El Pollo Guapo in Wethersfield bills itself as a “neighborhood rotisserie joint serving whole roasted chickens, fresh sides, tacos and salads,” and that’s no lie. But behind the fast-food style service and informal dining area is food that is far from fast and oozing with depth and flavor. From salads to rice bowls to tacos,…

Back in January of 2018, we named Nature’s Grocer as having our favorite GF menu in the state. At that time, they only had one location in Vernon, but they have now opened a second location in Bloomfield, and this place rocks. Think warehouse meets dedicated GF cafe meets GF bakery meets natural grocer. Add…

Great celiac-safe food hides in the most unexpected places! Just over the border in Holland, MA is Diane’s Villa Nova, an unassuming, small, family owned and operated restaurant with one of the biggest and best GF menus around. The chef was diagnosed with celiac disease as a child and really knows his way around the…

Is Your Sushi Safe? That Depends….   One of the most common questions we’re asked is about sushi. It also has one of the most complicated answers!  Of course, rice, fish and seaweed are inherently gluten free. But that doesn’t mean that all sushi is safe. Here is a list of things to keep in mind when ordering:…

Avon Country Deli, nestled in historic Riverdale Farms, is one of the Farmington Valley’s best kept secrets. They’ve got incredible outdoor  seating, a gorgeous view of Hublein Tower, and delicious gluten-free options.  Open for breakfast(served all day) and lunch only, you can get any sandwich on gluten-free bread, breakfast sandwiches on GF english muffins(see eggs…

We’re suckers for gluten-free baked goods, especially when they’re made in house with a personal touch. And when we walked into Love Heart’s Bakery and Cafe in Litchfield, we knew immediately that we had found exactly that.  With mismatched tables, a full coffee bar, a cozy feel, and gluten-free options popping out from all directions,…

Best Gluten-Free Pizza in Connecticut? Here Are Our Favorites!  Everyone loves pizza, but when you’re celiac or gluten sensitive, being a pizza lover can be risky. There aren’t many places to get a celiac-safe pie in Connecticut, so we’ve compiled a list of our personal favorites, including details about their kitchen practices. But remember –…

We had been waiting a long time to try the pizza at Colony Grill, and it was so worth it. With four locations in Fairfield County, they are one lucky gluten-free pizza-eating part of Connecticut!  When you arrive on Colony’s website, the first words you see are “Home of the Original Hot Oil Bar Pie.”…

Gluten-Free Connecticut’s Top Ten Gluten-Free Menus for 2017! Connecticut is so lucky to have so much great gluten-free food being served by so many wonderful restaurants throughout the state. It’s not easy to accommodate gluten-free and celiac diners, and to all those who put forth the effort, we thank you. It was a tough job narrowing down so…

Colony Diner in Wallingford is one of those places that flies under the radar, quietly serving up great celiac-friendly food. We heard about it from a celiac friend and zipped right down for breakfast. We weren’t disappointed. The pancakes were huge and delicious and there was something really special about the french toast – we’re…

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