7271 Center Street
(Across from Yours Truly)
Really enjoyed my dinner at this “create your own stir fry” place. The menu has GF options noted. When alerted of the need to be GF I was told the kitchen takes care to use a clean pan and utensils and change gloves, while also being told that gluten containing dishes are prepared in the same space. I’m hopeful that if a restaurant understands the chance of cross contact they will try to avoid it – though I know that may be wishful thinking.
You fill a bowl with veggies, then choose a base (white or brown rice or shredded Napa cabbage are GF, but the noodles are not), choose a sauce (3 GF choices: Brown Sauce, House Sweet and Sour or Spicy Thai Sweet Chili) and add a protein. Gluten eaters have 10 additional sauce choices. Prices vary based on bowl size and protein choice.
I had the large bowl of veggies over a base of 1/2 brown rice and 1/2 shredded Napa cabbage. Just went with the veggie bar which included tofu and edamame among its 25+ options and did not add an additional protein. The Brown Sauce was flavorful with an evident, and appreciated, note of garlic. The portion size was ample.
My dinner was $8.25 with hot tea another $1. The place is not fancy. You fill out a paper form, pay at the register, then get your own silverware and condiments. The paper form even asks: Are your gluten-free selections due to an allergy?
I’d return the next time I’m in the area, though I wouldn’t make a special trip. If I lived nearby I’d frequent the restaurant.