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    • Interests Diagnosed in 1981 with Celiac Disease so I have been gluten-free for more than 30 years.

      Gluten-free blogger at Gluten-Free Fun and Gluten-Free Globetrotter

      Leader of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group, the largest gluten-free Meetup group in the world!

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    • Location New York City, NY

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    1. Gluten-Free Fun added a post in a topic Kid Friendly Restaurants In New York City   

      I've been disappointed with Nizza in recent visits. You should try S'Mac at 157 East 33rd Street between Lexington and 3rd avenues. It is gluten-free mac and cheese with dairy-free options too. After S'Mac, you can get dessert at Pip's Gluten-Free Bakery on 39th Street. If you are looking for more sandwich-type meals, try Bloom's Deli or Friedman's Lunch.
      Have a great time. NYC is a very gluten-free friendly city. 
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    2. Gluten-Free Fun added a post in a topic I'm Looking For A Roommate In Brooklyn!   

      If you haven't already, you should try posting this message to the NYC Celiac Meetup group. There is a very active message board and people often post roommate requests. Good luck with your search!
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    3. Gluten-Free Fun added a post in a topic Dubai/london Gluten Free   

      You should check out Gluten-Free UAE. They are a great resource about all things gluten-free in the UAE and have a lot of information about Dubai. 
      When you are in London, look for groceries in Tesco and Marks & Spencers. They both have their own gluten-free food line. In London, they call gluten-free "Free From" foods. Be sure to look for those. 
      Gluten-Free Mrs D is a London-based blogger who has a lot of information. 
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    4. Gluten-Free Fun added a post in a topic Anyone Know Ku Ku Canteen In Nyc?   

      This is our second Meetup event at Ku Ku Canteen. I encourage you to call them directly if you have any concerns. The owner's name is Jackie and she is very aware of all of our gluten-free needs. This will be my 5th or 6th time eating there. The staff is very good and they have a lot of knowledge about gluten-free preparation.
      By the time we have our event, they will have been reopened more than a month. Restaurants open and close all of the time in NYC. This closing was not unusual to the city. I think you would be surprised which of your other favorite gluten-free restaurants have opened and closed due to the city inspection ratings. 
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    5. Gluten-Free Fun added a post in a topic Vacation? Travel?   

      I am a lifelong Celiac and I could never imagine staying home and NOT traveling. While some places are easier to eat gluten-free than others, with a little research you can find safe places to eat all over the world.

      I traveled to Italy in 2009 and was extremely delighted to find that eating gluten-free, especially in Rome, was quite easy. You can find gluten-free food in most pharmacies throughout the city. Also many restaurants will have gluten-free options labeled as "senza glutine" on the menu.

      Foreign language translation cards are very helpful to bring with you when you travel. You can make photocopies of free cards in the language native to the country you are traveling to and hand these to your server.

      I have also been to all inclusive resorts and on cruise shiops. I make sure to talk directly to the resort catering manager before I travel to alert them to my needs. I also find that same manager when I arrive at the resort to remind them of my needs. Remind them that cross contamination is an issue and you might be able to get a plate of food from the buffet before others start digging in.

      I've been to 12 countries, 22 states, and three continents all while maintaining a 100% gluten-free diet and living my best Celiac life possible. I hope I can encourage you to travel as well!!!
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    6. Gluten-Free Fun added a post in a topic gluten-free Nyc Roommates?   

      You should check out the message boards of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group. There are often postings for people looking for gluten-free roommates.
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    7. Gluten-Free Fun added a post in a topic Eastern Europe?   

      I went to the Czech Republic in 2011 and did just fine. There are two restaurants in Prague the can easily cater to a gluten-free diet. Restaurace Na Zlat
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    8. Gluten-Free Fun added a calendar event in Gluten-Free Community Calendar   

      NY, NY - 7th Annual Evening with the PTDC

      Join us for the 7th Annual Evening with the Paul Taylor Dance Company on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

      A portion of each ticket benefits the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University if you use code CELIAC when purchasing. A pre-performance gluten-free light supper begins at 5:45pm at the theater.

      Program includes "Oh, You Kid!", "Beloved Renegade", and "Brandenburgs"

      David H. Koch Theater
      20 Lincoln Center Plaza
      New York, NY

      Tuesday, March 20, 2012
      Gluten-free reception: 5:45pm
      Performance: 7pm

      Click here for more information and for tickets.
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    9. Gluten-Free Fun added a calendar event in Gluten-Free Community Calendar   

      Gluten-Free Gourmet Weekend in Plymouth, VT


      Gluten-Free* Gourmet Weekend in Partnership with the New York City Celiac Disease Meetup Group
      June 21 - 24, 2012

      Join Good Commons and The New York City Celiac Disease Meetup Group for a worry-free decadent getaway. Whether you have dietary restrictions or are traveling with a loved one, our on-site chefs and health & wellness experts will ensure delicious meals, culinary adventures, and a chance to experience the bounty of the Green Mountain State.

