Alex’s Bistro (Cooperstown, NY)

This past weekend, I finally did something I’ve been wanting to do for longer than I can remember.  I packed up my car with friends and gluten-free snacks, and made the long drive up to Cooperstown, NY.  After spending my whole life as a baseball lover and die-hard Yankees fan, I finally made the trip to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Now this is not a blog post about my trip and experience, as I could write a whole separate blog on that topic.  Instead, the focus is traveling, and the dining unknown.  Whenever I head somewhere new, I always have the same thought cross my mind, “what am I going to do about eating?”  When I said I packed my car with gluten-free snacks, I wasn’t kidding. The plan always included eating somewhere, but we didn’t have specifics for how the day would unfold, and decided to figure out where and when we would be eating in the moment.

After walking up Main Street in Cooperstown, we stumbled upon Alex’s Bistro, just down the street from the Hall of Fame.  Not only was the restaurant’s appearance inviting, posted outside the door was a menu with my favorite label, GF.  Several of the items were marked with a GF, indicating they were gluten free, so my group decided to stop in for lunch.

I was pleasantly surprised with the large number of gluten free items available, and took a while scanning the menu before selecting the Arugula Salad.  This delicious salad came with goat cheese, bing cherries, walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette.  I also opted to top my salad with grilled chicken.  The friends that I was with ordered a variety of burgers and the falafel sandwich.  Everyone enjoyed their food, and it was just what we were looking for.

While I don’t live close to Cooperstown, it’s nice to know there is an eating option there for me when I make my next visit.

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