Gluten Free Girl: The Union Cabaret & Grille

The Union
125 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, (269) 384-6756

Item: Black-Eyed Pea Sauté
Price: $9.95

The Union Cabaret & Grille features no shortage of impeccable Southern flare. Chefs who got their start in places like New Orleans and Kansas City have put together a menu that features showstoppers like St. Louis-style ribs and Gumbo. Also available are six different barbeque sauces, all gluten free.

The Black-Eyed Pea Sauté – one of the most well-presented meals I’ve had in some time – is an artful mixture of earthy greens and veggies. Gluten free and vegan, this dish comprises a sauté of black-eyed peas, smoked tofu, vegetables and spices served with braised greens. Add the sweet potato mash as your second side option and you’ve got quite a flavorful combination.

Other gluten free sides include dry fried okra, cornbread muffins and the fresh veggie of the day.

Be sure to check out The Union’s online calendar to pair your dinner with a rousing evening of Southern-style jazz.