Monday, October 24, 2011

Gluten Free Menu at Thai Spices and Sushi

Post number 18 for VeganMoFo.

When I learned I had to be gluten free, I never thought that I would be able to d
ine at my favorite Thai restaurant- Thai Spices and Sushi. I was heart broken over this, but alas I did nothing about it. I did not email the restaurant, call, or stop by to see if they could handle gluten free. I just assumed that this my favorite restaurant, that understands vegan mind you, would have no clue. Lucky for me, someone else was contacting them and they did have a clue!

In late summer I received an email from a friend telling me that That
Spices and Sushi had a gluten free menu. I was completely overjoyed and responded with tears in my eyes. This may seem silly to many of you, but those of you that are gluten free (and vegan) know what I'm talking about here. The smallest gestures of gluten free accommodation can be be so huge in our world.

At the same time, the restaurant had a Twongo deal. So, we bought the deal and started planning a group dinner with friends. Eight of us, four couples, met for dinner th
ere this past weekend and we had a wonderful evening of delicious food, break dancing (one of our friends showed us her break dancing skills), and conversation. I ordered the Param Tofu with a lovely peanut sauce and a hot ginger drink. John ordered a sweet and sour tofu dish and a beer (both not gluten free).

The meal was delicious and I am dreaming of my next visit. They have the most amazing curry dishes there and several of them are on the gluten free list.


Dawn said...

That looks great!! It IS a huge deal to find a restaurant that is accommodating! So glad it happens to be one of your favs. Do you happen to know if any of their gluten free stuff is also soy free?

VeggieAmanda said...

Hi Dawn- I don't know if they have anything soy free. I would think that they could do one of the curry dishes soy free. :-) They are very nice there, you should call and ask. Good luck!

Mandee said...

Yes, I totally know what you mean. I still get excited when vegan friends talk about new vegan places, even if I can't eat there but when I find out there's a gluten free option, I want to jump up and down!

The food look so good too :)

Cara said...

Oh Amanda, don't be shy here. We all know you were the one who was breakdancing... Let's see those coffee grinders! And you are right, it IS a big deal to us when restaurants go out of their way to accommodate for us. I have frequent a local Indian restaurant that I LOVE and the manager always offers to make me a special dessert that is dairy free. Things like that, where they don't have to but want to, means the world!

VeggieAmanda said...

Cara- Funny! I couldn't break dance to save my life! I have a friend who has been taking lessons! :-) Special accommodations are exciting!