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lpellegr

Gf In Athens/atlanta, Ga

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Anybody know of any places to get gluten-free food in Athens, GA? Restaurants or food stores are okay. I need to be there for a week and am really tired of bringing my own breakfast and lunch on business travel. Thanks.

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http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list_GA.html

sorry I don't know of any in Athens directly, but if you want to drive into the Atlanta area there are several Whole Foods Locations that can accommodate you.

if you want to make a trip into Marietta, Life Grocery on Roswell Road has a huge selection of gluten-free goodies.

You can always eat at McDonalds, Outback, Wendy's or even Chik Fil-A...

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I was reading a GA food magazine today about more fancy places with chefs and stuff. I do not know if they have gluten-free food since I just saw them today. I thought of you when reading them. They sereve meats and seafood and have seasonal menus and since they have chefs and are more on the fancy side I am sure they could prepare you something. Here are the two listed as in Athens:

The Basil Press

104 E. Washington St.

706-227-8926

Contemporary Mediterranean bistro voted "Most Romantic" in Athens features seasonal menus and table side preparation. Authentic cuisine and the best service in town as recognized by the Wine Spectator and Gormet magazine.

The Porterhouse Grill

459 E. Broad St.

706-369-0990

A steakhouse celebrating American cuisine specializing in domestic beef and fresh seafood served with a Southwestern touch. Full bar, live jazz, and wine that has won awards from the Wine SPectator.

Again, I do not know any have not been to these places. I just read about them and they have Chefs and seem to like to pelase their guests. Call and ask to talk to the Chef before your visit. If (s)he can't help you maybe they know other places? I just thought it's better to offer something than you having nothing.

It's too far to drive to Atlanta to shop, I think. you should be fine in Athens and have some fun.

Enjoy your trip!

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my sister lived in Athens for a while and she said there is a Mexican restaurant in the downtown district that is very good and you would more than likely be able to have whatever dietary requirements you have met. She couldn't remember the name of it, or even if it's still there :unsure:

She also said that she didn't think that Atlanta was too far to drive to shop for a one day trip if it was also combined with a sightseeing trip to Underground Atlanta or something like that.

as for me, I hate to drive, so I'd probably just stick with local fare.

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Hi,

I lived in Athens for over a year and I would go to Earth Fare to buy food - they'll have cereals, cookies, etc., though not sure on prepared foods. Earth Fare has a website and is located downtown. You might also try the Kroger on College Station Rd (check Kroger website for directions), they have a fairly good gluten-free selection, though, again, nothing really prepared and specified gluten-free. I learned I was a celiac while living in Athens and had given up eating at restaurants out of fear (still don't eat at them either), so can't really help you there.

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Hi again,

Sorry, didn't notice that your email was from April. Well, if you end up in Athens again, I forgot to mention that both Earth Fare and Kroger have frozen meals as well that are gluten free (Amy's Kitchen brand).

Hope the trip went well.

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Thanks all - for future reference if anybody searches this site, Earth Fare in Athens is a good place to shop for gluten-free frozen foods, cereals, crackers, etc. It helped that I was in a motel with a fridge and microwave. There is an Outback Steakhouse a few miles out of town, and the chocolate thunder from down under was the highlight of my trip! I'm going back there this week and got the same motel and will stop at Earth Fare. Breakfast is tough - they don't seem to have any diners or places to get eggs other than an IHOP, but I just ate non-traditional breakfast stuff - a cup of Bush baked beans and some rice crackers works for breakfast. This time I am taking bags of gluten-free granola I just made for breakfast and snacks. Thanks for the suggestions.

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