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Vegan & Gfcfsf In Richmond Va


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#1 hathor

 
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 04:27 AM

It looks like I'll be traveling there this Thankgiving weekend. I can find a list of gluten-free-friendly (supposedly) restaurants and a list of vegetarian restaurants. There is no overlap.

I can go to the former, which would satisfy relatives. But then, at least judging from the menus I can see online, I am stuck with side dishes and trying to make them adjust the recipes to be without butter, cheese, hollandaise, etc. (And end up with unflavored veggies, no doubt).

I can go to the latter, which would probably irk the relatives forced to come along. I can get vegan that way, but who knows about avoiding gluten and soy?

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Gluten free since 1/6/07
Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07
Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07
Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)
Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)
Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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#2 happygirl

 
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 10:21 AM

How about bringing your own food if there aren't any good options?

You may want to contact the GIG Richmond branch. They have a pretty active and great group. Their leader may be able to provide suggestions....but gluten free is hard enough, finding something that is gluten-free/sf/cf AND vegan is a bit harder unless you go to a high end restaurant, talk to the chef, etc.

Good luck!
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#3 Lisa

 
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 12:35 PM

Gluten Free in Richmond:

Acacia - www.araciarestaurant.com
Carrabba's Italian
Casa Grande - Gluten Friendly
Extra Billy's - Gluten Friendly
Inochine - www.indochine-restaurant.com
Maggiano's
Outback - everywhere
P. F. Change's
Ruth's Chris - gluten free menu
Thai Diner Too - gluten free menu

....can't help with the other dietary restrictions.
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#4 hathor

 
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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:57 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll be able to manage. I've found four possible restaurants close to where I'll be, which should cover lunch and dinner for the two days I'll be there. I'll just bring things for my own breakfasts.

I was assuming that restaurants or take out is what we are going to do. I have to figure out how to politely tell my nephew, "Hey, thanks for having us visit. If you are planning on cooking for me, let me tell you what I can't or don't want to eat (long list ensues). If you don't like that, here is my list of acceptable restaurants (list). And I can't drink wine or beer these days either, so I would need ..." You get the idea.

If he had directly invited me, I could have broached the subject then. But it was a matter of my sister basically telling him that it was his turn to host the family (and my sister telling me that I needed to be seeing our mom so I had to come). Ah, family :D

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McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00
Gluten free since 1/6/07
Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07
Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07
Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)
Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)
Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

#5 hathor

 
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 09:04 AM

The best restaurant I ate at was one we just happened across. You know how they have those little cards for restaurants in hotel lobbies? I saw an Ethiopian one and figured that, like every other Eth. restaurant I call, it will have wheat in the injera. But this one didn't!

It has been the first time I've been able to eat at an Eth. restaurant for close to a year. The food was wonderful. I think I attacked it like a ravenous pirana :rolleyes:

Now I just need excuses to go to Richmond ...

http://www.nilerichmond.com/

We also went to the Curry House (lunch buffet -- I didn't react to anything; I stuck with the veggie offerings so I can't speak to the other dishes) and Maggiano's (food was disappointing and I felt like I had been CCed somehow ... I don't know why I keep trying them). My niece cooked one meal and didn't gluten (casein, egg, soy) me. But she gets it. One of her kids has a peanut allergy and the other is allergic to dairy and egg. So she was sharing recipes and checking ingredients out with me in advance.

The breakfast buffet at my hotel had gluten, gluten, & more gluten. I hated to even walk in there to get my banana & a cup of tea. I'm glad I took food with me.

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McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00
Gluten free since 1/6/07
Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07
Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07
Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)
Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)
Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)




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