Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Harrison's Restaurant - Hilton Garden Inn State College

I'm in State College for a few days for more business meetings.  I'm watching the whole Penn State scandal unfold on TV as it unfolds outside my window.  Because my meeting isn't until this evening, I was going to drive to Philipsburg to have lunch at the 1921 Restaurant in the Philips Hotel.  I found this place on the Gluten Free Travel Site as well.  Alas, due to the rain and my general laziness, I decided to just stay in my hotel all day.

It turns out that the restaurant in the Hilton Garden Inn where I'm staying also has gluten free options on their menu.  I was unnaturally excited when I noticed this.  I was having a hard time deciding between the Quinoa Risotto, the Mesclun Greens with Rosemary Chicken Salad, and the Modern Waldorf Salad, but the waiter suggested the chicken salad and I was sold.  I was tempted to get a soup to go with it, but decided against it.  They have at least two gluten free soups each day.  At dinner they also have a few gluten free dishes and gluten free pasta.  Having gluten free options is so nice for gluten free guests at the hotel.  I would stay here again just knowing that I could eat safely and well.

I'd also try the Philips Hotel if I was in the area again.  Any one know of other hotels with gluten free eating options?  Not just in PA, but anywhere?


  1. I totally love this place and have to visit again this coming December for holiday season with my family.

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  2. Love your blog. If your business ever takes you to San Francisco. Pica Pica Maize Kitchen is pretty good - http://www.picapicakitchen.com/

    This bakery is amazing, they specialize mainly in gluten free wedding cakes but if you ever want cake, it's really good - Crave Bakery


    I travel to Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal for work. Do you know of any GF places in Canada?

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  4. Thank you both for your comments! And thank you very much for the suggestions in San Francisco. My brother and nephew live out there so maybe I'll get a chance to try them.

    I went to college in Montreal and some of my best friends are from Toronto, but I didn't know about my Celiac yet when I was in either city. Here are some websites I found, hopefully they are helpful. Let me know if you find something good!