I do believe that I’m the last gluten-free person on the planet to visit Jason’s Deli. Ages ago, I heard that Jason’s Deli could make any sandwich gluten-free by using Udi’s gluten-free bread. That was fantastic news! But I’m not really a deli person. And the fact that the sandwiches would be made on the same line as regular sandwiches just made me nervous.
I finally did have a chance to eat at Jason’s Deli with a few friends, and I was very impressed. First of all, they have an extensive gluten-free menu. It’s not the regular menu with astricks next to the items that can be made gluten free. It’s a one-page menu of all of the gluten-free options. An entire page!
There are soup options.
I highly recommend the Vegetarian Tomato Basil.
There are salad options.
The Nutty Mixed Up Salad without chicken was a vegetarian’s dream with organic field greens, grapes, raisins, apples, feta cheese, nuts, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds.
There are gluten-free options on the salad bar as well. I’m not sure how you feel about the safety of a salad bar, but I wasn’t risking it. There are too many opportunities for cross contamination for my liking.
And of course you can go full-on deli and order a sandwich on Udi’s Gluten-Free Bread. I was impressed that the workers knew to change their gloves and to use a protective barrier between the bread and the counter.
And the sandwiches do not come on the small slices that we buy at the grocery stores. This bread is large enough to hold a thick stack of all of the sandwich fixings of your choice. Just check out the options in the Build Your Own Sandwich section of the gluten-free menu.
And if you were wondering, the ice cream from the soft serve machine, which comes with every meal, is also gluten free!
- Have you tried Jason’s Deli? How was your experience?
- What’s your favorite gluten-free menu item?
- Do you feel comfortable eating from salad bars?