Hello dear readers!
It has been a very long time, but I am back!!
I was in Newmarket Ontario at the Swiss Chalet and I ordered my usual meal. I ordered a 1/4 chicken with baked potato. No roll, no sauce.
Christina (Bless her heart) was our waitress that day and when I told her I have Celiac, she informed me that the baked potatoes and rolls are kept in the same warming drawer!!!
I came home and looked at the pamphlet I got from Swiss Chalet and lo and behold, it says baked potatoes are gluten free.
The next thing I did was send an e-mail to swisschalet.com to ask that they store the potatoes in a separate warming drawer (preferably a new one) or change their pamphlet.
Honestly, I am not sure I will trust Swiss Chalet any more 😦
The lesson here…. always, always ask questions and if possible ask to see where your food will be prepared.
Until next time, take care of you,
Love Aunt Jayne
I went to Gabby’s restaurant for lunch yesterday. I have been wanting to go for quite some time and I must tell you that it was well worth the wait.
The restaurant is clean and cozy. There is music but it is not so loud that you can’t converse. The staff was friendly, efficient and knew all about Celiac disease and which foods are safe and which are made exclusively gluten free.
They even have a gluten free take-out menu!
I had chicken fajitas. The cold ingredients and the container with the corn tortillas came out first, followed by the chicken, onion, and red and green peppers on a sizzling pan. They were cooked to perfection.
I ate about half and was full. The waitress brought me containers to take my leftovers home and guess what I had for dinner!
My boyfriend had the Bison burger and onion rings (off the regular menu) and was well satisfied (he is a big eater)
The coffee was hot and delicious and refills came without asking.
All in all a very pleasant experience.
Want to know what else they have to offer? It is a large menu for both gluten free and regular dining.
Go to 16925 Yonge St. North of Mulock in Newmarket, Ontario or call them at (905) 967-1007
You can also visit them on line at www.gabbysnewmarket.com
I am going again; maybe I will see you there!
Wild Earth Cafe and Bakery opened in the very historic Toronto Beach neighbourhood in the summer of 2009. Husband and wife team, Brad and Nicole Owens, recognized a real need for a bakery that specialized in providing yummy baked goods for those with dietary restrictions. Brad has had a gluten intolerance for some time and always found it difficult to find places that he could enjoy a good meal or a snack without running the risk of severe abdominal pain. Over the years, Nicole developed a number of recipes ranging from sweets (cookies and squares) to nutritious breads that were 100% gluten-free but also tasted great. Both Nicole and Brad worked got tired of the corporate world and decided to make their dream of owning a gluten-free cafe a reality.
In addition to having a very wide range of gluten-free items, the bakery also offers many Vegan choices as well. Work is currently underway to develop a full line of sugar-free items. The first such item is a gluten-free, vegan and sugar free lemon tart that is made with Agave and Xylitol (a sugar substitute that is 100% natural and is derived from Birch trees). The bakery is also 100% nut-free so those with anaphylactic allergies are safe!
Wild Earth Cafe and bakery is open 7 days a week and is located at 2142 Queen Street East in Toronto. The TTC stops at the door and there is ample street parking. The cafe is very “Mom Friendly” and has change tables and high chairs and is also wheelchair and stroller accessible. Readers of Aunt Jayne’s blog are welcome to try a free cookie simply by mentioning that they are readers of the blog. One per customer please.
Wild Earth Cafe & Bakery
2142 Queen St. E.
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