While visiting Boston I discovered this town has really stepped up to serving Gluten Free. Wahoo!

A number of local eateries offered delicious Gluten Free meals, but first-visits to two “chain” restaurants, Bertucci’s and Wagamama, were especially worth repeating.

I understand that the greater Washington, DC area can look forward to Wagamama coming to our area soon. This restaurant has, apparently,  long catered internationally to those with food allergies. Their motto “positive eating + positive living” says it all.

Our meal at Bertucci’s was only topped by our waiter, Alex, who sent us on our way with a complimentary Gluten Free chocolate mouse-type dessert. I’m not usually fond of mouse type desserts, but this one was excellent! This waiter insured that I will be re-visiting Bertucci’s time and time again.

Lastly, as we walked the Freedom Trail on Hanover Street, this sign caught my eye in a bakery window. Once inside, I asked which was better, the muffins or the whoopie pies, and was told the Gluten Free Whoopie Pies were even better than the store’s non-Glute

n-Free version. One Bite was all it took to confirm that these treats are par excellence!

Gluten Free at Boston Modern Pastry

Gluten Free at Boston Modern Pastry

Boston Modern Pastry Shop

Boston Modern Pastry Shop

Boston Whoopie Pie

Boston Whoopie Pie

P.S.

Gluten Free pasta and pizza were both delicious at Benevento’s on Salem Street in Boston’s North End. This was my first experience eating Gluten Free pasta. Theirs was delicious and cooked to perfection. Also on Salem Street, Terramia Ristorante was participating in the city’s “Restaurant Week”. Even ordering from their specially priced “Restaurant Week” menu, this was our most expensive evening out. They did not have a special “Gluten Free” menu, but with the help of our waiter and the chef, I was able to select a meal that could be made completely Gluten Free. (In my opinion, any restaurant with a chef  ”worth its salt” should be able to do this.) From their special menu, I selected:  Pera E Indivia (wild Arugula Salad with endive, cinnamon poached pears, caramelized walnuts, and Italian honey dressing); Caprese (vine ripe tomatoes, imported fresh buffalo mozzarella, and basil cherry tomato salad); and Bistecca (pan roasted fillet mignon, creamed sweet potato, sauteed baby spinach, red wine reduction, and crispy shallots – to be safe, I had them leave off the dolce Gorgonzola). Interestingly, this small restaurant does not serve coffee or dessert, but by meal’s end, I was definitely satisfied!