The Wallace had been on my never-ending restaurant for quite some time now. A Californian keeper by our standards, The Wallace brings local ingredients and fresh fare to the table in the burgeoning downtown Culver food scene. The space is bright and expansive, with a gallery wall in the dining room so well put together that I photographed it for my own decor inspiration. Although we visited for weekend brunch, they are open for lunch and dinner daily with a small-plate/sharing style menu great for group dining. The menu is full of gluten-free options, many dishes not needing substitutions. If your like me and always love a little bread with your eggs, don’t worry, they’ve got you covered…
We went reverse with our meal and started with a sweet item to get the tastebuds going. The honey and vanilla yogurt with granola and fruit was a nice start to the meal. The granola is mostly composed of nuts and dried fruit, the yogurt creamy and smooth, and the berries fresh. Yes! The granola is gluten-free!
As for the savory items, we just went for it. The gluten-free chilaquiles were nothing but filling and flavorful. Chicken and eggs were scrambled into a tower of corn tortilla chips doused in a red sauce, queso freco and a crema. Naturally, we complemented with another heavy hitter: steak and eggs. This hearty protein packed plate is served with avocado, potatoes, toast and a homemade jam. The gluten-free sub for toast is a soft baguette slice of sorts, seemingly hard to find with gluten subs, and the seasonal jam was a homemade blueberry that was delicious! Thankfully we were both very hungry and shockingly able to finish. Both.