As you travel further up into New England, the landscape becomes more rural and you’ll run into less 100% gluten free restaurants and bakeries. So, I was more than excited to find one on my way stop in and try the food at the Spoon Revolution in Concord, NH- a restaurant that is 100% gluten free and vegan.
The Spoon Revolution is a small, cute bistro with a seasonal menu. While you can look up the full menu online, there is generally one soup, one salad, and one entrée available. You can always call ahead to find out what they are serving for the day.
While I didn’t call ahead, I was fortunate to have a variety of options that I could eat. I had the salad and entrée lunch special for $10.50. I began my meal with a salad, which was a blend of rices, maser dal, carrots, red bell peppers, celery, and kohlrabi. The dish was both refreshing form the combination of chilled ingredients, and filling from the heartiness of the rice.
I then moved on to my entrée, the Masala Sabji, which consists of vegetables stewed in a blend of Indian spices over Basmati brown rice. The best part for me is that the Spoon Revolution makes their own spice mixes, so I could ask all the questions I needed to. (This is great for anyone with an allergy to a spice.)
The Spoon Revolution has some other unique qualities too. They use biodegradable take out packaging, and they bring any excess waste to local compost piles. Additionally, the Spoon Revolution works with local farmers to provide as many local and/or organic ingredients as possible
Clearly, with such a small menu, the Spoon Revolution can be hit or miss by the day. However, I had a great time, and you won’t have to worry about cross-contact with gluten, milk, or eggs in the restaurant!
In other news, I ran into the Spoon Revolution on a one-day trip to Burlington, Vermont. Even though the autumn leaves have fallen and turned brown, it was quite a pretty drive as there were still some orange hues in the hills. Plus, Burlington had some beautiful spots as well.
Ultimately, despite the lovely rainstorm we’re currently fighting off, my one-day road trip turned out to be quite a success. While I drove through the storm, my time in Burlington was surprisingly rain-free. And, if you’re ever driving up to the Vermont, Maine, or the White Mountains of New Hampshire, I recommend checking out the Spoon Revolution as you pass through Concord.
Lastly, my Fiesta Friday Friends, day trips are my thing this week, as I’ll be headed down to Springfield, MA for the Gluten and Allergen Free Fair this weekend. It’s the perfect place for anyone with celiac disease or food allergies. I’m excited to meet some new faces in the food allergy community.
Until next time, Happy Cooking!
P.S: For those with celiac disease like me, I highly recommend seeking out 100% gluten free restaurants, especially when you’re traveling. To learn more about the ones I’ve found (and read reviews) check out the BLUE DOTS on my Travel Reviews Map!