Located in Pleasant Hill, CA we have Slow Hand BBQ. A place I found thanks to yelp, because this place does not advertise that they actually use hardly any allergens in there cooking. The front of there website says "For the best bbq in Pleasant Hill, look no further than Slow Hand BBQ. We slowly smoke our meats over oak logs, seasoning the meat through to each bite and giving it that true smoke taste and aroma. It’s what great bbq is all about!" This is true Carolina style BBQ all the sauce is on the side. You can check out there menu here. They have all the different styles of BBQ meats that you would expect. My dad and I have ended up coming here twice and both times they were able to confirm that the meats are all gluten free and dairy free! The sides they offer are coleslaw, a potato salad, baked beans, and mac & cheese. The coleslaw and potato salad are the way to go they don't even use mayo, it's a vinegar base. They are both gluten free and dairy free. They offer daily lunch specials which is what my dad and I always end up getting and if you don't want the drink they'll substitute it for an extra side which is awesome and as you can see in the picture above it's exactly what I did. I ended up with the baby back rib meal both times and loved it! I got an extra side of brisket the first time, which I probably wouldn't get again since I only really like the burnt ends, but the second time I got the pulled pork and it was amazing! I would definitely get that every time! My dad got the burger and baked beans, he loves the burger it's always his go to since it is smoked, the baked beans are NOT gluten free they have beer in them.
Make sure when you come in to warn the cashier of your allergies so they can take precautions in the back, I would even go so much as to tell them to make sure they change there gloves and make sure to ask to have your food put on a separate plate if your dining with others without allergies since usually the food all comes on the same tray. This is definitely a hidden gem and a place to check out. I give them 5 hearts overall, but only 4 for allergen aware since they don't label it on the menu. :(
Allergen Aware: ♥♥♥♥
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