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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 18:16

Eating out gluten-free in Sarasota, Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island

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We’ve seen a lot of dietary trends over the years, but the shift to and interest in gluten-free foods has been one of the fastest growing ones. For those with a gluten allergy or celiac disease, this has meant, finally, so many more options. For the rest of us, with varying levels of gluten tolerance or intolerance or just plain curiosity,  it’s been an interesting and sometimes confusing change. A quick Google search indicates just how much conversation is centered around the topic, and it's predicted to increase in the next couple of years. 

Gluten free on Google SearchSo, gluten or no gluten? We have plenty of both at eat here, and a menu and staff who can help guide you through your choices. 

The eat here family of restaurants is unique in that every menu item is prepared to order, with ingredients sourced from local farms and family-owned operations. Nothing is offered that is prepackaged or prepared by a big supplier, which makes it easier to adapt preparations to gluten sensitivity and dietary preference. 

There is a difference between absolutely gluten free and gluten limited services. Each of our restaurants in Sarasota, Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island offer a complete menu that substantially limits gluten content. However, we do ask that you still alert your server of any allergy prior to ordering - just to be on the safe side. 

Try our keenwa (quinoa) vegan salad with garbanzos, red pepper, carrots, currants, and apricots or the fine-chopped kale salad with currants and roasted almonds…yummy!

We encourage you to consult your waiter guide about our other gluten-limited option on your next visit. Any questions can be directed to us on Twitter: @eathereami. You can find our full gluten-limited menu on our website! 

Here are a few spots we've found in each of our areas that can be helpful: 

Anna Maria Island

  1. Poppo's Taqueria
  2. Ginny and Jane E's
  3. 941 Deli

Sarasota & Siesta Key

  1. Island Gluten Free Bakery
  2. Beach Bites
  3. S'macks Burgers & Shakes


About eat here: The Eat Here restaurants celebrate chef-crafted, Gulf Coast cookery and creative cocktails. Eat Here on Anna Maria Island and in Sarasota were recently selected as two of Florida’s “best new restaurants” as part of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Awards. Eat Here is located at 1888 Main St., Sarasota,941-365-8700; 240 Avenida Madera, Sarasota, 941-346-7800; and 5315 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach,