My non-Celiac friend Ali has been ranting and raving about Soda Jerks in Edmonton's West End since it opened up this Summer of 2011. He and his wife seem to eat there as often as Amanda and I eat at Red Robin for gluten free hamburgers. Well, the other day Ali told me he thought he saw something about 'gluten free' on the menu the last time he was in. So I decided to visit the Soda Jerks website and gave them an email. More specifically, I emailed Ryan Bennett, their kitchen manager. Good news, their beef patties are gluten free, their french fries are fried in a dedicated fryer and they keep gluten free buns in stock! Here is what Ryan wrote. Ali also said to sign up for their news letter and follow them on Facebook and stuff because they always have great promotions.
Our menu was designed to provide gluten free options for those with celiac's disease as well as those with dietary restrictions involving gluten. Although our turkey and veggie burgers do contain bread crumbs and soy respectively, our beef burger patties are made in house without any bread crumbs or fillers containing gluten. We have sourced out a tapioca based gluten free bun which we have available as a bread option, we also have a bed of greens (salad) option available as a substitution on our build your own burger menu. Our side menu as well provides several gluten free options, our fries are cut and prepared in house without breading and we also serve sweet potato fries, house salad and garden vegetables gluten free. We do have a dedicated deep fryer for our fries, and we will prepare all of our guests with allergies food away from our main kitchen line to prevent cross contamination of our products. I know that many of our customers as of late are choosing to visit our restaurant because of our gluten free options and would like to thank you for helping raise awareness through your website. I hope that I have been able to answer your questions, please feel free to contact me if you need any additional information. Looking forward to seeing you and your readers soon.
Soda Jerks Restaurant