For those with Celiac disease, a gluten-intolerance, or for those just looking to cut gluten out of their diet for health purposes, finding a restaurant that serves *good* gluten-free food can be quite a challenge, to say the least. And here at SOB, we believe everyone deserves a gluttonous plate of pasta every once in a while – at a reasonable price.
Lucky for us Western New Yorkers, Kith & Kin Bakeshop and Bistro, located on Transit in Lockport, NY, has a 100% gluten-free menu (yep, totally g-free), with endless options- from breads and pastries to paninis, burgers and pizzas. The days where asking whether a dish contains the slightest inkling of the g-word and checking sauce ingredient list labels are over, guys. This place is literally a gluten-free paradise.
Every place has got it’s story, and Kith & Kin is no exception. When the owners found out that all three of their children had Celiac, an immune disease in which gluten creates inflammation that damages the small intestine, a lifestyle change was necessary. Store-bought gluten-free baked-goods, and bread mixes don’t exactly fill the void when we’re talking pizza, pasta, mac and cheese, fish fry- the list goes on and on. Having a baker and a chef in the house (a real dynamic duo if you ask us) has made the gluten-free diet more than just bearable, but actually enjoyable. These guys are no rookies in the g-free business, so you can expect nothing less than a perfected recipe- no matter the plate.
Your jaw might just drop when you see the size of the bistro menu they’ve got- TBH, we didn’t even know this was possible at a gluten-free restaurant. There are plenty of appetizers to choose from- including mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese balls and fried pickles (btw these are to die for). For entrees, they’ve got Texas brisket, strip steak, battered or breaded haddock on Fridays, and so much more. You can also choose from a list of burgers, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, paninis, pastas and brunch options! We were especially impressed with the ravioli and pasta roma dishes from the pasta menu. You can kiss gluten FOMO goodbye because the meals here are *exceptional.*
In addition to the bistro, they’ve got a plethora of desserts and baked goods to choose from in the bakeshop- including 14 different kinds of cookies/bars, 6 bread options, pies, pastries, muffins, cheesecakes, cakes, cupcakes, cream puffs- you name it, we guarantee you they’ve got it. And btw, these pastries are absolutely phenomenal- in fact, we’re willing to bet you wouldn’t even know they’re gluten-free. The cookies and cakes are sweet and moist (ofc chocolate chip cooks are the fav). You can order the cookies/bars by the dozen, or just stop in to get your sweet fix with the selection they’ve got on the shelf! You can call ahead to order a special occasion cake or cupcake order (helloooo guys, it’s summer- weddings, grad parties, birthdays).
Kith & Kin also sells some of their frozen homemade goods in the shop so you can cook them at home! You’ll find pizza dough balls, prepared frozen pizzas (white, cheese and pepperoni, cheese), french bread pizzas, stromboli, pierogies, lasagna, mac and cheese, breadcrumbs and homemade soups! If they’ve got the cheeseburger soup on hand, we highly recommend trying it out- we’re totally obsessed. These make for a delicious, quick meal! You can check out their website to see all that they’ve got on the menu.
Kith & Kin Bakeshop and Bistro
5850 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday & Monday | CLOSED