If you’ve ever found yourself looking for a picture perfect winter wonderland in the Northeast, Portsmouth, NH should definitely be on your list. Portsmouth is one of my favorite towns in New Hampshire for many reasons, including, of course, its amazing selection of gluten free food.
My partner, Brexton, and I went for a long weekend in mid-December and had a marvelous time. We ate an insane amount of food and it was all pretty fantastic. Since it was only a 2 day trip we only visited a few places, but there are definitely more options if you check out Find Me Gluten Free that I definitely want to try on future trips.
Flatbread is a local chain here, and it’s amazing. So much so that I chose it as our first stop to introduce Brexton to Portsmouth! I’ve never been let down with any of their specials or regular menu items. They are very careful with food allergies and offer options for other needs outside of gluten too. They also have a gluten free brownie sundae that is seriously phenomenal. Definitely check out one of their locations!
I cannot talk about this place enough. First of all, they convinced me to try goat meat, which was a whole thing and outstanding. The setting is immaculate, in the English basement of an old house right on the water. Their wine list is incredible. They focus heavily on local, regionally farmed food. The staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating and I didn’t at all feel like an inconvenience as we so often do while dining out. We had a wonderful cheese plate to start and crème brûlée for dessert. I HIGHLY suggest a visit.
Popovers has 2 locations in eastern New Hampshire. Both feature homemade gluten free popovers, something I never thought I’d be lucky enough to try. They offer plain and stuffed with many options, as well as other gluten free pastries and entrees. We got the breakfast stuffed on this visit, but I’ve also had plain and lobster stuffed before. They have a great coffee and a bright atmosphere.
STREET was our last stop on the trip on our way out of town. This was my second trip and it was just as good as the first! I’ve had their bowls and sandwiches. They have a separate fryer for fries. The coolest part is that they mark what CAN’T be made gluten free, which is very few items. They also have a weekend brunch, which I’m hoping to try in the future.