Last Friday I took the afternoon off to take my mom for a Mother’s Day mani/pedi. Before we went, mom asked where we should grab lunch. Since she had never been to Spoons Bistro and Bakery, and we had time, I suggested that we go there.
Spoons Bistro and Bakery is a unique place. It is located on the campus of HopeWest, which is the Hospice center for Western Colorado. All proceeds from the restaurant go back to HopeWest so you feel good about eating there because it supports and amazing cause.
Their lunch menu consists of sandwiches, paninis, pastas, salads and the like. Simple fare with either chips, veggies, fries and more. They also have amazing desserts! They also have a dinner menu that appears to cover many different tastes, although I haven’t eaten there for dinner.
It had been a long time since I had eaten at Spoons but knew that they offered gluten free options. We looked at the menu, made our choice and when it was our turn to order, the first thing I told the lady was that we were both gluten free. I was shocked when she said “Are you gluten free or Celiac? If you are Celiac, I would recommend not to have a panini because there may be bread crumbs from regular bread. We have a special frying pan just for our gluten free bread and we can toast your sandwich.”
She understood! We told her that I was Celiac and she said that the chef had a sister that was Celiac so they carefully watched for cross contamination although they couldn’t guarantee it.
I was thrilled. How often does that happen? Mom and I both ordered the Rosemary Chicken and Avocado Panini in grilled sandwich form with carrots and celery on the side. It’s not often that I get a sandwich while eating out so it was a treat!
The sandwich consisted of rosemary chicken, bacon (how can you go wrong with bacon?), avocado, lettuce and tomato. It was amazing! I enjoyed every bite of it…and could have eaten more. I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture!
They usually also have a gluten free dessert but not that day. We did discover that they have a weekly gluten free bakery item so I will have to check that out at some point.
I also love the fact that their prices are super low. It was just over $15 for the two of us to eat, which is very inexpensive for a lunch anywhere. Easy on the budget, great for the tummy! In fact, I’m going there for lunch tomorrow and can’t wait!
If you want to know more about Spoons, visit their website. The visit there will be well worth your time.