This week I made a stop in Padova and following the advice of Erika, journalist and one of the nicest person that I have ever met, I went to Doody’z, a take away restaurant that opened in January this year and is specialised in vegan home-made cuisine, with several gluten free options on the menu.
Doody’z philosophy is supplying healthy food by selecting products that are high-quality, fresh and locally sourced. They are also focused at respecting our planet and they pay big attention to recycling and energy saving.
The choice of food is really nice: from fresh salads that you can compose following your desires and inspiration for the day to hot soups, tofu prepared in different creative ways, vegetarian burgers.
I took a delicious buckwheat salad – I love buckwheat 🙂 – with mixed vegetables, both steamed and cooked in the pan. I also tried their home-made vegan mayonnaise and it was very good.
I was happy to find out that there is gluten free beer available and, most of all, as I love sweets, they have fresh gluten free muffins and cookies that are made by a local pastry and coffee shop called Senza Spiga.
I haven’t been there yet but I tried the cookies, both with chocolate and with almonds, and they were really good. Besides Senza Spiga makes only 100% gluten free foods so there is no possibility of cross contamination with gluten.
Located in the city historical center, going to Doody’z is also about discovering Padova: Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori…I loved wandering in the streets before getting to the restaurant, getting a bit lost and then finding my way…I think this is the best way to get to know any foreign city a little bit better ;).