Restaurants In Maui
Posted 28 February 2005 - 10:44 AM
Posted 05 March 2005 - 02:27 PM
Mention wheat, barley, rye, flour, soy sauce, bread crumbs, rue, croutons, beer, etc.
Normally, higher end (expensive) restaurants and heavily franchised restaurants are ok for you. It is the ones in the middle that can be difficult.
Here are some places that have gluten-free menus ( I don't know if they are in Maui or not)
2. PF Changs
6. Arbys (Roast Beef is ok -- no bun!! -- make sure they do not just take meat out of a premade sandwich -- make them do it fresh)
7. Sushi (usually ok -- look out for hidden soy sauce -- sometimes wasabi mix can have flour in it)
8. Flemings Steakhouse
9. Longhorn Steakhouse
10. Chilis (Burgers are ok - no bun)
Hope this helps
Posted 05 March 2005 - 04:07 PM
You need to not be scared or feel silly for asking. This is your health and you are paying for their service and food. If they are not helpful and offer nothing then they will not get your buisness. I am sure you will find some good places willing to help you!
Posted 05 March 2005 - 04:28 PM
Posted 05 March 2005 - 04:36 PM
I am glad to hear Roy's is a safe bet - I have eaten there pre-gluten-free days and really enjoyed it.
Can anyone give me advice on talking to restaurants? Is it best to talk to the manager or the chef? Should I call or go by in person during their non-busy hours? I know one of the replies suggested writing a letter - is this a better idea than the phone/in person?
Again, thanks for your replies!
Posted 05 March 2005 - 04:47 PM
1. Make an appt with the General Manager and at least a Sous Chef (assistant chef)
2. Bring your Gluten allergy card with things to avoid
3. Explain crioss contamination w/ fryers and the like.
4. Tell them how much you love Roy's (or whatver restaurant it is before you got celiac disease) and that you want to keep coming back to their restaurant. -- You can also stroke their ego by saying something like, " I figured Roy's employs classy and knowledgable chefs that would understand my problem and be able to help" -- or something like that....
5. ASK QUESTIONS -- ITS OK -- IT IS THE HOSPITALITY BUSINESS -- Let them kiss your butt!!!
6. Eat there.....
7. TIP WELL.....
8. Write a letter to coirporate office and General Manager (2 letters) telling them how accomodating/not accomodating they were. ----- Remember, we Celiacs always like to pint the finger when we get "contaminated" , but we do not pat someone on the back when they do well enough!!!!! It makes a difference!
Hope this helps,
Posted 05 March 2005 - 04:52 PM
In restaurants providing a gluten-free menu, such as McDonalds, Arbys, etc., you just need to make sure you order the right thing, mentioning the importance of avoiding contamination.
Posted 18 March 2005 - 06:15 AM
Best of Luck!
Endoscopy & Blood Work Positive.....
gluten-free Since December 2004.....
Soy Intolerant August 2007......
Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:50 AM
Cleveland Bob - I think the restaurant you are talking about is Sansei (there is also one in Kihei now). I have been wary of sushi because I read that the wasabi can contain wheat and I was afraid the language barrier would make it too difficult to explain to the waitpersons and chef about gluten. I love sushi though and it would be great if I could know that is a safe place to eat.
I have to say again what a great message board this is and how helpful it is to have you guys as support!
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