The New Coffee Mill in Stevensville, Montana

Glutenfree_coffeehouse_4This post comes from Road Trips for Couples editor, Carmel L. Mooney who is also an author and print travel columnist. Carmel has covered travel on radio for 19 years as well.

If you like or need to eat gluten free food when on a roadtrip, then you really appreciate quality gluten free finds along your travels.

While enjoying a week in the lovely Bitterroot Valley outside Missoula, Montana, I found such a gem that was in fact, so good I had to visit twice in one week.

This creative little coffee shop and bakery, The New Coffee Mill, offers some of the most delightful gluten free bakery options I have ever found and all of their excellent sandwich options are offered on moist, soft, and delicious gluten free bread.

Gluten free _coffeehouse_1I loved the chicken salad sandwich on one type of gluten free bread during one visit and turkey on sun dried tomato, gluten free sandwich bread on my other visit. My sandwiches were served with chips, pickle, and a homemade gluten free cookie both times. Everything is made lovingly from scratch and for those concerned about cross-contamination, no worries—the owner has celiac and is ultra careful which may finally put your mind at ease.

The staff was exceedingly friendly, warm, and people-pleasing, as is often the case in Montana.

However, everything about this little local establishment was impeccable. It was clean, offered large helpings, had cute country d├ęcor, and every single item served was fresh and delicious, including the foo-foo coffee drinks.

Glutenfree_coffeehouse_1Free Wi-Fi is available on site. The number of deli sandwich choices was astounding, each named after historical figures from the Bitterroot Valley. The Ravalli and the St. Mary’s were my favorite sandwiches. Fabulous salads, homemade salad dressings, a kids menu, and even breakfast options, round out the fabulous local yocal experience.

I can’t wait to visit again and only wish we had something this good back home. This precious little find is right in the middle of Main Street, in adorable Stevensville, just about 30 minutes from Missoula.