Last week I did a post including some recent snapshots from a trip to Key West, Florida. I promised I would share with you some of the places I ate during the trip, so here we go…
Le Petit Paris
First off, we were lucky to stumble upon Le Petit Paris the first morning of our trip. The superb food, friendly staff, cool vibe, and convenient location on Duval Street meant that we would literally eat there every single morning of our trip. I’m not kidding – we were that impressed. Every morning I alternated between the gluten free French Farmer crepes and the gluten free strawberry cinnamon pancakes.
I literally don’t think you could order something you wouldn’t enjoy there. Being a huge fan of cafes and all things French, I also enjoyed the Eiffel Tower decor and French music playing in the background.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
It wouldn’t be a trip to Key West without throwing a little Jimmy Buffett into the mix, so we also tried out Margaritaville. They have a decent gluten free selection of burgers, other entrees, and desserts as well as beer and margaritas. I chose the Cheeseburger in Paradise which was served on an Udi’s bun.
The food was good, and the atmosphere of fun-loving tourists and Jimmy Buffett music playing in the background was enjoyable.
Amigos Tortilla Bar
One evening for dinner we went to Amigos Tortilla Bar. Amigos claims that 95% of their menu is gluten free and that they serve local farm fresh produce. Since I had read beforehand that Amigos is known for their square tacos, that is what I ordered. The platter comes with 3 tacos with your choice of meat along with rice and beans.
It was very good and very fresh! They also have gluten free beer available.
Islander Bar & Grill
I realize that this post is focused on Key West, but I also wanted to give kudos to the Islander Bar & Grill in the Miami airport. At first glance there was not anything gluten free, but after speaking with the manager and staff, I ordered the fish tacos and nachos. Another great selection!
Even though I had done my gluten free homework prior to the trip, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to find gluten free options and how familiar the service staff at the restaurants were with gluten free and cross contamination. Key West is a wonderful vacation destination and when you know you can eat safely without worrying about getting sick, you only enjoy your vacation in paradise more!
Have you visited Key West? What were some of your favorite gluten free spots?