I went to Food for All's one year anniversary celebration last weekend. I shopped, I sampled, and I ate my way through the store/restaurant. As you may recall from previous posts, I'm on a quest for a suitable easy GF pizza crust, and I may have found it:
Amaranth flatbread. Or is that flat bread? Or both? Regardless, the pizza had a nice bendyness that I've missed. I liked the pizza a lot, so I bought some -- there are five in the package and there's no way I can eat five flatbread pizzas before it would go bad, so when I got home I stuck them in the freezer for later consumption. The guys at Food for All were baking the pizzas on ceramic circles inside grills. I'll be baking them on a pizza pan in the oven. Frankly, theirs were a little overcooked on the bottom, so I figure I can do just as well. I will not use as much cheese as they did. Though theirs was very tasty.
I also got a sandwich. It was the poster child for goopy sandwich syndrome, as previously mentioned on this blog. I got The Nate: Robusto garlic hummus, sliced avocado, local organic sprouts, sliced tomato & sunflower seeds on lightly toasted Schar bread for $6.95. I liked it pretty well, though my first choice was a sandwich made on Joan's GF Itailian roll, but they were out of them (which strikes me as weird since they were having a big anniversary promotion). The Nate was good, though a little citrusy. I think the sandwich was a great value. I also had a really good, lemony cupcake. Delish! I would definitely eat there (or more likely, order takeout from there) again. (The drink was vile. ugh. I should have known that something from the brand name "Caveman Foods" might not be to my liking.)
I also shopped for GF products that I haven't been able to find or which I just haven't seen at the Giant. I found their prices on things like flour blends and cake mixes to be quite high. I did buy a Bob's Red Mill pizza crust mix along with the amaranth flat bread, some buckwheat breakfast cereal, and some chips. As I eat these, I'll evaluate and tell you all about them.