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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 American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
San Fransisco, California (CA) View On Map
If you're in San Francisco and looking for a big lunch, you should check out the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen! As the name implies, they offer a variety of different types of grilled cheese sandwiches including ones made with gluten free bread!

The place offers some indoor seating but most tables are outside and it gets crowded, so there can be a wait for tables.

I ordered a Gluten Free Mousetrap. This was made using Tillamook Sharp Cheddar, Creamy Havarti and Monterey Jack on Gluten Free Bread. The sandwich was delicious but huge! Half of a sandwich was really more than enough for a meal! Also, all grilled cheese sandwiches are served with an orange. They also sold an assortment of gluten free potato chips by the brand, Deep River Snacks. I had the Rosemary Potato Chips and they were amazing!
Recommended By: @MsCeliacSays / msceliacsays.com On: 2011-08-01

San Fransisco, California (CA) View On Map
Another great place that didn't have a gluten free menu but was very accommodating with a gluten free diet, was the restaurant Boulevard. Here I started with the Bruin Farms Tomato Salad. This included buffalo mozzarella, shaved market squash and parmesan colatura tuile, pine nuts and arbequina extra virgin olive oil. For my entree, I enjoyed the Pan Roasted Hawaiian Walu and Gulf White Prawns which came alongside butterball potatoes with grated heirloom tomatoes, chili flake and parsley, baby artichokes, fava beans, and lemon relish. And for dessert, I had the Chocolate Angel Pie. This was a tainori chocolate mousse with a vanilla meringue crust, banana caramel and chocolate sauce with bananas foster. It was delicious!
Recommended By: @MsCeliacSays / msceliacsays.com On: 2011-07-27

Tavern 27
Laconia, New Hampshire (NH) View On Map
This is, hands down, the BEST gluten free find EVER. I cried, literally, with joy because everything pretty much amounted to my gluten free version of heaven. Laconia itself is a medium sized town set within a few lakes in lower New Hampshire. The buildings are a mix of old, Victorian and modern and the atmosphere seemed full of relaxation and a simple connection to life and the environment that you can rarely feel in a town. Tavern 27, soon to be The Mystic Meadows, fits right in and includes a restaurant, golf course and a little antique and boutique called Magical Mystery Store. It is Tapas Style food with an American twist, making it ideal for trying a number of their dishes at one meal. The elegant menu was simple and contained many items which are made gluten free, with mainly only the obvious items seeming to be non-gluten free friendly. An added bonus was a gluten free dedicated fryer, a rare find in most chain restaurants so it is incredible to find this in a tiny non-chain.

Everyone was incredibly nice, friendly, helpful and open to discussing anything and everything we had a question about. The owners explained that they went with gluten free options because one of their mother's was gluten free. Making GF food is a challenge that they love.We tried 7 dishes and we made two separate orders, because what we ordered the first time was so good we had to try more. Items came out at different times, making it easier to savor every little bite, and boy was that needed. We topped it off with a Rootini (Root beer and Ginger Martini), a Bards and complimentary bottle of ionized water. In total, everything came to about 100 dollars well spent on GREAT food and company. For tapas this price is great for the amount of food!
Recommended By: @CelticCeliac / celtic-celiac.blogspot.com On: 2011-07-26

Pat's Pizza
, Chain View On Map
An old Coca Cola Sign with the words 'gluten free crust caught our eyes and had us making an instant u-turn at almost 10pm at night. Pat's pizza is a small chain located throughout Maine who offers not only gluten free alternatives to every one of their pizza's but also Wood Chuck Hard Ciders, perfect to end a long day! This place was clean and spacious, but most importantly every table had trivia pursuit cards! What fun! Our waitress was very helpful in describing the kitchen procedure for gluten free cooking, which was a cautious and caring procedure. Pizzas were cooked on their own dedicated gluten free pans used only for the gluten free pizzas and were served on a sheet of wax paper so they don't touch the plate.

I ordered the Auger and Ruben Pizzas and have reviewed many gluten free pizza places but this place takes the gluten free cake, or pie in this case. The crust, which I am not sure was made there or purchased elsewhere, is the perfect thickness and texture that is genuinely reminiscent of non-gluten free Pizza. This is of course hard to come by for gf crusts. Both The Auger had pesto,chicken,provolone cheese, tomato and cheddar cheese. It tasted like something you would purchase at a gourmet pizza place in New York City. As I said, WOW. The Ruben Pizza was a Ruben sandwich on a pizza crust, a simply unique and delicious Idea. The only mistake made was that the pastrami for the Ruben was actually ham, none the less still delicious! I really could find nothing wrong with Pat's Pizza, although GF Pasta may also be a big hit and benefit to their menu!
Recommended By: @CelticCeliac / celtic-celiac.blogspot.com On: 2011-07-20

