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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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Benevento
Boston, Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
I must say, this restaurant was an absolute delight. On Yelp, they get 3.5 stars. Not great, but I am determined to try as many restaurants in the North End that serve gluten free Italian food as I can. All I can tell you is, the food was delicious and the service was great.

I started off with the Mussels Marinara. I love mussels, and in general, I love dishes like this. The mussels were juicy, and cooked well, not rubbery at all. But the star of the dish was the wonderful broth. The mussels are cooked in white wine, garlic, butter, diced tomatoes, and then their wonderful robust marinara sauce. A real winner. And then came the first surprise. The waitress came over and asked how it was. I told her I wished I had some bread to sop up the sauce. She said, "Hold on." Five minutes later, she came out with a gluten free pizza crust that the Chef had put some butter and some herbs on and cooked. So I was able to sop up that perfect broth. The gluten free pizza crust/bread was served in a separate tin to prevent cross contamination.

As for my entree, I had their Bolognese, which uses beef, pork, and veal. This Bolognese was a little different than the others I'd tried so far in the North End, as the others had a smooth, almost velvety texture. The sauce here was kind of chunky; similar to the way I make it at home. The gluten free pasta they used was quite good, cooked al dente and spot on. Finally, I ordered a gluten free pizza to go. I ordered the Spukone, which has sweet Italian sausage, ricotta cheese, garlic, basil and extra virgin olive oil. It was very similar to Bertucci's Sporkie pizza, which used to be my favorite until I went gluten free. Again, this was cooked in a tin to prevent cross contamination.

So all in all, it was a wonderful meal. I would go back again, no doubt about it.
Recommended By: @glutenfreenme / glutenfreeandmeinboston.blogspot.com On: 2013-09-24


Messhall Kitchen
Los Angeles, California (CA) View On Map
It surely helped a ton that my meal at Messhall was safe and sound even though we did a prix fixe situation as part of the "Dine and Ride" thing for The Greek. I haven't done a prix frixe since I was diagnosed, you know, because of the specialness. But I did it! And it was gluten-free!

I had tomato soup which I have not had at a restaurant, again, since my celiac diagnosis. My waitress at Messhall has a celiac BFF. Sweet. I LOVE it when that happens. I mean, I hate that someone has celiac, but damn does it make a difference in the safety when you dine out. I felt so secure that I ordered the speciality cocktail called "Roll the Dice" which means the bartender basically makes whatever he/she wants.

For dinner I had a short rib dish with bacon mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. And, yes, gluten-free. Honestly, it was incredibly amazing and delicious.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2013-09-24


Real Food Daily
, Chain View On Map
They have a ton of gluten-free and vegan options there, and I just discovered it this week. Sure I decided to simply go with chocolate cake, but at least I know that g-free joint is there when I go back to my lentil-eating ways.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2013-09-24


Tortilla Republic
Los Angeles, California (CA) View On Map
The menu looks crazy good, and what's even better is everything is labeled that is gluten-free. Which is even more helpful when you go into a Mexican style restaurant, as it's tempting to think you're safe no matter what you order. I totally would have had carnitas tacos had it not been on the "unsafe" list. So major points for Tortilla Republic's commitment to safe dining for us sensitives.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2013-09-24


Sweet Marie's
Kauai, Hawaii (HI) View On Map
I was pleasantly surprised to come across Sweet Marie's, a gluten free bakery, cafe and local favorite on the beautiful island of Kauai. Sweet Marie's offers breakfast, lunch and an array of baked good for dine in or take out. Sweet Marie's not only caters to the gluten free diet but also caters to other allergies including egg, dairy, oats, wheat, rye, barley, or spelt. My goal was to make Sweet Marie's our first stop once we landed. I wanted to pick up a few items to have for the week, whether for a snack, breakfast item or dessert. Once we landed we enjoyed a turkey meatloaf which was moist and delicious for $8.99. We also enjoyed a 10' cheese pizza perfect for sharing for $19.99. We also stocked piled several treats including muffins, cookies and her famous Triple Chocolate Explosion for the week! I recommend calling ahead and placing an order for pickup based on your flight schedule to guarantee specific flavors/goodies are available. Marie can also package items for the plane trip home. Thanks Marie for providing a gluten free haven for individuals with dietary restrictions.
Recommended By: @GlutenExchange / theglutenexchange.com On: 2013-09-22


