Gluten Free at Fowl & Fodder

By September 27, 2014 Gluten Free in Toledo, Gluten-Free Restaurants
Fowl & Fodder Toledo Ohio

When I can get a legit gluten-free sandwich at a restaurant WITH bread (and not a lettuce wrap), I’m pretty much in heaven. Thankfully, Fowl & Fodder, a farm to table restaurant in Toledo, now offers us gluten-free folk that very option.

Fowl & Fodder Gluten-Free Options

Fowl & Fodder is a restaurant that shops local and has a scratch made menu along with a fresh juice bar. The owner of the restaurant sources all menu items from local farms, not only offering customers better tasting food with a higher nutritional value, but also helps to maintain the farmland in our community.

I’ve had the opportunity to visit the restaurant twice so far and my taste buds were happy campers on both occasions. While the Fowl & Fodder menu is full of gluten-free options, on my first visit the gluten-free bread was not in stock so I opted for the Pork Confit Tacos with a gluten-free corn tortilla. The tacos were absolutely delicious with cilantro, cabbage, cracklings, verde, and avocado. I ate every last bite, along with my side of Kale Chips.

tacos-and-juice

*Unfortunately, you are not able to order the Sweet Potato Chips at Fowl & Fodder as they are cooked in the same oil as gluten-filled items.

Fowl & Fodder Gluten-Free Bread

On my second visit to the restaurant, the Eban’s Bakehouse gluten-free bread was in stock and ready for me to enjoy! It was one of those days where I was just craving a legit sandwich, made from somewhere besides my own kitchen/toaster. I ordered the Cuban Style Panini subbed with gluten-free bread. The sandwich consisted of ham, pork confit, bacon, local cheese, and aoiloi. It was AH-Mazing. I could even pick the sandwich up without it crumbling, which we all know is two-thumbs up in the gluten-free world.

gluten free sandwich Fowl & Fodder

Fowl & Fodder gluten free sandwich

In addition to the wonderful food at Fowl & Fodder, the juice bar is just as impressive. Diners can choose from a variety of freshly made juices, which are listed on the restaurant’s website. I’ve had the Pear, Pineapple, and Kale juice, as well as the Kefir, Mixed Berries, and Banana option.

Fowl & Fodder Juice Bar

I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious gluten-free meal in a laid back environment. When ordering gluten free, let the employees know of your dietary restrictions. Double-check to make sure that the food will be prepared in a separate area so you are not at risk for cross-contamination, and if there are certain items that will need to be substituted out, they can help you with that.

*When ordering gluten-free at a restaurant, always remember to ask about the preparation process. I make it a practice to request info on the cooking method so I can be sure that I am not putting myself at risk (i.e. before ordering chips, ask if the oil is used for other items that contain gluten).

To view the full Fowl & Fodder menu, visit their website. They have a variety of sandwiches, soups, salad, and juices. You can also learn where they source their food from on the ‘Our Farms’ section of the site.

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Brazi Bites Gluten-Free Cheese Bread

By September 17, 2014 Gluten-Free Products
Brazi Bites Gluten Free Bread

If I had a nickel for every time I salivated over a gluten-filled breadstick or piece of cheese bread, I’d have a pretty full piggy bank.

While I don’t really miss gluten these days (we broke up a LONG time ago), I still get cravings here and there for foods that aren’t widely available in gluten-free versions.

Brazi Bites: Gluten-Free Cheese Bread Snacks

When Brazi Bites contacted me and asked if I’d like to review their product, my first thought was, “Is that even a question?” Who wouldn’t want to review cheese bread (maybe with the exception of dairy-free folks).

Brazi Bites are available in three flavors – Original Cheese Bread, Fire-Roasted Jalapenos, and Bacon.

….yes, Bacon.

They’re the cutest little things that only require a few minutes in the oven. There are also TONS of possibilities when it comes to recipes with these babies, as seen below.

When I tried the Brazi Bites, I simply dipped ‘em in pizza sauce. I also enjoyed the Bacon flavored bites on International Bacon Day with my breakfast. It seemed the right thing to do.

Original Brazi Bites

Gluten Free Cheese Bread Bacon Flavored

Check out the Brazi Bites ‘Where to Find’ page on their website to see if they’re sold near you. While the company does not offer online ordering at this time, they’re working hard to get their little nuggets of cheese bread happiness in a store near you, so keep an eye out!

Have you tried Brazi Bites yet? Which awesome recipe would you use them in? Share in the comments!

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