ATX Gluten-Free News: January 2011

Welcome to first ATX Gluten-Free News segment of 2011. For those of you stopping by for the first time, ATX Gluten-Free News is a monthly news segment full of gluten-free information for Austin, national news, and general happenings of ATX Gluten-Free. Living gluten-free may be tough sometimes; we are here to make your life easier! Let’s get started…

Alain Braux, the Executive Chef of People’s RX, is holding a book signing for his new book: Living Gluten and Dairy Free with French Gourmet Food, at Book People, February 14 from 7-9 p.m. He will be baking his famous flourless chocolate torte; other gluten-free goodies provided by Hail Merry.

Speaking of People’s RX, they are now offering locally baked gluten-free sandwich rolls at their South Lamar location. They are available for purchase, along with bread and pastries at their North Lamar location. Don’t forget, the Westlake location has an extensive gluten-free grocery section and gluten-free friendly deli.

Haddington’s is now open. Stay tuned for the list of gluten-free friendly menu items.

HEB is stepping up their gluten-free game by providing many of their own products. We tried the gluten-free pasta recently and it was great. Click here for their full list.

Lift Cafe is now serving Udi’s gluten-free bagels and gluten-free chocolate brownies. We love their “86 gluten sandwich” which has Udi’s bread, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and bacon! Great way to start the morning.

Keep an eye out for a new gluten-free product launching in Austin this year, made by Adventure Naturals.

TRIO at The Four Seasons has updated their gluten-free menu. It is quite extensive and looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to stop by and try. View their menus here: BreakfastLunchDinner

Subway is testing the gluten-free market in the Dallas area. Read more about it here.

Chef Alicia Ojeda of Beets Cafe is hosting a cooking class at Faraday’s January 26th. Learn more about her gluten-free soup class here.

Wildly Natural One is a new spice blend company in Austin, all products are gluten-free.

Cedar Park Farmer’s Market is looking for a new gluten-free food vendor. If you or someone you know might be interested, please leave a comment in the comment section below.

The new Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse is now open. One of my favorite spots for breakfast; they have many gluten-free options. Check with staff.

Edible Austin recently mentioned Richardson Farms now has gluten-free millet flour and duck eggs.

My Fit Foods has updated their menu recently. They only have two items that are not gluten-free: the fettuccine alfredo and wraps. Their tenderloin meals are now gluten-free. The tenderloin is now marinated in gluten-free tamari sauce instead of soy sauce.

Red Mango is now open in the West Campus area. Red Mango is a yogurt shop that offers certified gluten-free and kosher yogurt with a patented probiotic blend.

For those in Hyde Park, don’t forget about Mother’s Cafe and Asti. Both very gluten-free friendly. I recently had the butternut squash risotto at Asti. It was incredible!

Freshii is opening a location in Austin soon. They will offer gluten-free options. Freshii is similar to My Fit Foods and Snap Kitchen.

Faith’s Place is a locally owned bakery that specializes in gluten-free cakes, breads, muffins and more.

My Gluten-Free Pizza Fest is coming up in February. Click here for the details. I want you to get involved!

Need help with menu planning? Food on the Table is a new website that makes menu planning easy.

Read my latest guest post for Athletic Foodie: The Importance of Electrolytes.

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  1. I ate at haddington’s recently, and there are a few gluten free options. I would like to see the whole official list of course, but I ate the trout salad & the poached egg & mushroom appetizer. Both were excellent. Just in case anyone is planning a trip…

  2. Hi!
    Have you heard of Darcy’s? She has been baking gluten free baked goods for awhile and recently started selling her cookies at Craig-O’s. She also makes dairy free and egg free desserts.

    THanks so much for your blog. I just discovered it and it’s a great resource!

  3. If you think it’s too good to be true….it usually is. I loved the soft texture of Udi’s gluten-free bread! Unfortunately, my body soon told me something was wrong. I found out that they put the enzyme transglutaminase (TG) in their “gluten-free” flour. It took a lot of communicating with Udi’s people to finally be told that their enzyme is truly the TG variety. TG is not GRAS for me, anyway.

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