The Mission Restaurant
San Diego, California (CA) View On Map
Last weekend I was able to try The Mission, in Mission Beach, a restaurant that has been on my "Must Go To" list as it is named one of the "Top 25 Best Breakfast Spots in the Country," by USA Today. The Mission has also received numerous awards in San Diego for their spectacular breakfast options, so you can understand my desire to try this local favorite. The Mission's focus is to provide simple, healthy, tasty food with a whimsical edge at an affordable price, and they do just that! All of their dishes are made from simple and fresh ingredients that pleases the eye as well as the palette. The atmosphere of The Mission is constantly buzzing with locals and visitors from around the country. I had heard they make fresh gluten free rosemary bread, so I was anxious to try one of their signature sandwiches on their famous loaf. The Mission conveniently has a gluten free menu which lists entrees that are gluten free or can be prepared gluten free. Please note products that contain gluten are prepared in the same kitchen.

I enjoyed their Chicken Pesto Sandwich- a house made pesto and grilled chicken with mayo, tomato, greens on fresh rosemary bread for $9.25. I also enjoyed a blended frappe, an iced coffee blended with cocoa and milk for $4.25. I highly recommend this beach favorite this summer, although the wait may be long, grab one of their signature coffees, smoothies or shake to sip on while the time passes. It is definitely worth it!
Recommended By: @GlutenExchange / theglutenexchange.com On: 2013-09-22


Pizza Rev
, Chain View On Map
PizzaRev, a Los Angeles-based chain, allows customers to craft their own pizza using a wide variety of unlimited ingredients, all for one price. We had a chance earlier this week to check out the PizzaRev concept and sample some pizzas. To create your pizza, you walk through a cafeteria line that a friend of ours described as "like Subway, but for pizza." A crew of pizza-builders help you select your sauce, your cheese, and an array of toppings, from sweet fennel sausage, to anchovies, to fresh arugula. Then the pizza gets fired up in PizzaRev's custom-built 9,600 pound stone-bed "Fire-Deck" oven, and three minutes later, your own personalized pizza is ready.
Recommended By: @SouthBaySparkle / southbaysparkle.wordpress.com On: 2013-09-18


Bottos Sausage Express
Ocean City, New Jersey (NJ) View On Map
They have gluten free sausage. Cooks are extremely kind to gluten free allergies and do there best to make everyone happy.
Recommended By: Rick Thompson On: 2013-09-02


Woodman's
Essex, Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
I discovered Woodman's restaurant many moons ago (pre-celiac) while living in Boston. When a little respite from city life was needed, friends and I would drive up the north shore. I hadn't been back to Woodman's for many years, until I discovered a few years ago (post-celiac diagnosis), that much of their food is gluten-free (who knew? I never had any reason to ask - pre-celiac!), and now Woodman's has become one of my all-time favorite "gluten-free" eateries where I can enjoy a plate of New England fried clams, scallops & shrimp occasionally! Usually fried seafood is coated with wheat flour and off-limits to the gluten-intolerant, Woodman's uses corn flour dipped in oil to achieve their perfect golden crust, which is light and very delicious!

If seafood is not your thing, Woodman's offers grilled chicken, chicken fingers, hot dogs too. I ordered a combo of fried shrimp and scallops, with French fries and cole slaw. Woodman's is open year-round, so you can experience New England seafood anytime of the year! Expect long lines in the summer, but don't let that discourage you, as they move quickly.
Recommended By: @CeliacCorner / celiaccorner.com On: 2013-08-23


