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Sweetfudge

Where To Stay/eat On The West Coast Area

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I am planning a trip w/ my mom next month, just to get away for a few days. I have heard of B&B's and resorts that are gluten-free accomodating. Anyone ever been to one? We're thinking of heading to Cali or somewhere on this side of the states. Anyone who has ever had a good experience lemme know! Thanks!!


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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Last year I stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa for a work retreat. It was a wonderful place. Ojai is near Santa Barbara.

I have to admit though, that I'm not sure how they would be for gluten-free meals. Because I was there with work, I did not eat in any of the restaurants. All of our meals were buffet style. I did find enough to eat, and I did not get sick. But I know that's not much to go on.

Here's their website: http://www.spa-resorts-west.com/ojaivalley.html


Karen

gluten-free since March 05

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Depends on what you're looking for. I grew up in Northern California, and am partial to the Montery area. I lived in Southern California for nine years, and am partial to Pasadena (for central-ness). I'm in Seattle now, and am still exploring, but there area lot of options in the area as well. All areas have plenty of options for eating (I'm thinking Seattle is the best, even over LA, but man the two are close.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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I lived in Monterey for 7 years.....it's pure magic, esp. Big Sur. Let me know if you plan to go there, I can recommend places to go and stay, and many many restaurants I think would be safe.

And as tiffany said, Seattle is absolutely wonderful also....and Puget Sound, all those islands.....beautiful.


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Not quite CA but I went to Scottsdale, AZ and had the best experience. We stayed at the Phoenician and the food they made me was amazing. Their pastry chef got excited about making gluten-free desserts and made me something different for every meal! I was shocked and didn't even as for all that. They served me 4 star quality food and were absolutely wonderful. I haven't eaten anything like that since and I have traveled to several countries and within the US.

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hm, i looked at the phonecian website, and WOW it looks amazing! kinda pricy, but definitely in consideration.

anyone have a good experience somewhere in so cal?


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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We live in the Central Valley of California near Fresno, and tend to vacation fairly close to home. (It is too expensive to fly with a family of 5!) Some of our favorite places to go are Yosemite National Park, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Pismo Beach, Oxnard (one of our best family trips surprisingly wonderful!), and Lake Tahoe (North Shore is the best).

We tend to stay at places with at least a mini kitchen, and only eat out occasionally. But if you are looking for a Bed & Breakfast that serves gluten free, try http://www.InnSeekers.com you can select gluten free meals as one of your search options and their are 14 B&B's listed in California that serve gluten free meals. I haven't tried any of them, so I can't make any personal recommendations.

A few restaurants that are commonly found around CA that serve gluten-free foods are:

Outback Steakhouse

Mimi's Cafe

In-N-Out Burger

Boston Market

Chili's

P.F. Changs


~West Coast-Central California~

Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children

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I would love to know where in Seattle you go - we are planning a trip there (well, my husband has a conference and I'm tagging along) in April. Not sure yet where we will be staying but would love recommendations on eating and if there are any specific areas you recommend visiting.

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I would love to know where in Seattle you go - we are planning a trip there (well, my husband has a conference and I'm tagging along) in April. Not sure yet where we will be staying but would love recommendations on eating and if there are any specific areas you recommend visiting.

In Seattle:

Da Vinci, Cafe & Bakery

Impromptu Wine Bar Cafe

Cafe Flora

Thai Ginger

PF Changs

In Bellevue:

Rolls and Rolls Sushi Plus

And this site gives a few other ideas: Gluten Free Options in Seattle


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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