It seems like when it rains, it pours when it comes to new gluten free finds in this city. Here are a few things to check out!
1. Churchkey and Birch and Barley are getting gluten free flatbreads
They already have the best gluten free (and general) beer selection in DC, and now they’re going to be introducing gluten free flatbreads to their menu.They already had gluten free chickpea crackers, but this is taking it to a whole new level. I always salivated over the regular flatbread options on their menu and now I actually get to try one!
Chefs prepping the gfree dough, via the Churchkey Facebook page:
Just picture this thing becoming gluten free:
2. The Protein Bar will be opening on Wednesday at 7th and D
This place serves healthy, high protein meals, many of which are gluten free! The amount of quinoa on their menu makes my heart do a happy dance. They also have a full allergen guide to refer to.
The Almond Berry Bowl, Black Bean Fiest Bowl, Vegan Quinoa Chili, and Superfood Vegan Salad are on my to-eat list. All of their blended protein drinks are also gluten free, and will make a nice substitute when I get one of those intense frappuccino cravings.
3. Pete’s Apizza makes a solid gluten free pizza. Broccolini continues to be gross.
I don’t know why I keep ordering broccolini – it’s bitter and ruins everything it comes in contact with. I ended up picking it off of my pizza, but loved the rest of it! Pete’s also has delicious gluten free pasta that I sampled at the DC Gluten Free Food Expo.
Anything else going on in the district that I should know about?
This morning I was cutting up my grapefruit, and I was thinking about how much I love it. It reminds me of being a kid and having it cut up for me by my mom before school, it’s delicious, it’s refreshing, and it’s good for me.
And then it happened – in my head I said, “Thank you, Grapefruit. Thank you for being gluten free.”
And it was awesome!
I realize I do that with other foods too, but there is definite power in the Silent Thank You. For all of the time that we spend thinking of what we can’t eat, it’s important to take time to show some gratitude for the foods we can.
I’m hereby instituting the Silent Thank You as a habit in my life.
I hope you do too :)