It always pays to ask what the gluten-free options are. Of course we always ask if something we would like to order is gluten-free, but sometimes items you would never suspect to be gluten-free or have the option of being made gluten-free are. This happened to me in the SFO Airport.
D and I were leaving for our long awaited vacation to the Dominican Republic. Since we were boarding the redeye we wanted to grab a bite to eat. Airports in general are my least favorite locations to eat. I always pack my own food, but hope for a little something there so I can save my snacks for the plane. What a pleasant surprise terminal 2 of San Francisco International Airport turned out to be.
Lark Creek Grill is apparently known for their seafood and their locally sourced produce. My plan was to get the mussels, without bread. When the waiter came by he offered up some suggestions. After telling us about his favorite sandwiches I said, “I’m gluten-free.” He told me that would not be a problem, because they have gluten-free bread available. Wow, really!? He told me he would double-check, but he was pretty sure they currently had some available. Lo and behold they did. I ended up ordering the Grilled Pacific Snapper sandwich and really enjoyed it. The fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. Properly prepared fish, that was another surprise in airport dining. I left for my flight having eaten one of the best fish sandwiches I have eaten in a long time.
This is why I always recommend asking what gluten-free options are available and not simply asking if the item you are choosing is gluten-free. Sometimes you find the most pleasant surprises in the most unlikely of places.