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amybeth

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I know there are PF Changs and Outbacks in Chicago - but I was hoping to try some other places that I cannot have at home in PA.

Can anyone recommend gluten-free lunch/dinner places to check out - I'll be traveling with 2 non-celiac folk.

Thanks in advance.


Amy

Gluten Free since 4/05 - adult onset

Symptoms for 4+ years prior

Immediate family tests negative

No Known family members w/ celiac disease

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http://www.dalucianos.com/ this place is just west of the city, i have not tried it but have heard good reviews, try a search of recent posts of chicago there are quite a few choices in the downtown area. hope you have a good time , welcome to chicago

diagnosed  Celiac in Feb 2007... having a real hard time commiting to the diet

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Are you staying in the City? There are quite a few options for you that offer gluten-free food and/or menus.

Wildfire

Adobo Grill (yum!)

Vinci ($$)

Carrabba's

Da Luciano's

Ben Pao

Chicago Diner (vegetarian)

Flat Top Grill

Fogo de Chao

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Diagnosed with Celiac Disease February 2007

Finally feeling better than ever!

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The Weber Grill has a good size gluten-free menu. I ate there last week and it was great. Their dessert menu is just a milkshake, but their dinner menu is large. All the food is cooked on Weber charcoal grills.

I believe they have an online menu. Good luck.

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you gotta try vinci! sooooo good. in the city. Carnivale doesnt have a gluten-free menu, but they do work with you and they were so nice and helpful. Awesome food. Chips are made in a dedicated fryer and their guac is the best thing in the world.

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I totally agree, Vinci is the place to go for sure. Excellent food and great waitstaff. They picked up on my declining bread and asked if I'd like a gluten free menu. It's expensive but well worth it.

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Your non-celiac friends will definitely like Adobo. My gluten-free son had a 30th birthday party there and his friends raved about the food. The CSA had their annual lunch at Ben Pao this year, so they should have a gluten-free menu now. They select a different restaurant each year and work with the staff. Then after the luncheon, the restaurant usually keeps the gluten-free menu. That is what happened at Wildfire and Weber Grill. Have a good time.

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Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions!

I ate out for lunch and dinner every day of the trip with NO CC problems or even hesitations. All of the restaurants in Chicago were so accommodating.

We tried out:

Lou Malanati's pizza - gluten free deep dish --- well, it's a sausage "crust" with cheese and sauce on top. Yummy, but very heavy.

Carnivale - YUM!

Hit PF Changs while we shopped the Magnificent Mile

AND ate a Weber Grill.

Plus - Howl at the Moon - great "dueling" piano bar - served Woodchuck!

It was SO nice to be able to feel so comfortable about eating out for three days straight!

Again, thanks for your suggestions!


Amy

Gluten Free since 4/05 - adult onset

Symptoms for 4+ years prior

Immediate family tests negative

No Known family members w/ celiac disease

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http://www.dalucianos.com/ this place is just west of the city, i have not tried it but have heard good reviews, try a search of recent posts of chicago there are quite a few choices in the downtown area. hope you have a good time , welcome to chicago

Im sure Im replying to a old post but I went to Da Luciano's Monday and it's incredibla.

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you gotta try vinci! sooooo good. in the city. Carnivale doesnt have a gluten-free menu, but they do work with you and they were so nice and helpful. Awesome food. Chips are made in a dedicated fryer and their guac is the best thing in the world.

I vote Da Luciano's the guy has 4 kids with gluten-free and they all work there. Try the VEAL !!

P.S.- Us real Chicagoans know the Italians are in River Grove area.

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