I’ve mentioned before that Lake Oswego offers a lot for a town its size. Whether it’s the many ways to celebrate the 4th of July or the title selections at the Lake Oswego Public Library, Lake Oswegans enjoy choosing from many options. That holds true for people like my wife who are gluten-free.
From award-winning cupcakes to burgers on gluten free buns, the gluten sensitive consumer will find Lake Oswego businesses doing their best to cater to them.
Here are a few places to check out.*
■Pizzicato. They offer gluten free crust with your choice of topping and sell gluten free slices for $4.50. 15180 Bangy Rd., 503.670.8338.
■Bellagio’s. Check out their gluten free menu. 1235 McVey, 503.635.8700
■Scratch. This place is open for lunch and dinner. Sandwiches on the lunch menu can be made on gluten free bread. Dinner menu includes gluten free offerings like roasted pork loin with garlic roasted potatoes. Be sure to try the chocolate lava cake sure to please anyone’s tastebuds. 149 A Avenue, 503.697.1330
■Gourmet Productions. The deli case here always features some gluten free items that are well marked and delicious. Popular offerings include the curried chicken salad and roasted brussel sprouts. Seating is limited–there are a few tables both inside and outside but everything travels well if you decide to take it to-go. Get here Monday through Friday–closed on the weekends. 39 B Avenue, 503.697.7355.
■Blast Burgers. Sandwiches and hamburgers can be served on gluten free buns. 315 First Street, Suite 101, 503.305.8088
■Babica Hen. Open for breakfast and lunch, Babica Hen offers gluten free pancakes and waffles as well as muffins and cupcakes. 15964 Boones Ferry Rd., 503.636.4012.
■La Provence. The bread and dessert case assures you this is not a gluten free facility, but the menu does offer gluten free selections which are marked as such including: Omelette Toscana, Potato Tartiflette, and the Chicken Mediterranean Salad. Gluten free toast is available upon request. 16350 Boones Ferry Rd. 503.635.4533.
■Kyra’s Bake Shop. The goal here is for you not to realize their goodies are gluten free. According to the judges on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, founder Kyra Bussanich accomplishes just that, awarding her first place in their competition (her shop was called Crave at the time). Taste for yourself from offerings such as Maple Pecan Scones, Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars, Cinnamon Rolls and Snickerdoodle Cupcakes. Check out their daily menu. 460 Fifth St., 503.212.2979.
■Blue Moon Coffee. Grab a gluten free breakfast cookie or jammer cookie to go with your favorite beverage. 3975 Mercantile Drive, 503.805.1883.
■Lamb’s Palisades Market. Lamb’s tries to make your shopping easier by tagging foods throughout the store that meet special dietary needs including dairy, nut, soy, eggs, fish and gluten. There is also a special freezer for gluten free foods. Watch out for their gluten free sampler when vendors set up inside the store offering tastes of everything from pasta to sweets. 1377 McVey Avenue, 503.636.2213.
■New Seasons Market. Visit their website to download their gluten free products list as well as to check the date for their next gluten free products store tour. The bakery department brings in some of the best sweets from local bakeries like Bliss and Eena Kadeena (their chocolate chews are a winner!). 3 Monroe Parkway, 503.496.1155.
■Farmer’s Market. Besides all the fresh fruits and vegetables there are to choose from, you can also feast yourself on Hammer and Tuffy’s Hand Roasted Granola, Happy Camper’s Gluten Free Bread, Nut-Tritious Foods nut butters and The Hummus Stop designer hummus flavors like black bean chipotle and avocado cilantro. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First Street.
Do you have any gluten free spots in Lake Oswego to add? If so, please include them here by leaving a comment below.
* Please note not all facilities are gluten free.
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