Ellie Lewis

byEllie Lewis, June 7, 2011
I am gluten intolerant, which means that sandwich joints are generally to be avoided. Jimmy John's offers the lovely, low carb substitute of "The Unwich". Honesty compels me to say that The Unwich is not my favorite food, and in my pre sans-gluten days JJ's was not my favorite sandwich shop. However, we do go there once every week or two, and I alter my order slightly every time, sometimes to it's betterment and sometimes not. It's nice to be able to order something at a sandwich shop, even if it is just a glorified salad minus the bowl. So, take that for what you will. I always get the vegetarian unwich, because not only am I gluten intolerant, I am not very fond of lunch meats. Jimmy John's is fast, but a little expensive, especially if you aren't getting any bread. I love the people who work there, though there is never anywhere to sit, and you can't eat your food there, which means no refills on your drink. So, eh. Sandwiches.
byEllie Lewis, June 7, 2011
Do you know what is wonderful about chain restaurants? They have websites with online menus. And, in the case of Pei Wei, they have an online gluten-free menu. Eating gluten-free is a challenge, especially in a town like Waco. I love Waco, but we have our limitations.
Pei Wei is nice. Quick, hot, and most of the time tasty. I am a little bit picky, so limit myself unnecessarily within the gluten-free menu perhaps, but I LOVE the gluten-free vietnamese rolls. Even without the peanut sauce (sadly not gluten-free), they're pretty fantastic.
The gluten-free Pei Wei spicy is also pretty good, though I don't love Pei Wei's rice and usually don't eat it.

We will say "good" over all, but on the gluten-free front, we can say "excellent".