In June I took a trip to Dallas, Texas. I had never been to Texas before, and despite my disappointment of not seeing tons of men in cowboy boots and cowboy hats and going line dancing etc, I was pleasantly surprised by their wonderful assortment of gluten-free restaurants and menus. Everyone in Dallas knows about gluten-free, I'd even say more then NYC and that is saying A LOT!. Almost every restaurant I went to had a gluten-free menu, or even better advised that they served gluten-free toast and/or bagels!! (By taste I have a feeling they were Udi's, but I'm not 100 percent sure. Almost positive though). And the restaurants that didn't have a gluten-free menu, knew exactly what a gluten allergy or Celiac was, in fact, they were able to cater especially to me based on being Celiac, without a problem. There was only one restaurant I wouldn't go back to, because they just didn't know what they were talking about, but I will not mention it in this post. I don't even remember the name it was such an after thought.
One of my favorite places for breakfast was Company Cafe, this is a chain in Texas and they are known for gluten-free. Their menu is divine! And so worth a click!! Their motto is eat local, natural and fresh. They could even do Chicken Fried Steak in a gluten-free batter, made separately and served with gluten-free toast. I mean, it was like a southern gluten-free dream. I didn't even need to worry at this place, they were just so savvy. Then menu was large, and there was so much to choose from gluten-free, I was literally salivating! I'm definitely going back! It was super casual, outdoor seating with picnic benches, and an indoor cute cafe. Yum! I only had a bite of the chicken fried steak since I had never had it before I didn't even know what it was. But it was so delicious! I'm getting that next time for sure! Instead I went the healthier route and had the Hippie Scramble with a half of a gluten-free bagel. I gotta say that was good too! This menu even offers gluten-free waffles and pancakes!! I mean really! A gluten-free dream!! You name it, this spot had it. You really cannot go wrong with this joint! I think I could actually eat there for breakfast and lunch for the rest of my life, no joke! It was THAT good.
So If you are ever in Dallas, go there!! You won't be sorry! And the couple next to us? Well they were from NYC too. So there were plenty of New Yorker's at this Texas spot.
GF Chicken Fried Steak, with GF Toast and a Sunny Side Up Egg
GF Hippie Scramble w/ Veggies and a half of a GF Bagel
Enjoy!! xoxo Julie