For those of you who are celiac, gluten intolerant, or have a gluten or wheat allergy, life can seem bleak at times. Wheat is a major part of North American society, and it can be a pain to get what you need to eat and not just eat a salad and veggies everywhere you go. Not than I’m not advocating veggies, but it would be nice to have the occasional small piece of cake at a birthday without becoming ill, unless of course you have fabulous friends as I do who are happy to accommodate your dietary restrictions. There are now many restaurants getting on the gluten-free bandwagon, such as pizza ( Pizza Nova, Pizza Pizza, and Mamma’s Pizza ), pasta at Il Fornello and Milestones, and wonderful bakeries ( Organic Oven, Voila Gluten-Free Bakeree ) that can make life bearable.
The one missing piece of this puzzle for myself has always been hamburger buns. I have had burgers without the bun at restaurants for years now, but at commercial chains it is unheard of to have an alternative bun… until now.
Last night I was delighted to experience Hero Burgers, an already environmentally-conscious chain with organic meat and fantastic burger toppings and options now offers a gluten-free bun for 79 cents more.
Fantastic. The bun has poppy and sesame seeds, looks like an actual wheat bun. Made with a rice flour combination, my only complaint was that I should have ordered the 4 oz rather than the 6 oz as I have not eaten buns with my burgers for so long that I forgot how full you feel when you eat a burger with a bun !
This gluten-free girl is very, very grateful.