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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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LuLu
Palm Springs, California (CA) View On Map
Right after picking up my ladies at the airport, we were starving. The flight attendant insisted that "everyone who was anyone" lunches at Lulu, and being "anyone" we totally went there. Gluten-free menu in the house! With that I kicked off my orgy of potatoes and beef for the next few days as I insisted on mashed potatoes and a Kobe beef burger on a lettuce wrap.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2014-03-22

Rosemary's
West Village, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Rosemary's was by far my fave joint for pasta. Where I met my friend, and we shared a carafe of sparkling wine. We both had the same beef braised pasta with cherry tomatoes, she got the cavatelli because she loves the gluten, and I had the house gluten-free pasta. Still, it was amazing. AH-MAY-ZING. I'm going back to that West Village joint.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2014-03-22


Siggy's
2 Locations, New York City (NYC) View On Map
A few weeks ago I wandered upon Siggy's with some of my family members. They boast an all organic menu with lots of gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options. We decided to give it a go and everyone ended up happy. Everything gluten free is clearly labeled on the menu. I got a turkey burger on a gluten free bun with a side salad. The bun looked too good when it arrived so I made the waiter confirm for me that it was gluten free (yes, I'm that crazy girl). It wasn't the best gluten free bun I'd ever had, but I was pretty happy with the burger as a whole. They also have a lot of really good looking salads, gluten free pastas, and entrees. Now that the weather is turning cool I'd like to try the beef stew over spinach and quinoa. My gluten eating brothers were happy with their mac and cheese. Siggy's has locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights. If you like to eat organic or need to find a restaurant for your mash of gluten free and vegetarian friends, Siggy's is a good choice.
Recommended By: @_anyak_ / anothergfblog.blogspot.com On: 2014-03-15


The Sandwich Bar
Astoria, New York (NY) View On Map
A few weeks ago I met a friend for lunch and we decided to check out Ditmars Boulevard. I've lived in Astoria for over 5 years and have only ventured over to Ditmars twice. We were walking past The Sandwich Bar and I stopped to look at the menu and briefly mourn the lack of sandwiches in my life. Then I saw they can make their sandwiches on gluten free bread. I was pretty excited. I was even more excited when I saw they have a lunch special and hard cider on tap. I got the pulled pork and cheddar pressed sandwich with a salad and a pint of hard cider. I love pulled pork. And cheddar cheese. And hard cider.
Recommended By: @_anyak_ / anothergfblog.blogspot.com On: 2014-03-15


Tommy Lasagna
Grammercy Park, New York City (NYC) View On Map
Tommy Lasagna opened a few years ago but their gluten free menu is new. To start we had gluten free focaccia with olive oil. For a first course we had Mango Shrimp with a Fennel Slaw. Next was Ceviche. Third we were able to try the Green Market Lasagna and the Bolognese Lasagna. Fourth we had fresh Fettuccine with Lobster and Papperdelle with Bolognese. Fifth we tried the Cioppino and Veal Involtini. To finish we had Cheesecake and Flourless Chocolate Cake. Not only were there six courses, but most courses involved two samplings. I'm still full thinking about this meal.

Everything was amazing. My favorite was the Bolognese Lasagna. It is a lasagna restaurant after all. The veggie lasagna was also really good and you could taste the freshness of the vegetables that Tommy gets from the Union Square farmer's market.

I honestly really liked everything I had. I hardly ever eat veal, but stuffed with spinach, asparagus, and fresh mozzarella it was really good. The focaccia was a good start to the meal and the desserts were heavenly. I wish I had more room to eat them. Not only was the food really good, but Tommy really "gets" the whole gluten free thing. We talked for a while about the different flours he uses, how all the gluten free pasta is made on a separate pasta maker first thing in the morning when everything in the kitchen is clean, and training his staff to fully understand the issues of cross contamination. I felt completely confident I was eating safely at Tommy Lasagna and will definitely be back.
Recommended By: @_anyak_ / anothergfblog.blogspot.com On: 2014-03-15


Port Of Call
New Orleans, Louisiana (LA) View On Map
On a recent trip to New Orleans, my boyfriend and I discovered Port of Call. It was a top rated burger joint on tripadvisor. This is a no frills kinda place and the average wait time is around 1 hour. The space is small, however the bar takes up half the restaurant. You can put your name on the list or wait for a seat at the bar which is first come first serve.

