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Cat Cora’s Gourmet Market – Salt Lake City Airport

23 Dec

Blossom Crumb CakeWe had a couple of hours at Salt Lake City Airport before our flight, so we took a walk to see what kind of food they had. After a few minutes, we found Cat Cora’s Gourmet Market. There were lots of gluten-free items available there for purchase. One particular item that caught my eye was this cherry cream cheese coffee cake. I found it hard to finish the whole thing but it was quite good.

Park City Pizza Co.

23 Dec

Park City Pizza
One of most gluten-free friendly places we found in Utah was Park City Pizza. On their gluten-free menu, they have the following paragraph:

We feel for you, we really do… we know how hard it is to find yummy GF food! Our resident celiac and owner Jeff lives this way, our manager Alyssa has major gluten intolerance! We also know how scary it can be to eat out and not know whether or not you are being poisoned (a little dramatic but you get the picture). That is why we had our kitchen certified by the gluten free institute and our co-workers trained to do the very best we can to ensure your food won’t make you sick! We hope you enjoy (and tell all your wheat-free friends!)

I just love how aware the restaurants here are about cross contamination! We ordered a cheese pizza.

Cheese PizzaThis was a good basic cheese pizza. We also ordered the baked ziti since that used to be my go-to order back in the gluten eating days.

Baked ZitiIt was warm and gooey which was fantastic after a cold day of skiing. AND… it came with garlic bread!

Garlic Bread

Deer Valley – Silver Lake Restaurant

20 Dec

Chili Con CarneWhile in Utah, we spent two days skiing at Deer Valley. Both days, we had lunch at the Silver Lake Lodge in the Silver Lake Restaurant. There are different stations with gluten-free items clearly labeled. Whenever I was unsure about an item, I found that the staff was very knowledgeable about the ingredients. On the first day, I had the Chili Con Carne with all the fixings. It was the perfect meal to warm up. I didn’t even bother looking at the bakery station since I assumed there would be nothing for me. However, my husband spotted a huge gluten-free cookie which was much appreciated by my taste buds.

GF CookieThis thing was the size of my head. The second day we were there, I had their turkey chili.

Turkey ChiliThe chef had recently changed the recipe to make it gluten-free. It is now thickened with rice flour and masa which gave it kind of a southwestern taste. Of course, I had to have another GF cookie for dessert!

501 on Main

19 Dec

Utah Sweet Onion SliversAfter working up an appetite on Park City’s Alpine Coaster, we decided to head to Main Street in Park City for some window shopping and lunch. A sign caught my eye in the window of 501 on Main that said they had worked with the “Gluten-Free Institute Restaurant Certification Program“. When talking to our waiter, he showed me all of the things that were on that menu that were gluten-free. We started with the Utah Sweet Onion Slivers. These sweet onions were hand-battered with rice flour and then fried in a dedicated gluten-free fryer. They were served with a medium spiced chipotle dipping sauce that was unreal. Seriously. I could have had 5 orders of these onions with the sauce. I then had the turkey melt on gluten-free bread.

Turkey MeltThis had house smoked turkey, swiss and cheddar cheese, tomato and garlic aioli on Udi’s gluten-free bread. It was served with french fries that were fried in their dedicated fryer. This was quite good. As a note, my husband, who has had his share of veggie burgers in his life, stated that the black bean chipotle burger there was the best veggie burger he has ever had by far.

Wahso

13 Dec

For our last night in Utah, we decided to walk around Park City and then get dinner on Historic Main Street. We ended up going to Wahso – An Asian Grille. While my husband and father-in-law were served wontons with a dipping sauce, the waiter brought out potato chips and sliced carrots for me along with my own mustard dipping sauce. The sauce was so good. I then ordered the Tokyo Twist Tar Tar as an appetizer.

It included Wagyu Beef, Hamachi Tuna, Osetra Caviar and Sake Crème Fraîche. The waiter let me hold on to that tasty mustard sauce which came in handy since I got more potato chips with my appetizer. For my main course, I got the Coconut Infused Tofu Pad Thai. When I asked if it was prepared with soy sauce, the waiter explained to me how the only soy sauce that they use is gluten-free. I thought that was pretty impressive.

We really had a great time in Utah. With all of the GF options that we found, I will be sure to return as soon as I can fit in my skinny jeans again.

Deer Valley

13 Dec

On the day that we skied Deer Valley, we had lunch at their Snow Park Restaurant in the Snow Park Lodge. There are different stations that you can order food from. While looking at the Hot Specialties Station, I noticed that they had a little symbol which meant that an item was gluten-free. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the very tasty Baked Potato I had. I chose to have it topped with cheese, salsa and sour cream.

Malawi’s Pizza

13 Dec

We had an errand to run in Provo, Utah, and I saw a place called Malawi’s Pizza. I thought I would try my luck and call them to see if they had GF pizza. It turns out they did! We got two pizzas to split. The first was the Santa Fe Pizza which is pictured above. It had lime salsa, chicken, black beans, chilis, onions, peppers, avocado and tomatoes, but we got it without the chicken. The other pizza we got was the Classic Cheese Pizza, which we added garlic to.

I preferred the cheese pizza with the garlic because they did not skimp on the garlic. The GF crust they had was unbelievable. As my husband and I were eating it, we were almost certain I was going to have a reaction because it was that good (no reaction other than being in a food coma ensued). If that wasn’t enough, this place tries to do something good for the world with their business. For every meal that is purchased, they donate a nutritious meal to a child in Malawi, Africa. How great is that? Eating GF pizza just got a whole lot more charitable.