Recently a reader asked when I was going to update my gluten- free guide to Lake Oswego. Ask and you shall receive! There have been several changes since my last post on gluten-free choices in Lake Oswego. We’ve lost some providers like Scratch, but as you’ll see we’ve picked up many more. So that’s good news for the gluten intolerant like my wife.
Here are some places to check out. Keep in mind that most facilities are not dedicated gluten-free (other than Kyra’s Bake Shop) so cross-contamination is possible.
PIZZA. Most pizza parlors charge an additional fee for a gluten-free crust.
- Bellagio’s. Their gluten-free menu includes a range of pizza offerings (in 10” and 14” sizes) as well as salads and appetizers—including spicy chicken wings. And if you feel like doing-it-yourself, you can pick up dough to go (10” for $4.25; 14” for $7.50). 1235 McVey, 503.635.8700.
- Pizzicato. They offer gluten-free crust with your choice of toppings and come in 12” and 16” sizes. 15180 Bangy Road, 503.670.8338.
- MOD Pizza. Build your own pizza on a gluten-free crust choosing from over 30 toppings. The cost is the same no matter the ingredients. Kruse Village, 4811 Meadows Road, Suite 115. 971.233.7103.
- Chuckie Pies. Owner Chuck Ryan is a barista by day (at Chuck’s Place), pizza man by night, dishing out 10” individual Neapolitan style pizzas with a gluten-free option. 430 5th Street, 503.342.6207.
- Deno’s Pizzeria. All their pizzas are available on a vegan and gluten-free crust (10” and 14” sizes) and they also offer soy cheese if dairy is an issue. 4475 Lakewood Blvd., 503.635.5219.
- Kyra’s Bake Shop. Kyra’s is a 100% gluten free facility that moved to a bigger location a couple years ago to expand her menu offerings from sweet treats to breakfast and lunch offerings as well. Of course, her award winning cupcakes are still the big draw here, luring in even the gluten tolerant. See for yourself by trying Caramel Apple Fritter, Vegan Cookies and Cream or Boston Cream Pie. 599 A Avenue, 503.212.2979.
- Laughing Planet Café. This place aims to please the omnivore-vegan-paleo-gluten free eater in you with ingredients from grilled chicken to curry roasted chickpeas. Most items are gluten free, and if they’re not, you can adapt (like eliminating the flour tortilla in the burrito and turning it into a bowl). Oswego Village, 91 South State Street, Suite 180F, 503.635.3025.
- Freshii. The mission of this new offering to Lake Oswego is to make healthy food convenient and affordable with a mantra that includes: “Let’s eat things that make us feel good.” A nutritional guide listing allergens will point you the way to items you can enjoy gluten-free that include most salads and dressings, the Mediterranean and Pesto Bowls, soups, juices and smoothies. Kruse Village, 4811 Meadows Road, 503.908.8124.
- 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 Brussels 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 there Monday through Friday as it’s 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.
- WOW! Burger. The idea here is to build your own burger and that includes your choice of bun with Jensen’s gluten-free bun as an option. 4823 Meadows Road, 503.303.7099.
- Manzana’s. Enjoy their char-broiled cheeseburger or a grilled housemade veggie burger on a gluten-free bun. 305 1st Street, 503.675.3322.
- Tavern on Kruse. Gluten free buns are offered on request with their hamburgers. 4835 Meadows Road, #133, 503.303.5280.
- Nicoletta’s Table. Pasta lovers have gluten-free options at this neighborhood trattoria. Ask your server about gluten-free dessert options as well. 333 South State Street, 503.699.2927.
- Babica Hen. Open for breakfast and lunch, Babica Hen offers gluten-free waffles (for $1.50 more) as well as muffins and cupcakes. If you want some toast with your eggs, you can get that gluten-free for $1.50 more. For lunch, you can order your sandwiches on gluten-free bread. 15964 Boones Ferry Road, 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: Wild Northwest Salmon Hash, Chicken Mediterranean Salad, and Gratin Filet. 16350 Boones Ferry Road, 503.635.4533.
