Let’s face it… for us Celiac and gluten-intolerant few, it is hard to find a bar that will cater to our needs. It is even more difficult to find a bar that offers an array of gluten free beers and ciders (currently offering a GF pumpkin cider on tap!) as well as a full fledged gluten free menu. Well, the hunt is over. City Tap House in CityPlace (West Palm Beach) takes care of the gluten-sensitive in full force. Click the link to see the full gluten-free-brunch menu!
City Tap House Brunch Recommendations:
We started our experience with City Tap House‘s exclusive Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary bar. The Bloody Mary bar is loaded with fresh tomato juice, different spices, olives, celery, carrots, and anything your bloody heart desires. Their Mimosa spread is fully loaded with fresh raspberries and blackberries, orange, guava, and mango juices, pomegranate seeds and mint leaves, as well as fresh apricots in case you want to make Bellinis, instead.
Then, we sampled some of their starters, including some spreads and appetizers:
- Charred Brussel Sprouts… Topped with white miso, pomegranate, and truffle salt gives this appetizer a unique tangy twist and it is no surprise that they were our favorite.
- Pimento Cheese spread is a sweet and salty mix, topped with bacon jam and served with a side of Udi’s gluten free flatbread; the combination of the neutral flatbread was complimented perfectly by the strong flavor of the Pimento Cheese and bacon jam.
- Whipped Ricotta spread is not as flavorful as the Pimento Cheese. However, the orange-fig jam really stands out when pairing it with Udi’s gluten free flatbread. If you’re looking for a more subtle starter, go with the Whipped Ricotta, if you want a kick right from the start, go with the Pimento Cheese!
While we waited for our entrees, a delicious and colorful plate of Florida Grouper Ceviche headed our way. Sweet and citrusy, served with coconut leche de tigre and avocado with a side of freshly fried corn chips. Very refreshing.
Could we eat more? After all these treats and drinks? The answer is always yes. Finally, the main event began! Three hefty dishes headed our way in the form of Pizza, a Sandwich, and Eggs Benedict:
- The Hangover Pizza made my mouth water: Creamy tomato sauce, fennel sausage, cheddar, fried egg over easy, caramelized onions, breakfast potatoes. The crust was the right amount of crunchy and it was surprising how good it was considering it was gluten free.
Shaved Roast Pork Sandwich: made with garlic, broccoli, rabe, and pepper shooter relish, served with a side of hand cut fries and on udi’s gluten free bun. Great consistency and a bit spicy. Make sure you order this dish if you like to live on the spicy side!
- Braised Bacon Benedict aka Eggs Benedict improved. Udi’s gluten free toasted brioche, maple glazed pork belly, smoked paprika hollandaise, poached eggs. The bacon is thick cut and the poached eggs cooked to perfection.
City Tap House in CityPlace (West Palm Beach) has an expansive gluten free menu and a slew of gluten free cider and beer options! Their menu has been curated to satiate any gluten free desire you might have. We know it’s a bit of a drive from Miami but it’s definitely worth it. You can make a small road trip of it and you can catch a football or basketball game in one of their many large screens!
City Tap House is located at:
CityPlace, 700 S Rosemary Ave #212, West Palm Beach, FL 33401