Mellow Mushroom – Jacksonville, FL

mellow mushroom jacksonville flWhile at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL my wife was in need of a gluten free meal and gluten free pizza was on the top of the list. A quick search revealed a Mellow Mushroom close to the Clinic. We have had good experiences at several Mellow Mushrooms across the south so she decided to give it a try. She was travelling with a friend who has a gluten intolerance. They were not disappointed with their choice. The staff was very knowledgeable about their gluten free options and cross contamination issues.

The meal was great and they ended up eating at the Mellow Mushroom twice while they were in Jacksonville. She asked if they could prepare the hummus dip appetizer with vegetables like she has gotten at other restaurants. The Jacksonville Mellow Mushroom had a great idea. They serve their gluten free pizza crust as a replacement for the normal bread that comes with the appetizer.

About a month after her first visit, my wife and her friend were back at the Mayo Clinic for more tests. My wife found a way to take her mind off the stress of continued complications of her celiac disease by being able to eat out gluten free. Her now favorite place to eat in Mellow Mushroom gluten free pizzaJacksonville is, you guessed it, the Mellow Mushroom! They went a total of four times during this trip. So when I joined them in Jacksonville it was back to the Mellow Mushroom.

The manager, J.P. Morgan, introduced himself to me and told me that he was glad “the girls” enjoyed the restaurant. He took the time to explain to me the procedures that are in place there to protect the gluten free items from cross contamination. He said the gluten free items are stored and prepared in a totally separate area of the kitchen. He also explained the training process that is in place from the corporate side which extends to all Mellow Mushroom locations. The Mellow Mushroom Jacksonville is located at 9734 Deer lake Court, Suite 1, Jacksonville, FL. The parking is adequate and there are places to shop nearby.

Our experience so far has been 6 trips/12 gluten free meals at the Mellow Mushroom in Jacksonville with no bad reactions to the food. To sum it up, I was very impressed with the gluten free pizza options available and even more impressed with the knowledge and care that the Mellow Mushroom staff and management take to ensure a great dining experience for their customers who must eat gluten free. We have more trips to make to the Clinic and we will be eating more gluten free pizza at the Mellow Mushroom!




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