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I travel a lot and know of some restaurants that are gluten-free, but is there any way to find out what all of them are? I know PF Changs and Outback Steakhouse have gluten-free menus. I just looked at Taco Bell's website, however, and saw that they don't have one single item on their menu that is gluten-free. Travelling is becoming so difficult! I have a ton of food allergies- gluten, dairy, soy & seafood, but the others are easier to avoid (and the consequences aren't nearly as bad!) than gluten. Any suggestions?

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I believe taco bell has a few things that are gluten free, but i could be mistaken. McDonalds and Wendy's both have gluten free menus online, but they aren't available in the restaurants. Outback, Bonefish Grill, and Carrabba's all have gluten free menus on site at each location as well as PF Changs. Chili's has a gluten free menu that they can e-mail you. You need to request it monthly though as it changes.

I hope that helps. I know there are lots of others, but I don't know who.

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As well as the ones already mentioned, Legal Seafoods has a gluten-free menu. Boston Market doesn't have a gluten-free menu but if you e-mail them they will send you a list (I had one but accidentally deleted it). Their regular chicken and most of their sides are safe.

Maybe pick up a copy of the Triump Dining Guide. It lists tons of restaurants in every state that either have gluten-free menus or have been known to be accomodating.

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Wendy's chili and Frosty's.

Chick-fil-A grilled chicken salad and waffle fries.

Cheeseburger in Paradise has a gluten-free menu.

Maggiano's, the chef will come to your table and discuss your options.

Taco Bell, all there is is pintos and cheese :angry: .

McDonalds scrambled eggs and sausage (not the bacon)

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I've gone to Taco Bell a few times since going gluten-free and have been safe with the tostada. I also just checked their website and found these suggestions:

Suggestions for Wheat and Gluten Sensitive Individuals

- Tostada

- Fiesta Taco Salad (order Chicken instead of Beef; order without the shell and without the Red Strips)

- Express Taco Salad (order Chicken instead of Beef)

- Zesty Chicken BORDER BOWL® (order without the Zesty Dressing and without the Red Strips)

- Southwest Steak Bowl (order without the Creamy Jalapeno Sauce)

Yeah, it's annoying to order special things, but at least there are some options!

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Wendy's chili and Frosty's.

Chick-fil-A grilled chicken salad and waffle fries.

Cheeseburger in Paradise has a gluten-free menu.

Maggiano's, the chef will come to your table and discuss your options.

Taco Bell, all there is is pintos and cheese :angry: .

McDonalds scrambled eggs and sausage (not the bacon)

Wendy's has a gluten-free menu online. I love the frosty and the baked potato (with the works).

Charlie Brown's Steakhouse has a gluten-free menu at their locations and on their web site.

I'd never trust McDonalds again after the controversy with the Fries! :)

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Most thai restaurants (true thai, not thai fusion) will be able to accomodate you, as their ingredients are often naturally gluten free. You'll want to talk to the staff, of course, but there's almost always a few items to choose from.

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I had a friend who worked at Wendy's and I would not trust the chili. Whenever they would burn a burger or anything like that, it would get tossed in the "chili meat drawer" and then chili would be made with it the next day, so who knows whats in there. Not even from a gluten standpoint --ewwww. When someone who works somewhere won't eat an item made at the restaurant, I don't think I will either.

Elonwy

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I ate at Taco Bell this past weekend after checking their website, and finding the following:

Suggestions for Wheat and Gluten Sensitive Individuals

- Tostada

- Fiesta Taco Salad (order Chicken instead of Beef; order without the shell and without the Red Strips)

- Express Taco Salad (order Chicken instead of Beef)

- Zesty Chicken BORDER BOWL® (order without the Zesty Dressing and without the Red Strips)

- Southwest Steak Bowl (order without the Creamy Jalapeno Sauce)

I was traveling and actually had my hubby check the website and call me on my cell....I had the Southwest Steak Bowl the way they suggested and it was good and filling and I had no reaction! I'm newly diagnosed (2 weeks) and am searching for places to eat as well.

Wendy's also has a great gluten free list on thier website, as does Chik fil a!

Good luck!

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Last time I was in Taco Bell they said they had discontinued the tostada years ago! Maybe it was just this particular franchise. The tostada was always a favorite of mine.

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Most thai restaurants (true thai, not thai fusion) will be able to accomodate you, as their ingredients are often naturally gluten free. You'll want to talk to the staff, of course, but there's almost always a few items to choose from.

Beware of soy sauce and oyster sauce used in Thai food (at North American Thai restaurants) that may not be listed on the menu. Fish sauce is gluten-free, however; this is what you should request that they use to prepare your dinner.

Ken

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If anyone has a Fleming's near them, you should definitely try it. The Flemings potaotes are "Ohso Good" and gluten free.

Their steaks are also incredible (albeit pricey).

I usually have my birthday/special events there or Maggiano's.

If you email the President at Taco Time, he will give you some gluten free options also.

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Last time I was in Taco Bell they said they had discontinued the tostada years ago! Maybe it was just this particular franchise. The tostada was always a favorite of mine.

I've heard that any Taco Bell that serves the Crunchwrap Supreme should have tostada shells -- and most TB's are still serving this very popular item. We can't have the Crunchwrap Supreme of course, but that shell is a required component, so it means they will keep it in stock. Other ingredients of the tostada are on their every day menu. The only answer I can seem to get out of TB on a consistent basis is that ONLY their Pintos-n-Cheese, Rice and the Tostada (not always available) are gluten-free.

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I've heard that any Taco Bell that serves the Crunchwrap Supreme should have tostada shells -- and most TB's are still serving this very popular item. We can't have the Crunchwrap Supreme of course, but that shell is a required component, so it means they will keep it in stock. Other ingredients of the tostada are on their every day menu. The only answer I can seem to get out of TB on a consistent basis is that ONLY their Pintos-n-Cheese, Rice and the Tostada (not always available) are gluten-free.

If you check my post from before I took the list right off of the taco bell website. So there are a few moer things we can have besides pintos and cheese :) yay!

Look back just a few posts and you'll find it!

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Does anyone know anything about Hard rock cafe.........the melting pot, planet hollywood or random seafood places at the beach??

i'll obviously contact these places but i thought i'd test my luck on here first

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Actually I ate at the Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia. It's listed in the Triumph dining guide as being celiac friendly (don't buy the guide by the way). So I went there and spoke with the waitress and the manager and gave them my Triumph dining card and she gave it back to me assuring me that all was gluten free, and I was violently ill for days. It could have been the tea I had the next morning, but I'm not totally sure on that one. When I returned home (I was on a trip), my clothing didn't even fit me properly anymore. They seemed to know what they were doing when I spoke to them, but I haven't been that sick in a long time.

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