For a restaurant that deals with so many people in one day, the staff at Port of Call are some of the nicest people. The bartenders were working their butts off but finding time to smile, take everyone's orders and listen to stories from locals who obviously go there frequently for the amazing deals on drinks. Once we sat down we were greeted by the sweetest waitress. She gave us a little time to look over the menu and got us some drinks. After reviewing the very small, yet focused, menu I inquired about the burgers. Turns out they put nothing on the grill except burgers and they don't add butter or anything to them. They serve baked potatoes instead of fries. I was so excited! The waitress said they frequently have people ask to have their buns toasted on the grill and they won't do it. I ordered a burger with no bun and baked potato plain. My boyfriend and I both agreed this was one of the best burgers we have ever had. It was thick, not greasy, not too salty and cooked just the way we liked it. We loved this place, and even though this is not your typical New Orleans restaurant (they don't serve red beans and rice, jambalaya or po-boys) it will knock your socks off and not break the bank at the same time.
Recommended By: @jgornto / glutenfreejacksonville.com On: 2014-03-15


Highland Kitchen
Somerville, Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
We went to the Highland Kitchen on Saturday. I have been a few times, and have never been disappointed. Last Saturday was no exception. Admittedly, it looks kinda divey on the outside. However, the inside is very nice, lots of wood, a big blackboard on one of the walls that gives all of the specials, and a well stocked bar. They also happen to play really good music. Best of all - for me, anyway - a gluten free menu, gluten free beer, and very good food. Usually, four or five of their appetizers are gluten free, but I decided to go with their always gluten free vegetable soup.

For dinner, I went with one of the specials, which was pork short ribs. The meat was just barely holding on the bone, it was cooked beautifully.

For dessert, all three of us shared chocolate pudding with whipped cream on top. The pudding was nice and thick, much, much better than anything you would get in a container at the store.
Recommended By: @glutenfreenme / glutenfreeandmeinboston.blogspot.com On: 2014-02-03


Gradkowski's
Toledo, Ohio (OH) View On Map
Gradkowski's is a restaurant located on the edge of the University of Toledo campus. Owned by NFL player Bruce Gradkowski, the restaurant has a nostalgic, hometown feel mixed with an intimate dining environment.

Gradkowski's dishes are made-from-scratch using ingredients sourced through local food purveyors and growers. The items offered are unique and ever-changing with the seasons. If you take a look at the menu, you won't see a separate gluten-free only menu because a majority of the dishes can be prepared gluten free upon request.

I have visited Gradkowski's on several different occasions. They have various meals to choose from to suit almost every mood, from gluten-free pizza to a New York strip steak! The drink menu is also very unique, making it the perfect place to stop during a night out with friends.

If you are in Toledo and looking for a restaurant to have a great gluten-free meal at, Gradkowski's is the place to go!
Recommended By: @GFreeLaura / gfreelaura.com On: 2014-01-31


The Ocean House
Westerly, Rhode Island (RI) View On Map
We headed over to the Ocean House for dessert. The original Ocean House, a Victorian-style structure built in 1868, was sadly demolished (basically was beyond repair), and we hadn't yet visited the reconstructed hotel which is a replica of the original. We opted to dine on the outdoor verandah where we could feel the warmth of the late afternoon sun and take in the gorgeous views of the Atlantic. There were 5 or so options on the dessert menu that day, but the chef recommended only one as the safest gluten-free option. When the dish arrived to the table I marveled at the creativity of it for a few minutes, before plunging my fork in! Each ingredient of the Pumpkin Pannacotta (made gluten-free by removing the streusel and gingerbread ice-cream) was beyond delicious. I asked the hostess about gluten-free options for lunch and dinner and was told that many of the items from their various menus could be modified to be gluten-free. She said they often get requests for gluten-free dishes, and the chef and kitchen staff have no problem accommodating.
Recommended By: @CeliacCorner / celiaccorner.com On: 2014-01-31


Legal Sea Foods
, Chain View On Map
Legal Sea Foods was a most excellent choice for our lunner on our hooky day. They have a dedicated menu for celiacs. I asked if they had a gluten-free menu and this is what they handed me. That is the first and only "celiac" menu I have ever laid eyes on. Plenty of gluten-free menus, but never a celiac menu. Thank you, Legal! Unfortunately, the mussels were not listed on the celiac menu. The chef chose to serve the mussels with a sprinkling of breadcrumbs. So I talked with our server and she talked with the chef. I strongly recommended that the chef leave off those nasty breadcrumbs and put the mussels on the celiac menu!
Recommended By: gluten-freebookclub.com On: 2013-11-23


