Gluten Free Brunch options at Towne Stove & Spirits

Amid the constant hum of Back Bay’s shopping hub at the Prudential Center and business activity in its towering office buildings sits Towne Stove and Spirits, Boston’s definitive something for everyone restaurant offering a host of lively experiences from handcrafted cocktails at the street-level bar overlooking Boylston Street, to comfort-focused bites, and refined main dishes in its multiple dining spaces.

The atmosphere is both laid back and sophisticated. I loved the open dining room, with big windows that let in lots of light, and the high ceilings. The downstairs bar was much cozier and a bit darker; making it a great spot for a date night or after work drinks.

Last Sunday I joined The Boston Brunchers to check out the Towne’s brunch buffet.IMG_5564

After talking a walk around with the chef and learning about the gluten free options and getting “a lay of the land,” I couldn’t wait to dig in.IMG_5574

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omelet station

I started with the Oyster and Shrimp Cocktail Bar.IMG_5583

Next, I filled my plate with local cheeses, fresh honeycomb, smoked salmon, and pate. IMG_5577IMG_5600

Smoked Salmon PlatterIMG_5586

There were several fresh cheeses to chose from, including: brie, cheddar, Roquefort, and bleu.IMG_5593

For my second plate I headed over to the hot stations where I tried creative dishes such as the pan seared salmon with green kale and pin nuts, poached eggs, maple glazed pork, and a deliciously short rib hash. IMG_5596The poached eggs were runny, and the hash was seasoned perfectly. IMG_5571

The juicy fresh sliced pork at the carving station was roasted with a maple syrup glaze.pork

Unfortunately the dessert display lacked in gluten free options, and I was only able to have berries and homemade whipped cream.

Our server was attentive: constantly refilling coffee and water. And surprisingly, the coffee here was really good, not something I expected, and not something you often find anywhere other than cafes and coffee shops.IMG_5582

Join the Towne every Sunday from 11am-3pm for their Brunch Buffet.

Price is $38 per guest, and there are plenty of tasty gluten free options to make it well worth the money spent. (Children under 12/$14)

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Disclaimer: I received brunch free of charge as part of the Boston Brunchers, with the exception of gratuity, which we happily paid for the great service. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.
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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

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