• Restaurant Review: French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

    by  • July 24, 2013 • Restaurant Reviews • 5 Comments

    We love French Meadow.  Love.  Love.  Love.  (and we’re so excited for them to open up in St. Paul).

    It’s so nice when places will put that little GF next to their items on the menu.  No fuss, no standing out . . . everyone’s clear and everyone’s happy.

    I enjoyed the Grass Run Farms Beef Burger on French Meadow’s GF bread.  I should have picked up a loaf.  It’s quite delicious.  I have seen several of their products in retail settings and have never been disappointed.

    So!  It turns out French Meadow has expanded.  We were so surprised, and also pleased that we were seated well back from the street on a private patio on a sparkling Minnesota evening.  Since we were running late for a commitment, we told our server and ordered right away, our food came up promptly, he brought the check just at the right moment and we were in and out in a very timely manner.  We appreciated that very much.  Of course, we’d far preferred to have lingered!

    There were a number of GF dessert choices in the bakery case but our schedule kept us from trying any.  Next time, then!  Dang, we’ll have to go back.  😉

    Grass Run Farms Burger on their own gluten free bread, French Meadow Bakery & Cafe, Minneapolis.  Full review on Twin Cities Gluten Free.

    My grass fed burger on in-house GF bread with mixed greens. Mmmmmmm!


    Potato wedges at French Meadow are gluten free.  Yuuuuuuuum.

    Why didn’t I get these?! DH’s potato wedges would have been safe.

    P.S.  Though this review is about the Minneapolis location, their airport location was nearly the only place I could find a safe and substantial meal last time I traveled.  Check it out.
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    5 Responses to Restaurant Review: French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

    1. Rosemary Evergreen
      July 25, 2013 at 2:12 am

      I look forward to the opening of the new location – it will be far more convenient for us!

    2. sheri
      September 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Your reviews are really helpful!! Will you also note if you find a kids GF menu or items in future reviews? Lots of kids are GF, but they also have a very sensitive sense of taste and often won’t eat stuff off the adult menu. Thanks!! Also, lot of GF food is still not very healthy and is too sweet. So we like to hear about the GF healthy stuff! Thanks.

      • Kelli
        September 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm

        Thanks for the love, sheri! I will keep these suggestions in mind. Thanks for taking time to write in!

    3. February 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      Looks delicious! When is the St. Paul location opening? I will be out there in May!

      • Kelli
        February 10, 2014 at 7:23 pm

        This month (Feb 2014), supposedly! From observing the remodel, it doesn’t look too close to done. It’s still early in the month, though. We shall see!

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