Cheeseburger in Paradise – gluten free in Virginia Beach

The topic of gluten free fries recently on Celtic Celiac inspired me to list the places I can have celiac-safe gluten free fries. There are actually several places in Virginia Beach, but my favorite is Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Cheeseburger in Paradise GF sweet fire chicken and fries

This restaurant is a fun, summery, Jimmy Buffet style restaurant. It has island themed food and drinks and a nice gluten free menu. I’ve heard mixed reviews on various Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants around the country, but the one in Virginia Beach is very celiac friendly, as long as you let them know it’s an “allergy.”

Pictured above is what I always get: the Sweet Fire Chicken (they have gluten free buns for $2 more, but I like it as a dinner without the bun).  It comes with pepperjack cheese, banana peppers, and delicious sweet fire sauce. I always get extra sauce to dip my fries.

So when in Virginia Beach, enjoy gluten free fries and other fun fare at Cheeseburger in Paradise, located near the Lynnhaven Mall, about 5-10 minutes from the Oceanfront and 5-10 minutes from Town Center areas. (As always, all opinions are my own and I was not compensated.)


Burtons Grill in Virginia Beach: A Celiac’s Heaven

Found a celiac heaven here in Virginia Beach.  Burtons Grill Virginia Beach has a huge gluten free menu! They have super safe kitchen practices, knowledgeable and super staff, and were founded by a Celiac.  They even serve a gluten free roll before dinner! Outside of Disney, no where has ever had that for me!

Burton's Grill burger and fries

For the main course, there are many options with chicken or fresh caught fish and other seafood.  So far however, I’ve had their beef burger (100% beef, no fillers, very yummy) and fresh cut french fries.  I’ve also had their chicken sandwich (which keeps well for leftovers).  They have a large menu of dinners in addition to their sandwich bar menu, but I haven’t tried those just yet.  Their food comes with homemade pickles that are quite amazing! Their sweet tea is also fresh and delicious :-).  They do focus on whole, fresh, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible as well.

Their desserts are also very yummy. In May, for Celiac awareness month, they had a delicious peach and blueberry cobbler a la mode that I wish was always on the menu.  I enjoyed it a few times that month thankfully!  They also have a vanilla bean creme brulee that is very good and a chocolate torte that my non-GF friend had and loved!