I was excited to find a place that sold gluten free popovers only a couple blocks from the John Paul Jones house. I had a list of New England foods I wanted to try, but thought I'd have to give up on the popover until I found this place. We came for lunch on a week day and they were quite busy. Three of us got the soup with a popover and homemade maple butter (I had the gluten free clam chowder). The fourth member of our group had a hamburger. I liked the popovers so much I bought 3 more to go, which I ate for breakfast the following days of our trip. The cafe also had several gluten free options in their bakery section.
I wanted to make gf popovers for my daughter as we are biking to the Jordan Pond House in Acadia tomorrow and they are famous for their popovers served out on the lawn with a stunning view. Alas, I was foiled by missing ingredients. I was so lucky to accidentally find this place makes fabulous gf popovers!! After a terrific lunch, my stash was perfectly bundled for tomorrow's surprise. This was a great find and especially appreciated today on my birthday. Thank you to your wonderful team!!
Perhaps it was just an unlucky day for me. I ordered the half sandwich / half salad. I informed the server I was celiac and she informed me that anything could be made GF. I went ahead and ordered a pulled pork and turkey sandwich and Caesar salad without the croutons. So maybe it was my unlucky day but later one I began getting the symptoms of eating gluten and the next day feel horrible.
I visit Popovers whenever I want to treat myself! They're always super transparent about how they prepare the gluten free options, and their deserts are to die for. I'm really sensitive to cross-contamination, and they've never hit me. Definitely a go-to for me when I want to feel like a regular person going out.
Delicious food! Glad we stopped. Only 2 small complaints - the desserts weren't really impressive (chocolate covered marshmallows? Meh), and it was more expensive than the $ indicated. We got 3 GF BLTs, 3 chocolate covered marshmallow sticks, 2 bowls of soup, and a regular pastry and spent $50.
We stop here every time we are out in Portsmouth to pick up a couple of gluten free desserts for my eldest daughter...and a couple non gluten free for myself as well...tee hee. The selection of gluten free desserts is always good and we have never been disappointed. The staff always knows to box the gluten free separate with no prodding needed.
I went here for a breakfast sandwich. The GF paninis are prepared separately from the regular ones. My sandwich was good: eggs, smoked salmon, and cheese. The plate also came with a cup of fresh fruit. And the hot chocolate was good as well. I would go back.
Popovers is one of my favorite places because of the variety and tastiness. I can not give it five stars because the bread they use is slightly less hard than a hockey puck. In this day and age that is unforgivable. They have a number of GF sweet treats.
The clam chowder was great. My three year old and one year old both liked it too. There was plenty on the menu to chose from. I would've rated it higher except that our gluten free bread was moldy including the bread that my daughters grilled cheese came on. They gave us free desserts but weren't overly apologetic. The macaroons and almond cookies were yummy. Might try a different place next we're visiting Portsmouth!