Posana Café Review

Please click over to my Out and About page for my review of Posana Café, the 100% gluten-free restaurant that is located in Asheville, North Carolina. Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re a gluten-free reader, you won’t want to miss my review, or the restaurant for that matter! If my words don’t convince you, the photos will.

I have also submitted my review post to Gluten-Free Wednesdays over at Linda’s (Gluten-Free Homemaker). Linda’s weekly carnival is a roundup of recipes, product reviews, restaurant reviews … basically anything that has to do with gluten-free food. Be sure to check out all the entries here; it’s always a great roundup. 
Not just gf, but gfe!

Not just gf, but gfe!

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8 Responses to “Posana Café Review”

  1. Yvonne (in California) on April 29th, 2010 4:40 pm

    Hi Shirley,
    Can you suggest a GF restaurant in Richmond,Virginia? Hubby and I will be travelling thru around 22nd to 24th of May. Thanks, Yvonne

    • Shirley on May 1st, 2010 7:11 am

      Hi Yvonne–Nice to see you again! :-) I visit Richmond a lot and have eaten at many great restaurants with gluten-free success … some with gluten-free menus, some not. Admittedly, I’m always a bit reluctant to share this info because others may not have the same experience that I have. So, I’ll start with the advice to please investigate a bit on your own first to see if the restaurant and its menu are a good choice for you and follow all the usual protocol once (or even before) you arrive. For me, that always includes getting a feel for whether the restaurant has a clue about gluten, questioning on risk of cross contamination, and the like. All that said, one of my favorite restauranst there is a chain one, PF Changs. While bad PF Chang experiences still come in from all over on the celiac listserv, the owner at the Richmond PF Changs is committed to serving the gf public safely. He often participates in meetings of the large GIG group I belong to … sharing tons of their excellent food with all–for free. And, I’ve eaten there in large gluten-free groups before. The food was really outstanding. PF Changs has joined in GIG’s Chef to Plate program, as well as The Melting Pot and Sine Irish Pub. I have no experience whatsoever with the latter two. I do know The Melting Pot says to call ahead in order for them to fee you gluten free. If you are looking for a very upscale experience, Can Can, which is located in the Carytown section of Richmond is wonderful. Pricey, pricey, but truly wonderful (again, in my experience).

      Here’s a link to an older article from celiac-disease.com that is helpful. Read comments also. I’ve eaten at many of those restaurants successfully.

      Here’s another link to Richmond gf friendly restaurants from Urban Spoon. Bennett’s Cafe even has gf bread and makes sandwiches per my reading. I’m not familiar with it, but will be passing on the info to my gf son who lives in Richmond.

      Although I don’t see gf pizza on its online menu, my son and I enjoyed excellent thin crust gf pizzas at Bottoms Up in historic Shockoe Slip in Richmond. You can check them out here for location, contact info, etc.

      I’m sure there are more, but hopefully, that will help. Have a great time when you visit! :-)


  2. Pam on April 29th, 2010 6:50 pm

    What a nice looking place! We love Asheville and the surrounding area!


    • Shirley on May 1st, 2010 7:14 am

      Hi there, Pam!–Yep, Posana is wonderful. Hope you’ll check it out the next time you visit! I couldn’t agree more on the Asheville and the surrounding area … it’s beautiful and I love the relaxed, warm, friendly vibe. :-)


  3. Ricki on April 29th, 2010 11:35 pm

    Hey Shirley–you won one of the stevia prize packs in my giveaway! Congrats! I’ll need your full mailing address so I can pass it along to NuNaturals and then they’ll mail your prize to you.
    Ricki :D

    • Shirley on May 1st, 2010 7:15 am

      Hi Ricki–That’s so exciting! Thank YOU and NuNaturals! I’ll be looking forward to trying their products again, now that I’ve finally figured out I was using too much stevia in previous attempts. ;-)


  4. Dinners and Dreams on May 2nd, 2010 8:09 am

    What a quiant little restaurant.I’ll rememeber it next time in Asheville.


    • Shirley on May 2nd, 2010 8:23 am

      Hi Nisrine–Welcome to gfe! :-) Yes, if you’re in Asheville, you should definitely visit Posana Cafe. I hope you clicked over to the full review with all the photos, too.

      It’s exciting that you’re part of the 30 Days to a Food Revolution event with so many of us. Your cookbook looks great!


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