Where: Angelina’s Kitchen, 23 Rectory Street on Business 64, Downtown Pittsboro, NC 27312
GF Menu: Yes. Check the dry erase board for GF options and Daily Specials. Angelina’s menu features ingredients that are local and seasonal, so items are updated regularly.
The paper menu includes a key for “GF” and “V”, indicating “Gluten-Free” and “Vegan”. The restaurant also offers Gluten-Free pita bread.
What I ate: Gluten-Free Brown Rice Bowl with Green Chile Beef Stew and Greens Bake + GF Sweet Potato Brownie.
How to order it: Place your order at the counter, confirming with the friendly server that your choice is Gluten-Free.
A meal I could eat every day…
The Green Chile Beef Stew was made with local green chiles, Cohen Farm local beef, homemade beef broth, with corn, carrots, tomatoes, and black beans.
I especially relished the warm “Green Bake”. Chef (and Owner) Angelina explained that this menu item is created with fresh local greens (whatever is in season – often collards, swiss chard, kale, arugula, spinach, and always loads of parsley). It is then baked with diced carrots, sauteed onions, and flavorful ricotta, or a special type of Greek gruyere cheese.
Served on a large bed of nutty brown rice, this was exactly what I craved on a chilly day.
This dessert was both GF and Vegan! This unique Sweet Potato brownie came from the brilliant Abilicious Bakery, and was moist, chewy, and lightly spiced.
Green Note: Occasionally, my heart sings when I see a particularly beautiful business model in action. What does this kind of model look like? It looks like Angelina’s Kitchen. It is a model of awareness, in which the business owners’ primary intentions bend purposefully toward community development, public health, and responsible environmental stewardship.
1. works with, and promotes (via their website and word of mouth), local farmers.
2. partners with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
3. uses compostable cutlery within the restaurant
4. offers recycling bins in order to reduce waste
5. features the work of local artists and offers handmade products for sale (see pic below)
6. encourages us all to eat healthy, local, and in season.