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Any people with Celiac or Gluten-free that live in the chicago suburbs area. Would like to trade restuarants and food-stores that sell gluten free items.

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Any people with Celiac or Gluten-free that live in the chicago suburbs area. Would like to trade restuarants and food-stores that sell gluten free items.

I live in Northbrook, in the north chicago suburbs.

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I live in Northbrook, in the north chicago suburbs.

I work up in Northbrook. Have you been to the Gluten Free store on the corner of Dundee and Waukegan? That place is great. I wish I could get there more often.

How long have you been gluten free?

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I work up in Northbrook. Have you been to the Gluten Free store on the corner of Dundee and Waukegan? That place is great. I wish I could get there more often.

How long have you been gluten free?

I have the "Gluten Free Grocery" is awesome! I get all my flours there to make gluten free bread in my bread maker! I do have a lot of luck at the Glenview Costco, Dominicks and Whole foods too! I also order the angel foods allergy free packages, the breaded chicken is amazing! I love eating out, despite my condition, and have had a lot of luck in this area with food!

I have been gluten free since July of last year! My mother, sister, and niece are gluten free as well, so I have alot of family support.

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I actually live in Rockford, but I went to college in Lincoln Park and my sister still lives in Ravenswood.

I like Jewel's selection of gluten-free products. And like Trader Joe's too (I go to the one in Naperville). Also Marcello's has AMAZING gluten-free pizza.

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OMG!!!!! Northbrook is my home town! I lived in Heathercrest on Heather Lane off of Phykston (ph) Lane - anyone know that area???? This is exciting!

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Hi there! I'm so glad to see you guys!!! I was just diagnosed 2 days ago and feel completely overwhelmed. I live in Glenview. I love to eat out and I'm at a complete loss of what to do. I'm the only one in my family with celiac. I would SO MUCH appreciate any tips and hints on where to eat out.

Also, is there a support group that meets in our area to trade tips and recipes, etc?

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Hi there! I'm so glad to see you guys!!! I was just diagnosed 2 days ago and feel completely overwhelmed. I live in Glenview. I love to eat out and I'm at a complete loss of what to do. I'm the only one in my family with celiac. I would SO MUCH appreciate any tips and hints on where to eat out.

Also, is there a support group that meets in our area to trade tips and recipes, etc?

Glenview has some AWESOME restaurants you are in luck!!

Just take it one step at a time and eliminate gluten as you can! If you ever want to meet somewhere to talk I would be more than happy!

So for starters my Glenview staples:

Always alert the server or ask for a manager if they are not knowledgeable! DO NOT BE AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT, it will get you sick! Remember medical necessity not an option :) Ask them to wash hands, change their gloves, and use clean utensils!

  • Marcello's Pizza (Northbrook): gluten free pizza delivery to glenview! The Pan Pizza is amazing and their restaurant is great to go too! Wish it was cheaper, so I could eat it more! I love ordering online! Marcello's
  • ROTI (Mediterian food) Almost everything is gluten-free they have a gluten free menu, with a gluten free pita for wraps! Just avoid the couscous and falafel! ROTI
  • Meatheads (Right next door to ROTI, next to Best Buy and Whole Foods) Lettuce wrapped burgers and gluten free french fries!
  • The YardHouse (In The Glen) AWESOME gluten free menu just ask for it up front! Love Love the shrimp rice bowl with s$#&ake mushrooms! Kinda Pricy tho! THE GLEN DINING
  • Mitchell's Fish House (In The Glen) great seafood! Gluten free menu ask up front!
  • ***Ted Montanas (In The Glen) has a gluten free menu, ask up front, BUT service is crappy and have gotten sick from their preparations, not recommended unless you want to try***
  • Eggsperience (In The Glen) has good breakfast, gluten free hashbrowns, fruit, and eggs!
  • Boston Market (on Waukegan) has gluten free rotisserie chicken and sides check the ingredients list brochure upon entering for gluten free options!
  • WILDFIRE (ALL TIME FAVORITE!!) Great gluten free menu ask for it upfront! Even have gluten free buns and pizza crust!

You also have your regulars not located in Glenview: PF CHANGS (Northbrook, gluten-free menu on every menu!), Maggianos (Skokie, chef comes and makes you anything you desire in his allergen free kitchen!), Red Robin (Lincolnshire or others, gluten menu ask for it), etc... I could go on but you get the idea! Let me know if you have any specific questions!

I do not know of any support groups :(

Heidi

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Glenview has some AWESOME restaurants you are in luck!!

Just take it one step at a time and eliminate gluten as you can! If you ever want to meet somewhere to talk I would be more than happy!

So for starters my Glenview staples:

Always alert the server or ask for a manager if they are not knowledgeable! DO NOT BE AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT, it will get you sick! Remember medical necessity not an option :) Ask them to wash hands, change their gloves, and use clean utensils!

  • Marcello's Pizza (Northbrook): gluten free pizza delivery to glenview! The Pan Pizza is amazing and their restaurant is great to go too! Wish it was cheaper, so I could eat it more! I love ordering online! Marcello's
  • ROTI (Mediterian food) Almost everything is gluten-free they have a gluten free menu, with a gluten free pita for wraps! Just avoid the couscous and falafel! ROTI
  • Meatheads (Right next door to ROTI, next to Best Buy and Whole Foods) Lettuce wrapped burgers and gluten free french fries!
  • The YardHouse (In The Glen) AWESOME gluten free menu just ask for it up front! Love Love the shrimp rice bowl with s$#&ake mushrooms! Kinda Pricy tho! THE GLEN DINING
  • Mitchell's Fish House (In The Glen) great seafood! Gluten free menu ask up front!
  • ***Ted Montanas (In The Glen) has a gluten free menu, ask up front, BUT service is crappy and have gotten sick from their preparations, not recommended unless you want to try***
  • Eggsperience (In The Glen) has good breakfast, gluten free hashbrowns, fruit, and eggs!
  • Boston Market (on Waukegan) has gluten free rotisserie chicken and sides check the ingredients list brochure upon entering for gluten free options!
  • WILDFIRE (ALL TIME FAVORITE!!) Great gluten free menu ask for it upfront! Even have gluten free buns and pizza crust!

