There are some really good fast-casual restaurants in Denver that cater to the gluten free community, and Larkburger is one of them. Larkburger is committed to using natural ingredients and healthy eating. They use no preservatives or additives, all sauces and dressings are made in-house, fries are cooked in trans-fat free canola oil, and they serve only all-natural Black Angus Beef.
Another way Larkburger embraces the “natural” theme is in its packaging. The containers are biodegradable and its utensils are made from potato and corn starch. Nothing goes to the landfill – every part of the meal is compostable.
While I’ve eaten at Larkburger many times, on the particular night of my “review” I decided to do take out. I ordered my usual, which is a regular-sized Larkburger, fries, and soy beans (edamame). I order my burger lettuce-wrapped with no house sauce (I do not like sauces that have a creamy texture like mayo, although the cashier assured me the house sauce was not mayo). When my order arrived, I took a quick peek in my bag, noticed everything was in there, and left.
When I got home I realized the burger was covered in the house sauce. The cashier got it right, but the kitchen staff did not. I used a paper towel to wipe off the sauce and then added some ketchup. The gluten free style Larkburger, which is generously lettuce-wrapped, is quite messy to eat. My hands were covered in juice at the end, but I enjoyed every bite despite the sauce gaffe.
If you’re craving an all natural juicy burger and want to rest-assured it’s gluten free, give Larkburger a whirl and tell ’em Good For You Gluten Free sent ya.
Check out the Larkburger menu (remember, everything is gluten free except the bun and chili*) before you go, and visit any of their 13 locations across the metro Denver area. (Note: I visited the location in University Hills in Denver.)
*Always inquire with staff to confirm items are gluten free.