What's gluten free at the Hard Rock Cafe?

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Me in front of Hard Rock
Cafe Niagara Falls
On a trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario, we were looking for touristy places to eat lunch. Of course we needed a place to accommodate a gluten free diet. On Falls Ave. at the bottom of the famous Clifton Hills is the Hard Cafe Niagara Falls. What a great touristy restaurant to check out. Hard Rock Cafe's are located across the world and loved for their rock'n'roll and music memorabilia displayed throughout the store. They also have some great tunes and music videos playing throughout.

We really were not sure what to expect because we figured Hard Rock Cafe is more of burger and fries joint and probably would not really be able to accommodate a gluten free diet.

The veggie leggie, with a beef patty and no bun
(that's the tasty Portabello mushroom on top)
The waitress had a good understanding about Celiac Disease and how to accommodate the gluten free diet. I will admit, its not like most of the menu was at Amanda's disposal, but Hard Rock Cafe was ready to be as accommodating as possible to ensure as tourists we get to eat at one of the hot spots.

To our surprise we could not order the corn nachos. Not because they were mixed in with flour, but because the waitress said they are freshly made in house and deep fried with the other fried goods. Great to hear that they are fresh made, I never would have thought Hard Rock Cafe to do that, but unfortunate about the cross-contamination.

Massive Cobb salad.
What we did end up with was fantastic. Their hamburger patties are all good to go with no fillers. What Amanda ordered was the vegetarian hamburger substituting the veggie patty with the hamburger patty and no bun. Why you ask? Because it was delicious! The Veggie Leggie was topped with a grilled Portabello mushroom, zucchini, yellow squash and roasted red pepper. It was also served with lemon mayo, leaf lettuce, sliced tomato and grilled sweet onions on the side and with a salad on the side.

I ordered the cobb salad, and oh boy did i get a cobb salad. This thing was massive and served with grilled chicken, bacon, onions, tomato, and avocado. I don't think I ate half of it. It was just massive.

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