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Ribs

Ribs

An entire gluten free meal with no substitutions? That my friends, is what awaits you at Kentucky Greg’s on George Urban in Depew. My family has been fans of Greg’s for years. Their authentic barbecue is absolutely delicious.

I was a little worried once I became GF – did their sauce have gluten? Was I going to be relegated to a salad? Not at all. The servers know exactly what is GF on their menu and what isn’t and the good news is all the barbecue is GF. Their Brunswick stew, gumbo,macaroni salad and okra are not GF, and none of the rolls or bread are, but other than that, you can order at will.

Most dinners come with Texas toast – ask to have your meal without it.  At a recent meal we enjoyed the barbecued chicken platter (order a half chicken for just $2 more than the quarter chicken and take it home to eat the next day), and a rib and chicken platter. Their fries are crisp and good (the frying oil is not contaminated with gluten). Their

BBQ chicken and fries

BBQ chicken and fries

cole slaw is creamy and delicious and their barbecue sauce is the right mix of smoke and sweet.

They participate in Restaurant Week, so if you’re looking for a deal, check them out during one of those special weeks.

TedsDogs2Ted’s Red Hots has been an institution in these parts for many years. Since I went gluten-free, I’ve been to Ted’s but with a gluten-free bun in my purse! We just stopped in for a quick dinner recently and were thrilled to see the sign that they now have gluten-free buns! They are 50 cents each and are kept sealed in individual plastic bags. They are warmed before serving. They do not place them on the grill, and they are held with a napkin under them. While I am so sensitive to gluten that cross-contamination bothers me, I know others are, so I watched closely. If you are concerned, I would ask the server to change gloves before filling your order. Get your own ketchup out of the dispenser. The other condiments are used with a spoon the may sometimes touch buns, so you might want to avoid those if you are concerned.TedsGlutenFree

Ted’s fries their onion rings and French fries in the same oil.

GF Carrot Cake

Posted by Brette in GF At Home

CarrotCake_Easter-3-31-2013-7-43-07-PM-edited-300x225My all-time favorite carrot cake is Gigi’s Carrot Cake, from Emeril.  This is a to die for carrot cake! It’s dense and moist and also just really pretty.

I used Cup4Cup gluten free flour in place of regular flour and it was not noticeable in any way. The recipe says to make 3 layers – I have always made this cake with 2 layers (who has 3 identical cake pans?). If you make this, there is just barely enough frosting, so you might consider making a bit more  (I would make 1 1/2 times this recipe so you don’t feel like you have to skimp. The recipe says to add chopped pecans to the frosting, but I prefer to just sprinkle some on top.CarrotCakeSlice2-3-31-2013-7-45-42-PMedited-300x225

 

La Tolteca

Posted by Brette in GF Restaurants | GF WNY Dining
Enchilada or burrito?

Enchilada or burrito?

You know you’ve got a fighting chance for a safe GF meal at a Mexican restaurant since corn tortillas are (usually – you should always ask!) gluten-free. La Tolteca on Transit Road in Williamsville was a regular joint for us before we became GF. We headed there recently again.

First, let me shout and stomp about one of my pet peeves. If you have a gluten-free menu, please put it on your web site! La Tolteca does not and you wouldn’t know you could eat there unless you made the effort to call ahead.

And then there is my second pet peeve. If you have a gluten-free menu or special gluten-free options, please mention it on your menu! Even a little box that says “ask about our gluten-free menu” would be enough.

La Tolteca has gluten-free options, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at their menu. We asked

Fajitas

Fajitas

and while they do have gluten-free options, there is nothing in writing to guide you. Instead, our waitress pointed at various areas of the menu. It was very, very confusing. In fact, it was so confusing, I can’t even remember what was and wasn’t GF. There was something craziness about how you can order an enchilada but only with burrito sauce, or the other way around. And corn tortillas cannot be substituted for all flour tortillas on the menu. I asked why and was told “because they are smaller.” This made no sense to me at all. I really wanted a quesadilla, which would be completely GF since it has cheese and veggies and meat in it, no sauces, but was told that couldn’t be done. Instead, we were told to look for menu items that said they could be made with flour or corn tortillas, then ask if the ingredients are GF.

I ended up with the fajitas. My husband had either an enchilada with burrito sauce or a burrito with enchilada sauce (neither of us can remember which).

