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One more reason to like Starbucks is the addition of Barnana’s chocolate and peanut butter chewy banana bites. The coffee giant is stepping up its snack game with the addition of several gluten-free choices perfect for tackling mid-afternoon cravings.

ToneToATL reports that BRIO Tuscan Grille will shutter its Buckhead restaurant after dinner service on Sunday, August 6th. Because it is one of the few restaurants in Atlanta offering gluten-free pasta, it will be missed by the gluten-free community.

Starting in August, Gluten Free Cutie is changing its hours to: 10-5 Tuesday – Friday, 9-5 Saturday, and closed on Sunday.

Burger chain Johnny Rockets is now offering Udi’s gluten-free buns for their burgers at all U.S. locations. I thought all of the Johnny locations had closed in Georgia, but there are still two open, one in Phipps Plaza and the other in downtown Atlanta.

Springer Mountain Southern Wing Showdown presented by Taste of Atlanta is just around the corner on August 20th. Buy tickets on July 29th, National Wing Day, and save $5 using code ‘wingday’ when checking out on Freshtix. And enter for a chance to win a lightly used Big Green Egg by ATL-WiNG (2)posting photos to social media (between July 29th and August 20th) eating your favorite wings with the hashtag #JustWingItATL and tag @SouthernWingShowdown. Good luck and happy clucking!

Looking for some new gluten-free recipes? Head over to Sprouts Farmers Market’s website and feast your eyes on their new e-book “7 Gluten-Free Recipes to Get Cookin’” I was one of the the fortunate bloggers to contribute my 10 must have gluten-free products to this guide designed for those looking to begin their gluten-free journey, as well as those that currently maintain a gluten-free diet. The guide is a great resource for meal inspiration with easy-to-follow and healthful recipes.
The MeltDFazPYOXoAAmyZging Pot is now offering Enjoy Life Foods’ vegan chocolate for dessert fondue. The chocolate is slowly making its way to all of its locations, so they are recommending you request it when making a reservation to ensure its available.


Avocado toast is now a reality for gluten-free diners at Upbeet. The fast-casual restaurant opened in the Westside in June with a robust menu of health-conscious fare, focusing on organic ingredients for its protein and grain bowls, smoothies, salads, toasts and beverages. Although the ordering process is painstakinglDFq_BL5XkAER_J0y slow, the concept offers a new take on cuisine by incorporating gluten-free grains, vegetables and proteins along with three types of Daiya Foods’ vegan cheese to create colorful and healthful fare. Order from one of the set menu options, or customize a bowl by choosing from an array of grains, greens, veggies, proteins and dressings. Gluten-free avocado toast, a unicorn in the Atlanta food scene, is served on Udi’s Gluten Free bread.


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