A few posts back, we wrote that Beau Jo’s pizzas could be ordered gluten-free. That was great to learn, but now we have even more good news on the pizza front to report: Boulder Organic Pizza (BOP) has gluten-free pies available too! In fact, every pizza that BOP offers, with the exception of the Momma Rosa’s Meatball pizza, can be made gluten-free. (In case you’re curious, Momma Rosa’s Meatball pizza is the brainchild of the chef’s mother – or “momma,” if you will – and hence it’s ingredients can’t be changed without it ceasing to be momma’s creation.) And the best part is that the gluten-free pizzas at BOP cost nothing extra!
Here at GlutenFreeInBoulder.com, we’re delighted when we discover that a Boulder store or restaurant has some gluten-free items. “Oh, did you hear about so-and-so’s restaurant – they make a few of their appetizers without gluten and there’s even a gluten-free dessert!” While we are enthusiastic about these offerings and always happily welcome them, we experience particular satisfaction when we learn of a food establishment that is entirely dedicated to serving the needs of those with a gluten intolerance. And it is for this reason that we are eager to introduce our readers to (or perhaps just remind them of) It’s All Good, a patisserie that relieves the Boulder community’s hunger for gluten-free baked goods.
Great news for outdoor, exercise, and gluten-free food enthusiasts in the Boulder area: Nicole Irlbeck and Christine Neff, both Boulder business owners and personal trainers, are hosting the “Girlfriends’ Getaway,” a weekend event that will be held in Golden Gate Canyon State Park at the start of October. As the name implies, this is a retreat for women, so grab one of your female friends or family members and leave the men and boys in your life behind to toil in civilization for the weekend.
Suppose you’re in Boulder walking on Pearl Street and suddenly your in need of food that harmonizes with your gluten-free diet. Where might you go? Although it might seem counter intuitive to visit a restaurant that prominently features beer and pizza, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is actually a great choice. With an entire menu dedicated to gluten-free food, you’re likely to find something to tickle your taste buds, and this is especially true in the case of BJ’s because of the diversity of it’s GF menu.
Having a sweet tooth and a gluten intolerance can be hard to reconcile. However, gluten-free residents of Boulder and the surrounding area are not without resources to meet their desire for sugary treats. Despair not, your fix can be had!
Gluten Free Pie Crust in Boulder – Plus an Easy Gluten-Free Open Face or Crumb-Topped Berry Pie Recipe!
Check out what we found at the Whole Foods on Pearl Street in Boulder! It is a 2-pack of gluten-free pie crusts. You’ll find them in the freezer section. And they are really tasty! Perfect for pies either sweet or savory! Mmmm..quiche! Or, you could make this ridiculously easy gluten-free mixed berry/cherry pie that we made – the recipe is right below the picture.
Thanks to a new crust, Street Legal Pizza of Flatiron Crossing Mall is now serving gluten-free pizza, providing one more restaurant option to hungry shoppers with a gluten intolerance. The gluten-free pizza crust is supplied to Street Legal by The Gluten Free Bistro, which distributes gluten-free products to over 25 eateries in Boulder and the larger Colorado area.
It’s amazing how a seemingly minor option at a restaurant can open up a world of choices to those with a gluten intolerance. Consider a restaurant that has gluten-free dough available, like Basil Flats in Longmont. Every item on the menu that is made with regular dough – and there are almost always a lot – can be made with GF dough, and this radically increases the number of choices for people with celiac disease. We’ve seen this before with some restaurants in Boulder that offer pizza – as long as gluten-free pizza crust is available, many different meals at these establishments are perfectly in line with the gluten-free diet – and now we’re seeing it again with Basil Flats.
With Locations Near Boulder, The Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant has a Huge Selection of Gluten-Free Items for Boulder-Area Residents
Eating at a fondue restaurant is a majestic affair. It is an almost royal experience to be given exotic eating utensils and placed before a vast array of dishes and plates, each one containing a different type of food that can dipped deeply into the large fondue pots that sit prominently atop the table. Moreover, this grand experience is replicated, but not diminished, with the coming of each course, of which there are generally several. In short, eating fondue is an event worth experiencing. Will you have to miss out on the extravaganza that is fondue dining if you have a gluten intolerance? No, at least not if The Melting Pot is around, and given that there are 145 locations spread across 37 states, and three within less than an hour’s drive of Boulder, we don’t anticipate the restaurant’s disappearance any time soon.