We understand the challenge of finding a properly gluten-free menu in West Chester. If you are one of the 23 million Americans suffering from gluten intolerance or Celiacs disease, you’re in luck!
We at Skally’s Restaurant have carefully crafted a unique menu just for you. We understand exactly what living with a gluten allergy is like - one member of our own family suffers from this condition. Which is why we go above and beyond in our restaurant to provide you with delicious food that you don’t have to suffer for later.
It Starts With Understanding
So, what is gluten? Gluten is a stringy protein found in many grains. Wheat, rye, barley and triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye) are known to have the highest gluten content.
Gluten is what gives bread its delightfully soft and chewy texture. This is why many store-bought breads labeled “gluten free” are as dry and dense as bricks - and taste like cardboard.
Have you ever seen someone hand-toss pizza dough? High amounts of gluten in the flour is what keeps the dough from flying apart as it's tossed.
Gluten intolerance is when the body has an allergic reaction to gluten. Sufferers experience bloating, headaches, fatigue or a "heavy feeling," intense abdominal cramping and often the sudden need to make a mad dash to the restroom.
Celiac disease is worse. Celiacs is an autoimmune disorder where the body sees gluten like a viral or bacterial infection. Your immune system attacks the lining of your small intestine. This damages it over time and makes it hard for you to absorb nutrition from food.
These are very real conditions. Gluten intolerance affects some 20 million Americans in the US alone. Celiac disease affects around 3 million citizens. That accounts for roughly 7% of the current population!
Many of the high-gluten grains and flours that bread is made from are fortified with essential micronutrients such as iron, riboflavin, folic acid, zinc and vitamins B12 and A.
People with gluten intolerances don't have the option of eating bread. To balance their diets, they have to eat a wide variety of other foods. Rice, oats and corn are grains that contain many of the same nutrients as wheat and have little to no gluten.
Most fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten free. A few great choices are:
Broccoli and cauliflower
All these foods are loaded with the nutrients you need to stay active and productive throughout your day.
We at Skally’s strive to bring you that nutrition with our broad selection of veggie-based and gluten-free meals. This isn’t “rabbit food” either. Our generous portions ensure you won’t leave the table hungry!
Caring Starts In The Kitchen
We understand how tough it is living with a gluten intolerance, especially when you belong to a family of bakers! At the same time we’re a family of bakers and we know the secret behind creating gluten free dough that’s light, fluffy and flavorful. You won't find any “cardboard bricks” served at this restaurant!
At Skally's, we've gone out of our way to be sure your meal is 100% gluten free. We have a specially designated work space in our kitchen that we clean and sanitize regularly. To further prevent cross-contamination, our chefs have specially marked utensils that are used for nothing else.
We also have specially designated equipment to ensure your safety and comfort. This includes a fryer, oven and toaster that is solely for gluten-free use. We work hard so you can rest easy and enjoy the best meal in West Chester.
We also take the time to fully educate our staff about gluten allergies. We have shown them how to be mindful and always on the lookout for customers who suffer from this very real condition. Armed with accurate knowledge and a caring attitude, our staff is well-equipped to handle all of your questions and concerns.
The Best Gluten Free Menu in West Chester
At Skally’s there is not much we cannot make gluten-free for you. We make everything from scratch in our kitchen, from our famous pita pocket breads all the way down to our delicious, creamy sauces.
Many of our appetizers are naturally gluten free and celiac friendly. You can start off your meal with a tasty veggie and hummus dip platter, made from chickpeas and sesame-based tahini. Served with our specially made gluten-free pita chips.
Or try our loaded potato skins, fried onion straws with zesty bistro dipping sauce, classic chicken wings or our ridiculously succulent Italian Meatball Trio.
If you're looking for something light and crispy yet satisfying, we recommend our Mediterranean Salad. A blend of fresh salad greens, tangy artichoke hearts, savory blue cheese crumbles, tender cucumber, tomatoes, craisins and sweet candied apricots combine in a symphony of flavor. Topped with a sprinkling of pine nuts and your choice of dressing, this salad is a culinary masterpiece composed just for your taste buds.
This doesn't mean you have to miss out on our wonderful bread products. We can make just about anything on our menu gluten-free, including our pitas and hamburger buns!
Order our pita chips to dip with your hummus or choose from our wide selection of fillings for an amazing sandwich experience. We overload our pitas with Boar’s Head brand deli meats, crisp lettuce and juicy tomatoes.
Our gluten-free options extend to our pizzas as well, along with all the options! Choose between New York style or traditional crust and then select from our long list of toppings.
Our pizzas are the way to go if you need to cater lunch for your office and have someone who is gluten-intolerant to consider. We offer a generous discount if you order 5 or more pizzas.
Our pita platters are another excellent option for feeding a large group. You can order as many sandwiches as you please, any way you please, and will gladly package your gluten-free pitas separately.
If you need a quick lunch on the go, our boxed lunches are a nice change of pace. They come with a sandwich, chips and a drink. Ask about substituting veggies if you are worried about gluten in the chips.
Need something sweet to top off your meal and brighten your day? You won’t even be able to tell the difference in taste between our regular and our gluten-free brownies. Chewy, chocolatey, and easy to sink your teeth into, some of our customers prefer the gluten-free option simply because of taste!
Finding a well-balanced and satisfying gluten-free menu in West Chester doesn’t have to be a chore. The Skally’s family understands your needs and we’ve gone out of our way to provide you with gluten-free meals that are delicious, nutritious and filling.
We invite you to come down and taste what you have been missing out on! From our pitas to our pizzas to desert, we promise you a mouth-watering experience.
You’ll be able to enjoy your meal worry-free knowing we have the dedicated space, tools and equipment to ensure your food is prepared safely with your health and happiness in mind.
Give Skally’s Restaurant a call today at (513) 342-5004 and ask us about our gluten-free menu. We will happily answer all of your questions!