Because gluten free doesn't mean taste free.
We often have this innate judgement of so-called "healthy" foods, labeled low-fat, dairy-free or gluten-free that they are simply lacking in the taste department. Sure, they may taste different, but are they really unpalatable?
So whether you suffer from Celiac disease or just want to live a gluten-free existence, we give you a list of restaurants that will change your mind about going gluten-free.
*Not all dishes in the menu from the restaurants are gluten-free so please watch out for indicated labels and check with the staff before you place an order.
Kitchen by Food Rebel
When it comes to its menu, Kitchen by Food Rebel goes all out with its flavours: gluten-free grains in their Buckwheat Porridge are simmered in coconut milk and cinnamon, topped with house-made cashew butter. Another one of their must try gluten-free dishes is the Chicken Buddha Bowl of low carb nutrients, mixed greens, roasted turmeric chicken, avocado, and their house-made hummus.
Open Door Policy
One of our must-haves is the Warm Wasabi Green pea Scallop Soup. Not only is it visually stunning, the subtle tang of the wasabi in the dish will awaken your tastebuds for the next course. For meat lovers, the Roasted Pork Rack steeped in five-spice marinate and glazed with spicy pineapple sauce is to die for. And don’t forget to dig into their celebrated Apple Crumble as a grand finale.
To bulk up, try their gluten-free Beef Steak with Sweet Mashed Potato containing 36 grams of protein. Alternatively, get a plate of Salmon Quinoa Cakes with Salad for a healthy dose of vitamins. A hearty bowl of Peranakan Veggie Curry with Brown Rice is yet another gluten-free option. But why just have one? Get all three if you’re a big eater. After all, you only live once.
Try their soy-, wheat- and gluten-free Tom Yam Fried Vermicelli made with organic vermicelli married with carrots, bak choy and shimenji mushrooms served with achar. Another must-try is their wheat and gluten-free Rosemary and Garlic Hash Brown, which is just as delicious or even better than the run-of-the-mill hash brown.
For early risers, enjoy gluten-free breakfast choices such as the Polenta Eggs Rancheros cooked with polenta, egg mollet, mixed bean pico de gallo, guacamole and salsa verde. For lunch, grab one of their signature bowls like The Beebop to indulge in braised pork shoulder with furikake corn, crudités slaw and mixed bean de gallo on brown rice.
The Living Cafe
Start off with a bowl of vegan and gluten-free Mushroom Soup made with portobello, shiitake, white button and onions drizzled with raw cashew mayo. Then tuck into their Zucchini Pesto Pasta served with fresh cherry tomatoes and alfafa sprouts. For those who prefer bigger bites, you can give Living Cafe’s sandwiches, burgers or pizzas a shot — it offers gluten-free options upon request to keep your cravings at bay.