Celiac.com 08/14/2013 - Online restaurant food service GrubHub's analysis of 20,000+ restaurants in more than 500 US cities also shows that gluten-free takeout orders are up 60% from April 2012.

Photo: CC--EzuDiners in Seattle, Portland and Eugene, Oregon make the most requests for gluten-free food. They are followed by San Jose, Chicago, Raleigh, Denver, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Albany. This data is based on a year-over-year (April/May 2012 and April/May 2013) comparison of orders described as "gluten-free".

Other interesting data points: More than 4% of GrubHub restaurants now offer gluten-free options, though that percentage gets as high as 18% in some cities. Pizzas, salads, burgers, wraps and sandwiches are the most popular gluten-free menu items.

The cities with the highest percentage of member restaurants offering gluten-free food are: Detroit, with 18% of restaurants featuring a gluten-free item, followed by Stamford, CT (15%), Eugene, OR (12%), Albany, NY (11%), Phoenix, AZ (10%), Lansing, MI (9%), Denver, CO and Seattle, WA (8%), Ann Arbor, MI and Providence, RI (7%).

With takeout orders for gluten-free food seeing such a strong rise, look for more restaurants and eateries to put gluten-free items on their menu. Be vigilant, and enjoy!

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