Let me tell you guys about my favorite gluten free restaurant.
It is called Choices by Shawn. It has two kitchens, one of which is exclusively gluten free. Gluten free food is served on red dishes so that it can easily be identified. Thus far I have not been glutened eating there, and I have done so often for quite awhile now (less so since money problems started, sadly). They also try to accommodate other allergies, so call them up if you’re curious!
The people there are amazingly nice, they know us when we come in and know which is my son’s favorite table. The atmosphere is wonderful, the restaurant is in an old house, so it really feels like home to me. And the food. Oh my gosh the food.
We first went there because we discovered they have gluten free fried chicken. And I mean real deep fried chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy. Their chicken asparagus carbonara is amazing (I order it without bacon because I don’t eat pork.) They also have fantastic salads and soups, try the raspberry walnut salad or the white gazpacho as your starter. And they have fresh baked gluten free bread. When was the last time you gluten free folks got bread before a meal? They do breakfast (only on weekends I think) and their pancakes are absolutely fantastic.
And this was what I brought home with me after the meal - their chocolate delight cake, paired with home made coconut ice cream. They have several gluten free desserts to choose from.
If you’re in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area I highly recommend trying them out.