As the number of dedicated gluten-free bakeries, cafes and restaurants continues to grow, so do the number of food trucks, cideries and breweries. By our count, there are 16 dedicated gluten-free food trucks and 17 breweries and cideries in the United States, for a total of 33 establishments serving up inspired cuisine and tasty beverages worthy of a leisurely visit.
Schedule time to go on a tour of a gluten-free brewery or cidery to learn all about the production process, how cider gets its flavor (it isn’t from the fruit), where they source raw ingredients, how they come up with their flavors, and more. Take a seat in their tasting rooms to enjoy a flight of core and seasonal offerings. And some places offer a menu of lite bites or gourmet cuisine and desserts designed to pair with the cidery or brewery creations. Keep in mind that not all the menus feature dedicated gluten-free cuisine, but they have plenty of gluten-free options.
It takes a special breed of individual to run a food truck. Seriously! These culinary rock stars must like working in confined spaces and sweating their butts off to deliver gluten-free cuisine and a big ole’ smile with every order. They create an experience where it is normal to drool over the aromas wafting from within while standing in line with complete and oddly festive strangers. Struggling to eat and keep your clothing clean is par for the course. And there are never enough napkins.
If your travels take you to any of these 19 states, consider checking out their dedicated cideries, breweries and food trucks.
Happy and safe travels!