Village Inn’s Gluten-Free Menu is non-existent, standing as one of those restaurants that while you can order something without the gluten-containing ingredients, no provisions are made to ensure that no contamination happens. In fact, most of their meals flat out contain gluten in a way that is impossible to separate from the base meal, rendering Village Inn not a great option for dining out for those with sensitivities. As usual, we do have some basic solutions for those who are gluten-sensitive in a minor way, but if your allergies are a serious concern, such as those with celiac disease, then it’s best you choose another restaurant until they up their gluten-free game.
Check out their limited gluten-free menu below:
A Few Good Eggs
|Cranberry Nut Oatmeal||$7.19|
|Low Cholesterol Egg Substitute||4 Oz.||$3.29|
Made From Scratch Pancakes
|Banana & Strawberry Sauce, Pancake Topping||3 Pc.||$7.09|
|Blueberry Compote, Pancake Topping||3 Pc.||$7.09|
|Strawberries & Sauce, Pancake Topping||3 Pc.||$7.09|
|Whipped Cream||0.25 Oz.||$4.19|
Garden Fresh Salads
|Classy Cobb Salad||Lunch Size||$8.89|
|Classy Cobb Salad||Regular||$10.19|
Soups And Chilis
|Creamy Tomato Basil Soup||Cup||$3.39|
|Creamy Tomato Basil Soup||Bowl||$3.89|
A La Carte
|Corn Flakes Cereal||$3.89|
|Frosted Flakes Cereal||$3.89|
|Turkey Sausage Links||$3.89|
|Honey Glazed Carrots||$3.39|
|Mashed Potatoes & Gravy||$3.39|
|Egg White Omelette||$8.89|
|2 Egg Whites Scrambled||$8.89|
|Caramel Iced Coffee||$2.59|
|French Vanilla Iced Coffee||$2.39|
|Mocha Iced Coffee||$2.39|
|Fuze Raspberry Iced Tea||$2.99|
|Blueberry Pomegranate Limeade||$2.99|
Popular Gluten Free Items at Village Inn
As we mentioned the majority of their menu items simply contain gluten as a base ingredient, whether as a thickener for gravy, breading on the meats, or buns on the sandwiches, gluten is pretty much ubiquitous. For those who are familiar with this dietary need, you won’t be surprised to learn that not even their french fries are safe, as they share fryers with their gluten-bearing foods. All in all, you’re best off heading elsewhere, but there are a few ways to limit your exposure to gluten, if not eliminate it.
A few favorite options can be found below:
Eggs, Egg Whites, Egg Substitute
One safe way to eat at Village Inn is to stick to their eggs in all their varieties. This includes a robust offering from their omelet menu; you simply have to be a little picky about your ingredients. Given that most of the options are vegetables and mushrooms you’re going to find plenty here to fill your palate. Remember that they aren’t cross-contamination safe, however.
Prices vary by order
Bacon, Sausage, Burgers
Their meat menu is blissfully free of any gluten filler, but that doesn’t mean that you’re going to be completely safe. You’re able to avoid the majority of gluten by the traditional method of leaving off the bun and replacing it with lettuce. Unfortunately, as there isn’t a gluten-free production line, it’s impossible to avoid getting at least some gluten.
Priced by meat offering
Their country potatoes aren’t bad at all and are one of the items you can enjoy straight off their menu. Take care, however, like the other fried items on their menu a lack of innate gluten on the item doesn’t mean it’s gluten-free. They’re still deep fried in the same pan as the rest of their items, and so are gluten contaminated.
Get your potatoes for $5.99
Tomato Basil Soup
Aside from the eggs, this is probably one of the safest menu items they have to offer, and it happens to be warm and delicious as well. This warm bowl of tomato soup goes wonderfully on its own, or you can throw in some cheese or even country potatoes to make an interesting stew type soup.
Get a bowl for $3.89 or a cup for $3.39
Enjoy Village Inn’s Gluten Free Offering
We can only hope that Village Inn ups its game sometime soon, as it sits they simply don’t have good options for those looking to avoid gluten. The gluten-free population is constantly growing and becoming more visible, so we hope that as time goes on, we’ll find restaurants like Village Inn will work to expand their menu and create an easier dining experience for all of their patrons, not just those with typical dietary needs. If you can avoid going to this restaurant, then it’s best to do so when you’re avoiding gluten if it’s impossible to avoid then simply be careful what you eat, and perhaps stop for something on the way home from a restaurant with more concern for their patron’s dietary needs.