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's BaggersBoxdorf, Nürnberg View On Map
Our last road trip after three years in Germany was yesterday to Nuremberg. We were on a mission to finally see one last city and what better place to visit than a city with another gluten free restaurant, 's Baggers. We spent the afternoon on a quick walking tour of Old Town past all the market vendors and one specifically that caught my eye, a Gluten Free baked goods stand!! Wow, that was a first to see. We ended our walk at the Toy Museum, Spielzeugmuseum. Nuremberg is known for their wooden toys and trains and I knew the boys would love to see the trains.
A quick 15 minute drive from Old Town and we were at 's Baggers restaurant. I was told that this family restaurant would be fun for the kids and had a gluten free organic, Bio, menu, all of which I was excited about. When we arrived I felt like we had walked into a Fun Park... bright color, balloons, many levels and a rail system that you've got to see. This is not a train rail system but rather a food delivery system. Yep, the wait staff doesn't deliver anything but hot tea and coffee because both of those probably wouldn't make through the quick travel down the rails. Everything else on the menu is served in small pots hot from the kitchen! The food races down the rails directly to your seat and sometimes has a fireworks display during its travel. It was by far one of the craziest things I have seen and only in Germany, they are masters at engineering!
On to the menu... Each table has two computers and the entire menu is on the touch screen. It is like a Japanese Steak House style where you might share a table with strangers, adding to the fun. There are no paper menus and you order as you go Tapas style with a card system that allows you to pay at the end. All items on the menu that are gluten free are marked "GF" and if you want to see the entire GF menu you can do a search and all items will be brought up together. It is great to have a restaurant that does all the work identifying things for you, however the items on this menu that were GF were for the most part naturally GF. What I mean by that is they haven't taken the time replace things with any alternatives, not much creativity there. For instance, I order the GF Schnitzel, which I was pretty excited to see since that is a signature German dish that I'm never able to eat. I was expecting to see a gluten free breaded version but instead they just eliminated the breading (for sticking with the Paleo this was ideal). But not exactly schnitzel if you ask me. We also ordered the GF Potato cakes with GF dipping sauce and a white asparagus soup... Mmmm good! Again not too difficult to make potato cakes gluten free but the dipping sauces were awesome with no worries of hidden gluten.
Overall the food was fresh and delicious, the place was fun and the prices were reasonable. I highly recommend it! It was under a two hour drive from Stuttgart and we made it into a day trip which worked out great. I hope you all enjoy the experience.
Recommended By: @gfconnoisseur / gfconnoisseur.com On: 2011-04-25
City Centre, Stuttgart View On Map
Yes, it is true... A gluten free restaurant right in our home town! Thanks to our friends for the recommendation, Chris and I enjoyed a great dinner date last Friday and tasted as many gluten free dishes that our tummies could handle.
Resikorn is simple to find by car or by taking the S-Bahn to the Stuttgart Stadtmitte stop. They are located at Torstrasse 27 Stuttgart-Mitte. You'll want to make a reservation because it is small and fills up fast. My sister would love this place... She lives in Portland, Oregon and when we walked in I felt like we were in her city. Very hip, in vogue, style to the space that welcomes you to a "living room" dining experience. The menu was over the top in English perfection. I'm not sure who they hired to do the German to English translation but this was the BEST I have seen in Europe! The details were so well written that my mouth was watering when I read them. You will be pleasantly surprised with their Asian Fusion menu. On the menu you will find a legend at the bottom with different color stars that annotate the following: gluten free, vegetarian, lactose containing and vegan. Genius!
We started the evening off with a little Bodegus El Meson red wine from Crianz, Spain with our soup appetizer, Spicy Siamese Noodle Soup, that we shared. Mmmmm delicious and great way to start the meal. Then came the Vietnamese Lucky Rolls (Spring Rolls) in chicken and duck. The chicken was by far the better choice especially the two dipping sauces that came with it. The duck was just kind of there, nothing wowing about it and the sauce not as good.
My main course was the Mongolian Beef in a Sake Flush and Chris had the Wild Cashew Chicken which was the better choice of the two. The beef dish was not what I was expecting. When I hear mongolian I think of grilled meat like when you go to a Korean BBQ restaurant but this meat was more like stew meat. So if you are in the mood for a Beef Stew then this is the dish for you. It was very tasty just not what I was hoping for. The Cashew Chicken was fantastic and exactly what you would want in this type of meal.
Since we did not consume the amount of rice on our plates we were ready for more. Just one more dish that sounded very interesting and inviting... Number 7, Vegetarian GF Crisp Rice-Schlupfer (doughs) stuffed with spinach and goat cheese. Now tell that doesn't sound like heaven. Anything with word dough has got to be good. :) And to top it off we shared the Chocolate Chili Creme Brulee. It was just the right size to share. If you are wondering about cost... very reasonably priced! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Recommended By: @gfconnoisseur / gfconnoisseur.com On: 2011-04-13