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WK Hearth
130 Purcellville Gateway Drive
Purcellville, VA 20132


4.0 Palms
4.0 Palms
Gluten free options at restaurant in Purcellville, Virginia

Reviewer: Xmanconsultant from Chantilly, VA
Reviewed on Jun 16, 2014

My wife and I ate here for our anniversary. It's a very casual place (in a historic farmhouse), but it had been recommended by a friend who is really into wines. They do have a good selection of wines and various wine tastings/flights. Most of the items on the menu were gluten free, with a few exceptions. There is a nice range of food as well: seafood, chicken, steaks, lamb, and pork. My wife and I both had good salads to start with. Then I had a special of the day, and my wife enjoyed the caramelized shrimp served with creamy polenta, crispy pancetta, and swiss chard (gluten free). They typically do have several specials on top of their regular offerings. Even dessert was gluten free -- an apple cobbler with a gluten free oat crumble topping and cinnamon ice cream. Just be sure to ask your server or the manager about everything in detail before ordering (whether it is gluten free) because things are not marked as such on the menu and preparations are always subject to change. There are two other Wine Kitchen restaurants -- one in Leesburg, VA and one in Frederick, MD.

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Grafton Street
7380 Atlas Walk Way
Gainesville, VA 20155


4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Gluten free menu at restaurant in Gainesville, Virginia

Reviewer: Xmanconsultant from Chantilly, VA
Reviewed on Dec 18, 2013

One of our sons had a hockey game in Haymarket, and we were looking for someplace for an early dinner. We found this restaurant -- less than 10 minutes away in a nice shopping plaza in Gainesville. Grafton Street restaurant has a fairly extensive gluten free menu with many steaks, as well as chicken, pork chops, ribs, fish, and wonderful entree salads. Our younger (Celiac) son ordered the ribs, and my wife and I each opted for one of the entree salads. Our other son ordered a steak. Everything was very good. There were plenty of gluten free sides to choose from, too, although not the fries. That's always a disappointment for our son -- when the fries aren't gluten free. There was no gluten free bread, either, and no gluten free dessert selections. So there's a bit of room for improvement in those areas, so that gluten free guests don't feel left out, but all in all a good experience. And we will definitely go back. Apparently the chef has friends that are gluten free, which was part of the motivation for launching their gluten free menu.

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Cupcakes Actually (in Village at Leesburg shopping center)
1607 Village Market Boulevard Southeast
Leesburg, VA 20175


4.0 Palms
4.0 Palms
Gluten free cupcakes at bakery in Leesburg, Virginia

Reviewer: Xmanconsultant from Chantilly, VA
Reviewed on Nov 10, 2013

This cupcake shop has only one gluten free flavor, to our knowledge: the Flourless Chocolate cupcake. But let me tell you, you will not feel deprived, because according to our family members who can eat gluten and have tried their other varieties, the Flourless Chocolate is the best, hands down. It's a great place to stop after dining at this adorable town center (I recommend Travinia Italian Kitchen, which has an extensive GF Menu and is right down the road). It's also a great place to pick up a dozen Flourless Chocolate cupcakes for a special celebration. They're not cheap: $3.75 each, but worth it for an occasional splurge. Just call in advance if you want a large quantity to make sure they have enough ready for you!

We've never had an issue with feeling ill after eating these cupcakes. Apparently they take proper precautions when baking and handling them.

They also have a location in Fairfax Corner.

I'd give them an even higher rating if they offered more varieties.

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True Food Kitchen
451 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Gluten free dinner at restaurant in Newport Beach, CA

Reviewer: Xmanconsultant from Chantilly, VA
Reviewed on Oct 10, 2013

True Food Kitchen has 6 locations (located in California, Arizona, and Colorado) with another one opening soon in Texas. They specialize in organic, local, seasonal food. The restaurants have many things on their menu that are gluten free, and they are labeled as such. They also label menu items that are vegan and vegetarian. A full 8 out of 11 entrees on their menu are gluten free. They also have gluten free pizza crust available for their four different pizzas. Three out of six salads are gluten free, and I particularly enjoyed the Harvest Chopped Salad. Sandwiches are available on gluten free bread or pita, too, Can't wait to go back to this -- or one of their other locations, because there is a lot I'd like to try on this menu. The other things we ordered this particular night were the gluten free Turkey Lasagna (good, but the salad was better) and their Flourless Chocolate Cake, which was only slightly sweet (a good thing) and served in a portion size you didn't feel guilty eating! Two other desserts on the menu were gluten free as well (lemon ginger lowfat frozen yogurt and chocolate chia seed pudding).

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Whole Foods Market
2847 Park Avenue
Tustin, CA 92782


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Store with many gluten free groceries in Tustin, CA

Reviewer: Xmanconsultant
Reviewed on Jun 19, 2013

One of the best places to shop for gluten free foods, and each store has a slightly different selection, which makes it both exciting and frustrating at the same time (if you have your heart set on something your "home" store carries but you can't find when shopping at other Whole Foods). I found a great selection of both gluten free grocery items and frozen items to eat when I stayed nearby this location on a recent trip (when I wasn't dining out).

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