Gluten free meal at Universal's Islands of Adventure,
November 09, 2018
Oh my goodness...this is the place to go if you're visiting Universal Studios Islands of Adventure and you want a satisfying gluten free meal! It is a cafeteria style restaurant, where you go through the line to get your food. But make no mistake, most all the food here is gluten free. They offer rotisserie chicken, ribs, and huge smoked turkey legs, all of which are gluten free. You can get a combo of chicken and ribs, too. If you order the rotisserie chicken, you get a half chicken (both white and dark meat). Platters come with roasted corn on the cob and another choice of sides. The fries here are gluten free and fried in a dedicated fryer. You can also have the herb roasted potatoes, which were to-die-for. There is also a white rice with cilantro and lime, black beans, and side salads. Our meals were delicious and filling, and frankly, it was nice to go somewhere and have something other than burgers or other less healthy fare. The rotisserie chicken was a hit with our whole family. Their menu online does NOT note the items which are gluten free, but one of the chefs who was grilling the ribs handed me their Gluten Free Menu, pictured below. He was so nice and reassured me that we didn't even need to place a special order...everything listed was gluten free as is and not at risk of cross contamination. We could see them serving/plating everything to put in the cafeteria line for people to take. My son said, "I've never done this before." At first, I didn't quite understand what he was talking about. Then he clarified that he'd never been able to go through a cafeteria line like this and grab virtually anything he wanted (with the exception of desserts). He said, "I feel so normal." It was really cute.