Eating Gf In New Orleans
Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:13 AM
First off I contacted the hotel where I'm staying (Doubletree on Canal St) and asked about a gluten-free menu. Unfortunately they do not have one but the restaurant does have a low-carb menu which offers a nice selection of foods that are gluten-free (cross contamination is a possibility, though) and I have talked to the cooks about the food. Overall this has been a positive experience.
Next I went on-line and found a health food store nearby (Whole Foods) and a short cab ride later I was able to stock-up on gluten-free goodies to keep me going during the convention (I had the hotel bring me a mini-fridge for my room to store my groceries).
As this is my first experience traveling after being diagnosed I was real anxious about staying gluten-free and avoiding any "attacks." But, it hasn't been bad. I pack my own lunch each day and plan ahead before going out (I carry apples or pears just in case). I ask a lot of questions when dining out and if I feel the item is questionable then I avoid it (luckily hurricanes have rum in them and are gluten-free!).
Anyways, this has been a positive experience and I hope this helps other celiac disease people planning trips.
Endoscopy & Blood Work Positive.....
gluten-free Since December 2004.....
Soy Intolerant August 2007......
Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:53 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 09:13 AM
Posted 09 February 2005 - 10:20 AM
it had shrimp and ocre in it. Brennas is nice but costly
I did eat oyster alot raw carried my own cocktail sauce, again I would love a list
I hit the Wendys and waited 45 min in line to get a chili. But I did not have a choice. all those other customer must LOVE Wendys, aLL in all I should have been carry my food all day and night, seem I would need something and would have jsut taking my purse back to the room.
Posted 09 February 2005 - 10:41 AM
Steamed, boiled or broiled seafood should be safe just about anywhere and you should be able to find it at a huge number of restaurants. Jambalaya should not have roux in it and should be safe. Some gumbos are thickened with file instead of roux, but you have to ask. I wouldn't eat Wendy's in a city like New Orleans if you paid me.
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