Friday, September 10, 2010

Gluten free on Cape Cod

We spent a week on the Cape this past summer where there seem to be quite a few gluten free options. Our favorite was the Box Office Cafe in Chatham -- we went there three times! The Box Office Cafe is a very informal cafe and dvd store -- they do have seating, but it is informal. They have a great selection of gluten free pizzas, salads and sandwiches. The sandwiches are made on a panini style bread which is prepared for each order, so it takes about 15 minutes for a sandwich -- still, it is well worth it. They also have a limited late night menu (after 9) which doesn't have the gluten free pizzas or sandwiches. However, the night that we arrived at 9:15, not realizing about the limited late night menu, the staff kindly made us a gluten free Casesar salad and a gluten free mozzarella tomato salad, even though they were not on the official late night menu.

Another great choice in Chatham, particularly if if you want fried food -- clams, fish, french fries, onion rings, etc. -- is Chatham Fish and Lobster -- all of their batter is gluten free. Call for hours, when we were there they weren't open for dinner.

We also tried BZ's Mexican Pizzaria in Dennis -- although we ended up ordering the one gluten free Mexican item, the cheese enchallada, rather than the pizza it is known for.

If you are planning a trip to Cape Cod, make sure you check out the Underground Cape Cod blog, http://www.undergroundcapecod.com/ Sue maintains a Gluten Free on the Cape list of restaurants and stores, which she will e-mail to you.

1 comment:

pixie said...

Hi Rochelle! I read your blog and was surprised when I went there and saw a mention of my own blog! Many thanks!

I'm glad you had some good eats on the Cape, more and more restaurants here have gluten free options every day. I'm honestly glad I live on the other end of the Cape from Chatham Fish and Lobster because I love their fried fish and clams.

Again thanks for the mention!

Susan

A teen and her family's experiences living gluten-free.