Portland, OR restaurants for a soy- and corn-free vegetarian?
February 1, 2013 10:51 PM Subscribe
We are going to Portland, Oregon next week. I am a vegetarian. I am allergic to corn and soy. My partner is an omnivore who eats everything except marzipan and raw animal/ocean flesh. What (aside from Natural Selection) are our can't-miss restaurants? Bonus for desserts! A few more details after the cut...
posted by rednikki to travel & transportation around Portland, OR (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Corn allergy: means everything made from corn, including distilled vinegar, baking powder (which has cornstarch), powdered sugar (which has cornstarch), and obviously corn syrup. Soy allergy is pretty much all stripes of soy protein (tofu, tempeh, TVP, etc.) but not soy lethicin, thank goodness! In Los Angeles, land of the gluten-free, the soy allergy makes most non-Indian vegetarian restaurants complete no-go zones. I have heard rumors that in Portland I can get a seitan cheese steak, which excites me to no end!
I love ice cream as if it were my kidnapped child and if there were ice cream in town that didn't have corn syrup I'd be so thrilled. Salt and Straw, alas, is a total corn-syrup zone.