Finding a place as epic as Dempsey Bakery in Little Rock is like finding a diamond in a coconut, just awesome. An all gluten-free bakery.
Dempsey Bakery, Located in downtown Little Rock, was once a corvette dealership.
Moving here from Texas I was hoping there would be a gluten free restaurant or too but I certainly didn’t expect an entire bakery! First visit was amazing, this is a gluten free/food allergen paradise for someone who’s searching for quality food.
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Local Gluten Free Bakery Dempsey Goods
So if your highly allergic to wheat, gluten, or a different kind of food allergy Izzy’s is your place. If you know your limits on what you can and can’t eat this place is amazing. Moving to Little Rock I was scared to think this city wouldn’t have any good gluten free options, however after discovering Izzy’s I was made, this little joint off Cantrell is wonderful and quirky all on it’s own.
Real feast goes down at Izzy’s
Izzy’s is a real locals joint with a real down home southern feel to it, the staff and people at the front are always nice and get you a table real quick. The gluten free menu is large (see photo) has many options for main courses, apps, dessert, beer, and what not. I’ve tried a lot of stuff but can’t wait to go back to try more. I always start with a fresh brewed at your table black tea and then pour it over ice. Yes brewed at your table, epicness. Go check this place out. The BLT and Nuttybird are my favorite dishes at this restaurant.
Only downside is they close early and there closed on Sundays. Thank you Izzy for providing the local community with an option to serve people with dietary restrictions, your amazing.
The next day,
after the blizzard we were hoping more things would be open and moving along and bam NYC gets back up and runs right after it falls, everything was open and normal like a few days before. Minus the fact the streets were covered in melted salt sludge of snow and a variety of other umbrellas and lost gloves. Wanted to find some place epic for brunch before we ended up walking down to Times Square and ended up finding a spot called the Meltshop.
What every sign looked like walking down Times Square…Read on
the famous Michelin Star Logo
I wanted to take my family to a Michelin starred restaurant while on our trip to NYC and decided to look over the 30+ spots to hit up, this one has been around a long time so I wanted to see what there game level was like. I called prior to making reservations and asked if they make accommodations to gluten-free people and she told me they had to ask the chef and call me back, I never received a phone call back and finally called back 3 hours later.
They told me yes they can make accommodations for gluten and I asked if it was leaving items off the entree or actually substitute certain items, they told me they substitute certain features. As a YELP review before said they just left items off, I was very adamant about this.
Welcome to Michelin Starred Aureole!
So on my next journey to the West Coast and then all the way to the East Coast again we start off in Sacramento, California. A pretty cool town that smells like marijuana and hipsters, it rained and was cold the time we were there but was a cool city. We went to a sweet ass spot called Pushkins that was an entire gluten-free bakery and so damn tasty. Our abode was the Westin Sacramento which was comfortable and on a cool lake that had great views, check out my photos.
Looks like wine country… only 1 hour away from Napa Valley!
Beautiful airport, huge bunny, easy check in process, take the tram to your gate and bam your gone. Lot of space, lot of room to study, move around and plenty of restaurants and places to drink.
Had this on my Yelp bookmarks for awhile and finally got around to trying it. The restaurant is located behind a Whole Foods and next door to PESCA the fish restaurant. The parking is eh, but you can park in the Whole Foods parking garage or valet your ride.
Guac, Buffalo, Pasta, and Cocktails! Oh My!
The menu, service, and food quality is all 5 star. Had a few cocktails which were excellent as well as an omission lager beer in a cold mug. The menu notes everything that is Gluten-Free. You can get gluten free bread with the guacamole and chips which that dip is darn good. For main course had the buffalo with cauliflower puree wowwowowowow that is the best I have ever had, and the beef was so tender and seasoned perfectly.
The restaurant decor and bathrooms give off a real organic, earthy feel and fit perfectly with the dining experience. The first bathroom I’ve experienced that men and women both wash their hands together in a perfect world.
To-go we ordered a couple pizzas to go gluten free and let me tell you some of the best gluten free pizza I’ve ever had. I can’t wait back to get into True Food Kitchen this place is good.
With all these attacks on WordPress sites coming from Turkey I thought I would enhance my Turkish karma and support the local scene. Pasha is an excellent choice for Turk faire in Houston.
Turkish coffee to drink and this stuff will give you that BAM you need
They do not offer a gluten-free menu but the waitress was very informative of what options are gluten-free and the shish ka bobs are, and they are not marinated in soy sauce. The entrance and parking is very small and the inside is decorated sort of like your actually in Turkey, but clean and smells pleasant.
We got an appetizer of hummus which was excellent and some of the best I’ve ever had and I used some lettuce to nom it down since they do not offer gluten-free bread or chips. For entree got the mixed kabob plate with chicken and beef medium rare. The chicken was okay but the beef is what had all the flavor and stood out to me, especially when you take that perfect bite mixed with pickled lettuce, rice and some hummus.
Dessert was another Turkish coffee and a pistachio rice pudding which was gluten-free and let me tell you excellent! I had it at like midnight and it was so tasty and deliciouso! If your in the area and gluten-free check out Pasha this place is legit.
Bomb ass chicken and beef bobs
I mean if you have 4 stars on Yelp of course I will try you out, however was nothing short of two stars in my personal own experience. The outside of the building is cool, the patio, the door, the entrance is very elite. However soon as I walked into the restaurant, it smelt like someone left the bathroom door open. Shortly after being seated I asked for all gluten-free options and what was available and explained my allergies. She told me which options I could chose that were gluten free and I said I’d take all of the ones she said which was about 5 items. I also told her NO CILANTRO on anything because it’s disgusting and ruins all the flavors for me, we repeated this twice. The first dish comes out and she explains she was wrong, it’s actually not gluten free and it was served with cilantro.
Sunday at 6PM, all the other places we went to were to busy to hit up.
She also does not explain all the dishes in this entire restaurant are on the 100000000 scones level of spiciness. We ordered a medium rare shish ka bob beef thing and it comes out well done, we had to send it back and the bartender came over and apologized and sent us out a new one. We also had the curry which also came with cilantro caked all over it and burns your mouth to death. Every dish we had came out wrong, or either spicy which is our fault yes If you love spicy food you will be happy.
Finally we decided not to stay for a dessert and after our mouths were on fire to pay our tab and bail out. We spent over $100 and got nothing more than a stomach ache and left still being hungry. If you love spicy food then this is the place for you. However if you are gluten-free and like decent service stay away, as there is no set in stone gluten-free menu and the service we received that night was complete garbage.
Udi’s Gluten-Free Buns!
Awesome interior, cool feel, part organic hormone free anti-biotic tasty beef burgers.
Though the chili-cheese fries were excellent and the burgers were good, the only downside was the buns were cold and something had wheat in it because it jacked me up.
Great food and burgers, must get the chili cheese fries.
The manager has let me know about their menu items and I appreciate it greatly, I can not wait to come back to Jerry Built for another burger and really craving it already. Since the chili-cheese fries are not gluten free I will be trying to regular fries or sweet potato ones! Try a craft beer while your there as well, and their sweet tea is tasty!