During the end of June this summer, my fiance and I took a fun road trip to Philly to visit his family. On the way home, we were able to stop by a charming little cafe in Murraysville, PA (just outside of Pittsburgh) called Gluten Free Zone which was 100% gluten-free! There were loads of allergy friendly and gluten-free groceries and a wonderful in house cafe/bakery. I actually had trouble deciding what I wanted to eat which is not a problem I’m used to having (but a welcome one at that). What I loved about this place besides it being dedicated gluten-free was the friendly staff and the story behind the business. The owner’s daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease after some health struggles and the family pulled together to support her new positive gluten-free journey. They set out to make delicious, high quality gluten-free and allergy friendly food options and I have to say, they certainly achieved that! You can read more about their story here. I ordered a gluten-free, soy-free pizza and a tomato bisque soup while my non-gluten-free fiance had a gluten-free sub sandwich that he said was amazing. The pizza was one of the best I’ve ever tasted and our visit made for two happy and full road trippers–reaction free!
We sat down on the cute patio just outside the cafe to enjoy our meal and I was amazed by the total dedication of the shop to keeping the area free from gluten and allergen contamination. Positioned clearly on our table was a sign (pictured above) that stated in bold letters, “Due to Food Allergies, For Gluten Free Zone Customers Only”. I felt super cared for, understood, and very surprised in the best way possible. They take their customer’s safety seriously and that deserves big applause my friends. Basically, this place is a gluten-free dream and ranks among the best to my knowledge and consideration. Check them out in Murraysville, PA!
I found out about Gluten Free Zone by checking for gluten-free restaurants and shops on the Find Me Gluten-Free iPhone app and website. This site is a serious gem and I highly recommend it for any gluten-free traveler. Thanks to the Find Me Gluten-Free team!