The refried beans are GF. The chips are GF. The Spanish rice is GF. There are a fair number of options here, but the problem is trying to determine what exactly they are. They really need to print up a sheet listing what is available for clarity. We had to ask our waitress to come over several times to answer questions. All of this could have been avoided with a printed GF menu.

We find the food here to always be acceptable. It’s not fantastic, but it is reliable. I’m still mourning my quesadilla, but we will probably be back again in the future if the craving for Mexican hits us.

Perry’s Ice Cream

Posted by Brette in GF At Home

icecreamConeIf you’re a local Western New Yorker, you know about Perry’s Ice Cream. It’s sold in all of our supermarkets and ice cream stands. I recently had the opportunity to tour their facility and sample some of their flavors. I was impressed by their awareness of food allergy issues. They’re even introducing new lactose free ice cream.

Ice cream is one of those deceptive foods for gluten-free diners because ice cream doesn’t sound like it should have gluten in it, but when you get into flavors that have pieces of cookies, candy, or other foods in them, you can never be sure. Perry’s is very clear about which of their flavors are safe for gluten free diners and for the most part, it’s quite intuitive. Anything with cookies or cake in it is not GF when you’re eating Perry’s, but other than that, you’re likely safe. Here’s a handy guide to GF ice cream flavors when ordering or buying Perry’s this summer (it’s a huge list!):

All American

All AmericanVanilla ice cream with maraschino cherries and black cherry swirls. It’s the perfect flavor for picnics, parades and Uncle Sam’s birthday.

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Birthday BashBirthday Cake Flavored Ice cream, Creamy Blue Frosting, and Confetti Sprinkles- All you need for a perfect Birthday!

Bittersweet Sinphony

Bittersweet SinphonyCoffee ice cream with bittersweet fudge swirls and fudge chunks. Perfect for getting over a breakup. And getting back together again. And breaking up again.

Black Cherry

Black CherryPink cherry ice cream with black cherries. (Did we mention the cherries?) Ideal for cherry lovers of all ages.

All Natural Black Cherry

Black CherryAll natural black cherry ice cream with black cherries.

Black Raspberry

Black RaspberryBlack raspberry ice cream. Whether you have it in a bowl or on a cone, it’s the most delicious way to enjoy berries and cream.

Slush Pop Blue Rasp

Blue Raspberry Slush PopArtificial flavor added a quiescently frozen confection. 2 FL. OZ. (59.1 mL)

Bubblegum

BubblegumTeaberry bubblegum ice cream with gum pieces. Have it at your next birthday party and blow out your candles and a bubble at the same time!

Butter Almond

Butter AlmondButter pecan ice cream with almond pieces.

Butter Almond Crunch

Butter Almond CrunchButter ice cream with butter almond crunchettes. Get your taste buds dancing to the beat of buttery satisfaction.

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Butter PecanButter pecan ice cream with pecan pieces. Try it on top of a piece of pecan pie and you’ve sailed away to pecan heaven!

Butter Pecan

Butter PecanButter pecan ice cream with pecan pieces. Try it on top of a piece of pecan pie and you’ve sailed away to pecan heaven!

Butterscotch Sundae

Butterscotch SundaeVanilla ice cream with butterscotch swirls and Spanish peanuts. If you’re a butterscotch lover, you’ll go nuts for this classic sundae.

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Butterscotch SwirlVanilla ice cream with butterscotch swirls. It’s the fastest way to send your taste buds spinning!

Caramel Cashew

Caramel CashewCaramel ice cream with cashews and swirls of caramel fudge. It’s like a giant cashew cluster surrounded by rich and creamy ice cream. Is your mouth watering yet?

Caramel Cup Craze

Caramel Cup CrazeCrazy for caramel? This one has your name written all over it. Enjoy vanilla ice cream with caramel swirls and mini caramel cups.

Caramel Praline Turtle

Caramel Praline TurtleCaramel ice cream with caramel swirls, caramel turtles and candy-covered pecan pieces. Take a lesson from the turtle and savor this one slowly.

Caribbean Coconut

Caribbean CoconutOne bite and you are in a hammock, under the palm tree on a turquoise ocean beach shore. Savor this delicious blend of coconut rum ice cream with shredded coconut pieces.

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Carrot CakeA favorite summer picnic dessert… now in a bowl! Enjoy carrot cake ice cream with cream cheese frosting and walnuts!

