Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dick's Kitchen Gluten-free Options

Gluten-free burgers with GF buns.  Flourless chocolate tortes.  Gluten-free beer.  Charming NW Portland.  Need I say more?
Photo by Gina Kelley
Well, you probably think it's too good to be true - or too expensive to be prudent.  I'm happy to say that the burger is tasty and the Jensen's GF Better Bun is fantastic.  The prices are reasonable, although they of course charge a little extra for the gluten-free bun.  The "Not-fries" are gluten-free and so is the flourless chocolate torte with salted caramel sauce.  The caramel sauce wasn't the best part of the torte - it was too chewy - but the torte itself was excellent.  The menu is very clearly labeled with the gluten-free and vegan options, and the servers are very knowledgeable and helpful.  It should be noted, however, that they don't have separate cooking facilities for gluten-free.
Photo by Gina Kelley
Dick's Kitchen has two locations - one on Belmont and one that just opened in NW Portland.  The Northwest location features a full bar and a cool modern diner atmosphere.   Combined with the fact that it's near where I work, the Northwest location may end up being my haunt of choice.