Mediterranean Can be Gluten-Free

March 2, 2023

Would you like to enjoy authentic and savory Mediterranean cuisine, but want to adhere to a gluten-free diet?
Well, that’s easy to do whenever you visit us in Sarasota!

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That’s because most of what we produce is naturally gluten-free, provided you avoid just a few items. While a gluten-free eater may not be able to enjoy pita bread or baklava, almost everything else fits the bill wonderfully. Check out this brief overview of how to enjoy Mediterranean food all within a gluten-free framework.

Mediterranean Diet Components & Gluten-Free Considerations

As the name suggests, the Mediterranean Diet consists of several millennia-old foods from various civilizations throughout the Mediterranean region. This includes places like Greece, Lebanon, Italy, Turkey, and Syria. Most of what we make resembles ancient recipes from Lebanon and other Eastern Mediterranean influences.

Examples of those foods are Shawarma, Falafel, Hummus, Shish Kabob, and many other classic and nutritious whole foods. Many of these selections are quite advantageous for gluten-free diners who must eschew anything with wheat, soy, barley, or rye. The Lebanese/Mediterranean style of food preparation is a solid alternative for folks who cannot consume processed grains, pasta, cereals, bread, or crackers. 

Several Mediterranean Foods That Are Gluten Free

As we focus on Mediterranean food at-large, it’s easy to find numerous ways to create a gluten-free meal. All you have to do is look at things such as:

  • Legumes
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Oats
  • Fish
  • Other Meats like Chicken, Beef, or Lamb

Just a Few Things to Avoid

To remain on the safe side, there are a few things you should avoid, including all the foods with “hidden” gluten such as soy-based products. If you consume anything with oats, it’s important to double-check to ensure they weren’t processed along with wheat-based items.

Likewise, when you order from our menu, you’ll want to choose one of our non-sub items to enjoy a bread-free experience. We serve several entrees, appetizers, and salads that accommodate this well.

Alforno Mediterranean Grill & Subs: Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine in Sarasota, FL

Alforno Mediterranean Grill & Subs offers delicious and nutritious entrees that are palatable for almost any dietary approach. Our menu items fit into the popular Mediterranean/Lebanese paradigm with dishes like Baba Ghanouj, Chicken Shawarma, and Shish Kabob. We prepare these the right way, which we’ve perfected over the course of 20+ years in business.

Don’t forget that you can also enjoy Alforno Mediterranean Grill & Subs conveniently through our order pickup and delivery system. It’s a great way to enjoy our fantastic food as quickly as possible, even with less time to eat.

You’re welcome to reach out to us anytime with questions, comments, or suggestions at (941) 778-5200.