Tender Greens
, Chain View On Map
We went out to dinner at Tender Greens, one of my favorite restaurants when I lived in West Hollywood. It's a fast casual salad shop with some sandwiches on the menu too. I spoke with the order taker about my gluten free options and she suggested the Thai Shrimp which has little gem lettuce, green papaya, thai basil, citrus peanuts, coriander, chili lime vinaigrette. I was a little nervous about the order because she didn't seem 100% confident that the item was gluten free, so I asked her to double check. After she double checked with the manager I felt assured that the salad would be gluten free. As we walked down the line towards the cashier to make our payment and spotted some delicious-looking gluten free treats. They had both a gluten free chocolate chip peanut butter cookie and a flourless treat so obviously Taylor and I ordered both. The salad was delicious. I appreciate Tender Greens' salads because they don't go super heavy on the dressing and are just flavorful enough to taste good while still appearing to be healthy. Perhaps this is only an appearance and the salad actually had ten million calories, but if that's so it definitely fooled me. The chocolate chip peanut butter cookie was delicious. It had big chocolate chunks in it and halved peanuts so it had a very natural taste to it. The flourless treat on the left of the above photo was also great; very dense, but great. I would definitely choose the cookie over the flourless item, but that's just me.
Recommended By: @glutenfreeways / glutenfreeways.com On: 2013-08-20


Russo's New York Pizzeria
, Chain View On Map
As a native New Yorker, and previous fan of authentic Bronx pizza (before I was diagnosed with celiac disease, of course), I've come to realize that it's incredibly difficult to master the art of gluten-free pizza making. Russo's New York Pizzeria, however, helped bring a slice of gluten-free, New York-style pizza to Houston! I had heard of Russo's gluten-free options during the Celiac Expo I attended in June, and decided that a Friday evening would be the perfect time to try some of their dishes. My friend and I decided to reward ourselves for surviving the hectic workweek, and visited Russo's Galleria Area location. We sampled a pasta dish and specialty pizza! Both were gluten-free of course!

The New York Village Pizza was topped with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, olives, peppers, Canadian bacon, hamburger meat, and mozzarella cheese! I particularly enjoyed the taste and texture of the crust; it was the perfect combination of thin and crispy. The toppings were yummy as well. So far, this is probably the best gluten-free pizza I have tasted in restaurants! I thought Russo's did a fantastic job with their pasta dish! The gluten-free pasta maintained its structure, did not break, and had a flavor that matched well with the cheese and sauce. Next time I venture to Russo's I'll definitely be more adventurous and try a "less traditional" pasta dish; however, this gave me a great opportunity to evaluate the mechanics of this gluten-free dish.

Overall, Russo's did a fantastic job with their gluten-free options! Personally, I think that gluten-free appetizer options would add to the overall dining experience. Something like gluten-free mozzarella sticks, or soft breadsticks would complement the rest of the meal perfectly.
Recommended By: @CeliacInCollege / collegestudentwithceliac.wordpress.com On: 2013-08-20


Bloom's New York Delicatessen & Restaurant
Murray Hill, New York City (NYC) View On Map
This restaurant has been on my must visit list for years. The last time I actually tried to go they were closed as a movie was using it as a location. As luck would have it, a few weeks later I had to take care of some business in the area and found myself a block away from Bloom's - so guess where I decided to have lunch.

Bloom's is a typical small New York City deli/diner. The place was buzzing around lunchtime with both locals and tourists alike. It's proximity to Grand Central Terminal makes it an ideal spot to grab a bit on your way in or out of the City. We were welcomed and shown to a table. Coleslaw and a pickle tray were soon presented and we were noshing while perusing the menu. The gluten-free menu is separate and I had to ask for it. There is a huge selection of gluten-free items ranging from burgers and fries to pancakes and sandwiches. After looking through the menu, I found myself wanting a BLT (which is not on the menu) and this being a diner knew it would not be a problem. Sure enough, when I asked, the waitress didn't even bat an eyelash. So a toasted BLT with a side of potato salad would soon be on its way. Perhaps the thing that made me most giddy was when the waitress shouted the orders to the open kitchen visible behind a high counter and for the first-time ever I hear the words gluten-free BLT shouted as an order (not to mention she confirmed with the kitchen with a vocal that's on gluten-free bread). Nice!

When my plate arrived it was a true thing of beauty. Perfectly toasted bread that was jam-packed with a New York-sized amount of lettuce, tomato, and bacon. I am not sure what gluten-free bread they use but the crust looked very familiar.

