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Ok, so I live in Hyde Park NY and I want to be able to eat good foods at restaurants. I mean stuff that they specially make gluten free and not just crappy food that is naturally gluten free that places like Outback and Ruby Tuesday serves. Is there any places near Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie that serves specially made gluten free foods except for Soul Dog and All Shook Up?

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Ok, so I live in Hyde Park NY and I want to be able to eat good foods at restaurants. I mean stuff that they specially make gluten free and not just crappy food that is naturally gluten free that places like Outback and Ruby Tuesday serves. Is there any places near Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie that serves specially made gluten free foods except for Soul Dog and All Shook Up?

While I would agree that many of the chains like Outback and Ruby Tuesday don't exactly have great food, do you really feel that naturally gluten-free foods, like veggies, fruits and proteins are crappy food? That statement kind of floored me! :blink: What do you eat on a normal basis, then?

I have been to Soul Dog and thought they were excellent.....what other place would make the effort to provide as many gluten-free foods, baked from scratch, as they do? I have also dined at the CIA cooking school and they did a great job of providing delicious gluten-free meals.....they even baked bread for me to have at the table. Trouble is, I am so used to not having bread, the emotional link to it is gone and I really could care less if I get bread at the table or not. However, I thanked them profusely for making the effort and ate the bread. You have to make reservations there and tell them you are gluten-free so they have time to prepare things.

There is also a restaurant in Hyde Park, called Twist, and the chef is a graduate of the CIA. They did a remarkable job with making me gluten-free curry and the manager made a point of coming to the table and told me not to worry about the meal....they would get it right.......which they did. It's upscale in price but you can get a great meal there without worrying about it.

Those are the places I ate at when visiting the Hudson River Valley last year.....the food was very good and I never got sick once.....not even a little symptom.

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Hi Gemini, I just get sick of having to eat steak, chicken, and hamburger patties with baked potato and broccoli when I go out to eat. It's boring and I still get sick at places like Outback and Ruby Tuesday even when we tell them I can't eat gluten. I want to be able to eat pastas, hamburgers(WITH buns), french fries, rolls, etc at restaurants. I never have liked any fruits. As far as what I eat on a daily basis, I eat some gluten free frozen meals, gluten free cookies, some home cooked meals, and stuff like that. I know I can eat pastas, breads, rolls, etc at home, but it just is boring sitting at home and eating while so many other people are out enjoying themselves at these restaurants. My life is EXTREMELY boring as it is, let alone not even being able to enjoy eating anything good at restaurants.

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Hi Gemini, I just get sick of having to eat steak, chicken, and hamburger patties with baked potato and broccoli when I go out to eat. It's boring and I still get sick at places like Outback and Ruby Tuesday even when we tell them I can't eat gluten. I want to be able to eat pastas, hamburgers(WITH buns), french fries, rolls, etc at restaurants. I never have liked any fruits. As far as what I eat on a daily basis, I eat some gluten free frozen meals, gluten free cookies, some home cooked meals, and stuff like that. I know I can eat pastas, breads, rolls, etc at home, but it just is boring sitting at home and eating while so many other people are out enjoying themselves at these restaurants. My life is EXTREMELY boring as it is, let alone not even being able to enjoy eating anything good at restaurants.

It can be very difficult if you live in an area where there are no restaurants which can give you what you crave. Hyde Park is a beautiful area but I did notice an absence of restaurants where you could find what you are looking for. I tend to crave non-carb items and still can only eat small amounts of bread and pasta.

They just fill me up too much. You will also find that most of the places you would like to go to exist in large, urban cities. I am totally spoiled living near Boston, Mass. as we have an abundance of places to go to here but not all are inexpensive. If you ever come to Boston, please post and I will give you a personal eating tour here. You'd go home 10 pounds heavier! :P

Other than the couple of places I mentioned, I wasn't there long enough to discover more. If I find anything that looks promising, I'll be sure to post.

Chin up.....many, many people go through a phase of "life is boring"....you are not alone. I have and sometimes I still feel the same way. Are you able to travel by car any? Sometimes a cheap week-end away restores your mood. Western Mass has gluten-free pizza places galore, from what I understand, and is very close to Hyde Park....about an hour by car. Road trip! :lol:

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Hi Gemini, I just get sick of having to eat steak, chicken, and hamburger patties with baked potato and broccoli when I go out to eat. It's boring and I still get sick at places like Outback and Ruby Tuesday even when we tell them I can't eat gluten. I want to be able to eat pastas, hamburgers(WITH buns), french fries, rolls, etc at restaurants. I never have liked any fruits. As far as what I eat on a daily basis, I eat some gluten free frozen meals, gluten free cookies, some home cooked meals, and stuff like that. I know I can eat pastas, breads, rolls, etc at home, but it just is boring sitting at home and eating while so many other people are out enjoying themselves at these restaurants. My life is EXTREMELY boring as it is, let alone not even being able to enjoy eating anything good at restaurants.

Here...take a look at this and see if it helps you find anything close by! www.glutenfreeregistry.com

It lists bakeries, restaurants and the like by state and town, with links to websites. I apologize for not linking the site but that's not allowed where I work.

Good luck!

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I was very surprise to learn that Torches on the Hudson (newburgh, NY) has a gluten free menu. It is one of my favorite restaurants because of the food and the view of the hudson river. My 6 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with celiac and we were worried we would have to give up going to Nice restaurants for Uno's (not that there is anything wrong with Uno's, just gets boring after a while).

Torches has a gluten free menu with a great choice of fish, chicken, soup, steak and salad. Food is amazing! It is right on the waterfront (hudson river) with beautiful views of the river and beautiful ambiance inside too.

My 6 year old has celiac and they gave her a burger that was cooked on tin foil on the grill as to not contaminate it. I had a chicken/fish dish from the gluten menu (even though I didn't need too) that was amazing.

I also heard The Big Easy Bistro on the waterfront in newburgh has a lot of gluten free dishes too, but I haven't had a chance to ask if they have a special gluten free menu. Good luck.

thank you.

michele kogan

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I am the organizer of the Mid Hudson Valley Gluten Free Meetup Group - we are sponsored by Soul Dog. I did not know about Torches having a gluten free menu - how exciting! Ther ARE other places to go here in the area:

Cosimos has a great gluten free menu with 8 or 9 choices of gluten free pasta dishes, plus more. If you don't want to wait while they boil fresh water, call ahead and let them know you may want gluten free pasta. They are very accomodating.

Joe Willy's Fish Shack in Fishkill by Splashdown just installed gluten free dedicated equipment and are doing fried fish, chicken parm, etc. The place is very low key and has not liquor license. The food was terrific and we brought our own bottle of wine.

The Artist's Palate on Main St. in Poughkeepsie is more upscale ($$) but very nice and they carry Soul Dog rolls that are awesome. They don't have a "menu" but will make anything you'd like.

I agree with the chain restaurant problems, but at least when you go out with others, you can eat something! (i like Bugaboo Creeks selections. I hope this helps.

Go to http://www.meetup.com/Hudson-Valley-Gluten-Free/ to check out our meetup. There is also a very active support group at Vassar. I hope this helps.

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