Karoo Cafe
Provincetown (Cape Cod), Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
Karoo Cafe, a South African restaurant that offers an expansive gluten-free dinner menu. The restaurant was packed and there was a line to the counter, despite being 9pm so we figured, we had struck gold. The women at the counter could not have been more lovely or understanding of the allergies. You have to eat here if you go to Provincetown gluten-free or not! In our two trips to this restaurant, we cleaned our plates.
Recommended By: theglutenfreetable.com On: 2013-11-22


Patio American Grill
Provincetown (Cape Cod), Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
We had promised ourselves that we would have oysters before we left PTown and oysters we got! Our waiter was fabulous about the gluten allergy. He double checked without asking and prevented me from getting sick when he realized the potatoes that we assumed would be gluten-free were deep fried. The whole dinner was simple and perfect and just what we wanted as we watched people stroll down commercial street.

When the check came, we were particularly psyched to see that it listed each item as gluten-free. The chef takes food allergies very seriously so it is a perfect Provincetown gluten-free restaurant but also probably accommodating to other allergies as well.
Recommended By: theglutenfreetable.com On: 2013-11-22


The Lobster Pot
Provincetown (Cape Cod), Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
Our first dinner was at The Lobster Pot. All of a sudden we noticed "gluten-free menu available" so we walked inside. The wait was 45 min to an hour so we threw in our name, took our plastic lobster and walked around commercial street. The staff was really nice and very on top of the gluten allergy. The food was delicious and fresh. I can't remember the last time I had fish that was so flavorful and fresh.
Recommended By: theglutenfreetable.com On: 2013-11-22


Red Robin
, Chain View On Map
Great experience with knowledge of GF allergy. service was perfect. will be back!
Recommended By: Kathy On: 2013-11-22


Boka
Seattle, Washington (WA) View On Map
I must say, I was pleasantly surprised with Boka. Their menu has several gluten free options - and they are noted right on the menu (always a plus). That helps to ensure in my mind that the staff all know why gluten free is important, and not just a fad.

I got the blackened salmon tostada, and it is delicious. It has a great mixture of flavors and textures (crunchy corn tortilla, mixed greens, flaky salmon and whipped avocado mousse that I loved). It is savory, with some nice tartness (lime), spice and saltiness that balances together well.

The staff I talked to was friendly and knowledgeable. They knew about celiac disease and how to handle food for me. They even came out and offered me a gluten free dessert - the "melon medley". I'm not gonna lie, this dessert is pretty awesome! The perfect cap to a delicious lunch in downtown Seattle.
Recommended By: myceliaclife.org On: 2013-10-05


Cooper's Hawk Winery
, Chain View On Map
If you haven't been there yet Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant is one of those places you will want to visit. Their gluten-free menu is quite extensive, so for those of us on the gluten-free diet that like to eat out on occasion, Cooper's Hawk will not disappoint you. One of the things we love about Cooper's Hawk is they bring gluten-free bread that's warm and soft to your table. Their gluten-free bread is not made on site, but it's made by a dedicated company called "OMG... It's Gluten Free."

Cooper's Hawk takes special precautions when preparing your gluten-free meals. When you order something off the gluten-free menu an allergy ticket is born. This allergy ticket goes to the front of the house manager and to the back of the house manager before the chef receives the info. Once the chef receives the info, he coordinates specific skillets and specific utensils that are only used for the gluten-free meals. Gloves are used and changed when handling gluten-free items. There is a specific area that is only used for gluten-free meal preparations and the gluten-free bread is never placed on a wooden bread board, it is always placed on a plate. At one point we actually ordered something that was not on the gluten-free menu that we thought could be made gluten free, 10 minutes later, the chef and the manager were at our table to let us know that the Betty's potatoes could not be made gluten free. Thank you Allergy ticket!
Recommended By: @GFreeLivingNow / glutenfreelivingnow.blogspot.com On: 2013-09-29


Islands Restaurant
, Chain View On Map
We were in the mood for burgers when we passed an Islands Restaurant. An Islands had just opened up near us and as hamburger connoisseurs, we were curious to try it. So, before the lunch rush, around 11am, we pulled into the parking lot and I ran in to see if they had any safe alternatives for MT who has dairy and egg allergies. The manager immediately stated that they did have options for MT. In addition, he printed out the restaurant's allergy information, sat down with me in a booth and walked me through the items that were safe. He also answered my questions about food preparation and cross-contamination. By the end of our conversation, I felt comfortable that Islands would take MT's food allergies seriously.

