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Public Market House (Kamasouptra and Market House Coffee
Avg. Customer Review (4.0 Palms):
4.0 Palms
Number of Reviews: 1


Review Type: Restaurant
Location: 28 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101
Dedicated GF: No
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Website: http://publicmarkethouse.com/

 

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Spunky and Flavorful Gluten-Free Fare in Portland, Maine,

Reviewer: CelticCeliac from Huntington Station, New Y

4.0 Palms
4.0 Palms
This little place was a grocery store and food coop downstairs stairs, with a line of small independent booths upstairs providing a variety of food. The people and space were very artsy and unique, making for an inviting atmosphere for any meal. The dining area was open, clean and bright. To top it off prices were good and low. We ordered two gluten free soups, the Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda and the Gazpacho. Gluten free buns were offered and were stored in separate closed containers and cooked in an individual tin. I find that sometimes soups tend to all taste the same, but not these ones. Each soup was full of fresh flavor and had a very unique character. The Gazpacho was refreshing and clean tasting, with hints of fresh seasonings. The Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda and full of life and simply great. The buns on the other hand were dry and tasteless, mostly only good for dipping in the soups. For drinks I had a local brewed blueberry soda and Mike had a Peanut Butter Chocolate shake from Market House Coffee. Both were good. Finally, we topped it off with Cinnamon Crumb cake sold at Market House Coffee and from local Bam Bam Bakery, which left me wanting more, so delicious! Many GF deserts were also offered by this Bakery at the coffee booth. Loving the crumb cake so much Mike and I tried to find the Bakery after lunch. Apparently Bam Bam Bakery is run out of someone's dedicated gf basement. Unfortunately though, it was closed on a Saturday and no one was there to answer our calls. All in all for a quick bite to eat this place was a good find, although difficult to actually hunt down. In terms of gluten free options I believe they could serve to expand their gf soups further. In addition, the other booths could simply offer gluten free options so you aren’t left with just soup or baked goods as your only options. GF breads and a dedicated area for sandwiches at some of the other booths may be helpful. SUBMITTED BY CELTIC CELIAC @ http://celtic-celiac.blogspot.com/

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