Love is in the Air at Union Street Grill & Grotto

Feel the gluten-free love at Union Street Grill & Grotto!
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gluten free Valentine's Day


Union StreetAnyone tuned into Vancouver Island’s gluten-free dining scene has heard the call of Union Street Grill & Grotto’s amazing celiac-friendly menu – with its extensive selection of gluten-free appetizers, entrees and desserts. A must-experience gluten-free menu for locals and tourists alike, Union Street Grill’s recipe is simple and effective – provide the Comox Valley with three essential ingredients! Good Food, Good Drinks and Good Times!

Comprehensive Gluten-Free Menu
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Union Street MusicUnion Street Grill and Grotto’s commitment to preparing sauces, salad dressings and marinades started them on a journey of sourcing fresh, local ingredients. Their interest in meeting the needs of their celiac diners prompted them to begin offering a dedicated gluten-free menu in 2008.  Since then, serving the gluten free and food-sensitive has become a dietary way of life. By 2010, their use of quinoa as an alternative ingredient was saluted in Maclean’s magazine. Union Street continues to explore new flavours and textures. Only carefully sourced gluten-free flours are used for in-house baking. Gluten baking is outsourced, and kept apart through a colour-coded system for cutting boards and tongs. A dedicated gluten-free deep-fryer and charbroiler ensure that every meal is celiac-safe, from start to finish. And if that weren’t enough to have you beating path to downtown Courtenay, Union Street Grill offers a steady stream of live musical entertainment for our listening pleasure and is a strong supporter of local – from events to manufacturers!


<hr class="Divider" />“We first introduced a Gluten Free Menu at Union Street in 2008. Since then, we have changed a lot of our products, and created new sauces and baked goods that are all gluten free. Our cream soups, cream sauces, all our desserts and Tapas are all gluten free now. We offer substitutions with gluten free pasta, organic brown rice and rice noodles. You can still get burgers (although we’ve created “Tostadas” – our burgers on crispy corn tortillas), and our regular pastas. Our famous Steak Sandwich is still served on Artisan Potato Rosemary bread, but try it as a Tostada, you might be equally impressed!” Click here to view our gluten-free menu or be awed below.”


gluten free tapasTAPAS

Tapas are designed to encourage conversation, people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. In some countries it is customary for diners to stand and move about while eating tapas.

SALADS

  • GF THAI PRAWN SALAD – grilled prawns, Thai vinaigrette, warm rice noodles, spinach, julienne peppers, green onions & sprouts.
  • GF GRILLED CAESAR SALAD – charbroiled romaine, croutons, parmesan, home made caesar dressing. Option to add BBQ Chicken or BBQ Rock Fish
  • GF CHARBROILED CHICKEN SALAD – what can we say? It’s a classic. Barbequed fresh chicken breast, on Artisan greens with almonds & honey yogurt.
  • GF PORK N’ FETA SALAD – charbroiled, thinly sliced barbequed pork, served hot, over Artisan greens with feta & honey yogurt.
  • GF QUINOA AVOCADO SALAD – grilled baby romaine, grilled peppers, fresh avocado, feta & balsamic vinaigrette on organic quinoa. Option to add – Walnut Mushroom Patty
  • GF SPINACH SALAD – with mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, shaved parmesan & honey yogurt. Option to add BBQ Rock Fish

Dressings: Spicy Thai Vinaigrette, Chipotle, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Yogurt

TOSTADAS

Tostadas are served on a crispy corn tortilla. Comes with Soup, Vegan Chili, Fries, Screamin’s or Greens. Sub Yam Fries or Grilled Caesar

  • GF OYSTER TOSTADA – crispy fried Fanny Bay oysters, lettuce, tomato, cucumber dill sourcream.
  • GF STEAK TOSTADA – charbroiled AAA 6oz sirloin, with sautéed mushrooms & onions lettuce, tomato, cucumber dill sour cream.
  • GF TUNA TOSTADA – local charbroiled albacore tuna, lettuce, tomato, avocado, pickled ginger, sweet wasabi sauce.
  • GF MONTEREY TOSTADA – charbroiled beef burger, back bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, garlic herb mayo.
  • GF CHICKEN TOSTADA – barbequed fresh chicken breast, roasted peppers, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayo.
  • GF WALNUT MUSHROOM TOSTADA – made with roasted walnuts, garbonzos, with sautéed mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, garlic herb mayo.
  • GF GREEK LAMB TOSTADA – delicious charbroiled lamb patty, lettuce, tomato, feta, cucumber dill sour cream.
  • GF BBQ PORK TOSTADA – charbroiled, thinly sliced BBQ pork, shredded romains, our cabbage slaw, feta & garlic yogurt.
  • GF ROCK FISH TOSTADA – BBQ rock fish, shredded romaine, cabbage slaw, cucumber dill sour cream.

