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For a Brit, visiting our 'cousins across the pond' would on the face of it seem one of the easier trips to make if looking for gluten free food. However, in a strange place it is often hard to find somewhere but rest assured, someone will have been there before.

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The Wild Tomato
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (PA) View On Map
I'm back in Pennsylvania for work again and I stopped by The Wild Tomato in Harrisburg yesterday. I learned about it a few months back when I was doing my initial research on gluten free restaurants in Pennsylvania. I didn't actually need to be in Harrisburg this trip, but I had to drive through the area and was deciding between stopping at The Wild Tomato or Pizza Sorrento in Hershey. Then, I was reading my new issue of Delight Gluten Free Magazine on the train here and they coincidentally had a small blurb about The Wild Tomato from someone in the area and I just had to go.

The Wild Tomato is a small family owned and operated restaurant that does take out, delivery, and catering. They specialize in pizza, grinders, and pastas. 97% of their menu can be made gluten free. I tried the Little Italy gluten free pizza. It was great. What I especially liked about it was the tomato sauce. I'd also be interested in trying the Sausage and Peppers pasta and one of the sandwiches.

For those of you that only like to eat at certified gluten free restaurants, this place is certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) and seems to really understand and care about food allergies. Between the good food, friendly staff, and gluten free assurances of this place, I would definitely come back. I suggest you try it too.
Recommended By: @_anyak_ / anothergfblog.blogspot.com On: 2012-03-23


Opa!
Spokane, Washington (WA) View On Map
Our first impression of our inaugural dinner outing up north to Opa! wasn't what we'd expected from a north Spokane restaurant tucked in amongst the Newport Highway's strip mall chaos. The atmosphere was much more genuine, warm, and comfortable than I had imagined. It felt like we'd stumbled into an authentic family run restaurant with a real connection to the Mediterranean.

Being Valentine's Day, we started off with drinks. The champagne was poured in a glass with ice. They also have New Planet GF beer in case that sounds like a better beverage to wash down a gyro or plate of pizza. While we deliberated over the menu (which doesn't have GF items marked but, as the server explained, most of their items can be made gluten free) we relaxed and soaked up the intimate atmosphere. The server was cheerful and attentive in a motherly way, making sure that all her customers were happy. The live accordion music was unexpected but amazing (they have regular live music on the weekends).

Once we finally made up our minds and ordered, it wasn't long before the large portions of thoughtfully seasoned and delicious food arrived. The Greek salad was crisp, fresh, and flavorful. The pizza (with locally made Fusion Flour crust) was by far the best gluten-free pizza I've had in Spokane outside my own kitchen. And the gyro, a Fusion Flour gluten-free pita stuffed with rich strips of lamb and fist-drippingly drenched in delicious tasiziki, was reminiscent of the gyro stands we ate at in Greece back before I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. The opportunity to try so many different, flavorful dishes that you can't find anywhere else in gluten free form in the Spokane area makes Opa! a must try for anyone on a gluten restricted diet. Our meal at Opa! made for a memorable Valentine's Day date that we continued to enjoy via leftovers the following day. The food and the experience were nothing short of fantastic.
Recommended By: glutenfreespokane.com On: 2012-03-09


Pala Pizza
Bowery, New York City (NYC) View On Map
I recently had the opportunity to dine here. I was the first in our party to arrive and was immediately welcomed by the maitre'd who offered me a seat at the bar while I awaited my company. While we waited for the last of our group to arrive we took our seats and peered over the extensive gluten free menu. Once she arrived we dove in to ordering and were assured by our waiter that we were not going overboard in our ordering.

We decided to start with the Arancini, a plate of fried risotto balls filled with spinach and mozzarella cheese and made it in a dedicated gluten free fryer. It's rare that I stumble across a gluten free fryer so I knew I had to order up something that was fried to take full advantage of the opportunity. For our entrees we ordered a smorgasbord of food. For pasta we ordered the Tonnarelli, prepared with fusilli pasta, porcini mushrooms, parmigiano cheese, parsley and rosemary. For our pizza selection we ordered a Bufala Cruda, made with buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomato sauce; a Fungata, prepared with porcini, portebello and shitake mushrooms, and assorted cheeses; and finally a Spinaci topped with spinach, ricotta, cherry tomato sauce, mozzarella, and garlic.

Not too shabby of an order, eh? Needless to say, we did quite a number on the pizzas and pasta leaving barely any to take home. I think the best part of my meal was hearing each of the girls say that they couldn't differentiate the gluten free pizza from gluten-filled pizzas they had eaten in the past. The crust was delicious, flavorful, and unlike many of the overly crunchy and thin gluten free pizzas that I often encounter.