Cherry Panda Paws

Cherry Panda Paws™Cherry ice cream with mini fudge cherry cups and swirls of thick, rich fudge. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the wilder side of life, including sky divers, alligator wrestlers and first graders.

Slush Pop Cherry

Cherry Slush PopArtificial flavor added a quiescently frozen confection. 2 FL. OZ. (59.1 mL)

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ChocolateJust when you thought chocolate couldn’t get any better, there’s Perry’s No Sugar Added Fat Free Chocolate ice cream. An absolute classic.

Chocolate Custard

ChocolateThe ultimate creamy indulgence. It’s perfect with chocolate sprinkles or just on a cone.

Chocolate

ChocolateJust when you thought chocolate couldn’t get any better, there’s Perry’s chocolate ice cream. An absolute classic.

Chocolate is now available in All Natural!

All Natural Chocolate

ChocolateLuscious chocolate all natural ice cream.

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Chocolate AlmondAdd a little crunch to your day! Enjoy chocolate frozen yogurt with almond pieces.

Chocolate Almond

Chocolate AlmondChocolate Ice Cream with Almonds.

Chocolate Panda Paws

Chocolate Panda Paws™This premium flavor features chocolate ice cream with peanut butter panda paw cups and swirls of thick, rich fudge. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the wilder side of life, including sky divers, alligator wrestlers and first graders.

Chunky Chocolate Chip

Chunky Chocolate ChipFeeling funky? Try the chunky. Make your day instantly better with vanilla ice cream and chunky chocolate chunks.

Coconut Almond Fudge

Coconut Almond FudgeCoconut ice cream with chocolate-covered almonds, chocolate chips and chocolate swirls. It’s like a quick getaway to paradise island, mon!

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Cotton CandyIt’s a carnival on every cone with this fun blue and pink colored cotton candy ice cream.

Bud Sour Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy Buddie Bar – ABCABC Artificially flavored cotton candy ice cream bar with sherbet shell. Meets New York State Choose Sensibly guidelines. 3 FL. OZ. (88.7 mL)

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Cotton Candy Buddie BarsNo need to wait for the fair or baseball game to enjoy cotton candy! Just grab your favorite buddie and enjoy!

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Crème BruleeA cool twist on this hot dessert! Enjoy light vanilla custard ice cream with swirls of caramelized sugar. The only thing missing is half the fat.

Death By Chocolate

Death By ChocolateAttention chocoholics! We’ve put together chocolate ice cream with chocolate-covered almonds, chocolate truffles and fudge chips. Do you think you can handle it?

Sorbet Dragon Fruit Pomegranate

Dragon Fruit Pomegranate SorbetSavor the complex notes of two fruits, dragon fruit and pomegranate, swirled together to create a delight for the senses.

Fireball

FireballCinnamon flavored ice cream with hot cinnamon sauce and hot cinnamon candies.

Fool's Gold

Fool’s Gold™Peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter candy swirls and chocolate coated toffee pieces.

French Roast Coffee

French Roast CoffeeGrab a delicious cup o ‘joe any time of the day with this robust coffee ice cream.

French Vanilla

French VanillaAdd some “ooh la la” to an ordinary day with this French-style (made with egg) vanilla ice cream.

24 PK ABC Fudgie Bar

Fudgie Bar – ABCClassic fudgie bar. 2.5 FL. OZ. (73.9 mL)

8 PK Fudgie Bars

Fudgie BarsThe quickest way to lick your chocolate craving. Enjoy Fudgie Bars without the guilt because they’re not only delicious, but they’re low in fat and only 90 calories per bar!

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Hot Fudge SundaeVanilla ice cream with fudge swirls and Spanish peanuts. The perfect sundae for a hectic Monday.

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Ice Cream BarsNow you can share the Perry’s classic you remember as a kid with your kids. Enjoy creamy vanilla ice cream surrounded by a rich chocolate coating.

Kahlua Almond Amaretto

Kahlua Almond AmarettoKahlua Amaretto ice cream with roasted almonds.

Lactose Free Vanilla

Lactose Free VanillaVanilla ice cream that is 99% lactose free.

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Lemon Pom CherryA delightful mix of lemon and pomegranate frozen yogurt with a swirl of black cherry.

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Lemon SherbetThis delicious flavor of lemon is sure to make your taste buds tingle.

