5 Delicious and Nutritious Gluten-Free Greek Dishes

5 Delicious and Nutritious Gluten-Free Greek Dishes

Chances are you have heard the term “gluten-free” in recent years. A gluten-free diet eliminates the gluten protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. The most common reason people follow a gluten-free diet is a diagnosis of celiac disease. In this case, gluten can be harmful due to the autoimmune response it triggers when ingested. However, there are also people with gluten allergies or sensitivities who need to avoid gluten in order to prevent headaches, bloating, fatigue and other uncomfortable symptoms. 

Many people with celiacs and gluten allergies can attest it is a challenge to find both contamination-free and tasty options when dining out. Fortunately, Go Greek in Garden City, New York designed its menu with dietary needs in mind. 

A Safe Haven of Gluten-Free Options

Go Fresh Greek Family

Go Greek owners Tommy and Gabriella are familiar with the challenge of accommodating a gluten-free diet. Since their son was diagnosed with celiac disease, they sought out nutritious options to keep him full and safe. With that being said, while designing the Go Greek menu, they were able to offer a variety of menu items for gluten-free customers. Authentic Greek cuisine actually caters to a gluten-free lifestyle. And even dishes that include gluten products like pita lend themselves to easy substitutions. 

Here are 5 delicious gluten-free Greek dishes available to order at Go Greek:

Revithokeftedes

Revithokeftedes

Revithokeftedes is the Greek version of falafel. These chickpea fritters, made fresh daily as Go Greek, make for a healthy appetizer or a delicious salad protein. As an appetizer, you can dip them in Go Greek’s homemade tzatziki sauce. Packed with protein from chickpeas and seasoned with a special combination of spices from a family recipe, this dish is sure to fill you up and ignite your taste buds.  

Melitzana

Melitzana

This may look like your average spread, but melitzana is packed with flavor and nutrients! It includes roasted eggplant, fire roasted bell peppers, garlic, and parsley. Enjoy with a heaping plate of fresh veggies and you have a yummy snack or appetizer that’s 100 percent gluten-free. As always, this spread is made with the freshest ingredients at Go Greek. 

Beet Salad

Beet Salad

Gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan diners may get sick of the typical salad. A Greek beet salad provides a unique salad experience. At Go Greek, beets are served with red onions and tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. Beets aren’t just gluten-free! They provide many nutrients for minimal calories. Additionally, they are proven to help keep blood pressure in check, improve athletic performance, and fight inflammation. Be sure to order a side of beets on your next visit to Go Greek to give your meal a health boost!

Chicken Souvlaki 

Chicken Souvlaki

If you’ve dined at a Greek restaurant or even a diner, you’ve probably seen chicken souvlaki on the menu. Poultry is a Greek staple, despite the misconception that lamb is the most popular meat in the country. At Go Greek, meat is taken very seriously. They offer the freshest chicken while packing in some major flavor. It’s so juicy and flavorful that many customers don’t even miss a pita wrap when eating gluten-free! You can enjoy chicken souvlaki over a delicious salad full of fresh, colorful veggies or even on a stick with a side of tzatziki to dip. 

Greek Yogurt Bowl

Greek Yogurt Bowl

A meal isn’t complete without dessert! Go Greek features a Greek yogurt bar where customers can choose all the delicious fruits and toppings that go into their bowl. We’re talking ruby red strawberries, juicy blueberries, crunchy walnuts and almond pieces, sweet as pie cherry preserves – the possibilities are endless. Who needs gluten when you have a tasty and healthy sugar rush? 

Hungry yet? As you can see, Go Greek has something for everyone! Whether you’re eating low-carb, high protein, or gluten-free – there’s a dish for you to enjoy. Did you know you can order from Go Greek right online? Check out their online ordering service and Go Greek for lunch or dinner this week!