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Eating At Restaurants With Gluten Free Menus

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hi everyone,

when you go to a restaurant with a gluten-free menu, do you need to talk to anyone or check about anything, or does the fact of the gluten-free menu make you relatively safe? i'm going out tonight to a place with a gluten-free menu. first time trying to eat at a restaurant in a long time. shanghai bistro in Eau Claire, WI. i have heard they have two separate kitchens but am not sure.

thanks,

Sara

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Hi there! I always talk to my waiter/waitress and then the manager. I have found that if you include the manager you have a much better chance for success. In my experiences, the manager goes out of their way to make sure your meal is perfectly prepared.

The few times I didnt speak to the manager, I did get sick. Not every time, but a few.

Enjoy your night out!


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Oh yes, always talk to a manager--gluten-free menu or not :)


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I figure that once I've asked for the gluten-free menu, I've brought the issue to their attention.

As far as a manager goes, I find that restaurants that have gluten-free menus are usually places that train their employees well and you're not going to be dealing with a 20 year old who thinks you said "glucose." Maybe at a non-celiac friendly restaurant, but not at Outback or PF Chengs. So I don't usually ask for a manager as long as the server seems competent and knows what I'm talking about.

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I disagree, I was at pei wei, and the usual guy who knows what i want wasnt there. I said "can I have a gluten free menu?" and the lady says everything here has glucose, but she is sorry.....


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I learned the hard way to always talk to the manager. At a business dinner I ordered off Bonefish's gluten-free menu. My D usually starts about 45 minutes after I start eating, or right in the middle of dessert. I did the trying to keep your butt cheeks together walk to the bathroom at the restaurant and it wasn't pretty. Good thing I lived close because I parked barely in the driveway and ran into the house for my next round of fun.

I won't ever just trust the gluten-free menu again and the server again!

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I learned the hardway last Wednesday. I ordered off a gluten free menu without speaking to the manager and I got sick for a couple days. I am still itchy from the DH.

Be safe and enjoy your dinner!


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blood test, positive for celiac disease 4.6.06

Endoscopy/biopsy/last day of gluten 5.25.06

Misdiagnosed for 2 decades. :( Feeling great now :)

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Guest adamssa

thanks everyone. i got so lucky! all i had to do was ask for a gluten-free menu and the waiter talked to the chef for me. so hassle free and i didn't get sick!

sara

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