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Visiting Florida From Uk, Needs Some Advise Please!

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#1 lyndaljo

 
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 04:41 AM

Hi all, I'm new to the site!  I live in the UK and am visiting Florida with my family in July for our holiday.  My 7 year old daughter has celiacs and wondered if anyone would be kind enough to point me in the right direction as to which restaurant chains/ fast food outlets offer gluten free choices.  McDonalds in the UK are fairly good where she can order a burger without the bun and the fries are ok, no cross contamination but I believe it's a different story in the US, is that correct?

 

We are visiting Orlando for a week then travelling down to the Keys for a week so I'm trying to gather as much info as I can as to where she can safely eat without the hassle of trawling round various restaurants!

 

Also if anyone has any recommendations as to which supermarkets have a good 'free from' gluten free selection I would be really grateful!

 

Many thanks in advance,

Lynda.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:42 AM

Disneyworld is GREAT for G F peeps like us. They take gluten (and all food allergies) seriously. We have many people on here who write about their very positive family holidays there. 

 

Publix Markets here in Florida have many G F options on the shelves and Udi's and Rudi's breads in the freezers.

 

I know some people have good experiences at Outback. I like Bonefish Grill, but it can be pricey for a family to dine.

 

I am sorry I unable to tell you about fast food chains because honestly, I do not go to them.I am sure some other people will chime in here with suggestions for your family. I am pretty sure McD's does the same here--bunless burger and dedicated dryers.

(I am sure if I am wrong about that, someone will correct me)  :)

 

When you go to Key West, find Kermit's Key Lime store and get some of his frozen gluten-free key lime pie.

It's in a small case on the right hand side marked GLUTEN FREE! when you walk in.

Sit outside by the Koi pond and let it melt a bit (which will not take very long in July :D ) and enjoy! 

I ate mine still frozen because I could not wait. 

 

http://www.keylimeshop.com/

 

Have a wonderful time!


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:18 AM

My wise friend KarenG suggested that a celiac support group may have more relevant and current info for you. (I am not really in the Orlando area)..so maybe you could try them? 

 

Orlando - Support Group
Contact: Michael Jones
Celiacs of Orlando
12733 Newfield Drive
Orlando, FL 32837
Tel: (407) 856-3754
E-mail: mjones@digital.net.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:27 AM

These are national chains that do a good job of gluten-free that you might see.  You can google them before you go to see what kind of food they serve and where they are located.

 

Fast food - 

Pei Wei - small gluten-free menu but good

Five Guys - burgers

Chick- Fil-A  - grillled chicken fingers and fries and shakes

 

 

 

 

Nicer places:

 

Pf Changs

 

BJ's Brewhouse

 

Outback Steakhouse

 

Red Robin

 

California Pizza Kitchen

 

Bonefish Grill

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:07 AM

Excellent, thanks to you both IrishHeart and Kareng for taking the time to respond to me with some great information!

 

Much appreciated!

Lynda.


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