Overall it was a pretty good experience. Would I go back? Absolutely. There is a short stack of gluten-free pancakes with my name on it. The nicest thing about Bloom's is being able to walk-in off the street, grab a sandwich, and be on your way without having to search for a gluten-free option, explain everything to the server and kitchen, and, in the end cross your fingers that it will all work out. I walked out thinking wow, I just had a gluten-free BLT for lunch. A truly great feeling.
Recommended By: @glutenfreemike / glutenfreemike.com On: 2013-08-20


No. 9 Park
Boston, Massachusetts (MA) View On Map
Cathy and I have eaten at a number of top restaurants. All have been pretty good to "wow, I can't wait to go back again" great. However, my favorite restaurant of all is No. 9 Park. No. 9 Park is the flagship restaurant in the growing Barbara Lynch empire. The quality of the food at No. 9 Park continues to be consistently awesome as her businesses grow, unlike another famous chef from around these parts whose restaurants I used to love but now seem to be nothing all that special. Recently, I celebrated my 23rd wedding anniversary at No. 9 Park. The evening started off with two gluten free rolls, which were delivered on a separate plate so there would be no cross contamination. Piping hot, they were crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside. My appetizer was a tuna sashimi crudo. I wanted something light that would not fill me up and this was the perfect dish. It was beautifully plated, with very fresh tuna. Next came the duck. I LOVE the duck at No. 9 Park. Why? I find most places that serve duck don't render the fat enough. Thus, the skin never gets that crispy. I don't know how Chef Lynch instructs her chefs on how to cook duck, but I get crispy skin each and every time, while the meat of the duck remains moist. I mean, really...what more could you ask for? This is the gluten free dessert I had. A chocolate fudge "round" with some ice cream on top along with some other goodies to give different textures. I should also note, that the service is just as good as the food.
Recommended By: @glutenfreenme / glutenfreeandmeinboston.blogspot.com On: 2013-08-11


Street Food Asia
Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM) View On Map
Gluten fee items are abundant and stated on the menu.
Recommended By: Deborah Karp On: 2013-08-11


Dick's Kitchen
Portland, Oregon (OR) View On Map
And there was also a super rad burger joint that also served Omission alongside a gluten-free bun surrounding a delicious burger that was damn tasty. Maybe the best bun I've ever had? Thinking about it, thinking about it . . . Dick's Kitchen rocked my world. Rocked it.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2013-08-05


Pizza Rev
, Chain View On Map
One genius pointed me in the direction of Pizza Rev. Have you guys been here yet? Basically, it's kind of like the Subway of pizza joints wherein you pick your crust, your sauce, your toppings, all on an assembly line. Only Pizza Rev not only has organic, antibiotic-free, fresh ingredients, they also have gluten-free crust. But it's not just that they have gluten-free crust. Here's what happened when I asked for gluten-free crust for not only myself, but also my daughter who still wants to be gluten-free even though she totally does not have to be.

The pizza master behind the counter said, "Preference or allergy?" I almost kissed him. It was also amazing to watch as I explained my daughter's pizza was gluten-free by preference, but I had celiac. Not only did he change his gloves but my gluten-free crust stayed on a clean tray the entire time, even while being shoved into the wood burning stove. Additionally, I asked for sausage, and they knew the sausage was not gluten-free. I said, hey, how about some prosciutto? They said yes, then stopped when they realized the prosciutto had come into contact with the sausage. A fresh hunk of pig was brought out to be sliced into uncontaminated prosciutto for me. Seriously. That happened.

