Imagine my surprise when I learned that Islands ( http://www.islandsrestaurants.com/) was serving gluten-free dishes! Although there is a larger than life warning on their menu, I decided to dig out my Indiana Jones hat from storage and go on an adventure at this Hawaiian themed restuarant.
Their gluten-free menu selections are pretty limited however it is nice to have more restaurant choices than the typical establishments I have been frequenting for lunch.
I don’t quite understand how they can include ice cream sundaes on their gluten-free menu as we all know that the ice cream, syrups and whipped cream can possibly contain gluten. (Unless they know something I don’t know or conversely they don’t know what I know.) I decided to steer clear of the desserts and just order the grilled veggie tacos.
I did notice that although not listed as one of their gluten-free offerings, they did have grilled steak tacos served on corn tortillas with a side of beans. Perhaps I will try that dish on my next visit but I must say that the grilled veggie tacos were excellent.
I would caution you to use your best judgement when dining in restaurants which disclose that they do not have a dedicated facility in which to prepare your food, especially if you have Celiac disease. In my case, I am a non-Celiac gluten intolerant individual therefore my food does not have to be prepared separately. I do not have a reaction unless I actually ingest gluten. That being said, I would definietly return to Islands and try their other gluten-free offerings.