Silly’s in Portland, ME is very concious of the dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan needs of their customers and clearly mark these choices on their menu . Appetizers, entrees, salads, burgers & wraps (available on brown rice tortilla) and desserts are featured.
Pizza is also served here. The gluten-free ”pizza” is made from a chickpea flour/flax seed mixture and is know as a Bonzo Cake. How silly! To keep it vegan, a veggie-soy cheese is available for topping.
There is a dedicated fryer for the gluten-free items (unfortunately, not so for vegan items) so the fries, sweet potato fries, plantains and fried tofu are a go! The Gravy Danger dish sounds tempting. It consists of French fries covered in gluten-free house-made gravy topped with bacon and cheese. Could this be a gluten-free susbtitute for the ever so elusive Poutine that I have only witnessed my friends enjoying?
For dessert, try the gluten-free brownie or the fried plantains with honey or maple syrup, cinnamon, toasted pecans and coconut. Known as Sweet Dreams, this dessert can remain dairy-free by opting for soy or rice ice cream over the traditional cow’s milk version. Same option applies for the ‘milk’shakes.
Certain food and ingredient concerns are addressed in the following list, but if you have further questions be sure to ask! The staff is willing to check labels for you!
If you visit in warmer weather, consider sitting out back on the seasonal patio!