I have been living a gluten free life since 2009 and I've been living in Boston for almost two years. I love to cook, bake try new foods and dine out. I love also like to write about it, so I've decided to share my stories here. This blog is all about cooking and eating gluten free in Boston and at home. I hope you enjoy it!
All locations offer Gillian’s Foods rolls. I love these
buns! They have a nice texture with a slight crunch on the outside and nice and
soft on the inside, and topped with sesame seeds, poppy seeds and I think a little
garlic and onion too.
Four years ago was the first time I was able to order
calamari in a restaurant. Legal makes theirs with a chick pea flour, which has
since been changed to a brown rice flour and cornmeal mixture. You can also
order the Shrimp, Scallops and Haddock – on the Wood Grilled Menu – Crispy Fried
instead of grilled. This is next on my list to try!
One of my favorite dishes is the Shrimp and Garlic with
sautéed tomatoes, scallions and mushrooms served with your choice of jasmine or
brown rice. I always ask for light on the garlic and it is perfect!
Cousins dinner at Copley
Another dish I have tried is the Wood Grilled Assortment,
which comes with the Chef’s selection of three fish, shrimp and scallops and
the choice of two sides. This is a great way to sample a little bit of [almost]
This past winter I tried the Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew (on
the lunch menu), served with cornmeal crusted scrod stewed with mussels, clams,
and chorizo sausage in a saffron tomato broth. For those ordering on the
regular menu it also comes with toasted bread. So make sure to save one – or
two! – of the gluten free dinner rolls to dip in the sauce. The Stew is loaded
with fish and had great flavors, this is my new favorite dish for the
A few weeks ago my co-worker and I had lunch at the Kendall
Square location to celebrate our birthdays. This time I tried the house salad
topped with grilled calamari. You can add chicken, crabmeat, shrimp, salmon or
lobster salad to any salad. They do not list grilled calamari on the menu
anymore, but you can still get it. Some of the pieces were a bit chewy, I think
it could have been grilled a little longer, but overall I enjoyed it. Every
time I eat there with Liz she orders this and I had been dying to try it.
The seafood here is so fresh, and I highly recommend
ordering oysters or something else off the raw bar menu. They offer a great
gluten free menu and can accommodate for other food allergies and dietary
restrictions - Garlic, Dairy, and Kosher for example.
The gluten free dessert menu is limited with only three
options, Belgian Chocolate Mousse Parfait, Sorbet and Seasonal Fruit. I haven’t
tried the Mousse, I am usually way too full by the end of my meal, but it sure
does sound good!