I've been gluten free since 2002, and I'm embarrassed to say that up until a few weeks ago, I hadn't tried Uno Chicago Grill's Gluten Free menu, which they've been offering for almost 2 years. Actually, the last time I was there, it was still called "Pizzeria Uno". But recently, a bunch of us were stuck at Washington, DC's Union Station for a couple of hours, and there just happened to be a Uno's there, which seemed to be the only restaurant in the station offering gluten free foods.
I was pleasantly surprised. No - really, I was GIDDY! There was pizza! There was beer (Redbridge)! There was dessert! And while it wasn't the best pizza I've had since going GF, it was very good and it was so great to be able to sit down in a restaurant and order food like a normal person, without worrying about the "later". (As in, "later, will I be spending the train ride in the bathroom?")
Just to make sure it wasn't a fluke, I went back a few days ago to a local Uno's, in Plymouth Meeting, PA. And once again, I spent the night smiling. Check out this gluten free menu. You're going to be surprised at all the offerings.
I went back and did a little research on Uno's to try to learn why they went GF and how they got it so right. “Food allergies are a very serious, sometimes life-threatening, issue for many Americans,” said Uno CEO Frank Guidara in a statement. “Pizza is our signature product, and we wanted to offer a gluten-free pizza so all of our guests could enjoy it when dining at Uno.” They spent over a year in research and development before coming up with a winning recipe. “While we want to meet the needs of guests with allergies, we never forget that we are about great taste and choice, and that means developing new dishes that are healthful without sacrificing great flavor.”
Here are some local Uno's. Be sure to check out their website for deals, locations and more.
Conshohocken 1009 Ridge Pike Plymouth Meeting Conshohocken, PA 19428
North Wales 1100 Bethlehem Pike North Wales, PA 19454
Warrington 1661 Easton Road Doylestown Warrington, PA 18976
Exton 8 North Pottstown Pike Exton, PA 19341-1227
Philadelphia 789 Franklin Mills Circle Philadelphia, PA 19154
Bensalem 801 Neshaminy Mall Bensalem, PA 19020
Maple Shade 2803 Route 73 Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Deptford 1162 Hurffville Road Deptford, NJ 08096
Langhorne 198 North Buckstown Rd Langhorne, PA 19047
------------------------ Author Information: Trish Deitemeyer www.kindarealglutenfreefood.blogspot.com http://www.examiner.com/x-14494-Philadelphia-GlutenFree-Food-Examiner Twitter:kindareal