Sunday, June 14, 2009

GF Breakfast Items Worth the Drive

I was recently made aware that the J Christopher's in East Cobb is offering new gluten free breakfast items Monday through Friday. These items were created specifically by the General Manager, Joanne Hardin, whose husband is gluten intolerant.

Monday through Friday they offer Gluten Free Pancakes which you can add blueberries, strawberries, bananas, or pecans to if you wish. This item is only available Monday through Friday due to the potential cross contamination on our grill. This mix is made with brown rice flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, rice milk powder, cream of tartar, xanthan gum, baking soda, sea salt, ground vanilla bean and water.

Since they are unable to offer this item on Saturday and Sunday they created a new item that resembles a baked french toast. Their Gluten Free Strada is brown rice bread, egg batter and fruit: either apples, peaches, cherries and soon pumpkin pie filling.(The strada is only available with one filling at any time, not made to order) The rice bread is toasted and soaked in our egg batter and layered with filling. It is precooked, so it only needs to be reheated when ordered. It is served with fresh fruit on the side.

They can also prepare Gluten Free French Toast at times when they are not busy. Again due to the cross contamination they have to limit its availability.

They are working to offer a gluten free sandwich on homemade bread. Due to the nature and size of the brown rice bread they are still working out the portion issues.

"Being on this side of the issue, I am aware of how hard it is to create gluten free menu items that can be prepared without any cross contamination. At this time these gluten free items are only available at this location. Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or concerns."

Joanne Hardin
J. Christopher's East Cobb
General Manager

Let's all go out and support the efforts of this restaurant!


  1. Wow! A new breakfast place for my Wednesday morning glute-free bridge club! Thanks for info!

  2. Great! Thanks Jennifer for always staying ahead of the curve and informing us.