I loved everything about Pala, from the superb waitstaff, delicious food, and unique options available to gluten free eaters; perhaps best of all was the wonderful company. I can't wait to go back to Pala and explore the enormous gluten free menu... I already have my eye on a few options for my next visit! Do you love it or do you love it?
Recommended By: @glutenfreeways / glutenfreeways.com On: 2012-02-28


Scottadito Osteria Toscana
Brooklyn, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Recently, I got to try out Scottadito Osteria Toscana, an Italian restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn. They offer gluten free pasta and include pasta entrees on their brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. I went for brunch and had a delicious gluten free penne pasta with melted brie, arugula, and truffle oil.
Recommended By: @MsCeliacSays / msceliacsays.com On: 2012-02-28


Eddie's Pizzeria
Claremont, California (CA) View On Map
Imagine my surprise when we stumbled into a pizzeria that served gluten-free pasta. Weird, right? But Eddie's Pizzeria totally did, and I got the three cheese penne with broccoli and chicken. They also put little symbols by food that is naturally gluten-free. Nice.

The verdict? Well, I was starving after all that dragging kids up the snowy hill, so I thought it was great. But I also had a lovely little lady snow sport-ing with us try it, to make sure it tasted like pasta for the norms. Sam said it totally did. So there you have it, Celiacs. If you're heading to the slopes in Mt. Baldy, feel free to stop into Eddie's. It's around the corner from Patty's.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2012-02-28


Le Pain Quotidien
, Chain View On Map
You wouldn't expect to find gluten free options at a place called Le Pain Quotidien (The Daily Bread). But, you also wouldn't necessarily expect gluten free cookies to taste great and they can.

Last weekend I was meeting a friend for a quick lunch before a movie and we decided to go to Le Pain Quotidien near the movie theater. I hadn't been in years, and I wasn't expecting anything other than a salad, but lo and behold they have a few options for us gluten free folks after all. I tried the chicken curry salad tartine served on gluten free crackers instead of bread. It was pretty good. They also have a six-vegetable quiche served on a gluten free buckwheat crust that I would be interested in trying. Their salads are also safe without the bread and I bet if you asked really nice they'd give you some of those gluten free crackers with it. Maybe. With several locations in New York City, and in other places around the county and globe, Le Pain Quotidien provides another good light lunch option.
Recommended By: anothergfblog.blogspot.com On: 2012-02-24


Ruby Foo's
Times Square, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Tonight we decided to try Ruby Foo's in Times Square. I heard of Ruby Foo's awhile ago but hadn't tried it yet for two main reasons: 1) it's pretty expensive, and 2) I hate Times Square. Anyone that lives in New York avoids Times Square at all costs. Full of tourists walking really slowly, there is pretty much nothing a person living in New York needs to do there. But, wanting to try somewhere new, my brother and I decided to give it a try. The gluten free menu has three appetizers, three entrees, three sides, and two desserts. We shared the Chicken Lettuce Wrap for an appetizer and I got the Mongolian Orange Chicken for my main dish. They were both fine. I wouldn't recommend Ruby Foo's for people living in NYC, but it is a good option for people visiting the city that may be in Times Square anyway.
Recommended By: @_anyak_ / anothergfblog.blogspot.com On: 2012-02-23


Wild Sage Bistro
Spokane, Washington (WA) View On Map
Gone are the days of watching your dinner companions eating warm bread in front of you, while you wait for your meal. Downtown Spokane's Wild Sage, hands down one of the city's most renowned restaurants, now bakes their own gluten-free bread in house, making it one of the best gluten-free friendly fine dining destinations as well. These little golden buns are full of nutty flavor and will easily trick your taste buds if you're anticipating the not-so-appetizing gluten-free texture of many commercial GF breads. They're so good you might even worry for a moment that you were served the wrong bread. But relax and enjoy these tasty treats (baked in a highly cross-contamination aware kitchen) while you peruse their gluten-free menu.

The appetizer selection was also tempting with items like a Poblano-Artichoke Dip, Tapas Sampler and White Cheese Fondue. We picked the sampler, and for my veggie friend, they adjusted the plate. We were melting in our chairs with goat cheese, olives and artichokes, pears poached in wine and cloves, house made crackers, and sweet chili shrimp. Each bite was amazing. The kitchen is also willing to modify other items on the regular menu whenever possible and in our case the server suggested a gluten-free and vegetarian dish, lentil cakes with roasted vegetables, that wasn't even on their menu. That sounded perfect. Our meal arrived with two generous cakes that held their shape on the plate beautifully. The flavors were delicate enough to pick out specific ingredients. The lentil cakes were served with a warm, savory tomato sauce and a side of roasted root veggies.

