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Just wondering if anyone else is from San Diego. Considering that we have so much gluten-free food available at Jimbos, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Henrys etc. and even a website - www.glutenfreeinsd.com - I'm thinking you all must be out there somewhere :)

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Just wondering if anyone else is from San Diego. Considering that we have so much gluten-free food available at Jimbos, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Henrys etc. and even a website - www.glutenfreeinsd.com - I'm thinking you all must be out there somewhere :)

I live in the bay area, but look at this San Diego site for info sometimes.

http://www.kintera.org/site/pp.asp?c=ewK0LjP7E&b=34744

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I'm in San Diego, and just was diagnosed with the disease this week. I am hoping you can help me with some advice about where you shop, what foods are best and where you dine out.

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Hi Mikeyfoos and Nancym. I'm glad there are atleast a few of us on here. :)

I'm in San Diego, and just was diagnosed with the disease this week. I am hoping you can help me with some advice about where you shop, what foods are best and where you dine out.

Welcome to the gluten-free world. :D I saw you posted something on another thread about beer - so the first thing I'll tell you is you can find Ramapo Valley beer at the Beverages and More in Encinitas. I checked the location in Mission Valley as well, but they said they weren't likely to have it there on a regular basis.

I do most of my shopping at Whole Foods. Sometimes I also shop at Trader Joes, Jimbos or Henry's. The Henry's in Hillcrest on Park has a new little gluten-free section and they sell really good mixes like Chebe pizza crust and Namaste. The Jimbos in Del Mar will make you gluten-free sandwiches and they sometimes have really good fresh baked gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and muffins in the bakery.

For eating out there's always PF Changs and Outback. Apertivo in North Park is another good option. They say right on their website that they cater to special diets. www.apertivo.com (If you talk to the managment there they'll help you out). I also like Ranchos Mexican restaurants (in North Park and OB). They've always been able to answer all my questions about what's in the sauces etc. Sometimes I also eat at Kung Food in Hillcrest. I like it because they list all the ingredients in each dish so it's easy to know what you're eating.

The Gluten Free in SD website is pretty helpful too. They give pretty good updates about what's going on around here and restaurant recommendations as well. I hear the Celiac Run/Walks in Mission Bay are really fun but I've never been. I believe the next one is in May.

Well this is turning into a really long post...but maybe we can keep this thread going as we discover new gluten-free stuff in SD. I'm off to Whole Foods :rolleyes:

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I'm from SD! Been gluten-free since 1/14/06, so I'm really new at this. I've messed up a few times. I am now pretty much strictly Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Henry's. I keep the downloadable gluten-free menu's in a folder in my car. Hey- you guys- any of you have a good PCP and/or GI that diagnosed you? I guess there is a support group here in SD?

Maybe we should all get together at PF Changs or Outback Steakhouse for a yummy gluten-free dinner!

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I got diagnosed through Enterolab.com so I can't help with the GI recommendation. Although I am following up with a GI, I don't see him until next month.

I'm pretty scared of eating out. I went to PF Chang's in UTC and I think I got a little gluten. The waitress mixed up a dipping sauce, using what she said was gluten free soy sauce, but she didn't bring it out in the bottle and there was probably cross contamination in the chili jars. But... I didn't think of that until after I ate it.

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I got diagnosed through Enterolab.com so I can't help with the GI recommendation. Although I am following up with a GI, I don't see him until next month.

I'm pretty scared of eating out. I went to PF Chang's in UTC and I think I got a little gluten. The waitress mixed up a dipping sauce, using what she said was gluten free soy sauce, but she didn't bring it out in the bottle and there was probably cross contamination in the chili jars. But... I didn't think of that until after I ate it.

I've eaten at PF Changs (UTC & Mission Valley) and gotten sick every time in San Diego. I ate at one in Las Vegas and did not have any problems. I was told by a Celiac that worked at Outback Steakhouse that she wouldn’t eat there. So far, I have had good results with Cilantro Live (Chula Vista & Carlsbad), Ranchos (OB), and SipZ Fusion Cafe (Clairemont & Poway).

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I forgot about this thread! I had a really GREAT experience at Harry's Bar and Grill in La Jolla, near UTC. They made an incredible sea food salad for me. Also at Peohe's in Coronado and we go to the Rancho Bernardo Inn for our Holiday party at work every year, and they take good care of my gluten free needs. It seems a lot easier to get good gluten-free service in more expensive restaurants.

I don't get massively sick though so it is hard to tell if they get it right or not.

The gluten-free group in San Diego does restaurant outings once every month or so, I haven't been yet. I think it is either the CSA or ROCK group. I'm on their mailing list and I went and saw Dr. Fine when he was in town and spoke.

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Wow-I completely forgot OB People's had a little eating area! Thanks for the information. I am lacto/ovo vegetarian, who is über sensitive to gluten, so I have an extra hard time eating out. I have had luck with the Whole Foods little eating area . There is a Jimbos in Escondido with an eating area and they usually have gluten-free baked goods.

I tried to contact the SD support group to do the eating out thing and no one would email or call me back.

FYI: Dr. Gregory Harmon is a good GI to go to. He works at the Adult Celiac Center in Torrey Pines with Dr. Martin F. Kagnoff aka major head honcho in celiac research http://celiaccenter.ucsd.edu/index.html

Read the ingredients at Trader Joes carefully because I have found gluten in the ingredients even though it was on the gluten free list they publish-also I received a false okay from their customer service line but that was a couple of years ago-I haven't bothered to go back since.

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I have a question. I live in SD (lucky us) & have looked for Tinkyada Rice pasta. Might anybody know where I can find it? I've looked at Henry's - could have just been looking in the wrong place.

Thanks

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I have a question. I live in SD (lucky us) & have looked for Tinkyada Rice pasta. Might anybody know where I can find it? I've looked at Henry's - could have just been looking in the wrong place.

Thanks

I don't *think* Henry's has it, but I dunno. Most Henry's have really nice gluten-free sections these days. I've found Tinkyada at Jimbos and Whole Foods. Trader Joe's has a rice pasta that's very similiar to Tinkyada.

Another great place to shop in SD is the Ranchos market in North Park. It's all vegan, but they have some really tasty gluten-free options.

I've also recently seen multiple brands of gluten-free beer at Whole Foods. :)

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Hi there everyone in San Diego,

Anyone happen to have eaten at Gordon Biersch down that way and have a good story to tell? I am meeting with a group of old friends down there in a few weeks -- am thinking I will need to bring a sack dinner along... :unsure:

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Hi there everyone in San Diego,

Anyone happen to have eaten at Gordon Biersch down that way and have a good story to tell? I am meeting with a group of old friends down there in a few weeks -- am thinking I will need to bring a sack dinner along... :unsure:

Just try giving them a call and seeing if they can accomdate your diet, I'm sure they must have a web page too.

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