This morning my husband, DD, and DS decided to take me to breakfast a day early to celebrate Mother's Day. Since MD falls on a Sunday, and hubby has to be at church really early, we have a hard time doing breakfast-y things on that day like we used to when the kids were younger. One of my favorite restaurants is Greenhouse Market & Cafe in Sayre, PA, and that is where we decided to go this morning. Luckily, we made that decision early enough to get there in time for breakfast. Their hours are a bit different than many establishments since they really are a smaller cafe. Their kitchen closes at 11:30 on Saturdays, and store/ cafe closes at noon. DD had never been there before, so we were pretty happy she was able to go with us this morning. She has several food allergies (dairy and wheat), and this is one restaurant that is able to accommodate her needs.
I love that pretty much everything on their menu can be made gluten free, and most things (at least for breakfast) can also be made dairy free. They use local ingredients from local farms. The animal products come from humanely treated animals.
They have their own greenhouse and use non-GMO, organic seed!
Besides all of that, the food is really good!
Hubby got his eggs just like he likes them, over medium, with sausage, whole-grain gf toast with homemade apple butter, a side of home fries, and gf chocolate chip pancakes with real maple syrup. The whole-grain bread gets made there as this place is also a gluten free bakery!
Just look at the beautiful color of the egg yolks! :-)
I got an omelet with kale, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and feta cheese. I also got the gf whole-grain toast with homemade strawberry jelly and coffee. DD and I also split a gf/ df blueberry pancake with maple syrup. (Their pancakes are pretty big.) The kids also got variations of the things Chuck and I ordered. All of the food was really delicious and very REAL! I love that they have homemade jams and apple butter.
Did I mention that this place is also a gluten-free bakery? A lot of the baked goods are also dairy-free, which is really nice. Most restaurants that offer a gluten free dessert don't offer anything that is both gluten and dairy free. I realize that dessert is not really "healthy," but it's nice to have something on special occasions. All the things in this case are gluten free, and mostly dairy free. Since this is a Saturday, there was a little bit smaller selection than usual, and some of the items were almost gone.
There is also another case that usually has gf/ df cookies. That was empty today. I will mention that if you are exceptionally sensitive to gluten, you may not want to get the cookies. The other half of the cookie case usually has regular gluten-filled breads that the bakery also makes. I did ask the waitress what kinds of precautions are made to ensure safety. The gluten-filled bread is baked on a separate day than the gluten free things. The kitchen staff takes special care in cleaning everything in between. Also, there doesn't appear to be any gluten-filled desserts baked there. It looks like most of the items are gluten free, with just some bread baked on a separate day. Obviously you must evaluate your sensitivity level and decide for yourself whether or not to go to this restaurant. I have only ever gotten sick when I've eaten the cookies from the "mixed case." My daughter who gets hives from wheat has never gotten sick when we've brought home baked goods for her. If you have any questions or concerns on this, I would encourage anybody to call. Just click on the link above to find their website, contact info, hours, and menu.
Or, you can find them on Facebook! :-)
I hope all you moms out there have a wonderful weekend and a special day filled with peace, rest, and time spent with family! God bless! <3