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CaraLouise

Traveling To Santa Fe, New Mexico

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I will be traveling to Santa Fe, New Mexico at the beginning of August and I was wondering what I should do there and also what advice you might have for gluten free shopping and going to restaurants there?

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We have plenty of places to shop. We have whole foods, and wild oats, and even cheaper is vitamin cottage which carries a lot of the same stuff. As for restaurants, most standard new mexican food is naturally gluten-free. Most things that are made with flour tortillas can easily be made with corn instead. Having said that, since i was just diagnosed a couple weeks ago I haven't ventured out too much to verify that it is indeed gluten-free. My mother however has been eating gluten-free here for years without much problem. I am planning on going out thursday night and will post back any news. As for things to do, theres plenty of gluten-free hiking, biking and shopping :)

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I lived in NM for a long time. Enjoy the mexican food! Most chile colorado and chile verdes are gluten-free, just ask fi they add flour. Usually it's just pureed chiles. Ranchero sauce is almost always gluten-free. Yum, just thinking about flat enchiladas with some carne adovado is making my mouth water. Stay away from tostadas, chimichangas, sopapillas, tortilla bowls because even if they're made with corn, they deep fry in the same oil as flour tortillas. Enchiladas are a great choice, along with carnitas, carne adovada, fajitas, tampiquena. YUm YUm :D


Gluten free is not so bad! If you are new, hang it there, it gets easier!

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Hi again,

Just updating in case people are searching for Santa Fe...

Chocolate Maven - had a really nice breakfast with my daughter there yesterday. The waiter brought me some wonderful home-made corn tortillas instead of toast, though. I searched for the gluten free desserts, but there were only macaroons.

Udi's Bread - my absolute favorite sandwich/toast bread (whole grain) - they have this at Whole Foods. The bread is in the bread section, but in the frozen section they also have Udi's blueberry muffins.

Vinaigrette - GREAT! I could eat nearly everything (and at the moment I'm dairy-free, too). Really wonderful salads, and all but two dressings were gluten and dairy free. It's kind of hidden, but right near downtown.

Paisano's in Albuquerque - I haven't tried this yet, but someone told me about it. I looked at the website, and I'm really excited to try it if we get down to Albuquerque.

India Palace - they have a lunch buffet and I could eat everything but the Naan (and the tandoori chicken because of the yogurt - so it's only a dairy issue). They cook with ghee, not butter. The buffet is really great - a sort of upscale buffet. You can also order from the menu at lunch time, so if you want pakora - chickpea flour! - you can add that.

Kohnami - Guadalupe St. - A sushi place. I bring my own wheat-free soy sauce. I never asked if they had any - probably should ask and stop carrying this little container around!!

I'm not even including New Mexican restaurants, because there are a lot of options, and if you stick to corn tortillas and be sure to ask how they thicken their chile sauce (flour v. cornstarch) then it's pretty safe.

Hope this helps people who are visiting our city - enjoy!

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Hi,

I'm going to Sante Fe next week. Are there any other restaurants that have gluten free menus?

I am particularly interested in finding gluten-friendly restaurants within walking distance of the old, historic shopping district.

Thank you so much for any assistance!


Gluten Intolerant with double HLA-DQ6. Pre-diagnosis: Weight gain, swelling, diarrhea, mouth sores, back pain, body aches, fatigue, muscle weakness, BRAIN FOG, runny nose, recurrent sinus infections, bruising, low white cell count (whole life), and more. My feet were so bad, I could hardly walk. Toward the end: Chronic Vit. D deficiency (almost no D in my body despite a quality multi-vit. each day).

There is hope! Gluten-free since Sept. '09, and I have my life back - I feel better than in many, many years!

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