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What An Awesome Weekend!

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I had such an amazing weekend and did not feel like a "loser" with Celiac Disease like I usually do. In the small town I live in, there are no restaurants with gluten free menus, and most of the time it's just easier not to eat out, than to take the chance, and usually end up getting sick.

Not this weekend though. I went to Omaha for the weekend and had the best time. I ate at Chipotle twice, before even getting the word "gluten" out of my mouth the server was already taking his gloves off and was more than willing and nice enough to do everything he could to assist me, he was definitely trained very well, and I was so appreciative. AND their website actually states that everything there is gluten free except for the tortillas. It tasted so wonderful, and was a divine treat.

I also ate at Noodles and Company and Outback which were also absolutely wonderful and also very professionally trained.

I could not have asked for a better weekend eating out, it's always a little scary when you are not preparing your meals yourself. I feel so blessed, and it really encouraged me. I needed that desperately to help me not "hate" this disease so much.

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I wish my Chipotle experience had been better, but we are true supporters of Noodles. For being a place full of wheat, they take our order seriously and we're becoming buddies with the manager. We're there about once a week and it's the only "fast food" we've learned to trust.

I am SO glad you had a good experience. :D It must be such a pleasure to enjoy food with little worry (and no effort on your part to cook it!!)

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Yah, it was great. I used to live there and go to Chipotle on a weekly basis, most times more and have never had a problem of getting CC'd. I always get the steak fajita bowl, and chips with guacamole. At Noodles & Company, I got the pesto with Rice noodles, it was WONDERFUL!!!

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Sounds good, what did you order at each place?

I couldn't agree with you more about Noodles & Company. They always are very careful and read the list of allergens in their binder before proceeding with my order. The pad tai and two other tomato dishes with rice noodles are great!

You said you get chips with your meal at Chipotle--does that mean they do not deep fry them like most Mexican restaurants? The deep frying is why I have to take my own tortilla chips with me to my favorite Mexican restaurant. They have no dedicated fryer for the chips. I have been leery of Chipotle, but you have convinced me to try it.

Thanks

Sharon in Madison Heights

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we have Chipotle in Houston, but I cannot eat there, because I get sick every time. here is what happens, they use the spoon to dip up the meat or beans & then they touch the flour tortilla with the spoon & then put the spoon back in the beans, then they touch the lettuce & cheese with their gloved hands that has touched the flour tortilla - it gets me every time, geez I love the food, but just had to quit going there because I would be sick as a dog every time - just was no fun...

It sounds like maybe your place is more careful. Most of the people in Houston that are serving the chipotle food do not speak English...

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It sounds like maybe your place is more careful. Most of the people in Houston that are serving the chipotle food do not speak English...

We have a similar problem here in Denver. We do love going to Noodles though!

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