The allergy info on their website is a little confusing. It lists out the menu items that you must avoid if you have certain allergies, rather than listing out the items that are safe. Also confusing is that it breaks out the components of each menu item and which allergens it includes (which is useful if you want to be able to custom order - but still very confusing). So, I was glad to have the manager review the list with me. It was refreshing to get this kind of service when we were in an unfamiliar town at an unfamiliar restaurant. We ended up ordering the Jr. Wave Burger (without cheese) with a side of Steamed Veggies and the Island Fries for her. It was nice to be able to order off the kids menu - which happens so rarely for us. MT was one happy customer - devouring her entire hamburger, broccoli and all of her French fries.

Please note that when researching Islands for this post, I found a very detailed disclaimer at the bottom of their allergy information. So, this may not be the place for you if you have very severe food allergies.
Recommended By: @PlateItSafe / plateitsafe.com On: 2013-09-24


Bamboo Asia
San Francisco, California (CA) View On Map
When walking around the Financial District of San Francisco during lunch hour, I can't help but notice all the new cafes that pop up seemingly overnight. Bamboo Asia is one of my favorite 'new' gems with gluten-free dishes and more. It is separated into three counters; India, Vietnam and Japan. You can see how everything is prepared, so besides mentioning your allergen, you can also pick what goes into your salad, wrap, bowl or roll, depending on which "country" you end up ordering from. They are extremely accommodating with their menu when it comes altering dishes from my experience. Bamboo Asia is also a great spot for vegetarians as anything can be modified to exclude meat - and the dish will still be full of delicious ingredients.

The Vietnam counter is a no brainer for those with gluten intolerance. Everything is gluten free in this area except the Banh Mi aka Sandwiches due to the bread. Their bowls and salads are delicious.

The India counter is is also quite gluten-free friendly. Note: it's the sauces and dressing that gluten-free folk must avoid here. The Roti Wraps are delicious. The Rice Bowls and Salads are also gluten-free - just be sure to mention you're gluten free to avoid any sauces or dressings.

The Japan counter is best not explored for those with severe and multiple food allergies and gluten-intolerance. They are comfortable admitting such - there're just too many food allergens in one area.
Recommended By: @PlateItSafe / plateitsafe.com On: 2013-09-24


Rocketfish
San Francisco, California (CA) View On Map
Craving an allergy-friendly Japanese restaurant? Look no further than Rocketfish. Located in the Potrero Hill district of San Francisco, not only is a quaint and lovely little neighborhood joint, they have many items on their menu that are allergy friendly. They also do catering; so Rocketfish is a great solution for a party, office gathering, etc. and especially for those with guests of all sorts of food sensitivities. Note, besides having a great selection for vegans and vegetarians as you'll see on their website, Rocketfish is also kid-friendly and has a kids menu (though inquire about allergens if it's your kid who suffers). Obviously, communicate your food allergy restrictions and general needs to the manager and server or call ahead to familiarize yourself with what you can expect to order. Here is a sample of their dinner menu, but dishes can be made without certain ingredients on request, and can also obviously change in a day's notice.
Recommended By: @PlateItSafe / plateitsafe.com On: 2013-09-24


Inn On Randolph
Napa, California (CA) View On Map
The Inn on Randolph in downtown Napa was completely renovated by new owners Dan and Karen Lynch in 2012. Karen was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity seven years ago and wanted to provide a place for those who are gluten free or who have Celiac disease to be able to feel safe. That mirrors my family's experiences in many places. We now limit our hotel choices to places that have a kitchenette, just in case. The Inn on Randolph eliminates this need. The remodeled kitchen has never known a spec of gluten. This means that every delectable item on the menu is gluten free, including their signature breakfast dishes: smoked salmon, vanilla pancakes, bacon wrapped polenta, corn cakes with homemade applesauce, and Mexican souffles.

For guests who plan to visit wineries, Karen provides guests with a complimentary bag of gluten-free crackers and is working with local Napa restaurants to help broaden the gluten-free menu options for her guests. In addition, the inn offers gluten-free cooking classes taught by Jeffrey Larsen. When travelling gluten free, the question of where to eat is borne from more than just a desire to try local food, it is a matter of staying healthy and safe. Inn on Randolph takes the guesswork out things by providing a gluten free experience that doesn't compromise on quality or comfort for guests.
Recommended By: @CeliacBaby / coulditbeceliac.blogspot.com On: 2013-09-24


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