      Weekend includes:

      Round-trip transportation on The Good Bus (NYC only)
      3 nights lodging at Good Commons
      All meals, snacks & beverages as outlined in itinerary, prepared by on-site private chef
      4-course dinner with wine pairings featuring sommelier Kristen Siebecker
      Optional yoga classes, gluten-free cooking workshops, and local excursions
      Massage by on-site certified massage therapist Jessica Ruth Shepard (additional charge)

      We encourage you to participate in as much or as little as you'd like to create your own "uncommonly good" getaway. This is your time to rest, retreat, and revitalize!

      Thursday, June 21

      6:15pm Depart NYC on the Good bus -- includes light dinner & beverages
      Arrival at Good Commons

      Friday, June 22

      Continental breakfast
      Opening Circle
      Yoga class
      Picnic at Quechee Gorge and a leisurely afternoon to explore what you love most. Choose to take a light hike down the gorge to the river, meander through the antique shops, taste some of Vermont's artisan products, or visit the famed blown and pottery work of Simon Pearce
      Dinner -- 4 Course Dinner with chef Matthew Wexler, featuring wine pairings from sommelier Kristen Siebecker
      Optional Gluten-Free cookie baking workshop

      Saturday, June 23

      Continental breakfast
      Yoga class
      Optional hike at Calvin Coolidge State Park followed by a cheese demonstration and tasting at Plymouth Artisan Cheese
      Bread-making workshop
      Evening Roundtable - facilitated discussion by weekend leaders, including Erin Smith, Jessica Ruth Shepard
      S'mores and fire pit

      Sunday, June 24

      Continental breakfast
      Yoga class
      Group photo

      *Only gluten-free products will be used throughout the weekend, but this retreat is not intended for those with severe food allergies, as Good Commons is not an exclusively gluten-free facility.
      Itinerary subject to change

      ABOUT US:
      Good Commons was originally built in the 1840's and operated as a general store. It has been lovingly renovated ans restored and now features six bedrooms and a sleeping loft, six bathrooms, two living rooms, and a multi-purpose studio. The property features all of the modern amenities of one's own home, while still creating a warm and inviting environment that honors the historical traditions that have characterized the house for more than 160 years.

      The Good Bus leaves promptly at 6:15pm on Thursday, June 21 from 45th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in Manhattan. Drop-off will be at the same location on Sunday, June 24th, approximately 5:30pm depending upon traffic. Providing your own transportation? Inquire about our discount. Please contact:


      $75 Early registration discount through March 31st, 2012

      Bedroom prices per person, based on double occupancy
      $700 - discount = $625 Deluxe Shared Bedroom, includes steam shower
      $675 - discount = $600 Standard Shared Bedroom
      $575 - discount = $500 Farmhouse Style Loft -- charming shared sleeping quarters

      Gratuity not included.

      To register, please click here for your initial $225 deposit/per person to hold your spot!

      All deposits are non-refundable. Deposits are transferable to another retreat or vacation rental pending availability if cancellation is received by May 31, 2012. Absolutely no refund, deposit or payment transfers will be made if cancellation is received after the above cancellation deadline of May 31, 2012. Balance must be paid in full by June 14, 2012.
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    10. Gluten-Free Fun added a calendar event in Gluten-Free Community Calendar   

      NYC Celiac Meetup Gluten-Free Education Fair

      Help wrap up Gluten-Free Week at Whole Foods Upper West Side by joining us at the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Gluten-Free Education Fair.

      There will be educators and vendors participating in this education day, so please be sure to stop by any time between 1pm-4pm on Saturday, January 21st.

      Whole Foods Upper West Side
      808 Columbus Ave.
      New York, NY

      Saturday, January 21st 2012

      Trains: A/B/C to 96th and Central Park West or 1/2/3 to 96th and Broadway

      Participants include:
      NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group
      National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
      El's Kitchen
      Free Bread, Inc.
      Schar USA, Inc.
      Cookbook author Annalise Roberts
      Kettle Cuisine
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    11. Gluten-Free Fun added a calendar event in Gluten-Free Community Calendar   

      Sleepy Hollow, NY - Gluten-Free with the WCSSG

      Sunday, December 4, 2011
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    12. Gluten-Free Fun added a post in a topic To Go Or Not To Go To New York City   

      It makes me so sad to read this post. New York City is a wonderful place for people with Celiac. We have many restaurants that go above and beyond the average restaurant to make a safe meal for those people who require a gluten-free meal. Restaurants like Heartland Brewery (Midtown West), Bar Breton, Nizza NYC, Rosa Mexicano, and so many more are certified in the Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program. They prepare meals safely, fully understand cross-contamination issues, and have well-trained staff members all willing to accommodate you.

      We have a 100% gluten-free bakery (Tu-Lu's), a 100% gluten-free store (gluten-free NYC), 5 Whole Foods, 2 Trader Joe's, 2 Fairways, and at least 100 health food stores that sell gluten-free food.

      Please reconsider staying home and come to NYC next week. Do not let Celiac take over your life.
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    13. Gluten-Free Fun added a post in a topic Traveling To Ecuador And Colombia   

      Are you traveling by yourself or with a group? Colombia World Tours offers gluten-free options on all of their trips throughout the country.
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