Holiday time for my family means a trek to a far away ice rink for one of the kids hockey tournaments. During Christmas and New Years week that usually means we head east. Off we go to Boston, Cape Cod area and the Big Apple for some playtime. Being a hockey mom means having to eat at some restaurants I wouldn’t exactly choose on my own. Whether you travel for soccer, tennis, dance competitions, chess tournaments or hockey, they tend to be in not such healthy food oriented towns. I wanted to share my east coast travels for you so if you ever happen to be in these cities you have some safe food tips. Because I don’t have any food allergies, I am gearing my reviews towards those who avoid gluten and seek healthy food options. After a quick tour of Harvard, Tufts and Boston College, we landed in a sports bar just off the BC campus called Capital Grill in Chestnut Hill. Great for watching sports, but not so great for the gluten free intolerant diner. Although they had written on their menu in big bold red type, “please notify your server of any food allergies and/or dietary needs”, our waitress did not seem up on which meals would be healthier gluten free options for me. As usual, I ended up with a small, tasteless salad with no dressing because no one knew which salad dressings were gluten free or not. I gave them zero stars.
Off to the Cape Cod area for the hockey tournament. After a quick check-in at the hotel we headed to New Bedford, MA for some thai food for New Years Eve with the kids. Thai is a Motew favorite because we love rice noodles.