Ever since hearing that Bombay Bistro has excellent gluten-free Indian food, we’ve been meaning to check them out, but our schedule would never allow it, in part because the popular Boulder restaurant is only open for dinner. On a recent evening, however, we managed to make our way there, and we were amply rewarded for our efforts.
On a recent afternoon at Ras Kassa’s, a Boulder restaurant situated near the corner of 30th and Pearl, we were introduced to a rare culinary experience: an Ethiopian, all-you-can-eat buffet that is entirely composed of gluten-free food (besides the injera sponge bread, but it can be made gluten-free upon request). You might expect to come across a gluten-free buffet at one point or another, and the same is true of an Ethiopian buffet, but both at the same time? As it turns out, though, this isn’t all that extraordinary, as Ethiopian food is largely gluten-free without even trying to be. As a kind employee of Ras Kassa’s explained, flour (and sugar, too) isn’t added to many Ethiopian dishes, so the gluten-free diet and Ethiopian cuisine are natural allies.