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon SorbetA refreshing lemon sorbet.

Bud Sour Lime

Lime Buddie Bar – ABCABC Vanilla ice cream bar with lime sherbet shell. Meets New York State Choose Sensibly guidelines. 3 FL. OZ. (88.7 mL)

Maple Walnut

Maple WalnutPerfect for anyone who’s nuts about maple. Enjoy maple walnut ice cream with walnut pieces.

Maple Walnut is now available in All Natural!

All Natural Maple Walnut

Maple WalnutAll natural mouth-watering maple ice cream with walnuts.

Mint Chip

Mint ChipMint ice cream with fudge chips. It’s what all the cool kids are asking for.

Mint-Ting-A-Ling

Mint-Ting-A-LingWhen the phone won’t stop ringing, escape with Mint-Ting-A-Ling. Enjoy green mint ice cream with chocolate-covered candy pieces.

Movie Time

Movie TimePopcorn flavored ice cream with sea salt caramel swirls and caramel truffles.

Muddy Sneakers

Muddy SneakersWhite chocolate ice cream with chocolate peanut candies, milk chocolate flakes and caramel swirls. You’ll love letting our Muddy Sneakers into the house.

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NeapolitanMake room for seconds with a lighter version of this classic flavor. The only difference you’ll see is in your waistline!

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NeapolitanIt’s not a party without Perry’s Neapolitan. Enjoy vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream one at a time or mix all three!

Fudgie NSA

No Sugar Added Fudgie Bar – ABCABC A quiescently frozen dairy confection. Meets New York State Choose Sensibly guidelines. 2.5 FL. OZ. (73.9 mL)

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No Sugar Added Rainbow SherbetEnjoy this classic trio of lime, orange and raspberry with no sugar added! It’s a rainbow of flavor on any rainy day.

Orange Blossom

Orange BlossomEverything’s coming up delicious! You’ll love this combination of vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet.

Bud Sour Orange

Orange Buddie Bar – ABCABC Vanilla ice cream bar with orange sherbet shell. Meets New York State Choose Sensibly guidelines. 3 FL. OZ. (88.7mL)

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Orange Buddie BarsPerry’s famous vanilla ice cream surrounded by irresistible orange sherbet. When you’ve got Buddie Bars around the house, you’ll make lots of friends in the neighborhood.

Orange Pineapple

Orange PineappleOrange you glad we said pineapple? You won’t want to miss this flavor, featuring orange ice cream with pineapple chunks.

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Orange SherbetA refreshing favorite. It’s a creamy orange dream.

Oregon Blackberry Cheesecake

Oregon Blackberry CheesecakeYou don’t have to head west to find the best blackberries. Just visit your local ice cream stand for cheesecake ice cream with Oregon blackberry swirls.

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Panda PawsThis premium flavor features vanilla ice cream with peanut butter panda paw cups and swirls of thick, rich fudge. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the wilder side of life, including sky divers, alligator wrestlers and first graders.

If you like Panda Paws™, wait until you taste Chocolate Panda Paws™.

Panda Paws

Panda Paws™This premium flavor features vanilla ice cream with peanut butter panda paw cups and swirls of thick, rich fudge. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the wilder side of life, including sky divers, alligator wrestlers and first graders.

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Panda Paws™Vanilla ice cream with mini peanut butter cups and swirls of thick, rich fudge. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the wilder, but lighter, side of life.

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Panda Paws™ ExtremeA fun twist on traditional Panda Paws™, with peanut butter and milk chocolate swirls and peanut butter cups.

Parkerhouse

ParkerhouseShow off your good taste with Perry’s Parkerhouse. Lightly flavored amaretto ice cream with maraschino cherries.

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ParkerhouseLight Amaretto flavored no sugar added ice cream with maraschino cherries.

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PB Cup CrazeCrazy for peanut butter? You’ll love PB Cup Craze, featuring vanilla ice cream with mini peanut butter cups and swirls of peanut butter.

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Peach Fat FreeFat free peach frozen yogurt with peach pieces. It’s summertime in a bowl.

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Peanut Butter ChipVanilla frozen yogurt with peanut butter swirls and fudge flakes. It’s the perfect flavor for all of those peanut butter cup fans out there, without the guilt!

Peanut Butter Cup

Peanut Butter CupThe best Peanut Butter Cup around! Chocolate ice cream with peanut butter swirls. It’s so good that we should have called it “Peanut Better Cup”.

