Thursday, April 5, 2012

Restaurant Review: Pei Wei Asian Diner (Cherry Hill, NJ and Moorestown, NJ)

Pei Wei is one of the earlier chains to offer a gluten free menu. I hadn’t tried them until recently since the only two in New Jersey are either 1.5 or 2 hours away.

Gluten Free Vietnamese Rolls
at Pei Wei Asian Diner in Moorestown, NJ
They have an average sized gluten free menu, about half of which is also dairy free or can be prepared dairy free. On their website they have a chart of the eight major allergens (they include gluten in the wheat column) as well as corn, sulfites, sesame, and legumes. They also note on their web menu that they won’t list any of their vegetable only dishes as vegan because some contain sugar (that can be processed with animal products) and other contain honey which some vegans consider unacceptable.

I found it interesting that they dust their meats in potato starch and sauté them in fresh oil rather than serving grilled meats. I had the Gluten Free Vietnamese Rolls so I can’t attest to the stir fried items. The rolls were good and a nice quick lunch. This is definitely somewhere I would stop in again the next time I am near one.
Pei Wei Asain Diner on Urbanspoon

Other gluten free reviews you may be interested in:

Gluten Free at Elevation Burger

Gluten Free at Chick-fil-A

And of course, the full list of NJ Restaurants with Gluten Free Menus and other Chains with Gluten Free Menus.

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