The really fun thing about Pizza Rev is you can pick your own toppings. You can go for a white pizza, a red sauce, and mix and match until your heart is content. They are all personal-sized, so no one has to go half-and-half, and obviously, you can get your gluten-free on without worrying about what else is happening around you. Super duper cool. Super.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2013-08-05


Verde Cocina
Portland, Oregon (OR) View On Map
The very first restaurant I walked into - unbeknownst to me - was TOTALLY GLUTEN-FREE. Yep. Verde Cocina is all gluten-free, all the time. I had kale enchiladas wrapped up in house made corn tortillas. I went more for the traditional, but still super interesting gringas con mole with local pork. Yep.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2013-08-05


Uneeda Burger
Seattle, Washington (WA) View On Map
We decided to walk the block up to Uneeda Burger where I figured I would be able to get a protein-style burger at the very least. Much to my surprise the restaurant offers gluten free buns, so we decided to pick up lunch from Uneeda Burger before heading over to Gasworks Park (Map) for a view of the city. I ordered the #8: crimini mushrooms, porcini & black truffle sea salt, shallots & gruyere cheese. It was delicious! As I said, we took the burgers to go for a view in Gasworks Park so while the below picture may not be great of the burger make sure to check out the beautiful view of the Seattle skyline in the background. The burger was a bit messy but the best burgers are, right? Uneeda Burger is a great spot with gluten free options for those of you living in (or visiting) Seattle and in need of a burger fix.
Recommended By: @glutenfreeways / glutenfreeways.com On: 2013-07-14


Razzi's Pizzeria
Seattle, Washington (WA) View On Map
I had done a brief Google search for gluten free restaurants in Seattle and had happened upon Razzi's Pizzeria. The menu looked decent online so we thought we would give it a whirl. When we walked in we were easily seated without any wait; the place wasn't particularly busy. The waitress asked whether we had any eating restrictions, including gluten or any veganism. When she handed me the enormous gluten free menu I initially thought she was confused; how could a gluten free menu offer so much? My sister had a "regular" menu and we compared the two, noting that almost everything on the "regular" menu had a gluten free substitute, including the restaurant's pasta, pizzas, calzones, grinders, etc. I was like a kid in a candy shop! They also had a great gluten free beer selection, including my favorite, Estrella Damm Daura. They also had Bard's Tale from my hometown of Utica, NY! It was nice to see a little bit of home while my sister and I were thousands of miles away.

My sister is awesome and agreed to eat a gluten free meal so I could try a variety of options. We ordered the garlic bread to begin, a W.O.W. calzone, a mushroom pizza. Very light on the carbs, obviously. The first words out of my mouth after biting into that delicious looking calzone: "This is the best thing to ever happen to me in my entire life." There was really nothing like having a calzone after nine years of Celiac Disease. It was delicious, despite my sister telling me it wasn't quite a "true" calzone. Regardless we devoured the calzone and the pizza we ordered and both were delicious. As for the garlic bread, it received the highest compliment any gluten free food can get: my sister said it tasted "real."

I enjoyed the flavors of the calzone but I absolutely loved the pizza. All of the restaurant's breads are made in-house. When I asked our waitress why the restaurant began introducing gluten free food, she sent the owner, Amir, over to speak to us. He told us that many people in his family have gluten intolerance so he started experimenting with gluten free flours about five years ago. He said the toughest one to crack was the calzone, because the consistency needed to be different but similar to that of the pizza crust. We sincerely thanked him for making such awesome gluten free options available to people in Seattle and travelers like my sister and I. If you are gluten free and passing through Seattle, Razzi's needs to be on your list. This place is a must.
Recommended By: @glutenfreeways / glutenfreeways.com On: 2013-07-14


Flying Apron
Seattle, Washington (WA) View On Map
Flying Apron is an awesome gluten free bakery in Seattle that you must check out if you're in the Seattle area. It's in the Fremont neighborhood (right around the corner from the Fremont Troll) with lots of little shops around it. Up front is a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie (with chunks of peanuts) and a chocolate chocolate cupcake. And yes, this was our breakfast.

Perhaps "bakery" is a misnomer, as Flying Apron also serves up delicious items like the lasagna pictured below. I've rarely seen something more beautiful. Best of all, the food we ate from Flying Apron was all delicious. Despite only being in Seattle for 3.5 days, we made it a point to stop in twice. If you're gluten free and in the Seattle area, Flying Apron is a must. My favorite part of the shop is that it is a fully functioning café, not just a bakery with a display case. You can bring your laptop, a book, or whatever and have a drink while snacking on gluten free food.
Recommended By: @glutenfreeways / glutenfreeways.com On: 2013-07-14


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