Good news, gluten-free eaters! Yesterday, Shake Shack – the spot known for its burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes, with five Philly-area locations — officially added gluten-free burger buns to their menu. Meaning: You can finally (FINALLY) get your hands on a burger sandwiched between a real, honest-to-goodness bun instead of lettuce “bun.” Go ahead, jump with joy.
*Welcome to our occasional feature, The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly. We’re on a mission to find the most delicious, indulgent restaurant dishes for every kind of dieter—whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, raw and more. We’re all about occasional splurges, and that’s what this series is all about. We’ll talk to foodies to find out their favorite eats, but feel free to add yours in the comments. Bon appétit!
Finding gluten-free pizza that resembles anything close to the ooey-gooey, crunchy-where-it-should-be, just-doughy-enough goodness you’ve grown accustomed to after a lifetime of glorious, glutinous pizza can be quite difficult. More than difficult, actually — it can be downright disheartening to get hyped for gluten-free pizza time after time, only to be let down so hard by the GF alternatives that can look and feel (and taste) like cardboard. Trust me, I did the gluten-free thing for a long time, and the best option I came across was the gluten-free pizza from Papa John’s — which shouldn’t be anyone’s best pizza option, if you ask me.
Because we do not take pizza or the gluten-free life lightly, we turned to five Philly gluten-free-eating aficionados to direct us to their top gluten-free pizza finds around Philly. Tuck this post away for your next movie night — you won’t even miss the real stuff (or the horrible stomach pains that would accompany it). And note, these all pair wonderfully with a gluten-free beer (or two). Read more »
I’m not going to lie: I haven’t gotten a whole lot of work done in the past two hours because I’ve spent approximately one hour and 37 minutes of those two hours staring — while occasionally wiping saliva from my chin — at the gluten-free macaron ice cream sandwich filled with non-dairy Thai Iced Tea ice cream that Little Baby’s posted to Instagram earlier today. Yes: A gluten-free macaron ice cream sandwich.
The holidays are right around the corner, which means sugar-topped, filled, and covered confections will be popping up around kitchen tables all over the country right about now. But just because you’re staying healthy this holiday season (or at least trying to), it doesn’t mean you can’t have some apple gingerbread cake, too. Enter these 10 healthier takes on holiday dessert favorites, from dairy-free pumpkin pie ice cream to bite-sized candied apples, to prove you can have your (vegan spelt) molasses cookies and eat ’em too.
The owners of SliCE, the Trenton-style pizza joint with locations in South Philly, Rittenhouse and South Jersey, just announced that they’ll be opening the doors to a fourth location in Fishtown in August. And get this: This location will be the first of SliCE’s shops with an organic concept. Owners Marlo and Jason Dilks say just about everything at the new location will be made with organic ingredients (any ingredients that aren’t organic will be labeled), and the rest of their locations will follow suit starting at the end of the year.
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It happens: You leave work, head to happy hour with your work crew, down a cocktail or two and, soon enough, find yourself elbow-deep in a plate of nachos — extra cheese. But if you’ve become the kind of person who completely avoids happy hour for fear of totally derailing your healthy-eating plans, we’ve got good news: You don’t have to. Really!
We’ve tracked down a handful of spots around Philly that sling cheap grub during happy hour that won’t leave you crying “What have I doooooone?” as you stumble to the El come 7 p.m. Check them out below. Read more »
P.S. & Co. is getting in on the dinner game in a big way: A few weeks ago, they debuted their BYOB Pizza Fridays, and this week they’re adding to that with three more days of themed dinners each week, including Ramen and Dumplings Wednesdays (a little clunky, I know — but yum!), Taco Thursdays, and Burgers and Shakes Saturdays. As always, all of the food involved in the dinners will be organic, gluten-free and vegan. And a bonus: The menus will be kid-friendly. Read more »
For all of our gluten-free friends who often find themselves standing in bottle shops, staring at a bazillion hard ciders — their de facto drink of choice in a beer shop — wondering “What the heck is the difference?” the guys over at Foobooz have you covered. They tried over 30 local ciders and nailed down the best ciders for every taste, from the ciders that will please the craft beer lovers of the worlds to the health conscious to those who just want something to pair with their cheese. You can check out their options for the health conscious below, then hop over here to see the rest of ’em. (Just note: If you have celiac, they did not check to see if all of the ciders were gluten-free, most ciders just naturally are.) Read more »
What’s better on a gloomy Friday evening than a piping hot slice of pizza? Nothing. The answer is nothing. And the folks at P.S. & Co., are making that very easy to find for the vegan, gluten-free folks of the world: Starting tonight, the all-organic, vegan, gluten-free Rittenhouse eatery will be hosting BYOB Pizza Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m., offering a slew of pizzas along with cold-pressed juice mixers. Read more »