I just returned from four glorious days on the beach in Atlantic City. Although I had not frequented Atlantic City beach in many years, it is a great summer vacation place. The beaches were clean and comfortable and the boardwalk was family friendly. We stayed in the Tropicana Hotel/Casino directly opposite the beach and never played in the Casino even once. My goal was to spend my time at the beach!! Their summer room offers were lovely and really reasonable.
|The water was warm and the beach was packed, but not too crowded|
|we literally walked right out the door and onto the beach|
Being gluten free and vegetarian/vegan is always a challenge when eating out.
However, I found 3 restaurants where I was able to have 3 great dinners!!
Restaurant #1: Have you ever been to Carmines? , lIt's located in the Tropicana Hotel/Casino mall,( Carmines is also in NYC) . I selected from their ALLERGY FRIENDLY MENU which is divided into categories of gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, etc. ( Love it)
Really you can have your meal your way!
|We were almost done eating when I remembered to take a picture of the GF penne and broccoli|
Restaurant #2: Great Meal; very reasonable!! The next night we walked about 7 blocks to Ruby Tuesday's another favorite.( in the outlet section) . I ordered the Vegetarian Trio which is a choice of 3 sides and the salad bar - all for $10!!!
I selected a side of delicious spaghetti squash with some marinara sauce, a baked potato, and nicely steamed broccoli. I also had a lovely salad from the salad bar with lots of fresh romaine, spinach, tomatoes, edamame, peas, fresh cucumber, grated carrots, sunflower seeds, ( if you eat eggs, they had chopped eggs no mayo- potato salad, and some other heartier things that I passed by) . I chose balsamic vinegar for my dressing ( they had 8 real dressings ) . Great gluten free and vegan meal for $10 total..and very clean and fresh.
Restaurant #3: Mexican The last night we ate in a small restaurant called Casa Taco , again located in the Tropicana Resort, where we had a large fresh bowl of guacamole made to order at our table and also ordered a hearty chopped salad of fresh vegetables including fresh corn.If you don't want to eat the corn chips, ask for sliced cucumber with the skin on to use as dippers.
|4 fresh avocados cut open at our table|
|Quickly scooped into a bowl|
|Lime juice, cilantro, chives, onion,salt and pepper, and hot pepper ( optional) added|
|Smashed together quickly to make one excellent guacamole|
What did I do for breakfast and lunch? I had a refrigerator in my room so I brought my own food for breakfast and lunch for 3 days.( I live 1 and half hours away and took a cooler to get there) My husband who is not vegetarian nor gluten free grabbed something on the boardwalk each day and was very happy.
I took in some great sun, enjoyed some needed relaxation, and my husband and I spent some fun family time with our grandchildren, my older son, and daughter in law. The weather was great and we all had a wonderful time. Another vacation, another eating challenge. It turned out that Atlantic City was a great summer vacation spot for everyone..
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