Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe

My goal is to discover gluten-free food in the District to make your gluten-free diet easier.

1781 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009

What I got: Half soup, half salad: Dijon sprout salad with brussels sprouts, arugula, parmesan, walnuts and dijon mustard vinaigrette and homemade gazpacho. (The gazpacho is gluten-free, just ignore included piece of bread.) Not pictured: Thai Ice Tea Popsicle (!).

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Gluten-free friendliness: Every salad option is gluten-free, even the Red Chili Noodle Salad. Sandwiches are the other main item on the menu, which is easily navigable with labeled gluten-free and vegan options. (For all the non-dairy people out there, the popsicle flavors are separated by dairy and non-dairy options.) There are also plenty of gluten-free options from local farms in the refrigerated section. (These items are on the pricey side, but hey, “No Farms, No Food.”)

Overall vibe: The Farmhouse Market & Cafe expands on the locally-minded business model that first started with Pleasant Pops popsicles in 2010. Pick a spot in front of the long, glass window for maximum productivity if you have work to do, or soak up some sun on bright orange picnic tables outside. You can find Pleasant Pops popsicles at multiple locations around the city.

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Gluten-free gut reaction: Going back tomorrow

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