As soon as I was diagnosed with being gluten free, certain things were instantly off limits. Bakeries, Delis and any place that you would normally find bread filled items instantly became places that I just drove by. It doesn’t make life easier, but at least I knew I could make something at home that would work for my diet. But when we’re on the road, almost everything is off the table. I still have to be gluten free, but I will find myself stopping into places that I would not consider at home for a meal – even if it’s just a salad.
On our recent trip to Mansfield, Ohio we found a little gem. You may miss it as you drive by, but the glass block entry of Doc’s Diner hides a place you’re not going to want to miss inside. Yes, the interior is small, but they take advantage of the space with modern tables that have chairs that nest into them when not in use. You can easily hop in for a quick meal if you’re on the go. Be aware that parking is a bit hard to find since there is a neighborhood and businesses in the area, but if you’re patient you’ll find a key spot right up front.
Doc’s Deli at first glance has a relatively small menu with their custom salads and sandwiches. But they can make them in any combination you want. Using fresh and delicious ingredients, you have over 100 to choose from. Food allergies? No worries, Doc’s is ready to accommodate with with gluten free bread and other alternatives.
With a friendly staff, delicious options and special care to special diets, we’ll be returning to Doc’s Diner any time we’re in the area. They’re making things that others take advantage more accessible to people with food allergies again.
For the full menu at Doc’s Deli and location visit their website.