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Red Velvet
11939 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20190


4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Gluten free cupcakes at bakery in Reston Town Center Nov 29, 2016
reviewer: Lovegf

There are typically at least two gluten free cupcake varieties available here: Black Velvet (chocolate with chocolate frosting) and White Velvet (vanilla bean with vanilla frosting). Sometimes they mix them, like putting the chocolate frosting on the vanilla cake, or vice versa. Both varieties are very good. These cupcakes are also vegan, which is surprising, because the icing tastes like a true buttercream, even though it doesn't contain dairy. There are two other Red Velvet locations: one in Penn Quarter in DC and one in the Clarendon area of Arlington. Definitely worth a visit. It would be great if they'd add a few more flavors.

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Not Your Average Joe's
1845 Fountain Drive
Reston, VA 20190


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Amazing restaurant in Reston, VA with full gluten free menu Nov 29, 2016
reviewer: Lovegf

The name of this restaurant is appropriate...it is not your average restaurant, especially when it comes to gluten free dining! Just check out their amazing Gluten Free Menu (click on Gluten Free at the top): https://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/locations/virginia/reston/#/menu/. There are appetizers, entree and starter salads (with choice of protein to top it off), and many gluten free salad dressings. I got the Poached Pear and Spinach Salad which was wonderful: spinach with poached pears, blue cheese, candied pecans, and a warm maple dressing. There are burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches on gluten free caramelized onion buns (our son got a GF burger, which he said was great). Fries are not listed as being a gluten free side option, but our server said they can make up a separate batch in separate, clean oil upon request. Our son opted for the garlic mashed potatoes, however. For entrees, there are 2 fish options, 2 chicken options, Jambalaya, Rosemary Scallops, Spaghetti Squash Bolognese, Molasses Braised Pork Shank, a steak, and a "Harvest Mac-N-Cheese," which sounded amazing (mixed with butternut squash, mushrooms, chicken, and spinach and topped with gluten free bread crumbs). I am going to try that next time! There's even a Gluten Free Kids Menu with four choices. I got the Coriander Crusted Salmon as my entree, served with the roasted potatoes and a brussels sprout and bacon slaw. All the preparations are far from average here. It's nice to have so many gluten free choices that are interesting. You could eat here once or twice a week and not get bored with the choices. I think they rotate in seasonal choices as well.

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Zoe's Kitchen
44743 Brimfield Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147


4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Gluten free Mediterranean dining in Ashburn, VA Jun 08, 2015
reviewer: Lovegf

We had a great meal at Zoe's Kitchen in the One Loudoun area a few nights ago. Everything on their menu is so healthy -- great Mediterranean style food. On their gluten free menu they offer hummus, salads, kabobs, soup, and chicken entrees. Kabobs are served with delicious Greek salads on the side. I love the Chicken Kabobs. This is an order-at-the-counter restaurant, and they bring your food to the table. Casual, well-priced, fast, friendly. A great "fast casual" concept.

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California Pizza Kitchen
4200 Fairfax Corner Avenue West
Fairfax, VA 22030


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Great gluten free meal at CPK in Fairfax Corner Apr 15, 2014
reviewer: Lovegf

In addition to amazing new gluten free pizzas (4 varieties, plus the option to create your own variation if you're okay with them using toppings that aren't set aside specifically for gluten free pizzas), they have several salads that are gluten free. I started with the arugula and asparagus salad, which was good and just the right size as a prelude to the wonderful pizzas. I highly recommend trying their GF pizzas if you haven't already. They are my favorite. Similar to Domino's gluten free crust, but the nice thing is CPK's are made using the strictest standards to avoid cross contamination. They've been trained by the Gluten Intolerance Group. Can't wait until they expand their gluten free offerings.

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Trader Joe's
14100 Lee Highway
Centreville, VA 20120


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
You'll find many gluten free items at this Centreville, Va market Dec 03, 2013
reviewer: Lovegf

This Trader Joe's -- as well as their other locations around the U.S. -- stocks many gluten free foods. Some are national brands (you can sometimes find Udi's bread and hotdog and hamburger rolls at lower prices than elsewhere), but much of their food is their own private label brand. Even though it typically won't be labeled on the package, Trader Joe's has a list of their gluten free products, available both on their website and in their store. Their sales associates are very helpful, too. Two of our favorite gluten free things to buy there are their Baby Back Ribs, which come pre-marinated and ready to grill or bake AND their to-die-for gluten free chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing. They're the perfect size (not so huge) and oh-so-good! You will find all sorts of wonderful and unique items here, including MANY organic items, and all at GREAT prices. You can pretty much buy anything you need at this store, even some personal care items.

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