GF Tax Free Pei Wei Diner

Pei Wei Asian Diner is kind of the fast casual version of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. If they seem kind of similar, it’s because they’re owned by the same investment firm. The menus are different, but have some overlap. And both offer solid gluten free offerings.

Looking at the menu in the restaurant, you probably wouldn’t guess they had gluten free options. Most Americanized Asian food is very wheat heavy. You have to ask for the gluten free menu at the counter, and they will hand you a small laminated menu to order from.

It’s a smallish menu. There are basically two entrees and a salad, each with a choice of proteins, plus a couple of appetizers. (No GF lettuce wraps, unfortunately.)

The best thing is that (unlike P.F. Chang’s) there’s no GF Tax – the gluten free items are the same price as the regular versions.

(Yeah, I know that P.F. Chang’s and Pei Wei aren’t “real” Asian food. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to eat there. But I sometimes get a craving for sweet and sour chicken, so I’m happy to have the Pei Wei option.)

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