Who are you and where are you?
Hi! I’m Adina from the blog, Gluten Free Travelette and my home base is Seattle, Washington!
Tell me about your relationship with gluten..
Gluten and I are not friends. In fact, we really don’t get along. I’m gluten intolerant and sensitive to even slight bits of cross contamination. Although, I’m lucky that I can still eat out at restaurants that have good safe food preperation procedures.
Why should gluten free travellers visit your town?
Seattle is a wonderful place to be gluten free. We’ve got a number of delicious gluten free bakeries, shops that specialize in gluten free products, and oodles of restaurants to choose from. I tend to seek out good gluten free sandwiches when I travel and Seattle has lots of places where you can find one.
Tell me something fun about your town..
On a clear day, on top of one of the many hills in the city you can see mountains and water in almost any direction. The Olympic and Cascade Ranges, Mount Rainer, Puget Sound, Lake Union and Washington, these are all one of the main reasons I love living in Seattle.
Where is your favourite place to eat out in your town and why?
My favorite place to eat in Seattle is the first gluten free friendly restaurant I ever ate at here; Cafe Flora. It’s a vegetarian reastaurant that has wonderful low key yet quirky atmosphere and plently of gluten free options on their seasonal menu. Everytime I go I come away full of delicious food and feeling good about what I ate.
My favorite gluten free bakery in Seattle can currently be found at the Ballard Farmers Market. d:floured bakes up some of the best gluten free cookies, cakes, and treats that I’ve ever had. You can also find their treats at a few coffee shops throughout the city.
My favorite place to take friends and family when they visit is for southwestern mexican food at Cactus. Their handmade thick corn tortillas are some of the best I’ve ever had and they have gluten free menu with plenty of vegetarian and a few vegan options as well. All the locations are in fun Seattle neighborhoods like West Seattle, Lake Union, and Madison Park.
My favorite place to get a sandwich is Chaco Canyon Cafe in the University District. This organic vegetarian cafe has the most delicious house made gluten free bread and smoothies that are to die for. Seriously, get the Chocolate Cherry one – amazing.
And since this is Seattle, my favorite gluten free fish and chips can be found at 50 North in the University District. Their menu identifies safe dishes for a number of different dietary needs and they have lots inventive dishes.
Do you live in or have you travelled to Seattle? Where is your favourite place to eat gluten free?