UPDATE: Weezie's GF Kitchen permanently closed in June 2017 due to the owner's retirement. Weezie's will be missed.
Have you ever avoided restaurants or travel because of fear of cross contamination with gluten? Me, too! With a little research before our vacation last week, I found UWeezie's GF Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was able to dine with ease at a 100 percent dedicated gluten free bistro and bakery that provides deliciously gluten free breakfast, lunch and takeaway dinners, PLUS mouth-watering bakery items including cakes, pies, muffins and CINNAMON ROLLS! If you live in or are planning to visit South Florida on vacation, Weezie's GF Kitchen is a must!! It is a short drive from Miami--and totally worth it! It was such a relief to tell my 10-year-old son that he could order anything he wanted on the menu because everything is safe for him! What a blessing! Even if you're not gluten free, I think you would still love Weezie's GF Kitchen! The food is so delicious that many of the customers had no idea that the food was gluten free! They were just eating a great meal.
Our family stopped at Weezie's before our cruise vacation for breakfast and ate so much we skipped lunch! Waffles, chocolate chip pancakes, veggie omelets, local eggs and sausage, and muffins filled our plates and bellies! Everything was so delicious that we knew we would come back after the cruise, so we preordered takeaway dinner (lasagna and homemade rolls) and joined them for lunch when we got off the ship. Lunch was amazing, and the takeaway lasagna was even better! Since Weezie's is closed for dinner, it was great to have a safe dinner option and we didn't have to search for a potentially dangerous meal. I should've ordered double, because even the kids asked for seconds!
Owner Louise Dutton told me that she has regular customers who drive as far as Orlando and Key West on weekends to enjoy one of the only dedicated gluten free establishments in Florida! She literally has customers from around the world who head straight to her restaurant from the airport to enjoy a delicious, gluten free meal. She told me that one customer who was in town on business purchased Weezie's T-shirts to take home to his daughters. Their response was, "The shirts are nice, Dad, but where are the pies?" Needless to say, he never went home without apple tarts again!
Please watch our video review below and subscribe to the G Free Genius channel and be sure to make plans to visit Weezie's GF Kitchen if you will be anywhere near Fort Lauderdale. If you are a Weezie's customer, leave a comment to tell me your favorite menu item.
Do you know of other dedicated gluten free establishments I should try? Please share your tips in the comments! I'm ready to plan another vacation!