I ordered the daily special, Primal’s chicken salad. This is not so much your deli counter variety, but a lovely reimagining, which serves the salad in a deconstructed way. The chicken has a lovely grilled flavor, and is tender and cut into manageable slices. Grapes and Granny Smith apples provide sweetness, with the latter adding a delightful tartness. The almonds added a nuttiness and nice texture to every forkful and the lettuce base was crisp and sublimely fresh.
My only dislike of the salad was that the “dressing” heavily featured mustard seeds. While it added complexity, a little goes a long way and I did not like the larger clumps of it. Nevertheless, the salad won me over, and easily filled me up with it’s large portioning.
Any time I visit a 100% gluten-free restaurant, I am already won over without eating a bite. It takes dedicated restauranteurs to open and operate a safe place, and Primal Food and Spirits impressed me with their menu and service. My meal was excellent, and the quality surpassed my expectations. My only regret is that I couldn’t try more of the menu, which of course means I will be stopping by whenever I am in the Durham area next.