I will be moving near Burlington Vermont (from Chicago) and I have NO IDEA where to buy groceries, or where it is safe to eat out. Can anyone help me out with some info? Thanks!
I am in Burlington, and you are in luck!!! Where exactly are you moving to? Some people say Burlington bc it's the general idea, but if you are in Burlington, South Burlington, Winooski, etc... it makes a difference. In general all the big grocery stores here have "natural sections" and lots of gluten-free options. I do most of my shopping in the "normal" grocery stores, actually. There are two health food stores in Burlington. I prefer Healthy Living, which is located on Dorset St and about to move down the street from where they are and become even BIGGER. They have a GREAT gluten-free section. The co-op in downtown Btown is ok, but not as good as Healthy Living. And HL has an actual gluten-free section whereas the co-op downtown you have to find it yourself. If you are in Essex, or closer to Essex, there is a new health food store by the movie theater and it is also great, and has an actual gluten-free section.
There are a lot of "small restaurants" here, and many are very happy to accomodate. We don't eat out much and my 5yo is the Celiac, so I don't have a ton of experience eating out here. But we do have an Outback, McD's, and there are some nicer restaurants locally that are happy to work with you. Leunig's, Smokejack's, Tilley's Cafe, Big Fatty's BBQ, Windjammer, Tuscan Kitchen...basically just give places a call and everyone is really friendly.
Let me know if you have any other questions, I'm happy to help