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.
*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.
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.
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.