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Boston- dedicated gluten-free restaurants?

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We are taking our children to see Dr. Fasano at Mass Gen and will be in Boston.   We will only take them to dedicated gluten-free restaurants right now- Does anyone know of a good one in the Boston area?

 

Thanks!

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13 hours ago, CeliacMommaX2 said:

We are taking our children to see Dr. Fasano at Mass Gen and will be in Boston.   We will only take them to dedicated gluten-free restaurants right now- Does anyone know of a good one in the Boston area?

 

Thanks!

https://www.zagat.com/b/celiac-friendly-restaurants-boston

OK...these are rather upscale but if you want dining without the fear of taking a hit, then some of these are my favorite choices.  Namely Legal Sea Foods and Davio's, both of which are the next best thing to a totally gluten-free restaurant.  You will be hard pressed to find a totally gluten-free restaurant anyway and they really don't need to be.  Legal's has very strict training and protocol in place to prevent cross contamination.  They have a kid's menu. You can get French fries there that are totally safe...dedicated fryer.  I send everyone here with severe food allergies and nary a report of trouble.  They have a LARGE selection of food to eat and it's very good, if you like fish. They do have other choices also.  They can get VERY BUSY on week-end nights so go early, if possible.  The State St. location is at Long Wharf and very close to the Aquarium, which is very popular with the little people!

Davio's is expensive so my husband and I go there for lunch, not dinner.  The food is outrageously good.  They have a kids menu also which includes a lot of pasta choices that can easily be done gluten-free. I highly recommend the gluten-free pasta dishes. Yes, they cook the pasta in separate water.

https://davios.com/bos/menus/gluten-free-lunch

I have been wanting to try Nebo's Cucina but have yet to get there. It's really close to the waterfront and fairly close to one of the Legal's locations.  (State St. location) 

I do not know of any cheap eats places because when I do go into Boston, I eat at the higher end places. Try Find Me Gluten Free to see what they offer. Maybe the clinic can provide some suggestions also but the above 2 mentioned can be trusted.

 

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22 hours ago, CeliacMommaX2 said:

We are taking our children to see Dr. Fasano at Mass Gen and will be in Boston.   We will only take them to dedicated gluten-free restaurants right now- Does anyone know of a good one in the Boston area?

 

Thanks!

Hello, I was there in April for the same reason but unfortunately cannot comment on the gluten free restaurants because I was on a gluten challenge. So I pretty much found any Italian restaurant I could every night that I was there.

 However, fairly close to the hospital, just a few blocks down, there is a Whole Foods grocery store tucked away in a plaza with a liquor store and a CVS Pharmacy I believe. You might want to check it out. 

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We live in Boston.  There are no 100% gluten free places, but there are a couple of places we feel very safe - my son is very sensitive and needs precautions taken to prevent cross contamination.  When at MGH, we usually walk up the street to Whole Foods for a treat.  Lunch or dinner at Legal Seafood (you can even get gluten-free fried calimari!).  For a REAL treat, go to Kane's Donuts for a gluten-free donut.  A real, fried donut.  Worth the walk.  Go early because they sell out.  5 Napkin Burger (in the Pru) has gluten-free wings and a dedicated fryer for French Fries.  We used to get takeout from PF Changs in the Pru but I think it may have closed.  Best of luck to you.  Enjoy your stay!

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Thanks for all the great info!  Great to know about the Whole Foods nearby.  My daughter has proven to be very sensitive, so we really appreciate the input!  I hope someday we can actually feel comfortable going out to eat with her.  Hopefully we can learn more at her appointment in Boston!

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We just went to Legal for lunch today (near Aquarium) and I had a great conversation with the staff.  I learned that ALL their fried foods are gluten-free because the recipe (chickpea flour) was so good, they were able to replace it for all the battered food so that they could eliminate the wait for the dedicated gluten-free fryer.  They have so many requests for gluten-free food, it just made sense to make it all gluten-free.  We got three different meals today and we were able to taste/share everything with the "regular" eaters in our family.  They also serve delicious gluten-free rolls when you order a gluten-free meal.  Can't say enough good things about them.  Great service too.  Not inexpensive.

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Thanks everyone for the tips on where to eat in Boston!  We had lunch at Whole Foods and were going to try to go to Legal Seafood, but they were too busy and the kids were tired.  We did find a great allergen free bakery in one of the markets and got the kids muffins and blueberry coffee cake as a treat!  Loved our time in Boston- what a great place!

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