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ATX Gluten-Free News: November 2010

November 16, 2010

Welcome to the November edition of ATX Gluten-Free News!

Red Mango is a self-serve yogurt shop off UT campus. They offer gluten-free yogurt that is also kosher.

Confituras is now offered at Breed and Company (both locations). Some of the fall flavors Stephanie is offering include: pear jam with fresh sage and honey, cranberry jalapeño jelly, salted caramel pear butter, whole cranberry tangerine sauce. Buy online or around town.

Cornucopia is a local popcorn company that offers fresh and packaged popcorn in many flavors. Find packaged gluten-free popcorn at Breed and Company or buy fresh at their Drag location. Ask which flavors are gluten-free, although the majority are. They label gluten-free on their packaged popcorn.

Bona Dea Bread baking mixes are now on the shelves of Whole Foods and Wheatsville. You may order their mixes online also. The scone mixes are a must-try!

Austin Java has updated their new menu to include a few gluten-free items. Here is what they sent me: “Any item without bread or flour (except our chicken soup is not gluten-free, because there is flour in it). Ask for no bread or croutons on salads. Seasonings are gluten-free. Other items that are gluten-free include: peanut soup, mashed potatoes, corn tortillas, tortilla chips, black beans, breakfast potatoes, avocado, corn, pico, tomatoes, veggies, queso, hummus, salsa, etc.”

Iggi’s Texatarian Vegan Trailer has added a gluten-free dish to their menu.

Mama Fu’s is opening up another location in Austin soon, off Brodie Lane. They have a gluten-free menu.

Mighty Fine Burgers are gluten-free (minus the bun, of course), and the fries are as well. When you order, tell them you have an “allergy” and they will highlight your name to avoid cross contamination. Read more here.

The Daily Meal, a new food website founded by the ex-CEO of, recently asked me to contribute my top 5 gluten-free dishes for Austin, Texas and my top picks for different restaurant categories. What is your favorite gluten-free dish in Austin?

The CoolHaus food trailer offers gluten-free cookies for their ice cream sandwiches. The ice cream is gluten-free as well.

Udi’s bread is heading to several HEB’s in Austin and Georgetown. To learn more, visit here.

You can now buy Udi’s bread from all Jason’s Deli locations. The bread is exclusive to Jason’s Deli because of its large size and package, perfect for sandwiches. One loaf is $11.99.

Coming soon from Udi’s are Cinnamon Raisin Bagels and Whole Grain Bagels.

Maudies has updated their gluten-free menu to include gluten-free tortilla chips.

Portabla features many gluten-free options, including sandwiches, soups and sides. Recently they offered gluten-free paninis with homemade bread. Check out this post written by Blinded by the Bite to learn more. Tomorrow’s soup (November 17) is an Indian chicken, shrimp and rice soup that is gluten and dairy free.

Hail Merry, one of my favorite snack companies, is holding a killer contest for this month. Submit a short video and enter for a chance to win a holiday tin set of Hail Merry snacks, valued at over $240. Learn more here. You can also buy the tins individually. The perfect, healthy holiday gift!

Simply Gluten-Free recently held a gluten-free photo contest, and my Pumpkin-Quinoa pudding won first place!

Conscious Cravings has expanded their menu to include a few gluten-free options. All wraps may be made without the wrap, and add a side of quinoa.

Savory Spice Shop is now open on West 6th Street. The spice shop offers more than 400 different spices and blends; most of which are naturally gluten-free. Learn more here.

The Grove is now offering gluten-free penne pasta.

Kara Kroeger, a friend of mine and nutritionist, is offering gluten-free cooking classes for the Austin Area. Learn more about them through her website.

Karen Morgan of Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free will speak on December 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Book People.

Looking for Thanksgiving recipe inspiration? Check out this wonderful recipe round-up, at Gluten-Free Girl and Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free.

El Arbol has a new website and an special prix fixe menu that is available for a limited time only. Many items may be made gluten-free. El Arbol is gluten-free friendly and the staff is knowledgeable.

Threadgill’s has many gluten-free options (Thank you Kendra for letting me know!). Some of these include: char-broiled items (without sandwich bread). Several sides: any steamed vegetable, french fries, mashed potatoes, Texas caviar, black-eyed peas, black beans, steamed rice, turnip greens, and dinner salad.

Greenling is offering a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Basket this year. Order from their website and have all the gluten-free side dishes delivered to your front door.

The Vegan Yacht is a new food trailer in town, located in the Eastside Drive In. They have many gluten-free options.

I’m thrilled to announce that ATX Gluten-Free is now a Featured Blog on Zagat. Check out the other featured blogs here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2010 7:53 pm

    Such a great list of references! I don’t live in Texas, but the online links are quite helpful and I will pass them on!

    • ATXglutenfree permalink*
      November 16, 2010 10:05 pm

      Thanks Peggy!

  2. November 16, 2010 9:10 pm

    Jessica, you do a great job of tracking down and sharing the gluten-free news here in Austin. So congratulations on ATX Gluten-Free being a Featured Blog on Zagat. You deserve the recognition!

    • ATXglutenfree permalink*
      November 16, 2010 10:05 pm

      Thank you Gretchen. That means a lot! 🙂

  3. November 17, 2010 2:40 am

    Wow! Austin is quite the city. When we visit (which we are planning to do), I will be sure to refer to your amazing list!

    • ATXglutenfree permalink*
      November 19, 2010 3:03 pm

      Thanks Ellen. I hope you enjoy Austin if you visit. It is a fabulous city, and super gluten-free friendly 🙂

  4. CASEY SNYDER permalink
    November 18, 2010 12:07 am


  5. November 18, 2010 4:41 pm

    Great post! If your looking for more Gluten Free items be sure to check out Beacon Light Steam Series Seafood! They are delicious, convenient, and affordable!
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