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Debby

Going To San Francisco

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Dug deeper on this site and found that "Socca Oven" was recommended. They have take out chick pea pizzas and they are located at Epicurious Garden on Shattuck Ave near the University of Berkeley. I'll have to give them a try!

Kristi

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I used to live in the Bay area before my dx. I really miss it :( I would think that celiac awarness would be better there than other places. Hope you find some safe places to eat. Have a great trip.

Hez

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Below is a summary that I posted on another gluten free board in May about my recent experience in San Fran area including Napa. Hope it is helpful!

San Francisco: We stayed at the W Hotel right across from Chevy's which

has a gluten free menu Mexican food. It was delicious. The manager was

awesome. We also visited See's Candies(most if not all are gluten-free). We ate in

China town at P and G lounge, which had pretty bad service, but I was able

to get steamed chicken and broccoli. The Sir Francis Drake was cool too,

there is a great view and I had a few Chopin and Cranberry cocktails there

(confirmed it was Ocean Spray). The hotel room had Starbucks coffee which

was also great. There was also an italian restaurant who made me a

delicious baked salmon, though i don't remember the name. Sorry.

Napa and Sonoma(we went to numerous wineries and sampled many wines with

no problem. The views and landscape are awesome, though my allergies

(grass,trees) were bothering me a bit

In Napa, we ate at the Rutheford Grill which had a few gluten-free waitresses. They

were VERY accomodating. In Sonoma, the Girl and The Fig restaurant was

also verY acsomodating, I had a delicious ribeye steak. If you are ever in

the San Fran area, i recommend Sausalito as well. It is great town on the

water, we ate breakfast there. Most breakfast places were pretty

accomodating providing me with bacon and hard boiled eggs. There is also

an Asia De Cuba in San Fran(we did not go there as it was too expensive, but

their food is supposed to be wonderful and they were willing to call the

NY location to get the gluten free menu). They sell Sees Candies there and the company now claims that all but maybe 1 or 2 of their candies is gluten-free(they have a shop in Union Square)

I had a wonderful trip. I could go on, I did not have any stomach

problems, besides feeling full a lot!

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Thank for your help! Hey I have a question about the

" ... I had a few Chopin and Cranberry cocktails there

(confirmed it was Ocean Spray)."

I thought that for some reason "Ocean Spray" was on the no-no list. I remember reading any kind of cranberry but that brand. Maybe I misunderstood. I will try and look up where I read it. It never made any sense to me.

Does any else have experience with that?

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Hope someone else has a better memory than me! I think Ocean Spray used to be no but they recently stated that the juices were gluten-free. This happens alot! Food that used to be safe no longer is and vice versa. This is why so many of us stress reading labels and continuing to stay educated.

Hez

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I called Ocean Spray a few months ago, and at that time they did say that all of the cranberry juice varieties that they were selling (regular, cran-grape, cran-apple, white grape, diet varieties, etc) were gluten free. I've also never had a problem with their juice, so I'd say it's just fine unless you have other health concerns beyond celiac.

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I wasn't losing my mind the Ocean Spray warning was posted on "Foods Containing Gluten" on a table at http://www.dietsite.com/dt/diets/foodsensi...tenfreediet.asp Maybe they have changed. I have never seen anything on the labels that would have alerted me. Glad you responded that you haven't had any problems. I'll get the courage to give it a try. I get so shy after being burned sometimes. I just still don't get how it ever could of had gluten and why it was posted. Maybe in the manufacturing?

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