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CeliacAndCfsCrusader

Member Since 04 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 06 2013 07:18 AM
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In Topic: Disappointed At Chipotle - What Should I Expect?

06 April 2013 - 07:17 AM

I'm probably the biggest advocate of Chipotle there is, but that doesn't mean they can ever be perfect.

 

I've been enjoying their food since they opened about 15 years ago, the last 5 being since I was diagnosed with Celiac.

 

My experience is that the CO run stores are cleaner and better run overall. This may be part of the problem.

 

Since the OP is newly diagnosed, I understand how stressful eating out is.

 

Maybe this will help.

 

  • The only thing in the store that has gluten is the wheat tortilla. But the warming machine is definitely cc'd, so don't use it ever.
  • The only ingredient that may have been a worry is the vinegar in the hot red sauce, but vinegar is usually ok'd by us Celiacs (some choose to avoid it).
  • Yes, the spoons sometimes touch the tortilla, but usually they just dump it on top, and it doesn't. They will change spoons and gloves if you ask (I don't bother).
  • I have never once got cc'd there and I eat there at least 3x per week (few choices near my job and I trust them).
  • I ONLY ever order a Burrito Bowl. This way there is no possible cc from salad, dressings, taco shells etc.
  • I skip the "extras", even though they are gluten-free, they are more easily cc'd. I order MEAT, BEANS, Fajitas and Meat. That's it.
  • If I ever see a dirty store, I'm more careful
  • I eat their chips all the time. No problem, it's a dedicated fryer.
  • I verified all the meats are gluten-free, they even let me read the label(s) when I was first diagnosed

We all have to be careful, I understand, but eating at Chipotle's CAN be done easily. I'm sensitive to cc and have never had an issue.

 

Good Luck!


In Topic: In-N-Out Burgers, Beware The Fryer

14 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

http://www.huffingto..._n_2782427.html

 

This is one link, it was widely reported on Yahoo and MSN around the time of my original post.

 

It's interesting, the difference between a "Forum" and a "Blog".....

 

As someone who has worked in restaurants, it's not unbelievable that this happens. In fact, it's unbelievable if you think it doesn't.


In Topic: Rice And Bacon Question

21 October 2012 - 06:48 PM

As a newbie, I encourage you to read EVERY label. It's the best way to not only get educated, but also to help you learn the "suspect ingredients" much faster.

I know when I was first diagnosed, some trips to the grocery store were over an hour, as I was reading every label.

Good luck. It gets easier!

In Topic: Gatorade 2 A.k.a. G2

21 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

I think Gatorade is ok, but I seem to recall Powerade (some varieties) may have some gluten in it.....just an fyi.

In Topic: French Bread Or Baguettes

21 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

Another vote for Against the Grain! In fact, I just finished a great meatball hero for dinner.

If you ask your local grocer, they may be able to specialty order for you (maybe a case at a time?).

Trust me (us) it's SOOOOO WORTH IT!

The best gluten-free anything I've found.