Coyote Kitchen in Boone NC

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Coyote Kitchen is hands down my favorite restaurant in the whole world.  And that’s not an exaggeration.  I have been in love with this place since my college days at Appalachian State.  Coyote Kitchen serves “Southwest Caribbean Soulfood” that is super flavorful and has eclectic ingredient combinations.

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They cater to customers with specific dietary needs such as gluten free or vegan, and serve antibiotic/hormone free meats!

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Eating gluten free at Coyote Kitchen is a breeze.  With the exception of their flour tortillas for the burritos, the majority of their food is gluten free.  They even have a designated gluten free fryer, so the french fries and corn chips are a go!

Their sweet potato fries are to die for. (I’d like to think of myself as a connoisseur of sweet potato fries).  Sweet, savory, crunchy and smokey with a kick.  And their house chipotle ranch is the icing on the cake.  I dare you to not eat the whole plate.

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I used to always order one of their massive burritos but now that I’m gluten free, I’ve started ordering their boats, which are equally as massive.  Listen to these ingredients:  coconut rice, roasted sweet potatoes, grilled pineapple, fried plantations…this place knows what they’re doing.

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This time I ordered the MOAB and had them replace the tofu with tempeh.

If you’re going to go the soy route, definitely stick with tempeh over tofu.  Tempeh is fermented while tofu is unfermented and can actual do more harm than good to your body. (especially to your thyroid)

Here she is.. in all her glory!

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Their portions are HUGE so I always have yummy leftovers for the next day.

If you are ever in the Boone NC area, I beg you to go try this place.  This foodie is a fan for life.