Starbucks finally did it. They have given us smoked Canadian bacon, egg, and reduced fat cheddar cheese on a ciabatta roll. All gluten free, and celiac safe, or as safe as it gets for a national chain.  These sandwiches arrive at the store pre-wrapped and frozen. After we ordered, the server used dedicated gluten-free tongs…

Lunch Avon: If you live in the Farmington Valley, you’ve probably driven past The Bee’s Knees. Situated at the intersection of route 44 and Waterville Road in Avon, they quietly serve up healthy comfort food, using wholesome ingredients. They’re open from 9am-3pm Tuesday-Saturday, and breakfast is available all day. When you walk in, there’s a…

Gluten-Free Cupcakes West Hartford If you’ve never eaten a cupcake while sitting on a velvet chair under a chandelier, then you need to try NoRa Cupcake Company. With 3 locations in the state, including West Hartford, Canton, and Middletown, NoRa has at least one cupcake in the following categories every day: Gluten Free Gluten Free…

We love Sloppy Waffle Newington!  Seriously, who doesn’t love a good breakfast place? Sloppy Waffle Newington Has Gluten-Free Waffles!  All of their waffles can be made gluten free, and they have loads of topping choices. From strawberries-n-cream to peanut butter cup, you’ll probably have to go back a few times to try them all…or to…

Nature’s Health Store is everything we’d want our neighborhood health food store to be, and then some. A good-sized market with all sorts of gluten-free, vegan, and healthy groceries, a wide selection of herbs and supplements, a wonderful cafe with soups, sandwiches, and incredible baked goods, and a sweet little spot where you can sit…

If you’re curious about eating raw, Catch a Healthy Habit in Fairfield is the perfect to place to give it a go.  If you eat raw and you’re already a Catch a Healthy Habit fan, then you’re very smart! Owners Lisa Storch and Glen Collelo opened their 100% raw, gluten-free and vegan cafe in 2009.…

Hidden in the corner of a retail center in Westport you’ll find Le Rouge, a small artisan chocolate shop owned by Aarti Khosla.   But this isn’t just any old chocolate shop. Aarti makes every truffle, cake and chocolate-dipped apricot herself. A self-described “chocolatier,” she opened Le Rouge in 2014, with the dream of delivering…

Sometimes you just want good Chinese takeout. Or, in many cases these days, mixed Asian cuisine. So today we share with you our favorite eat-in and take-out place for doing just that. Meadow Asian Cuisine, with locations in Simsbury and Farmington, does it all, and beautifully. Their dining rooms are lovely, with just enough formality…

Asian cuisine is noted for being very gluten-friendly, and Korean Pick and Mix is no exception. All three of Pick and Mix’s locations,  in Avon, West Hartford, and Glastonbury, serve up quick and healthy meals which you be enjoyed in their small dining room or taken to go. Our favorite menu item is the Bi…

Spiro and Julia Koulouris, owners of Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre in Wethersfield, have done more than just bring new life to an historic building. They’ve created a hip and comfortable gathering spot that’s quickly become a local favorite for coffee, fresh and healthy dining, groceries, and local products. They offer a “seed to table”…