Jason's Deli
, Chain View On Map
For a quick bite or lunch, Jason's Deli offers a gluten free menu. Nothing spectacular, but when you need fuel, a sandwich does the trick!
Recommended By: delectablyglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-07-07

Kozy Kitchen
Dallas, Texas (TX) View On Map
I found LOVE at Kozy Kitchen. This place is awesome. They make their own GF whole grain bread, have grass fed organic buffalo burgers and even have a huge selection of cakes, which are ALL gluten free. Heaven. Heaven. Heaven. This is a restaurant where the food is flavorful, fresh and not only for those on a GF diet. I wish I would have spent more time at Kozy.
Recommended By: delectablyglutenfree.blogspot.com On: 2011-07-07

, CT, NY, NJ View On Map
This NYC area (NY, NJ, CT) chain has a fairly large and diverse GF section. Their variety of other products is smaller than a normal supermarket so I do my weekly shopping elsewhere only stopping here for a particular list of GF and/or DF items. Their prices on GF/DF are actually quite reasonable.
Recommended By: glutenfreedairyfreenj.blogspot.com On: 2011-06-30

, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA View On Map
This chain isn't too near to me but whenever I'm near one I am sure to stop in. They've got a fairly good GF selection and their prices are reasonable (for GF prices). They are also a reasonably priced regular supermarket as well.
Recommended By: glutenfreedairyfreenj.blogspot.com On: 2011-06-30

Whole Foods Market
, Nationwide View On Map
My favorite supermarket for allergy friendly shopping! Their prices overall are a bit high, but on GF items (compared to independent stores and elsewhere) they are pretty moderate. (So I do my normal shopping elsewhere and only stop at WF for gluten and dairy free items.) All Whole Foods also have a salad bar / soups / hot food bar (how much and how big depends on the location). What I like is that they list all of the ingredients (and flag the common allergens) on each item. Cross contamination is probably still an issue but sometimes I still risk it.
Recommended By: glutenfreedairyfreenj.blogspot.com On: 2011-06-30

5 Napkin Burger
3 Locations, New York City (NYC) View On Map
My mom and I tried out a few GF New York spots during her visit to the big apple. Having been starved of a good bun-full burger and fries since the GF transition, we headed over to 5 Napkin Burger on 84th and Broadway (they also have locations in Queens, Hell's Kitchen, Boston, and Miami) for a Diner-style treat.

The burgers are expensive, but they have GF buns that don't disintegrate the minute you touch them, so for us it was well-worth the 16 bucks. We had the bacon cheddar burger, the original 5 napkin burger (caramelized onions, gruyere, and rosemary aioli), fries (they come with and are prepared in a dedicated frier!), and vanilla and salted caramel shakes. The burgers were HUGE, juicy, and flavorful and the buns held up well despite the onslaught of wide-mouthed bites. All in all, it hit the spot in the way that eating out on a GF diet rarely does. We were stuffed and sated on our way out :)

*An important note, 5 Napkin gets insanely busy during regular meal hours, so I'd suggest going at off-hours to insure that you're getting the most attentive, careful service possible.
Recommended By: thehumaneceliac.com On: 2011-06-23

Cozy Noodles and Rice
Chicago, Illinois (IL) View On Map
We were heading to Wrigley Field for the Sunday night Yankees vs. Cubs game and I did a quick search of "gluten free near Wrigley Field" and up popped a bunch of links to Cozy Noodles & Rice. To be sure, I called in advance to ask about gluten free offerings and they assured me I would be good to eat there. When we walked up (it's 2 blocks away from the field), I was a little nervous because the staff's English wasn't the best but right away, someone came up and told me I could have anything with rice, thin rice noodles and make sure to request no soy sauce. My eyes immediately went to the Pad Thai that was made with the thin rice noodles and I had that. Our waitress new exactly how to order the meal in a gluten free way and assured me I'd be OK. It was SO good. I don't even know the last time I had Pad Thai so this was a real treat and the staff was great here.
Recommended By: @GFreeAppetite / glutenfreeappetite.com On: 2011-06-23

Gino's East Pizza
Chicago, Illinois (IL) View On Map
After much research on trying to find a gluten free deep dish, we decided on Gino's East Pizza. We waited in line, which can apparently get to be realllllly long some days, and were seated with a waiter who wasn't too sure about gluten free pizza. Uh-oh. But he immediately went and talked with the chefs and came back to inform me that I could have gluten free pizza either plain, pepperoni or sausage. I went for the plain cheese & sauce pizza. The pizza was definitely on the smaller side, not that I needed anything else to really eat after the day I had, but if I were hunger, I'd probably not have been full. It was baked pretty good and the cheese was nice and thick on top. I needed to ask for extra sauce, which was odd because Gino's is known for their sauce. Anyways, it was good, but not the best gluten free pizza I've ever had.
Recommended By: @GFreeAppetite / glutenfreeappetite.com On: 2011-06-23