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Peanut Butter CupAttention chocolate and peanut butter fanatics! Now you can enjoy this flavorful combination with half the fat. Go on…grab a bigger bowl!

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter FudgeWho can resist Peanut Butter Fudge? Not us, that’s for sure! Try our incredible peanut butter ice cream with fudge swirls.

Peanut Butter Swirl

Peanut Butter SwirlVanilla ice cream with peanut butter swirls. It’s the fastest way to send your taste buds spinning!

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Peppermint StickCan’t get enough mint? Then grab some pink peppermint ice cream with red and green peppermint candies. It’s a candy cane in a dish.

Pistachio Nut

Pistachio NutPistachio ice cream with almonds. You’ll go nuts for this delicious flavor.

Pumpkin

PumpkinIt’s the delicious taste of pumpkin on a cone! It’s a favorite treat for those who can’t wait until Thanksgiving.

Queen Of Hearts

Queen Of HeartsDark chocolate ice cream with raspberry swirls and fudge filled hearts.

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Rainbow SherbetEnjoy lime, orange and raspberry all at once. It’s perfect for any rainy day.

Sorbet Raspberry Lemon

Raspberry Lemon SorbetSavor the complex notes of two fruits, raspberry and lemon, swirled together to create a delight for the senses.

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Raspberry SherbetGet the fresh raspberry flavor in a bowl!

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Raspberry SwirlRaspberry ice cream with raspberry swirls. Whether you have it in a bowl or on a cone, it’s the most delicious way to enjoy berries and cream without the guilt!

Raspberry Truffle Frozen Yogurt

Raspberry TruffleRaspberry frozen yogurt with raspberry swirls and fudge flakes. Sit back, relax and indulge!

Red Velvet

Red VelvetThis classic Southern dessert is a delectable treat, chocolate with a hint a vanilla and cream cheese swirls.

Rocky Mountain Raspberry

Rocky Mountain RaspberryDiscover new heights with white chocolate ice cream, chocolate raspberry flavored flakes and red raspberry swirls.

Root Beer Float

Root Beer FloatWho says you need root beer AND vanilla ice cream to make a root beer float?! Our float comes with vanilla ice cream and root beer candy pieces mixed together with root beer swirls.

Rum Raisin

Rum RaisinRediscover this classic flavor from Perry’s. Enjoy rum raisin ice cream with plump raisins.

Bud Sour Apple

Sour Apple Buddie Bar – ABCABC Vanilla ice cream bar with sour apple sherbet shell. Meets New York State Choose Sensibly guidelines. 3 FL. OZ. (88.7 mL)

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Sour Buddie BarsSour on the outside. Sweet on the inside. Two delicious flavors to choose from and only 90 calories per Buddie Bar.

Strawberry

StrawberryStrawberry ice cream with real strawberries. It’s the strawberriest ice cream around!

Half Pint Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry CheesecakeCheesecake ice cream with strawberry sauce. Forget the fork, grab your spoon and indulge.

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt BarsTake pleasure in a warm summer night with this fresh-picked strawberry flavor – and only 80 calories per bar!

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Sunset SherbetRelax and enjoy a Sunset! A deliciously unique combination of pineapple, tangerine and passion fruit sherbets.

Super Hero

Super HeroRescue your taste buds from the dull and boring with cherry bubblegum, lemon and blue raspberry ice cream.

ToastAlmond

Toasted Almond BarArtificial flavored added vanilla ice cream bar with almond flavored crunch. 3.5 FL. OZ. (103.5 mL)

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Tropical NeapolitanSail away on a Bahama breeze with this delicious fruity combo of mango, coconut and pineapple!

Vanilla

VanillaAnything but plain vanilla. This rich and creamy ice cream is a Perry’s classic.

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VanillaEverything but plain. This rich and creamy frozen yogurt is a Perry’s classic.

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VanillaA guilt-free version of a Perry’s classic! Enjoy rich and creamy Vanilla, with only half the fat and fewer calories.

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VanillaAnything but plain vanilla. This rich and creamy no sugar added, light ice cream is a Perry’s classic.

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VanillaAnything but plain vanilla. This rich and creamy fat free, sugar free ice cream is a Perry’s classic.

