When you have Celiac Disease, there’s nothing that quite describes the feeling when you walk in to a restaurant and everything is gluten free. This is how I felt when I walked into Wheatless. It’s like a mixture of happy tears of relief and giddy school girl all wrapped into one. Did I mention there were deep fried pickles and onion petals?
Not only do they have fresh made meals, they also make baked goods. They bake buns and bread for their burgers and sandwiches, cookies and cupcakes for dessert, and cheesecakes and other extravagant gluten free items.They have specials almost every night of the week, including $4 Pizza on Tuesdays and Kids Eat Free Thursdays (with the purchase of an adult meal). On Sundays they donate 10% of their sales to charity.
The food is truly delicious!
Wheatless Restaurant Review Update 7/5/16**
My family and I stopped at Wheatless again on our recent trip to Kentucky. They have moved from their previous location (across the street) and have changed their image. What was once a bright and open restaurant is now a bar and grill. Instead of ordering at the counter and having your food brought to you, you are waited upon at your table by a waiter or waitress. Most of the menu remains the same, with entree additions. There is also now a new pizza oven. What is missing is the ability to get breakfast everyday. Which is sad, because they have the most amazing breakfast. You can still order it on the weekend though.
My biggest concern about the new bar and grill model is that they have a liquor license. I’m not against restaurants serving alcohol. My concern is that Wheatless is serving gluten-removed beer. (You can read more about why they make me nervous in my friend Tracy’s post, who researched gluten-removed beers.) They do serve many ciders which are naturally gluten-free.
All this being said, Wheatless is still a 100% gluten-free restaurant. Places like these are few and far between, so it’s still worth visiting. And we highly suggest ordering the deep-fried mushrooms.