My love for Grand Rapids grows by the day! This city is thriving, and I would encourage anyone to come to check it out! I suggest you plan a weekend trip and stop at any of these restaurants while you are here. Again, I write about restaurants that are very good about being mindful of food limitations (mainly gluten and dairy). Plus, the atmosphere at all of these restaurants is fantastic.
Wheelhouse: My family loves this restaurant! We even came here for my college graduation in April. Their wait staff has always been very accommodating to my food restrictions. My favorite part about Wheelhouse is their appetizers. The Medjool Dates are to die for (I ordered another order just for myself with my entre, after I tried them)! Also, deviled eggs can be made gluten-free. The Poke Bowl is another favorite. Side note: They have a fantastic craft cocktail list. (Get the Prickly Pear Collins!)
Reserve Wine and Food: First off, if you love wine, this is the place to be! The items on their menu are labeled gluten-free (GF), which is always bonus points in my book. The food here is so so so good. Plus, they have the cutest upstairs outside seating (perfect for summer). The LAMB KAFTA MEATBALLS – I love them. Plus, I love meatballs in general, and most of them are made with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs, so the fact that these are gluten and dairy-free is impressive. Also, the Every Vegetable Salad is delicious and super filling for a salad.
Luna: Who doesn’t love chips and guacamole? Their chips are so addicting. Luna is an excellent option because of the corn chips and corn tortillas. They are very accommodating to gluten and dairy restrictions. I could eat the chips and guac as my meal, but I love their shrimp and steak tacos too! They have an amazing drink list as well. Luna has plenty of margarita choices (they have a pink marg!!) and other yummy drinks too such as, the Strawberry Basil Mojito or Lizz Lemon. Also, they are very into sustainability.
Tag me if you go to any of these places! I’d love to see what you get! Hope you enjoy!XO
“Good food, good mood!”