Friday, November 30, 2012

Gluten Free Greek Options at Yianni's Taverna

As you already have likely noticed I (way more than Abisaac) have been a bit lacking in the memory department lately. I could blame "baby brain" or lack of sleep or maybe I'll just be honest and say that I seriously just must have forgotten. Either way, it has come to my attention recently that we did not have a post yet about the wonderful Edmonton based family owned restaurant Yianni's Taverna. This is truly a surprise to me because we have eaten there often and always really enjoy everything...the food, the atmosphere, the liveliness of the entire place are all great!

Recently we received an email from the restaurant asking us if we would write a post about the gluten free options available.  Of course we happily agreed to, especially since we've been there numerous times and I always order one particular item, the Briam Ratatouille. I just love it so much, why change when it's always awesome? Now, I am definitely not vegetarian, but I just can't get enough of this lovely flavor filled dish. I admit, I can never finish the whole portion and always take at least half of it home with me, but I just think it's the best! I have even called ahead to ensure they have some before going down to Whyte Avenue to Yianni's restaurant.

So here's the list of completely gluten free foods on their menu followed by the list of things that can be modified to be gluten free friendly.

Items that are completely gluten free include:
  • Prawns Youvetsi
  • Octopus Krasato
  • Dolmades
  • Sikotakia
  • Gigantes
  • Fasolada
  • Horiatiki
  • Briam Ratatouille
  • Garides Barbayiannis
  • Lamb Chops
  • Ribs
  • Kota
  • Garlic Prawns
  • Swordfish
  • Baked Salmon
  • Beef, Chicken, Lamb, and Prawn Souvlaki
Things that can be easily modified....
All of the dips are served with pita, but vegetables are substitutable upon request.Demetris salad without the pita chips is an easy modification.Bouyourdi is served with pita...they can give you some rice instead of the bread.
I must tell you all that I/we were truly touched to hear that a customer informed Yianni's that they use our blog Gluten Free Edmonton as a guide for where to eat (gluten free safely) in Edmonton and as we had not written about this restaurant they were hesitant. Way to go Gluten Free Edmonton (big pat on the back happening over here).
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who reads and enjoys our blog and to those new comers out there, we hope you find it helpful when searching for information, resources, ideas and meal planing tips related to gluten free living.

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