Last April, I reported that S’MAC went ALL gluten-free (here’s more from Celiac Chicks and A Gluten Free Guide) but it wasn’t until this week that I had a chance to try myself.
(A side note: I haven’t really delved into many or any milky situations. Even my trial with Lactaid ice cream was fraught with too many urps for comfort. That could have been for many reasons, corn syrup or over indulging, don’t exactly know. Regardless, I knew what I was walking into with the date with mac and cheese, the grandfather of dairy dishes-milk, butter, cheese. Oy. But I just had to try this. I cleared my schedule for any tummy mishaps. I went armed with many, many Lactaid chewables. I dosed before during and after dining, six in total, which seemed to really help. I won't be repeating this experiment often but good to know it could kind of be done).
Sarita, owner of S’MAC treated me to a Mediterranean mac and cheese. Filled with goat cheese, spinach, garlic and olives it was mac and cheese for the grown up in me. The kid in me reveled in the crisp topping created by GF cornflakes. Oh heaven. I brought D. (also GF) who had the Manchego mac and cheese. We didn’t really speak for a full five minutes as we both luxuriated in the goodness that was this hot, bubbly, cheese-y, all gluten-free (and made in a peanut/tree-nut facility) goodness.
Sarita clearly cares about her patrons and their well being and their taste buds. We talked at length about the ingredients, cross contamination and source products. Every effort has been made to ensure that the gluten-free-ness meets Sarita’s (and GIG’s) exacting standards. In Sarita’s hands, I felt safe.
Certainly, if you go, and have any extra allergen or gluten-free questions email@example.com DEFINITELY email owner Sarita first. Tell her Allergic Girl sent you, and bring your appetite for some serious comfort food, all gluten-free.
Sarita's Macaroni & Cheese
345 East 12th Street, NY, NY 10003