I had lunch with a good friend of mine who is gluten intolerant this week. I called several places that specialize in gluten-free food hoping to find a good place to eat lunch. I found a new place called New Day Gluten-free that would be officially open for lunch in a few days, but said they would fix anything on their to-go menu for us if we came.
They were very enthusiastic as a new business should be and offered a large selection of gluten-free food items. I thought my friend would be thrilled. As you would expect, New Day is very focused on providing foods that are substitutes for foods that normally contain gluten. There was little my friend was interested in. She has learned through the years to not crave foods normally laden with gluten, so she usually eats salads, and plain meats and vegetables and is very satisfied ( and also very thin).
They did not offer any salads with gluten-free dressing or plain vegetables and meat. We ended up sharing an excellent gluten-free sausage pizza and each having a tasty chocolate chip cookie, but what she really wanted for lunch was a salad with gluten-free dressing. I really liked the pizza and would consider ordering it again, I would like to try the vegetarian version.
New Day Gluten-free is a made-from-scratch dedicated gluten and peanut free cafe and bakery that also supplies prepared meals to-go. They have a few tables for eating-in. They supply gluten-free pizzas and gluten-free entrees to many of the better known restaurants and pizza parlors in our area. They also carry, several pasta dishes, pies, breads, muffins, made to order birthday cakes and of course cookies. When their cafe opens later this week they will also be selling sandwiches made with gluten-free Boars Head deli meats and cheeses. New Day Gluten-free is located just outside St. Louis, in Ellisville, Missouri. Worth a visit if you crave foods normally made with gluten or have a peanut allergy.