Peter Bronski finds a gluten-free haven while racing in NY.
A No Gluten, No Problem reader familiar with scene in Ithaca, New York recently tipped me off that there was a new gluten-free joint in town: Waffle Frolic, on the Ithaca Commons (Ithaca’s downtown pedestrian mall, similar to Church Street in Burlington or Pearl Street in Boulder). As you may know, Kelli and I both graduated from Cornell in Ithaca, and she’s originally from Ithaca (with family still in town), so we get back there pretty regularly. Including last month, for my big race. Naturally, I couldn’t resist paying a visit to WF.
Ahead of time, I contacted the owners to get the scoop on their gluten-free goodness. They replied (and I paraphrase): “We use a separate waffle iron for our GF waffles, and ensure that all utensils used to make the waffles are all clean. We make all batches
of this batter first of the day as well. We change gloves while handling the waffles once a GF ones comes up.” Good stuff, and it didn’t end there. They continued: “We also keep our fryer GF. Our friend chicken, waffle dogs, etc. are all made with Bob’s Red Mill GF all-purpose flour.” Sweet. They also stock a variety of other GF goodies, including potato chips and cookies from a local GF bakery.