Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gluten-Free Watercooler-Bareburger Restaurant

Well I am just kvelling right now.  I have found yet another spot that offers gluten-free in a big way.  When I say big way, I mean more then just carrying gf pasta.

A few weeks ago I was strolling in my neighborhood when I passed by a new restaurant chain.  All burgers.  It honestly looked mouthwatering, but I surely figured there would be no gluten free options.  I started thinking fillers and bread crumbs and fried.  No def not.  But on the off-chance, I grabbed a menu anyways.  Which then was thrown into my pile of umpteen random menus, never to be looked at again...

Until tonight.  

I decided to order in.  I broke the menu's out and started to search for something to "feed" my craving.  Half of them were gluten-free, but didn't deliver.  Bummer.  This always happens.  I passed through Lili's 57 GF Chinese, Bistango Italian, Nizza (didn't deliver in my direction), Candle 79, Slice-way too out of the way...Mozzarelli's-not in the mood for pizza...and then to this wonderful, amazing, mouth watering menu appeared in the mess of menus.  The needle in the haystack, the diamond in the rubble.  BareBurger.  Burgers.  But not just your standard burger run of the mill burger, your everything you dreamed of in a burger, burger!  Earth shattering some might say.  I almost ruled out BareBurger, because I just gave myself every excuse in the book as to why this burger joint would not be gluten free.  But on the tiny glimpse of hope I had...I went online.  

As it turns out all of their meat and poultry is gluten-free.  No thickeners, no fillers.  In addition, their salads, sauces and FRENCH FRIES are gluten-free and NO cross contamination!!  The fries are fried in 100% Peanut Oil and fried separately from the non-gluten-free items like the fried onions and onion rings.  Phew!  I called to find out that tid-bit and got a lengthly answer to my gluten-free questions. Their burger buns are NOT gluten-free, but in replace (and I know not ideal), Lettuce wraps!  So you! Yes you, mr/mrs/ms Gluten-Free can have your burger in a lettuce wrap.  According to their website, their are a number of cider beers for customers looking for a gf adult beverage with their meal.  Right on partna!  Right on.

In addition, and what they are known for is ORGANIC.  I have honestly never seen such a "healthy" website before.  Everything is delicately explained in detail.  I was blown away by the options of meat choices like Bison vs. Ostrich or Elk vs. Lamb.  There are many other options like beef and chicken and alternative options suited for vegetarians and vegans.

Tonight I was tempted to order the Swiss Turkey Bacon Burger: baby swiss, sauteed mushrooms, turkey bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing (hold the fried onions, because those are not gf).  Omg, I was so tempted to order this magical creation.  Even more tempting were the milkshake options and the array of cola's like root beer and ginger beer.  Can we say dream menu?

Other amazing options that rocked my world were the Maui Wowie Burger, Bacon Cheese BareBurger and Big Blue Bacon Burger.  The two sauces I fell for were the Spicy Ranch and Horseradish Mayo.  I think the Curry Ketchup would be an interesting palate experience...The ingredients are divine.  I won't spoil the fun, go take a look at the menu on their website.  You'll thank me later.

Definitely make a stop near one of their locations.  Coming soon to Brooklyn...

Enjoy! xoxo 

1 comment:

  1. Since this was posted Bareburger has started offering GF buns and they are delicious! It's so nice to be able to eat a real hamburger, bun included:)


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