will have a hazelnut center surrounded by gluten-free rice crisps.

As I reported exclusively last month, Quaker planned to introduce gluten-free versions of its one-minute quick oats (sold in canisters) and instant oatmeal packets in Maple & Brown Sugar and Original varieties this fall. The products are making their way to supermarkets now, and based on the product packaging, the company is not utilizing pure gluten-free oats but instead is using a proprietary method for removing stray wheat, rye and barley grains. Quaker has not shared any information about the process, but it could be similar to what General Mills has been doing to segregate gluten in the production of certain Cheerios cereals.

All of Ready Pac Foods' new elevAte single-serve salads are non-GMO, organic, gluten-free ready-to-eat superfood salad blends. The product line features eight recipes including Blu-Rugula, Go-Go-Gogi  and Kale Caesar, as well as organic recipes like Organic Power Grains, Organic Nutty Cranberry and Organic Spinach Pow. The salads will be available for $4.99 each.

Check your favorite liquor store for Spiked Seltzer, a new gluten-free beer that I reviewed in Tuesday's blog post.

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

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