Harry Caray's Tavern
Chicago, Illinois (IL) View On Map
Our first day, we wandered down to the Navy Pier to explore the area. Aside from some great people watching, there wasn't anything spectacular there but we did stop for lunch at Harry Caray's Tavern because I had heard they had a gluten free menu. And a big one at that. The gluten free menu isn't listed on the website but it is quite extensive. I had the turkey burger topped with melted brie cheese, cranberry relish and roasted jalepeno aioli. Inside of fries I had vinegar coleslaw and green beans. The burger was delicious. The combination of flavors was really subtle, surprisingly, and the coleslaw was pretty good.
Recommended By: @GFreeAppetite / glutenfreeappetite.com On: 2011-06-23

A1 Nutrition
, New Jersey (NJ) View On Map
A1 is a neighborhood health store in the Passaic Park section of Passaic, NJ. The had a wide assortment of gluten free items including the largest selection of various Ener-G products I've ever seen. One whole aisle of the store and a couple of freezer cases are gluten free.
Recommended By: glutenfreedairyfreenj.blogspot.com On: 2011-06-18

La Riviera Trattoria
Clifton, New Jersey (NJ) View On Map
Wow, not just gluten friendly but real gluten free Italian food! They serve Le Venenziane gluten free pasta and have both gluten free bread crumbs and gluten free flour. Yep, that means breaded chicken/veal/eggplant parmigiana and even stuffed artichokes. Everything is made to order and is super fresh. The head chef's daughter has coeliac disease and she is also the restaurant's hostess so they really get what we need.
Recommended By: glutenfreedairyfreenj.blogspot.com On: 2011-06-18

qba: a cuban kitchen
Montclair, New Jersey (NJ) View On Map
qba is a quick serve Cuban restaurant in Montclair, NJ. With the exception of their wraps, chips, sandwiches and Empanadas the entire menu is gluten free. (Sadly, chips are frequently made from wheat or contain wheat in Latin America.) They make everything right in front of you so you can watch exactly what they are doing. Oh, and when I was there I had an order of maduros (sweet plantains) for dessert! (I'm dairy free as well so it is a real treat to get to eat dessert out.) Like a lot of Montclair restaurants they are BYOB. Overall, it is a nice place to get a quick and satisfying meal.
Recommended By: glutenfreedairyfreenj.blogspot.com On: 2011-06-18

Chrysalis Foods
, Hawaii (HI) View On Map
Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, we sell fresh gluten-free and allergy-friendly foods, many items we prepare are those of local island fare. We provide fresh dishes each day, and will be selling frozen items in the near future. We retail at a health food store named Vim N' Vigor, in the Ala Moana Shopping Center (the biggest open air mall in the world), which is near Waikiki!
Recommended By: @chrysalisfoods On: 2011-06-16

Eat 'n' Park
, Chain View On Map
A hometown favorite growing up, this family restaurant has a Coeliac Menu on the back page of their main menu. We had breakfast there, and had no problems ordering. And the waitress fully got it when she said she wouldn't toast the gluten free bun as it might get cross contaminated. There are over 75 locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
Recommended By: @GFSteve / glutenfreesteve.wordpress.com On: 2011-06-14

Eden's Market
, Pittsburgh (PA) View On Map
One of the things I always research when traveling is the nearest grocery store and health food store. This way, I can stock up on items I may need if I can't find restaurants. And in Pittsburgh, I found a gem of a health food store called Eden's Market.

Tucked away at 99 Alfred Street in Mount Lebanon, off Washington Road, this place was a goldmine. I called them a few weeks prior and spoke to the owner, Suzanne. I explained I was traveling in from out of state, and looking for any places she may know of in the area that can accommodate gluten free. She gave me a list of a few places she could think of that would have gluten free menus. Not only that, she ordered me some of the Joan's GF Great Bakes Bagels for me to schlep back to Denver.
Recommended By: @GFSteve / glutenfreesteve.wordpress.com On: 2011-06-14

Mad Mex
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA) View On Map
With multiple locations throughout Pittsburgh, this local Mexican "chain" is a higher end place with really good food. The manager said he knows the corn chips are gluten free, but wasn't sure how they were fried since they come that way from the distributor. He recommended me to be not eat them, but told me it's my choice. I shied away from them but had a fantastic enchilada dinner. There are multiple Mad Mex's throughout Pittsburgh. We visited the newest one in Shadyside. Had great atmosphere and great people watching.
Recommended By: @GFSteve / glutenfreesteve.wordpress.com On: 2011-06-14