I have a long list of Seattle restaurants that I would like to try. I’d like to test out and experience for myself the success (or lack thereof) of restaurants that have been recommended as gluten free friendly. But alas, when I have the opportunity to eat out, trying a new place often seems like more trouble than it’s worth. It can be very stressful and I always feel like I need a backup plan.
On our way to a movie in lower Queen Anne, we found a recommendation on yelp for Pho Viet Anh stating that it is the “only openly gluten free Pho place in Seattle …” So we figured we should make a whole evening of it: dinner and a movie. And Pho is something I have missed so much since going gluten free. I used to frequent Than Bros Pho and I am very sad that I can no longer enjoy their pho on a rainy Seattle day.
Sadly, after a mile of wet socks from giant puddles and pouring rain, we were sorely disappointed. Although he was friendly, our server responded to my “can you do anything gluten free?” by telling me that I can’t eat there and, in fact, I can’t eat out anywhere. I assure you that this is untrue, but certainly gluten free eaters can’t eat at Pho Viet Anh. So my hunt for gluten free pho in Seattle continues! And a thumbs up for Red Papaya for being our unintended and much appreciated back-up plan.