Posted on | July 28, 2009 | 3 Comments
You better bring your appetite for this one!
While on vacation in State College, I was starving, and was not in the mood to eat at 5 Guys
. . again. Out of desperation I agreed to take my kids to the Olive Garden
since I knew they had a gluten free menu. I was a little nervous after a bad experience at the Olive Garden in downtown Salt Lake City ( the server informed me that they cooked the gluten free chicken on the same surface as the gluten contaminated chicken! Yikes!) Therefore, I “grilled” my server thoroughly about how the food is prepared and cooked (bad pun, I know).
The guy didn’t bat an eye at my neurotic game of 20 questions about the gluten free menu, which helped me feel comfortable and, well, normal. I agreed to start my meal with their salad sans croutons. Well, go figure, my salad arrived with a heaping serving of croutons. Not good. However, my server was extremely apologetic and mixed a new salad for me immediately. And oh was it yummy.
I ordered the Mixed Grill, which consisted of a skewer of chicken, a skewer of steak, a side of grilled vegetables and a heap of seasoned potatoes. I was shocked at how much food was on my plate! It is very filling and extremely flavorful. And the best part- I didn’t get sick- wha hoo!!
Overall, my experience at the State College location was excellent, and it is nice to know that a national chain has a gluten free dining option I can turn to if I am on the go or in a new location.
You can find this location here:
1945 Waddle Road
State College, PA 16803
Click here to check out the Olive Garden online gluten free menu
Have you tried the Olive Garden gluten free menu? What was your experience?