It’s easy to go gluten-free at these restaurants

Try a gluten-free pie at SliCe.
Try a gluten-free pie at SliCe.

Whether you’re ditching gluten for health reasons or just want a taste of the food fad, we have some dishes for you to try. Check out these options that let you skip the gluten without missing out on your favorite treats.

Burgers and brews

Of all the reasons to love summer, a cool beer paired with a hot burger is among our favorites. Pub On Passyunk East (P.O.P.E.) has gluten-free options for both, including a burger with fried green tomatoes, grilled onion and basil mayo on a Taffets’ gluten-free Kaiser rolls. Wash it down with a cider, almost always on tap during warm-weathered months, or the Dogfish Head’s Tweason, a strawberry ale that has us saying yes, please.

501 E. Passyunk Ave.
215-755-5125
www.pubonpassyunkeast.com

Pizza

Fear not, skipping the gluten doesn’t require breaking up with pizza. That’s a heartbreak SliCE would never let happen. Owners Marlo and Jason Dilks can cook you up a gluten-free pie, baked and delivered in individual heavy-duty aluminum pans to avoid cross-contamination. All toppings are gluten-free, as are their fresh-cut traditional and sweet potato fries.

1740 Sansom St.
215-557-9299

1180 S. 10th St.
215-463-0868
www.slicepa.com

Sandwiches

With sandwiches that include crispy fried lasagna and roasted suckling pig, Paesano’s has received more Best Sandwich awards than we can count. Owner Peter McAndrews has two kids with celiac disease and knows first-hand about the challenges of finding a good gluten-free sandwich. From the start, he made sure that his menu wouldn’t leave anyone out. Taffets bakery supplies the Italian Market Paesano’s with bread, while Sweet Christine’s supplies the Northern Liberties location. Consider filling the space between your two homemade hoagie halves with the Paesano classic, consisting of beef brisket, horseradish, mayo, roasted tomatoes, pepperincino, fried egg and sharp provolone.

1017 S. 9th St.
215-440-0371

152 W. Girard Ave.
267-886-9556
www.paesanosphillystyle.com

Dessert

Ditch the regular doughnuts and bite into a creative treat free of refined sugar, dairy and gluten from Sweet Freedom. Try the Thinola, a doughnut version of the Girl Scout’s legendary Thin Mint, or grab a salted caramel cupcakes or coconut banana chocolate chip cookies.

1424 South St.
215-545-1899
www.sweetfreedombakery.com


Undercover gluten-free: Vietnamese cuisine

Throw on your chef’s hat and get chopping  on Saturday with TV chef and cooking coach Laura Hahn. Hahn will guide the class through whipping up gluten-free Vietnamese classics like summer rolls and grape leaves. “What’s great about Vietnamese cooking is that most of the ingredients are fresh vegetables and proteins, with naturally gluten-free ingredients like rice papers and rice noodles,” says Hahn, who is gluten-intolerant herself. “My favorite thing to teach is anything to eat with your hands because those fun finger foods are hard to come by once going gluten-free.”

Saturday, noon-2 p.m.
Greensgrow Community Kitchen at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
2139 E. Cumberland St.
$35
www.greensgrow.org



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