Having just returned from a six week road trip around the United States I feel as if I have been inducted into a whole new world of delicious gluten free flavours. In particular I love that in all supermarkets there is a strong presence of Mexican foods. Tacos, nachos and corn tortillas! It opens up so much more possibility to one that is gluten free. Some mornings for breakfast I ate almond spread on a lightly warmed corn tortilla and it was delicious. I also enjoyed mini white corn tortilla chips with black bean and corn salsa. I have never been into salsa much, but even the really cheap salsa at Walmart (I paid $1.38 for a 500 gram jar) tastes really fresh and delicious. This coupled with fresh guacamole from Chop Chop (an unreal deli with premade foods on Smith St, Brooklyn NYC), is an absolute delight. I can’t say enough about how good their guacamole is and while it is a little on the pricey side (7.95 for a small tub) it is totally worth it. I just can’t wait till it’s avocado season here in Queensland so I can try to replicate it.
There are also some great Mexican restaurants and fast food chains in America. Taco Bell and Chipotle to name only two, but probably the two most frequented and readily available. Okay so I turn my nose up at the liquid cheese they serve on the nachos at Taco Bell (that stuff is evil), however their tacos with grated cheese are delicious for a girl on the run. And Chipotle (pronounced Chip-oat-lee) make delicious savoury rice with chicken, beef or beans topped with guacamole, fresh salsa, lettuce and cheese and three different kinds of Tabasco. While you are there you must also try Minute Maid lemonade (traditional lemonade with no bubbles) mixed with Sprite and lots of ice and lime from their drink bar, it’s delicious and so good for a thirsty traveller.