Although we really didn't have room for more food, the coconut cake sounded too good to pass up. The white cake came sitting in liliquoi sauce. The tart flavor of the sauce paired perfectly with the sweet cake, and the toasted coconut flakes added a nice delicate crunch. An amazing finale to a perfect gluten-free dinner.
Recommended By: glutenfreespokane.com On: 2012-02-23


Buddha's Belly
Los Angeles, California (CA) View On Map
Just in time for the Chinese New Year, Buddha's Belly is a Asian-ish joint in Hancock Park and Santa Monica (and they also just opened in Thousand Oaks!) that has its very own gluten-free menu. If you're a gluten-hater, you know how difficult it is to get your Chinese fill since soy sauce will make you sick. Luckily the Buddha is all over that and they know how to make substitutions in case you want to order something that isn't on the gluten-free menu. Which I did. You can order the Baked Alaskan Cod and skip the spicy cucumber salad and be a-okay, gluten-wise. The Pad Thai is also a delicious choice that is easily made gluten-free as well. What I'm saying here, is these people know how to accommodate difficult folks like us. Hoo-rah!
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2012-02-01


Firefly Studio City
Los Angeles, California (CA) View On Map
Firefly in Studio City is a place that is all about being accommodating. So much so, that the man and I went back pretty quickly after our first visit because it was also incredible. From the house made chips with bacon creme fraiche, to the butter lettuce salad with poached rock shrimp in a buttermilk dressing, you can start your meal off with amazingness and a side of lychee martini and be perfectly happy. But I recommend you keep plowing through that menu and enjoy the roasted chicken with truffled white corn, crispy potato skins, and hazelnuts. I also had this crazy delicious cheese terrine and pork chop, which is no longer on the menu so I don't have the fancy words to describe it. You're just going to have to trust me that Firefly is the bomb - celiac or normal person. They may not have a designated g-free menu, but both times I dined happily at this establishment, the wait staff was incredibly knowledgable and accommodating.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2012-02-01


Cafe Piccolo
Seattle, Washington (WA) View On Map
Cafe Piccolo is a sweet little Italian restaurant, nestled in a residential area of Seattle called Maple Leaf serving gourmet comfort Italian food. When we first moved to the area last year and tried out Cafe Piccolo they had a few Seattle gluten free options like bread, fettucine, and all the meat dishes could be made gluten free. I was still happy for they were catering to the Seattle gluten free community, but always hoped they'd bring in more.

Now they have, courtesy of a local gluten free Seattle pasta maker. Cafe Piccolo is now serving gluten free lasagna, spaghetti, ravioli, fettucines, bread, and various other gluten free meat dishes. They do gluten free so well, you'd never know it was gluten free! I was supremely full by the time I left and even as I write this I'm excited to visit them again and taste their delicious food.

Thanks Cafe Piccolo for becoming one of the top gluten free Seattle restaurants!
Recommended By: @GuideGlutenFree / guidetoglutenfree.com On: 2012-01-31


Romano's Macaroni Grill
, Chain View On Map
Prior to going gluten and dairy free, I used to love Romano's Macaroni Grill. I went quite often with business colleagues. Of course, after going GFCF, I crossed it off my list of dining options. I was very intrigued to learn they now have an "allergen menu" which includes gluten and dairy free options. I took my son there last week for lunch and we had a lovely time. They have a very interesting allergy menu that took a few minutes to figure out but then turned out very informative. I love the fact that they have a children's menu which makes it very affordable to take kids.
Recommended By: @GFCF_Living / gfcfcoaching.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-29


Eddie Papa's
Pleasanton, California (CA) View On Map
Wow, what a lovely experience. I was initially reluctant to try Eddie Papa's in Pleasanton after finding out that they now offer gluten free options on the menu. I had been there prior to going GFCF and was not thrilled. Well, my opinion has now changed. I was impressed immediately when I informed the waiter at Eddie Papa's that we are gluten and dairy free and he actually knew what to do. He went over the menu with us clearly educated on the menu's gluten free options and knew exactly how to handle our table.

I am very impressed with their gluten free options. They offer gluten free chicken tenders made with a tempura type batter. The French fries are also gluten free, fried, upon request, in clean fresh oil uncontaminated with gluten. Sammy let me try one and I have to admit, they were very good. They serve Udi's bread for a gluten free sandwich option. All their salad dressings are gluten free and they have gluten free breadcrumbs and soy sauce. For breakfast, they also make gluten free pancakes and waffles. They even serve Red Bridge gluten free beer.
Recommended By: @GFCF_Living / gfcfcoaching.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-29


Rocco's Pizza
St James, New York (NY) View On Map
I didn't miss much after I went g-free, but one thing that I did miss was going to our family favorite restaurant, Rocco's. It is a small, family owned, Italian restaurant that my family has been going to for years. Not only did I stop dining there when I went g-free, but my family did too. They knew how much I loved Rocco's, and felt bad going there.

