Monday, November 9, 2009

Dining Out Gluten Free

One of the hardest things about not having a very common food allowed in your diet is the all popular past time, dining out.

I panicked at first wondering where the heck we would go--do you know how many sauces are thickened with flour? And asking a waitress if something had gluten in it? Most chefs can't answer as gluten is in some of the oddest spots.

I did what just about everyone does--googled "gluten free and dining out". I was shocked at just how many gluten free spots there are out there!

I found a gluten free restaurant awareness site that listed many spots, I found a site that listed popular chains (did you know PF Changs has its own gluten free menu or that Olive Garden now has gluten free pasta available?), and then the best luck of all--a local pizza place near me has a gluten free option!

So it turns out dining out and avoiding gluten can be done, quite easily--you just have to google first :)


Em said...

Yeah!!! It is so freeing when you realize a restrictive diet can actually be quite easy - so long as you do your homework.

I noticed the other day that even Betty Crocker has a gluten free cake option (gluten free usually means low protien, so we benefit from all the gluten free awareness as well - alleluia!)

Try Sprouts - lots of Glutino and EnerG products.

Anti-Supermom said...

Lisa, I'm going to be following your journey - I'm contemplating changing Henry's diet to gluten free, so thank you for keeping us posted.

And yea for still being able to eat out!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

What did we ever do without Google? LOL