Anna Maria Island – In the ever changing list of fad diets, Gluten-Free has proven itself a steadfast member in the restaurant community. Whether you enjoy a healthy life style choice or are coping with Celiac Disease, the Gluten Free menu is becoming more and more popular in today’s dining circuit.
Anna Maria Island is no stranger to the trend and has a variety of restaurants that offer Gluten Free menus. Some advantages to this lifestyle is that the many people who convert note that they feel radically better physically and emotionally after their body cycles out any gluten. While only about 1% of the population are true Celiac disease sufferers, many more have a gluten sensitivity which causes cramps, fatigue, stomach pains from eating excessive amounts of food containing gluten. Many people have no symptoms but feel much “lighter” and energetic after cutting out the ingredient. Something to be careful of however, is many people go Gluten-Free to lose weight assuming it is a healthier choice-unfortunately this can be a myth as many pre-packaged gluten free products can be very high in calories and saturated fats! I like to stay somewhere in the gray area – I’m not anti-gluten but I am gluten-sensible!
Thanks to the increasing recognition of gluten caused discomfort, island eateries have a high demand for gluten free menu options; check out our list below for Island Real Estate’s favorites:
- The Sandbar Restaurant – Seafood/American Cuisine
100 Spring Ave | Anna Maria, FL | (941).778.0444
- Eat Here Restaurant – Seafood/American Cuisine
5315 Gulf Dr | Holmes Beach | (941).778.0411
- Poppos Taqueria – Organic Mexican Food
212C Pine Ave | Anna Maria, FL | (941).254.7941
- Ginny’s & Jane E’s Bakery Cafe – Bakery/Breakfast & Lunch
9807 Gulf Dr | Anna Maria, FL | (941).778.3170
- Rod & Reel Pier – Seafood/American
875 North Shore Dr | Anna Maria FL | (941).778.1885
- The Island Spice – Authentic Indian Cuisine
1701 Gulf Dr N | Bradenton Beach FL | (941).527.0123
- Mr. Bones – BBQ
3007 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach | Bradenton Beach FL | (941).778.6614
- Vinny and Cheryl’s – Authentic Italian Cuisine – Gluten Free Pizza!
314 Pine Ave | Anna Maria, FL | (941).896.9754
- The Waterfront Restaurant – Seafood/Casual Gourmet Dining
111 S Bay Blvd | Anna Maria, FL | (941).778.1515