ADD ONS: Avocado, Banana Peppers, Back Bacon, Monterey Jack Cheese, Sautéed Onions, Sautéed Mushrooms, Grilled Peppers

LUNCH UNTIL 5PM 

Comes with Soup, Vegan Chili, Fries, Screamin’s or Greens. Sub Yam Fries or Grilled Caesar

  • GF SPINACH CHEESE OMELETTE – another classic Grotto, fresh spinach, edam, mozza, fresh pico de gallo salsa on the side. Add Avocado or Butcher Block Back Bacon
  • GF ENCHILADAS – made with local Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas, beans, corn, grilled yam, peppers, onions, baked with a fire roasted tomato sauce & cheese. Add Chicken 3 – Add Chorizo Sausage 3
  • GF LITTLE ITALY – fusilli tossed with fresh spinach, fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, green onions, garlic, in Extra virgin olive oil with feta.
  • GF SAUSAGE SICILIAN – chorizo sausage, artichokes, green onions, sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic in x virgin olive oil, shaved parmesan.
  • GF MAC & CHEESE butternut, yam sauce with fusilli pasta, lots of cheese.
  • GF GRILLED PRAWN FUSILLI – baked with green onions, edam, mozza, mushrooms in a cream sauce.
  • GF CHICKEN MILANO – mushrooms, green onions, fresh tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce with shaved parmesan.

DINNER AFTER 5PM

  • GF ENCHILADAS – made with local Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas, beans, corn, grilled yam, peppers, onions, baked with a fire roasted tomato sauce & cheese. Add-on Chicken or Chorizo Sausage
  • GF LITTLE ITALY – fusilli tossed with fresh spinach, fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, green onions, garlic, in Extra virgin olive oil with feta. Add on Butcher Block Chorizo Sausage
  • GF SAUSAGE SICILIAN – chorizo sausage, artichokes, green onions, sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic tossed in Extra virgin olive oil, shaved parmesan.
  • GF MAC & CHEESE – butternut, yam sauce with fusilli pasta, lots of cheese.
  • GF THAI STIRFRY BOWL – peppers, onions, mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, bok choy, edamame, sprouts, stirfried in our sesame Thai sauce, over rice noodles. Add-on BBQ Pork or BBQ Chicken
  • GF CURRY BOWL – peppers, onions, cabbage, carrots, bokc choy, edamame, sprouts, sautéed in a rich spicy, coconut curry sauce, over brown rice. Add-on BBQ Chicken or Grilled Prawns
  • GF BALSAMIC PORK RIBS – baked in a house balsamic, bbq sauce, over butternut yam potato mash or lemon herb quinoa, with Artisan greens.
  • GF SOUTHERN BEEF RIBS – baked in a red wine roast garlic, maple bbq sauce, over butternut yam potato mash or lemon herb quinoa, with Artisan greens.
  • GF BBQ STEAK & PRAWNS – charbroiled AAA 6 oz sirloin served on butternut yam potato mash or lemon herb quinoa, with Artisan greens.
  • GF JAMBALAYA BOWL – creole classic, local clams, scallops, mussels, prawns in a fire roasted tomato cream sauce with chorizo, chicken, peppers & onions, over brown rice.
  • GF WEST COAST SHELLFISH – fresh local clams, scallops, mussels & prawns steamed in a delicious prawn bisque cream sauce with spinach, bbq rock fish & shaved parmesan, over fusilli.
  • GF CHICKEN MILANO – penne pasta, mushrooms, green onions, fresh tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce with shaved parmesan.
  • GF GRILLED PRAWN FUSILLI – baked with green onions, edam, mozza, mushrooms in a cream sauce.



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