**This post has been updated July 13, 2017 based on new information about how to eat gluten-free at Snooze.**
The blog post below talks about my experiences with Snooze. But things have since changed so I’d be remiss if I didn’t update you on what went down.
I was at Snooze in early July, with my friends, and I ordered the “gluten-free friendly” pancakes. I used my Nima Sensor to test the pancakes and the sensor came back with the message, “gluten found.” The server made me a new pancake, and I got the same “gluten found” message.
I’m not sure if the batter contains gluten, or if cross contamination is pervasive there, but I do not recommend eating the gluten-free pancakes at Snooze. You can watch my Nima test live here:
I tested the omelette and it tested fine. If you want to eat gluten-free at Snooze, I highly suggest you stick to the naturally gluten-free foods.
Below you’ll find a prior blog post I wrote about Snooze. I had a great experience there at the time – and it was at a different location – so it’s possible I hit up Snooze on a bad day. Either way, the gluten-free pancakes cannot be trusted.
**This is the original post prior to the above update**
No one says I eat well all the time. I try to but on occasion you can get me to throw caution to the wind and indulge a little (or a lot, who am I kidding?!?). That’s why I couldn’t resist the urge to check out Snooze in Denver. The restaurant has quite a reputation as the “it” breakfast joint in town, and you can’t get into the restaurant without waiting an hour or two, especially at morning brunch time.
One afternoon over Fall Break, my kids and I decided to try Snooze. While it was 1pm, we were excited to indulge in breakfast for lunch! We also knew there wouldn’t be a wait to get in at 1pm, making it the perfect time to eat there without the stress of crowds and long lines.
I have to admit, this place just might be home to the best gluten-free pancakes I’ve ever had! The pancakes are light and fluffy – I couldn’t believe they were gluten-free. I ordered the pineapple upside down pancakes (gluten free, of course) and there were bits of caramelized pineapple baked into the pancake and it was topped with a housemade vanilla crème anglaise and cinnamon butter. I loved every bite and highly recommend this dish. I also ordered scrambled eggs and hashbrowns (along with a side of green chili salsa) and they were good too – but honestly – those pancakes are the reason to go back when that sweet tooth calls!
I also felt great after eating there and loved being assured by my waiter that they cook gluten free items completely separate from the gluten stuff. Perfect!
My kids (not gluten free) also loved their pancake meals. Just look at these happy faces!
The restaurant is beautiful inside too. It’s definitely a nicer looking brunch place than most of us are used to. Snooze was about to close, so I was able to capture a near empty restaurant. Just look at this beautiful restaurant!
Overall, Snooze is far from being a snooze. It turned out to a hit restaurant, and one we plan to visit again as long as we don’t have to wait in line!
Note: I visited the Snooze at Southglenn Mall in Centennial, CO. There are other locations throughout Denver, California, and Arizona – and coming soon to Texas.