My goal is to discover gluten-free food in the District to make your gluten-free diet easier.
What I got: Farmhouse burger, the most straightforward option on the menu. (Ask for it with light or little mayonnaise if you’re not a huge fan.) In addition to the classic cheeseburger and a slightly more adventurous bacon burger, Good Stuff Eatery bombards you with their original burger combinations. Don’t like beef? “Cluck it” and swap any item with a chicken breast. They’ve ever got a mushroom burger for vegetarians. I highly recommend indulging in a side of Spike’s Village Fries, topped with thyme, rosemary & sea salt.
Gluten-Free Friendliness: Going out for a good burger means dealing with the inevitable bun dilemma. Gluten-free buns do exist in the world, but it is rare for a restaurant to stock the substitution. You could request your meal sans-bun, or you could do what I do and just place the bun to the side. (I try to avoid causing any sort of extra hassle when it come to my dietary restrictions.)
If you’re not in the mood for meat or fielding questions about your diet, try one of four wedge salads. All salads start around $8, and you can add chicken, beef, turkey or a ‘shroom burger for an additional $3. Good Stuff Eatery also offers shakes and ice cream floats, which are almost always guaranteed to be gluten-free.
Overall vibe: Good Stuff Eatery is a creation of The Mendelsohn family, led by Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn. With it’s bright and welcoming atmosphere, it’s obvious that this chain of restaurants is owned and operated by people who love each other and believe in what they do. Their passion easily translates into the customers’ happiness.
Gluten-free gut reaction: Would go back