Grilled cheese is a staple of the American childhood; but for us NOBREADers, a good grilled cheese is difficult to come by. In comes GCDC, a grilled cheese bar with a variety of upscale grilled cheeses that are sure to make any gluten-free patron a grilled cheese fan again…
GCDC buys all their ingredients locally- the gluten free bread comes from Goldilocks, the bacon and chorizo from Stachowski’s in Georgetown, and the cheese from places such as Jasper Hill Farm. When you order at GCDC, you know you are helping local DMV businesses.
GCDC has catered to nobread patrons since it opened in 2014 by always offering gluten free bread. Every sandwich on the menu can be made gluten free. The sandwiches and the tots are placed on a clean tray in an individual oven, however the ovens are used for both gluten and gluten free items. I tried The District Cemita and The Kim-Cheese-Steak. The District Cemita was my favorite with its pepper jack cheese and avocado. However, if you are a fan of kimchi I highly recommend The Kim-Cheese-Steak. Other options include The French Onion, which has gruyere and caramelized onion, or The Mediterranean with mozzarella and roasted red peppers. If you are not a fan of any of the grilled cheeses offered on the menu, you can create your own with a wide selection of ingredients.
What surprised me the most at GCDC was that all of the tots are gluten free! GCDC offers three different types of tots- Loaded Tots, Chili Tots, and Poutine Tots. I tried the Loaded Tots, which have bacon, jalapenos, and cheddar cheese sauce. They were so good I think I ate the entire order by myself! The Poutine Tots are modeled after the Canadian staple and are covered in cheese curds and gravy.
If you are not in the mood for a sandwich or tots, GCDC also offers a House Salad with parmesan crisps, and dried cranberries. However, make sure to ask for no croutons and no fried onions to make it NOBREAD friendly.
The only items on the menu that cannot be made gluten free are the Mac and Cheeses and the Quesadillas.
If you are craving the grilled cheese of your dreams, GCDC is the place to go. With a variety of creative grilled cheese menu options, the ability to create your own, and a friendly staff, you cannot go wrong with a visit to GCDC.