- Oswego Grill. Gluten-free diners can take heart in the two page gluten-free menu Oswego Grill offers. Choose from appetizers like the Avocado Salmon Roll, salads that include the Roasted Turkey Cobb, burgers on gluten-free buns, grill classics like the Danish Baby Back Ribs, specialties like the fish tacos and yes, desserts including a Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. 7 Centerpointe Drive, 503.352.4750.
- Gubanc’s. This popular local spot offers gluten-free bread for both its burgers and sandwiches. 16008 Boones Ferry Road, 503.635.2102.
- Stanford’s. There are a few gluten-free salad offerings on their menu including the Grilled Chicken and Lacinato Kale Salad and you can also opt for gluten-free buns for their hamburgers or a gluten-free crust when ordering pizza. 14801 Kruse Oaks Boulevard, 503.620.3541.
- Blue Moon Coffee. How about a gluten-free pastry with your cappuccino? You can enjoy that at Blue Moon by ordering one of their gluten-free breakfast cookies loaded with good stuff like gluten-free oats and flax seed or try one of their cookies: chocolate chip or jammer. For breakfast, just order the egg sandwiches without the bread and call it a “stack.” 3975 Mercantile Drive, 503.05.1883.
*Please note that the gluten-free options at most of these places are available at an additional charge.
SWEETS. Check out the Market listings below as well as many offer baked goods sure to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
Kyra’s Bake Shop. Kyra Bussanich has got gluten-free baking down—she is the only four time winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars going head-to-head with gluten competitors. Taste for yourself choosing from scones and doughnuts as well as cupcakes. Check their menu for weekly updates. 599 A Avenue, 503.212.2979.
- Lamb’s Palisades Market. Check out Lamb’s website for an online list of Gluten-Free brands they carry including Pamela’s products, Bakery on Main, and Udi’s breads. They also offer some fresh treats like fresh pasta from Manini’s as well as the RP’s Pasta brand that offers fresh lasagna sheets. Satisfy your sweet tooth with baked goods from WOW, My Dad’s Cookies (the selection includes chocolate chip biscotti, oatmeal raisin and a chocolate sandwich cookie that looks like a downsized version of an Oreo). 1377 McVey Avenue, 503.636.2213.
- New Seasons Market. It’s all in how you look at it. New Seasons refers to their gluten-free shopping list as “Gluten Freedom.” Check it out. And ask about a store tour of their gluten-free products. The bakery department brings in some of the best local sweets like Gem’s Chocolate Mousse Tart and Vanilla Raspberry Mascapone Cake, Petunia’s Marionberry Pie Cheesecake, Hail Merry Miracle Tarts that are both dairy-free and paleo friendly and Portland Paleo Chai and Chocolate Cream Pies. If you’re in the mood to bake-it-yourself, try the Scratch and Grain kits including Gluten-Free Cheesecake Brownie Mix, Chocolate Truffle Cookies, Honey Cornbread or Snicker Doodles. 3 Monroe Parkway, 503.496.1155.
- 365 by Whole Foods Market. Lake Oswego was the second location for Whole Foods’ new concept store designed to appeal to the budget-minded health-conscious shopper. You’ll find some gluten-free products in their grocery aisles including baking supplies from Pamela’s and Arrowhead as well as fresh ravioli from Artisola in one of their refrigerated cases. Other treats include Hail Merry Miracle Tarts, Frozen Daiya dairy-free and gluten-free New York and Key Lime Cheesecake and take-n-bake Immaculate Chocolate Chunk Cookies.11 S. State Street, 503.782.4672.
- Zupan’s Lake Grove Market. If you’re craving a warm cup of soup, check out Zupan’s offerings which are clearly marked if they are gluten-free. The day I visited there were three gluten-free offerings: Pecos Texas 3 Alarm Chili, Tomatillo Tortilla Chicken with Lime and Creamed Cauliflower. Their bakery case will tempt you and fortunately there are a few things gluten intolerant sweet lovers can enjoy including offerings from GEM, WOW, No-Bake Cookie Company and a six inch chocolate cake from that dessert wizard, Papa Haydn. 16380 Boones Ferry Road, 503.210.4190.
Did I miss anything? Please let me know and I’ll add it to the list.
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