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Well, The Food Court Is Torture....


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#1 MitziG

 
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:01 AM

Took the kids to the fabulous Coral Ridge Mall yesterday. This is a big deal because in Podunk, Iowa, where we live, our mall consists of a Sears and a bunch of empty stores.

Argh...the food court! They had Subway, Arby's, Bennigans, a gyro place...a CHICK FIL A! I have never eaten at Chick Fil A...but it looked so good.

And we ended up eating a plain hot dog with no bun and a bag of Lay's chips. It wasn't the worst- we kept alive. But it sucked a bit. Funny how you never realized that gluten is in EVERYTHING until you get celiac.

DD of course only ate the Lays as she won't trust anyone to prepare her food but me- and she hates hot dogs anyway. But oh well.

The good news was the peds GI she saw at the hospital was SO knowledgeable about celiac and is reall6 working hard to figure out what is going on with her. :)
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:37 AM

A good bet would have been Chick-fil-a. Order the grilled chicken, slaw and waffle fries. The fries are done in a dedicated frier. Ihave never had a problem with this order. Be sure to ask (nicely) for them to change gloves and be really careful. They will take care of you.
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#3 MitziG

 
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:55 AM

Really? Aw, wish I had known that. I just assumed that anything with that much breading would have gluten on everything. Going back to dr on Monday so I will remember that!
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:05 AM

My uni just redid their food cort type place. Supposably it has gluten free foods, i've yet to see it. There is a tossed salad section but it didn't look apitizing.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:38 AM

chik---fil--a also has gluten-free naked nuggets...
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:41 AM

Naked nuggets? Now I am just getting excited.... ;)
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:02 AM

Naked nuggets? Now I am just getting excited.... ;)

Down, girl. :P
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:25 AM

My uni just redid their food cort type place. Supposably it has gluten free foods, i've yet to see it. There is a tossed salad section but it didn't look apitizing.


Usually there's a larger catering company that overseas university dining. At my university it's Sodexo, and if you talk to the dining management people on campus they can be really helpful to suggest gluten-free choices, and to put more of them on the menu.

I refuse to eat at Chick-fil-a because of their ethical standpoint, but they do prepare their food in a clean environment.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:21 AM

Chick filet is the only place I can go through a drive thru and feel safe. They ate the only ones with a gluten free kids meal. They have grilled nuggets and they get them with tongs and not gloves. Although I have told them of her allergy and they changed gloves anyway. Their chick filet nugget sauce is addicting! Kinda like a BBQ and honey mustard mix. I would double check to make sure the food court has a full menu and does things the same. Oh and the ice cream is gluten free. If your child doesn't want the toy in the kids meal, they can trade it in for ice cream!
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:37 PM

I Love Chick-fila! There are very few places I can eat (even when they say gluten free) but this one works for me! Oh those wonderful waffle fries! And I love the grilled nuggets with chickfila sauce. YUM!
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:36 PM

I will not even eat at Chick-fil-A due to their donation of money to causes that discriminate against gay people. I don't care if they are the only gluten free option in ten miles. I could not eat their food and respect myself for supporting a company that is so against the basic civil rights of any number of my friends and family members.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:50 PM

The hot dog with no bun and the chips sounds sooo familiar. Actually daughter can't have peanuts so Chik-Filet would be out. Not that we have them here, because we don't. And we always have to check the chips because some can be fried in peanut oil. We do have a Taco Time at our mall. The tacos, beans and rice are safe there. But mostly we try not to go to the mall because we just really don't like it. A yearly trip to Nordstom used to be required for shoes but now that her feet have stopped growing, she no longer needs to be fitted.

One place we do like to go for snacks is the Target snack bar. They have popcorn, nachos, the hot dog with no bun, chips, fries (they're baked), fresh fruit, smoothies, and even string cheese. Daughter even eats the salads there. They do contain croutons which are prepacked and sitting on the salad. Might not be safe for everyone but never caused her a problem.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:49 AM

I will not even eat at Chick-fil-A due to their donation of money to causes that discriminate against gay people. I don't care if they are the only gluten free option in ten miles. I could not eat their food and respect myself for supporting a company that is so against the basic civil rights of any number of my friends and family members.


I agree. Homosexuality is not an illness to be cured, is not a sin to be repented. I try to vote with my dollars every day.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:59 AM

I will not even eat at Chick-fil-A due to their donation of money to causes that discriminate against gay people. I don't care if they are the only gluten free option in ten miles. I could not eat their food and respect myself for supporting a company that is so against the basic civil rights of any number of my friends and family members.


I refused to eat at Chick-fil-a for this reason too, but they announced last week that they've stopped donating money to hate groups. http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.1162936

It's a step forward at least!
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

I agree. Homosexuality is not an illness to be cured, is not a sin to be repented. I try to vote with my dollars every day.



I agree..........
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