U.S. Egg's Gluten-Free Menu
Although I don't adhere to a gluten-free diet, I'm a fan as long as it's a tasty dish, and am always looking for suggestions to answer the many readers who email me to ask for recommendations. U.S. Egg is an Arizona-based, family-owned and operated company that has been a local favorite in the Valley for 30 years. Although I had never been, it's also a favorite of my husband's, so when I was invited to try their new gluten-free menu which launched in May, I thought it was a great idea. First impressions are important and I liked the clean, bright, and welcoming atmosphere.
I was happy to see their proud support of Arizona brews and spirits, such as Four Peaks, Mudshark, and Arizona Distilling Company (and gluten-free beer). Their gluten-free menu options are the largest selection I've seen, with 30+ items for breakfast and lunch, ranging from French toast and Eggs Benedict to BLTs and burgers. The kitchen makes sure to use gluten-free friendly utensils, such as tongs, pans, and toasters kept separate from the main cooking methods.
My benchmark when I try a gluten-free dish is whether I can tell the difference. Well, I would order their waffles any time! Light and fluffy with a crispy, buttery shell, the blueberry waffle made with corn and rice flour was a winner. Pining for a classic waffle but on a celiac-friendly diet? Get to U.S. Egg.
My husband was just as happy with his gluten-free "Bay Area" French toast, a plate of sweet and eggy French toast with a nice chew, piled high with strawberries, bananas, and whipped cream.
In addition to friendly service and an extensive range of gluten-free choices, I appreciate the fact that U.S. Egg strives to be environmentally conscious, using recycled design elements and eco-friendly vendors. It's just the kind of company I like to support. Count me in as a new fan.
I visited the Marbella Plaza location on West Bell Rd., but U.S. Egg has five other locations in Phoenix, Temple and Chandler.
I received a media invitation and our breakfast was complimentary.