Farmer’s Keep in Philly- Celiac and Food Allergy Friendly

In keeping with tradition, I headed down to Philadelphia for Halloween weekend. This year I was a minion. 🙂

It’s always great to return to a familiar city, and this weekend, there was a new spot I just had to try- Farmer’s Keep. It opened up in the center of the city, so it’s super easy to find. And, it’ll draw you in with it’s earthy decor out on the street.

Farmer's Keep is a gluten, dairy, nut, and shellfish free restaurant with mouthwatering flavors. Learn more about this celiac friendly spot in today's review!
Farmer’s Keep at 10 S. 20th St.

I was excited to try out this place because it’s rare to find a dedicated dairy and egg free place that isn’t vegan as well. But, Farmer’s Keep is simply celiac and food allergy friendly. 

Farmer's Keep is a gluten, dairy, nut, and shellfish free restaurant with mouthwatering flavors. Learn more about this celiac friendly spot in today's review!
How cool is this! 

And, best of all the food turned out to be so much more flavorful than I expected. They use fresh flavors and ingredients, but it doesn’t seem like “health food” that I’ve found at so many dedicated gluten free establishments. Instead, Farmer’s Keep simply serves good food.

Farmer's Keep is a gluten, dairy, nut, and shellfish free restaurant with mouthwatering flavors. Learn more about this celiac friendly spot in today's review!

It’s served market style. You’ll have the opportunity to pick salads, sides, and proteins. And, then you pay by the weight, so load up on salad if you want a cheaper meal. Honestly, every dish sounded delicious to me, but you can see some of the options below!

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I didn’t have time to try it all, but I loved everything I tried. My Green Goodness Salad was light and refreshing, the perfect way to begin a meal. For my sides, I had the pumpkin and cranberry quinoa. It’s fall flavors were the right touch for this time of year. And, I was impressed that the dish wasn’t over seasoned or too heavy. I also tried the carrots and parsnips, which were a new dish this week. I love parsnips, and truly appreciate how the menu shifts to the flavors of the seasons. Finally, the protein options are well seasoned and juicy. The use of gluten free beer for the beer and brats brings back a classic dish for anyone with celiac as well. Honestly, I had zero complaints about my meal, and that’s a rare one for me.

Farmer's Keep is a gluten, dairy, nut, and shellfish free restaurant with mouthwatering flavors. Learn more about this celiac friendly spot in today's review!
My first meal at Farmer’s Keep. 

 

 

 

There isn’t much to change at this restaurant. While the menu is not huge, there is certainly enough options to allow you to pick foods that meet your dietary preferences as well. And, I found my meal to be reasonably priced. It came out to around $12 and I had a large selection of food to fill me up for the day. I personally chose a lot of heavy things, especially extra quinoa, so if you’re in the mood for salad, it’s definitely easier to make a cheaper meal here as well!

Taste the Rainbow
Taste the Rainbow 

Lastly, the staff here was welcoming and very helpful. They answered all my questions about the establishment and all the ingredients in various dishes. Their transparency and friendly mannerism was a breath of fresh air. 🙂

Recap

This is by far my new favorite restaurant in Philly! I love how many food allergies it addresses, and all the food I tried is tasty. I can’t wait to bring my friends back here with me. My only con would be that it’s only open on the weekdays, so weekend visitors might miss out on this dining experience.

Farmer's Keep is a gluten, dairy, nut, and shellfish free restaurant with mouthwatering flavors. Learn more about this celiac friendly spot in today's review!
Front Counter- I was the first customer of the day!

Happy Tuesday, and have a wonderful week!

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P.P.S: I like this post so much, I’m sharing it with my friends at Fiesta Friday too. This week’s party is co-hosted by Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook and me@ Wanderlust Celiac.

14 thoughts on “Farmer’s Keep in Philly- Celiac and Food Allergy Friendly

    1. Thanks, Barbara! I’m glad you found my review helpful. Farmer’s Keep just opened this past spring, so it was my first time there and I loved it. 😀

  1. Yay! I love Minions – sounds like you had fun, Kaila. 😀

    Your meal and photos are lovely – love that first meal of yours at Farmer’s Keep. Sounds indeed a good one. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jhuls! I try to find a onesie costume every year. Last year I was Olaf, and next year I hope to be Stitch! 😀

    1. Thanks, Judi! I love co-hosting!! They have a huge sustainable effort, and are great about farm to table things as well, which I didn’t mention in my post. They use things like rain barrels, rooftop gardening, and solar energy, so it’s pretty cool in other ways too! 🙂

  2. Hi Kalia, it seems this week’s FF hosts are all on the move! Pity you didn’t show us your costume 😉 I have never been to the States but Philadelphia keeps coming up in conversations and – more importantly! – food blogs. Looks like you’re on to a good thing!
    Have a lovely weekend and thanks for co-hosting!
    Ginger

    1. Awh, thanks Ginger! Yep, we’re a traveling group of co-hosts this week!! And, maybe next year I’ll share a picture of my costume. 😉

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