Half Fast Subs is a student-oriented sandwich shop in a student-oriented part of Boulder: the Hill. It is also a great restaurant that serves a notoriously wide array of excellent sandwiches, some of which are now available gluten-free, as we just learned. Half Fast is undoubtedly one of the most popular places to get a sandwich in a town with no shortage of sandwich shops, so it’s excellent that it offers gluten-free options that are just as delicious as the original items, or at least this is our judgement after a visit to Half Fast on a recent afternoon.
The good thing about breakfast, from the gluten-free perspective, is that lots of breakfast foods, like eggs and potatoes, as well as meats like bacon, sausage, and ham, are naturally gluten-free. It is for this reason that the Walnut Cafe in Boulder, which offers breakfast until 3:30 PM every day, is a reliable place to find plenty of gluten-free options. What’s more, Walnut Cafe has a few substitutions available, like corn tortillas for flour tortillas and gluten-free french toast for its regular version, to make dishes gluten-free if they aren’t already. To be sure, not every dish on the menu is gluten-free – there aren’t gluten-free waffles or pancakes, for example – but Walnut Cafe still offers an admirable selection for GF eaters, and, for the record, vegetarians and vegans too. We were easily able to find a good meal on a recent visit to the cafe.
Snooze is, frankly, awesome. There is no other way to put it. Even though it opened less than a month ago, this new Boulder restaurant was packed with guests, and for good reason. The food, service, and atmosphere was exceptional, and, near and dear to our hearts, they have a large selection of gluten-free menu items. After a visit there on a recent afternoon, we are more than comfortable offering Snooze our unqualified endorsement.