Restaurant Review: Vintage Chophouse

With arguable the best view of any restaurant in the Petoskey/ Bay Harbor area, Vintage Chophouse is also able to safely and deliciously accommodate gluten-free and vegan eaters. 

Travel Destination: Boyne City/ Petoskey area, Mich.

Since I’ll be heading Up North for the holiday weekend, I thought I’d share my favorite gluten-free and vegan restaurants for anyone else making the journey up I-75 in Northern Michigan.

Restaurant Review: Anita’s Kitchen

There’s a reason why this modern Lebanese cafe has nearly five stars on– almost every entree on its menu can be prepared gluten free. And to top it off, there are a plethora of vegan options, too.

Restaurant Review: Greenspace Cafe

This cafe is already all vegan, but they also take food allergies very seriously and serve up some pretty fantastic plant-powered dishes. 

Restaurant Review: Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria

Eating a delicious pizza safely at a restaurant seemed like a long-lost dream not too long ago. Then Renee’s, an all gluten-free and nut-free pizzeria, opened its doors near my house. Now I can enjoy really good pizza without the risk of… Read More

Restaurant Review: Panera Bread

Panera does a great job of warning customers that wheat, egg, dairy, and other common allergies are used in their bakeries and that cross-contamination may occur. Every Panera has a sign right behind the cashiers saying so. To my initial shock, they’ve also… Read More

Dining Out Tip: Choose Higher End

It may be hard if you’re on a tight budget, but choosing more upscale restaurants can often work in your favor.

Dining Out Tip: Research, Research, Research

Before I eat at any new restaurant, I do my homework. That means researching the menu, reviews, photos and, most importantly, calling the restaurant to ensure that they can safely prepare a gluten-free and vegan meal. 

Restaurant Review: P.F. Chang’s

P.F. Chang’s has won a lot of praise for their gluten-free menu, and on the whole, that recognition is well-deserved.