Vanilla Custard

VanillaThe ultimate creamy indulgence. Enjoy this premium, soft serve custard on the hottest days.

All Natural Vanilla Bean

Vanilla BeanCreamy vanilla bean all natural ice cream.

Vanilla

Vanilla Fat FreeDelicious vanilla flavor to pair with a dessert or by itself!

IC Bar

Vanilla Ice Cream BarArtificial flavor added vanilla ice cream bar with chocolate flavored shell. 3 FL. OZ. (88.7 mL)

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Very CherryCherry ice cream with cherries and fudge chips.

Very Cherry’s formula is new and improved, without high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors!

Watermelon Sherbet

Watermelon SherbetA customer favorite. Get yours when you can, it’s an instant sell-out.

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White ChristmasCurl up by the fire and wait for Santa with a bowl of this mint and white chocolate ice cream with red and green mint flakes.

White Lightning

White LightningDark chocolate ice cream with streaks of thick mint flavored white fudge lightning!

OrchardFresh_StorefrontOrchard Fresh in Orchard Park (4050 N. Buffalo Road)  is the newest addition to our Western NY grocery scene. I was anxious to get there when I read that their emphasis is on organic foods, with a lot of attention to specialty diets like gluten-free.

It’s really a beautiful store and reminded me a lot of Whole Foods I have visited. There’s a great produce section and lots of new and fun options in seafood (live crayfish and fresh fish flown in from Hawaii daily) and meats (fresh bison and frozen elk, camel, and buffalo).

There is a take out section, but I could not find anything specifically gluten free there  – they make pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Some of the salads would qualify, but I was really hoping for some GFOrchardFresh_General2 pizza! There’s a nice selection of cheeses and some fun areas of the store such as infused oils and varieties of sea salts. There was a display of local Alethea’s candies and chocolate popcorn.

I was pleased to see an aisle labeled “gluten free,” but disappointed to find it had a very small selection of baking mixes, flours, and crackers. As we explored the store, I discovered more GF foods tucked into other aisles. Some of these items have colored shelf tags indicating they are GF, but others don’t, so it’s very hard to find things. There is a selection of pasta (which was no better than Wegman’s), some cookies (including Tate’s GF which was new to me), crackers, cereals, snack food, etc. Some of these items were new to me, but not many. GF soy sauce was tucked into the Asian section without a tag.

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the designated GF aisle

In frozen foods, there is a case of Vin Chet baked goods (the largest selection I’ve seen in a store – much more than Dash’s carries) and a selection of Udi’s and Van’s products, which were not any better than Wegman’s sections. I did snag some Glutino bagels. I’ve bought Glutino products before but never their bagels.

Overall, I would say this is a great place to go if you’re tired of the same-old, same-old things at your neighborhood store. It’s also just fun to walk through a new store and explore the different foods they carry (cactus leaves, anyone?).  I would recommend walking up and down each aisle to look for the GF items in each aisle. They need to be more consistent with their labeling so that we can find GF foods more easily without having to read every box or package. I’m glad they are conscious of GF needs, and I hope the store will learn to label their shelves better. We did suggest this to a manager while there, so there’s hope!

roccosThe quest for a good gluten-free pizza continues. One of our first stops was Rocco’s Wood-Fired Pizza on Transit Road in Amherst. I’d heard that Rocco had GF pizza, but you wouldn’t know it from their online menu. You also wouldn’t know it unless you asked the waitress. Sigh. How do they expect diners to even know to ask if they don’t let us know they have options?

We started with a Caesar salad (sans croutons) which was good. We ordered a GF pizza. I think this is the same crust used by other local pizza parlors – I do not think they make their own. It was thin and cardboard-like. It’s the identical size that you find in every restaurant that offers it. I think they’re all ordering it from the same supplier sadly. Yes, it’s made in the wood oven, but it didn’t do much to help it. The toppings and sauce were all good.

We also tried their Wood Oven Roasted Chicken Wings which are GF. These sounded delicious (marinated in lemon, olive oil, garlic and herbs then roasted in the wood oven). They were a bit rubbery however, as the skin did not crisp. The flavor was great, but they were very oily. I would love to try a chicken breast marinated then cooked in the oven this way, but wings are too greasy I think.

Rocco’s is a bit loud, with big screens playing the sporting event of the day. The tables feel a bit crowded together and it’s quite loud inside.

I’m still looking for a good GF pizza.