However over my winter break this changed! Rocco's is now serving Gluten-free meals and pizza. This is something fairly new for the restaurant, and they are in the process of developing a menu. The exciting part of it all is they are doing gluten-free the right way. They are taking measures to avoid cross contamination, have separate cooking equipment, and prepare GF meals in a separate part of the kitchen!

The people that work at Rocco's are so personal (they know my family by name). They were so accommodating to me, and willingly answered any questions I had. They are able to make many of the items on their regular menu GF, and use Still Riding Pizza Crust. For dinner, I had one of my favorites, pasta with broccoli and roasted red peppers. Not only was the meal delicious, but it was so nice to be able to once again sit down and enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant with my family. While this may not seem like a big deal to some, it brought a smile to my face and is something that meant a lot to me.
Recommended By: @Candicerose90 / embracegfree.blogspot.com On: 2012-01-25


Fresh Side Eatery & Teas
Amherst, Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
Asian foods can be tricky, especially if you require gluten-free, but the owners of Fresh Side Eatery make it rather simple. The expansive menu of Asian fusion, with heavy Thai and Japanese influences, features gluten-free pages. Full Review Here
Recommended By: @augstums / ieva-augstums.suite101.com On: 2012-01-24


Lone Wolf
Amherst, Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
Open the door to Lone Wolf and you walk into a quaint, 55-seat eatery that flourishes with activity. A fully loaded breakfast / brunch menu offers a variety of traditional fare, with organic, heart-healthy and vegan selections. When seated, mention to your server that you require gluten-free, as menu items are not specifically labeled. Full Review Here
Recommended By: @augstums / ieva-augstums.suite101.com On: 2012-01-24


Hillside Pizza
Hadley, Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
As community-area restaurant, catering and fundraising company, Hillside Pizza goes above and beyond providing gluten-free options for their pizzas and desserts. They also promote and support other local businesses and farms. Full Review Here
Recommended By: @augstums / ieva-augstums.suite101.com On: 2012-01-24


Bistro 63
Amherst, Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
From casual lunches to dinners featuring steak and seafood, Bistro 63 at the Monkey Bar and Grill, lets patrons know they are part of a family. Host and wait staff are very friendly and well-versed in allergies. Full Review Here
Recommended By: @augstums / ieva-augstums.suite101.com On: 2012-01-24


Risotteria
West Village, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Risotteria is one of the most well known restaurants in New York City for gluten free food. The menu includes several appetizers, salads, pizzas, paninis, desserts, and of course, many risotto options. The vast majority of the menu is gluten free. Menu items are noted if they are gluten free, dairy free, and/or vegetarian. Everyone starts off with gluten free breadsticks, whether they are gluten free or not. The staff is very knowledgeable on food allergies and I've always felt very comfortable eating here.

I've been to Risotteria numerous times and have tried a little bit of everything off the menu. I've never had anything I didn't like. This is a great place to order a few different dishes and share with your companions. If you can, leave room for their gluten free éclairs! With a no reservation policy and only 20 seats in the restaurant, I suggest arriving early and with only a few friends.

From their gluten free breadsticks, to their risotto, to their many desserts, Risotteria shouldn't be missed by anyone in, or visiting, New York City.
Recommended By: @CeliacCorner / celiaccorner.com On: 2012-01-05


Naked Pizza
, Chain View On Map
My friend and I went to check out a new pizza shop, Naked Pizza, today. After passing by the shop approximately a billion times in the last few weeks, I was excited when I passed by it earlier today and saw that the shop had finally opened. Even better is that the shop offers a gluten free crust in a 12-inch size. I didn't have to twist Eliza's arm too hard to accompany me for our virginal trips to the pizza parlor.

We scanned the menu when placing our order and ultimately decided to split a superbiotic, replacing the onions with sun-dried tomato. The employees at Naked were extremely friendly and outgoing; I don't think I have ever seen employees that are so nice. After a few minutes our pizza was brought out to us in a pizza box; I imagine that, because there isn't much seating in the shop, most of Naked's orders will be to go. Regardless, the pizza was a beautiful sight.

Naked Pizza's crust is thin, like many other gluten free crusts. My favorite part about eating at Naked Pizza today was the ability to design your own pizza at an affordable price point. I will definitely be checking out Naked Pizza again. Although Eliza and I didn't fully design our own pizza this time around, I know that next time we'll be more adventurous and take advantage of all of the options that Naked Pizza offers.
Recommended By: @glutenfreeways / glutenfreeways.com On: 2012-01-03


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