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Hi there,

My family will be traveling to Stowe Vermont in April. I would like to know of places to eat and/or buy groceries while there. My daughter has celiac and I like to know ahead of time where to eat so that she does not feel as if she is under a spot light.

We will be flying into Boston and spenfing a day there also. So any Boston info will be appreciated as well.

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Hi there,

My family will be traveling to Stowe Vermont in April. I would like to know of places to eat and/or buy groceries while there. My daughter has celiac and I like to know ahead of time where to eat so that she does not feel as if she is under a spot light.

We will be flying into Boston and spenfing a day there also. So any Boston info will be appreciated as well.

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Tica,

Here is an excellent source for finding gluten-free food in the States. I think this will help you to find what you need.

Stowe is an incredible place and you should not have any trouble with the gluten-free thing there or in Boston. I live outside of Boston and I truly believe we are one of the most gluten-free friendly cities in the States. Hope you enjoy yourself and if you have never been to Stowe, you're going to be impressed. Make sure you drive through Smuggler's Notch....that's if the snow has melted by then! ;)

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I forgot to add that, although Stowe really doesn't have any listings for specific places to eat gluten-free, I have never had a problem with obtaining

a gluten-free meal at most of the restaurants there. Most New Englanders are well versed with celiac disease or have at least heard of it. Burlington is close enough to Stowe and it's a much bigger city so that's another option for dinner/lunch out.

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I used to live about 15 minutes from Stowe a number of years ago. I was not gluten-intolerant back then...sigh.....BUT my fav place to eat then was The Foxfire Inn. I'm confident that if you were to let them know when you make your reservations (suggested...at least back then) let them know of your needs and their chefs would be able to accomodate you well. I've only visited Boston a couple of times, but they are known for some of the best seafood places in the country and they ARE known to be Celiac-friendly, Legal Seafood comes to mind.

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I had another thought. If you have time while in the Stowe area, about 15 miles away is Montpelier and the New England Culinary Institute (NECI). They run a restaurant called Chef's Table that is really good and run by the students and overseen by supervisors. Again, need reservations and I would tell them of dietary needs. I feel certain they would work with you. And wouldn't it be WONDERFUL to teach a bunch of up and coming chefs about our needs???

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I had another thought. If you have time while in the Stowe area, about 15 miles away is Montpelier and the New England Culinary Institute (NECI). They run a restaurant called Chef's Table that is really good and run by the students and overseen by supervisors. Again, need reservations and I would tell them of dietary needs. I feel certain they would work with you. And wouldn't it be WONDERFUL to teach a bunch of up and coming chefs about our needs???

That sounds like a great idea!!! I am sort of tired of the blank stares when I tell the waiter or kitchen staff that my daughter can't eat gluten. If only more people would more aware of celiac disease, then life for those who eat gluten-free would be easier.

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Hi there,

My family will be traveling to Stowe Vermont in April. I would like to know of places to eat and/or buy groceries while there. My daughter has celiac and I like to know ahead of time where to eat so that she does not feel as if she is under a spot light.

We will be flying into Boston and spenfing a day there also. So any Boston info will be appreciated as well.

Tica,

I ate at a NECI restaurant in Burlington several years ago, and they did just fine. I'd hope for the same at Chef's Table.

There are also many upscale restaurants in the Stowe area that would probably be accommodating. Have you seen the Stowe tourist website? http://www.gostowe.com/

Before you go, you could email restaurants of interest and ask if they can help you. I don't have any firsthand experiences to share, but googling turns up some promising options. There are also some places between Boston and Stowe if you're driving up. (And if you are, you can stop at a Whole Foods Market on the way for tasty if expensive gluten-free bread & goodies).

I live in the Greater Boston Area, and I think I'm spoiled. Several chains here have Gluten Free menus: Legal's, Capital Grille, P.F.Chang's... You'll still want to ask questions, of course. Generally, I feel pretty safe anywhere where the kitchen prepares food to order and the waitstaff seems to be paying attention. FYI, There's a Legal's in Logan Airport.

Your daughter may still feel like she's under a spotlight a little, but I think many restaurants here are familiar with celiac disease. So you're less likely to get a waiter looking at you as if he were a deer in headlights and/or you're speaking in martian.

Have a great time, and best of luck.

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