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Eating Gluten-free Casein-free at restaurants seems tough.... What can you do, compare the gluten free menu with the dairy free menu and only pick items on both?

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Old Spaghetti Factory has gluten-free pasta and they don't put cheese on it. Other than that, our choices are pretty limited. Some Mexican food with no cheese. You always have to ask. Some places use wheat in the sauce or butter in the rice. Hambuger patties or chopped sirloin is usually safe. Chicken breast is only safe at some places. A lot of it comes prepared and has either wheat and/or milk in it. Ham and bacon are usually safe. Sausage can be but can also contain one of both wheat or dairy. Plain baked potatoes are safe but you have to make sure they are not rubbed with butter or margarine before cooking. If there are home fries, those are usually safe. If the French fry fryer is dedicated, those can be safe. Salads can be tricky. You'd think they'd be safe but I've found a stray crouton or shred of cheese quite often in there.

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vietnamese, thai, indian and african food have a lot of options for us gluten and casein sensitive people. you would have to explore the cuisine to see what you might like, but i think you would have the more luck with these ethnic foods most other stuff you might find. vietnamese and thai food are quite similar, i have never seen them use dairy, and the only glutenous stuff they might use that i can think of is either soy sauce, fish/shrimp sauce, or some of the noodle dishes (rice noodles can be substituted for a gluten free version). in indian food, the only wheat they usually use is in the naan bread, but thats just an appetizer. some of the food contains cottage cheese, paneer(cheese?), or ghee, but there are still several other delicious choices. I havent had much african food, but i do know that wheat is not typically grown on the continent, nor are there many cows. they eat a lot of lentils, goat, vegetables, and spicy sauces. just stay away from injeria (sp?) which is a type of finger bread and also the fufu, which is mashed potatoe and flour dough. i know its not easy with these restrictions, but you become more creative and it gets a bit easier.

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vietnamese, thai, indian and african food have a lot of options for us gluten and casein sensitive people. you would have to explore the cuisine to see what you might like, but i think you would have the more luck with these ethnic foods most other stuff you might find. vietnamese and thai food are quite similar, i have never seen them use dairy, and the only glutenous stuff they might use that i can think of is either soy sauce, fish/shrimp sauce, or some of the noodle dishes (rice noodles can be substituted for a gluten free version). in indian food, the only wheat they usually use is in the naan bread, but thats just an appetizer. some of the food contains cottage cheese, paneer(cheese?), or ghee, but there are still several other delicious choices. I havent had much african food, but i do know that wheat is not typically grown on the continent, nor are there many cows. they eat a lot of lentils, goat, vegetables, and spicy sauces. just stay away from injeria (sp?) which is a type of finger bread and also the fufu, which is mashed potatoe and flour dough. i know its not easy with these restrictions, but you become more creative and it gets a bit easier.

I was warned against Indian food because there is butter in almost everything.

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I was warned against Indian food because there is butter in almost everything.

Indian cuisine often uses ghee, a form of clarified butter, that is casein free.

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I am a gluten-free vegan, so, I usually compare allergy menus if they have them. Sometimes places will make special food for me, too. It is harder but if you pick the right places it can be easy!

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