You also have your regulars not located in Glenview: PF CHANGS (Northbrook, gluten-free menu on every menu!), Maggianos (Skokie, chef comes and makes you anything you desire in his allergen free kitchen!), Red Robin (Lincolnshire or others, gluten menu ask for it), etc... I could go on but you get the idea! Let me know if you have any specific questions!

I do not know of any support groups :(

Heidi

Almost any restaurant I go to now I ask for a gluten free menu. I would say 90% of the time they have one, and if they dont, then the manager or chef will come out and give you some idea's on what they can make you. I think its becoming quite common to be gluten free. I was just diagnosed 4 months ago, so I know how you feel. Its hard, but it gets pretty easy. By the 3rd week, I was on a roll with it.

Good luck!

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I have the "Gluten Free Grocery" is awesome! I get all my flours there to make gluten free bread in my bread maker! I do have a lot of luck at the Glenview Costco, Dominicks and Whole foods too! I also order the angel foods allergy free packages, the breaded chicken is amazing! I love eating out, despite my condition, and have had a lot of luck in this area with food!

I have been gluten free since July of last year! My mother, sister, and niece are gluten free as well, so I have alot of family support.

I go to Whole Foods alot. I love to eat out as well, and there are a ton of places that have gluten free menus now. That Gluten Free store is awesome. Which flours do you get. I still havent found a bread that I like. You make your own a lot?

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I actually live in Rockford, but I went to college in Lincoln Park and my sister still lives in Ravenswood.

I like Jewel's selection of gluten-free products. And like Trader Joe's too (I go to the one in Naperville). Also Marcello's has AMAZING gluten-free pizza.

Do you know where Marcello's is at? I would love to try a pizza place. I miss pizza the most!!

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Do you know where Marcello's is at? I would love to try a pizza place. I miss pizza the most!!

You will love it! The pan pizza is where it is at! But their pasta is great too!

Marcellos

1911 Cherry Lane, Northbrook, IL, 60062

847-498-1500

Click here!

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I go to Whole Foods alot. I love to eat out as well, and there are a ton of places that have gluten free menus now. That Gluten Free store is awesome. Which flours do you get. I still havent found a bread that I like. You make your own a lot?

I moved here in January but I have to admit most parts of the country are not as aware of Celiac's as the big cities. You are lucky to be diagnosed here, there are alot of options. I own the breadman with gluten free setting. I do make my own and love it! My recipe uses: white rice flour, almond flour, flax meal to replace eggs(allergy to egg whites), dough enhancer, potato starch flour, Tapioca flour, and a few more! I love playing with different combinations and learning about all the gluten free flours. My sister however is an amazing scratch baker and swears by Jules All purpose, she is busy with three children and doesn't want to deal with 10 flours! Also love gluten free pantry muffin and scone mix, Heaven!

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Glenview has some AWESOME restaurants you are in luck!!

Just take it one step at a time and eliminate gluten as you can! If you ever want to meet somewhere to talk I would be more than happy!

So for starters my Glenview staples:

Always alert the server or ask for a manager if they are not knowledgeable! DO NOT BE AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT, it will get you sick! Remember medical necessity not an option :) Ask them to wash hands, change their gloves, and use clean utensils!

  • Marcello's Pizza (Northbrook): gluten free pizza delivery to glenview! The Pan Pizza is amazing and their restaurant is great to go too! Wish it was cheaper, so I could eat it more! I love ordering online! Marcello's
  • ROTI (Mediterian food) Almost everything is gluten-free they have a gluten free menu, with a gluten free pita for wraps! Just avoid the couscous and falafel! ROTI
  • Meatheads (Right next door to ROTI, next to Best Buy and Whole Foods) Lettuce wrapped burgers and gluten free french fries!
  • The YardHouse (In The Glen) AWESOME gluten free menu just ask for it up front! Love Love the shrimp rice bowl with s$#&ake mushrooms! Kinda Pricy tho! THE GLEN DINING
  • Mitchell's Fish House (In The Glen) great seafood! Gluten free menu ask up front!
  • ***Ted Montanas (In The Glen) has a gluten free menu, ask up front, BUT service is crappy and have gotten sick from their preparations, not recommended unless you want to try***
  • Eggsperience (In The Glen) has good breakfast, gluten free hashbrowns, fruit, and eggs!
  • Boston Market (on Waukegan) has gluten free rotisserie chicken and sides check the ingredients list brochure upon entering for gluten free options!
  • WILDFIRE (ALL TIME FAVORITE!!) Great gluten free menu ask for it upfront! Even have gluten free buns and pizza crust!

You also have your regulars not located in Glenview: PF CHANGS (Northbrook, gluten-free menu on every menu!), Maggianos (Skokie, chef comes and makes you anything you desire in his allergen free kitchen!), Red Robin (Lincolnshire or others, gluten menu ask for it), etc... I could go on but you get the idea! Let me know if you have any specific questions!

I do not know of any support groups :(

Heidi

Thanks so much!!! I definitely know all the places you mentioned, never had an idea they were that celiac friendly! I think my family is a bit concerned we wouldn't be going out to eat anymore, so they'll be happy to hear all the options :) I'd love to meet sometime, too. I'll send you a message and maybe we can set something up? Anybody else from the area who'd like to meet? The more the merrier :)

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