Tucked away in the corner of Union Market, Bidwell is a culinary gem you most likely have never heard of. Bidwell specializes in American food with a twist, serving up delicious and unique dishes such as kale chip nachos, and asparagus soup. With a responsibly sourced and heavily gluten-free menu, Bidwell is a must try…
Not only is the food at Bidwell amazing, but the atmosphere is as well. Situated in the corner of Union Market, Bidwell’s tables give you the perfect view to people-watch the shoppers mulling around the market.
Bidwell has a wide and interesting variety of appetizers, and after reading the menu descriptions I just knew I had to try the Hawaiian Tuna Nachos. The Nachos consist of kale chips topped with tuna, guacamole, and spicy mayo. I was a little wary at first, but after one bite I was sold. The salty crunchy taste of the kale chip paired perfectly with the spicy kick of the tuna and mayo. I also recommend trying the Brussel Sprout Salad. I am very picky when it comes to Brussel Sprouts, and I was ready to order seconds of this salad- it was that good.
In terms of main dishes, I recommend the Sausage of the Day or the “Gin & Tonic” Verlasso Salmon. The Sausage of the Day comes with spicy mustard, and tortilla chips (when you ask for no bread.) Although the combination sounds a bit strange, the dish was delicious. If you are a fish person however, I recommend trying The “Gin & Tonic” Verlasso Salmon. It comes with addicting caramelized cauliflower and a lime emulsion.
Bidwell also offers a selection of wood-fired pizzas, all of which can be made gluten-free. They offer two different types of gluten-free crust. One is made from chickpeas and rice flour, and the other is their vegetarian crust made mostly from herbs and vegetables grown aeroponically on the rooftop of the restaurant. I recommend going for the vegetarian crust. The Garden of Edens pizza is my favorite. Topped with pesto, mozzarella, corn, cherry tomato, and arugula, this pizza has a little bit of everything.
With its responsibly sourced American food that has a twist, Bidwell has something for everyone. The majority of the menu is, or can be made gluten free, making it the perfect place for those trying to eat gluten-free.