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Going Out To Eat For The First Time Since Becoming Gluten Intolerant

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How do you handle restaurants? The restaurant has a gluten free menu and says to speak to the manager if you have food allergies so that's reassuring, but I feel awkward and annoying about the whole thing even though obviously I didn't choose to be this way lol. I've been gluten free for 6 months now and haven't been sick at all in the last 2 months so I think my intestines have finally healed up! I was still pretty sick the first 4 months in. 

 

What questions should I ask the manager? I just don't like having all of the attention on me and I wish I didn't have to delve into all of their kitchen practices. 

 

 

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You need to ask if they understand how to prevent cross contamination. If they understand what food items contain gluten. If anything you order is fried it must be from a dedicated fryer that has not been cross contaminated, etc. You need to be assertive but not rude when asking these questions. They need to take you seriously. Good luck!

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You need to ask if they understand how to prevent cross contamination. If they understand what food items contain gluten. If anything you order is fried it must be from a dedicated fryer that has not been cross contaminated, etc. You need to be assertive but not rude when asking these questions. They need to take you seriously. Good luck!

 

we actually changed plans and are going to a mexican restaurant. they assured me on the phone all of their items are gluten free unless they involve a flour tortilla. I eat at chipotle all of the time without asking them to change their gloves, so I am thinking even cross contamination there (if it happens) wouldn't have affect on me. Pretty excited! 

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Most cooks will throw in a little flour to thicken their enchilada sauce. Plus, if you are going to a "gringo" place, they often put wheat flour in their corn tortillas to make them soft. Chips are often fried with chimichangas (fried burritos) so be wary of CC. Ask a lot of questions to make sure!

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