As purveyors of one of the most extensive gluten free menus in Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, or the Oceanfront, Abbey Road is committed to providing options for diners who cannot ingest gluten. For those of you who may not be familiar with Gluten, here is some information about what it is and why it is dangerous to some people.
What is Gluten?
Gluten are proteins found in various grains like wheat, barley, and rye.
What is its purpose?
It adds texture or elasticity and a chewy consistency to food. Thats the good part. It is a flavor enhancer of sorts
Where is Gluten found?
Gluten is a protein found in wheat,rye and barley
Why is it dangerous to some people?
Now the bad part. The proteins cannot be digested by some people properly. The persons body cannot digest the proteins properly due to Celiac disease. In fact the body of a Celiac disease person will attack the walls of the small intestine. As you probably guessed, anything attacking you in your body can’t be good.
How many people are affected with Celiac Disease or Gluten intolerance
About 1-2% of the WORLDS population
Is Celiac disease the only group that suffers from problems with gluten
No. there are people who have a sensitivity to gluten but do not have Celiac disease. They suffer from a number of digestive ailments triggered by gluten. These include irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea.
What are some common gluten foods
Just to name a few…
• Baked Goods
• Breakfast cereals
• Many processed foods like luncheon meat
• Some Sauces
Does Gluten Free mean I cant have starches any more
No some starches are gluten free including (but not limited to)
• nut flours
Not in the least. Here at Abbey Road Restaurant in Virginia Beach we are committed to removing the gluten, not the flavor. We have a number of dishes that are either gluten free or can be prepared gluten free.
Here are some of the items you can get gluten free at Abbey Road:
• Delmonico Steak
• Prime Rib
• Pasta Primavera
• Crab Cakes
• Fried Seafood
• Scampi (seafood)
• Vegetable Stir Fry
• Pasta Marinara
• Alfredo (seafood)
• Abbeys Special Steak
• Beer (4 types)
• Gluten Free Breakfast items
• Chicken tenders
• Grilled Cheese
• Peanut Butter & Jelly
• Kids items
• French fries
• Mashed Potatoes
• Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Come Check Us Out And Taste For Yourself
Where is Abbey Road Located?
Abbey Road is located at 203 22nd Street between Atlantic and Pacific Avenue
What about parking?
We have free parking
Are you open all four seasons?
We are open year round