Feeding a family of four is certainly not free, and, with concerns about certain ingredients, we find our meal bill can get HIGH and cause anxiety – who knows what is in that burger? I suffer from a gluten and dairy intolerance, and I have to limit sugars. I have a child on the spectrum who benefits behaviorally when she avoids the same foods. So, even if eating can’t be financially free, I can relax mentally now when we want a meal out.
Mason Dixon’s Story
In 2013, Mason Dixon came on the scene as Alabama’s first dedicated gluten and wheat free bakery. They also offer a plethora of options that exclude other allergens like grain, sugar, dairy, and eggs. Need a special order? They can do it! Their initial offerings were breads, rolls, cakes, biscuits, cupcakes, cakes, cookies, cake pops, plummond bars, granola… should I keep going? Well, they did.
Just this year, they opened their bistro located at 2358 Whitesburg Drive at the corner of Whitesburg and Bob Wallace. They now offer a full host of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, bakery, and special order options along with pre-order prepared meals. You can also find them offering up many delicious offerings at our local farmer’s markets. It is finally possible for me to have my cake, and eat it too.
Ordering & Big Groups
Don’t be shy. Walk right on it and up to the counter. They will take your order for breakfast, lunch, snack or other, and they will help you find the right seating if you plan to stay for your meal. Have a big crowd (10-12)? Call ahead for their family room with large barn table and benches. There is no cost to reserve the space! Whether you just want a cupcake or meals for the week, they can help.
Mason Dixon’s Menu
I’ve had everything at this point. I highly recommend their breakfast biscuits and muffins, the meatball sammie, the strawberry cupcake, the chicken avocado salad, the bacon wrapped dates, the oxtail, the fish and chips…..okay….have it all. You can without guilt.
Peruse the menu here.
Gluten-Free That Won’t Break the Bank
Concerned about price? Doesn’t it cost MORE to eat this way? Not really. My family of 4 had a meatball sammie, a chicken, apple brie sandwich, a grilled cheese with popcorn, a hot dog sandwich with popcorn, beverages, a Caesar salad, and cupcakes for $40. We would have spent at least that anywhere else, and wouldn’t have been attentive to our particular food needs.
Can it get any better? This cozy space offers a single restroom and a family restroom with changing table. High chairs are easily accessible, and, (this totally gets a drumroll), there is an outside patio with tables and chairs and comfy, comfy couches overlooking the garden and huge side yard. Bring a book or a friend or both, grab some food, and let the kids play, play, play while you catch up.
Mason Dixon is so welcoming and warm for families, and they are paying attention to tender tummies. I have to say, hands down, that this is my favorite Huntsville eatery.
**Be sure to download our app to get a free cupcake with lunch! (Min $8 purchase)**
Mason Dixon Details
Address: 2358 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 213-7545
Mon & Tue: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed – Fri: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Christa Landingham and her husband are Madison County natives and life-long residents. They have boy/girl twins and two crazy puppers. She loves all things teaching, organizing, and supporting local small businesses. In her “free-time” she loves to garden, travel with her family, volunteer, and comb local thrift stores. Pearl Jam is her jam.