I wanted to introduce you to a new, fast-casual restaurant in Palo Alto, California, that just happens to also be a completely gluten-free restaurant AND run by a rock-star female Executive Chef.
Inspired by Asian street food carts, Asian Box, which opened early March 2012, showcases traditional cooking methods and recipes made with fresh and local ingredients. Under the direction of Executive Chef Grace Nguyen, former Chef de Cuisine at the world-renowned Slanted Door and Executive Chef of Out the Door in San Francisco, Asian Box effortlessly fuses Western locavore cuisine with the colorful, flavorful foods found throughout Southeast Asia. Chef Nguyen brings her own Vietnamese heritage to the concept, offering a fresh, aromatic menu with incredibly vibrant flavors – including sauces such as her own sriracha and “street dust” spice blend.
Asian Box is not only gluten-free-friendly, it is completely gluten-free. While many restaurants offer gluten-free items, they are not prepared in a gluten-free kitchen, making it difficult for those with gluten issues to trust that what they are consuming is 100% gluten-free. With Asian Box’s completely gluten-free menu and gluten-free kitchen, those with gluten issues have a new and foolproof place to dine.
Looks like a cozy place to eat lunch or grab a quick dinner on the run.
Guests may start with their base (rice, noodles, or Asian slaw), then add on proteins and many more toppings and sauces.
Fresh, local and gluten-free!!! What more could you ask for?!
BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE…
The sweet owners of Asian Box would like to celebrate Celiac Chick’s 9th year blogging anniversary by giving away:
Dinner for TWO!!!!
I’ll be selecting a winner each week for 4 weeks for a total of 4 winners!!!! Whooo Hoo!
ENTER TO WIN
Leave a comment answering the following question:
How do you reward yourself for staying gluten-free, or how do you plan on rewarding yourself for being gluten-free?
*Winners will be announced every Friday starting August 31st and ending on September 21st. Asian box will give each winner two boxes at their Palo Alto location.
Thank you, Asian Box!!!
Happy Anniversary, Everyone!!!