CAVA: Bowled Over

There is a buzz surrounding a new restaurant in Chapel Hill called CAVA that offers quick and affordable seasonal meals. The motto posted on their menu is “Food that fills you and fulfills you too” with their focus on “Greek and Mediterranean cooking in a casual modern setting”. Where: CAVA, Village Plaza, 79 S Elliott RoadContinue reading “CAVA: Bowled Over”

Agno Grill: 100% Gluten-Free Eatery in Philly

This is my 100th post on “Sweet Tea & Wheat-Free”. Though this blog is dedicated to the quest for Gluten-Free food in the South, I want to share a restaurant from north of the Mason-Dixon line because this establishment is 100% Gluten-Free. Where: Agno Grill, 2104 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. GF Menu: Yes. EverythingContinue reading “Agno Grill: 100% Gluten-Free Eatery in Philly”

Mediterranean Deli Bakery and Catering: Organic Gluten-Free Pita Bread + Desserts!

    Where: Mediterranean Deli Bakery & Catering, 410 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 GF Menu: Yes. The menu on their website highlights Gluten-Free options. When you visit the restaurant, all dishes in the deli case are carefully labeled with both Gluten and Nut allergy information. What I ate: I have tried bothContinue reading “Mediterranean Deli Bakery and Catering: Organic Gluten-Free Pita Bread + Desserts!”

Coming Home: Part Deux – Sweet Gratitude

Hello! So much has happened since I last wrote, and I have some wondrous things to share with you: In case you haven’t already heard, Dunkin Donuts has announced that it will offer a new GF cinnamon-sugar donut and GF blueberry muffin on their menu soon. These will be prepared in a dedicated facility andContinue reading “Coming Home: Part Deux – Sweet Gratitude”

Café Rakka: Heavenly Falafel

Where: Café Rakka Mediterranean Restaurant, 71A New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, TN  37075 GF Menu: No. What I ate: My dining companion and I shared Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Mediterranean Salad, Falafel, Pomegranate Iced Tea, and a Mango Lassi How to order it: Everything is made in-house, from the hummus to the yogurt and cheese. All menuContinue reading “Café Rakka: Heavenly Falafel”

Angelina’s Kitchen: Local and Seasonal Delights

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”.Continue reading “Angelina’s Kitchen: Local and Seasonal Delights”

Simply Crepes: “Mais Oui!”

Crepes originated in northern France and are traditionally made with wheat flour; however, I’m delighted to report that a new restaurant in Raleigh, NC offers buckwheat crepes! Buckwheat, also called a pseudocereal, is not related to wheat. It is not a grain and does not belong to the grass family, but still produces fruits that canContinue reading “Simply Crepes: “Mais Oui!””

California Pizza Kitchen: Nice Day for a White Pizza

December 2013 Update: I walked by a CPK the other day and this sign stopped me in my tracks: The Gluten-Free pizzas are back! Currently, there are four options. See their online GF menu at As their website notes, these pizzas are prepared according to the strict regulations of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG).Continue reading “California Pizza Kitchen: Nice Day for a White Pizza”

Bella Monica: Pasta Dinner

Where: Bella Monica, Olde Raleigh Village Shopping Center, 3121-103 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC GF Menu: Yes! They offer GF flatbread pizzas and pasta dishes. A PDF of their GF Menu is found on their restaurant home page, where this note is posted: Although Bella Monica is not a dedicated Gluten-Free kitchen, we do cookContinue reading “Bella Monica: Pasta Dinner”

Vivace: Al Fresco

Where: Vivace, Raleigh, NC. There is also a Vivace Charlotte location, with a Gluten-Free Menu. GF Menu: Yes! Click HERE and you can see it online. What I ate: Steamed P.E.I Mussels (Antipasti) + Fennel Crusted Salmon (Secondi) How to order it: Ask the server for the GF Menu. Select. Eat. What it looks like:Continue reading “Vivace: Al Fresco”