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Kelevandras

Newly Diagnosed Celiac In Pittsburgh Pa

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Hello Everyone!

This is my very first post (hopefully of many :P ) I am as the title would have you suspect new to this Gluten Free shindig. I was wondering if anyone lives in the Pittsburgh PA area knows of secrets about any restaruants in the area. I have tried Eat N Park, which seemed okay, I am a little worried after reading horror stories about the evils of cross contamination though. So I have come up with exactly one place to eat that is gluten-free friendly. I would like to expand my horizons and would appreciate any and all suggestions!!

Thanks!!


*Gluten Free since 10/21/2010

*Celiac diagnosed by Endo 10/20/2010

*TT IGA: 129 (Range <20)

*TT IGG: 71 (Range <7)

*Endomysial AB (IGA): Positive 1:80 (Range <1:5)

*Hypothyroid Diagnosed 02/05/2009

*Mono 08/10/2006 (Have never felt the same since.)

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I think Philly would be a little bit of a stretch for me... I was just hoping for a couple of close by places. I fear that I am forever to be relegated to eating at home all by my lonseome, while everyone else is out enjoying their delicious gluten foods....


*Gluten Free since 10/21/2010

*Celiac diagnosed by Endo 10/20/2010

*TT IGA: 129 (Range <20)

*TT IGG: 71 (Range <7)

*Endomysial AB (IGA): Positive 1:80 (Range <1:5)

*Hypothyroid Diagnosed 02/05/2009

*Mono 08/10/2006 (Have never felt the same since.)

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Hello Everyone!

This is my very first post (hopefully of many :P ) I am as the title would have you suspect new to this Gluten Free shindig. I was wondering if anyone lives in the Pittsburgh PA area knows of secrets about any restaruants in the area. I have tried Eat N Park, which seemed okay, I am a little worried after reading horror stories about the evils of cross contamination though. So I have come up with exactly one place to eat that is gluten-free friendly. I would like to expand my horizons and would appreciate any and all suggestions!!

Thanks!!

I'm not from Pittsburgh but we visit my daughter's family there often, and my wife eats gluten free. Here's a few places in the area you can try:

Bella Fruttetto: http://www.bellafrutteto.com

Mandy's Pizza: http://www.mandyspizza.com/

Both of the above have gluten free menus.

If you weren't already aware, many of the national dining chains have gluten free menus (Outback, Chilis, Carrabas, etc.). Although depending on your level of sensitivity to gluten I would exercise caution at these places.

Also, as a general rule, if you can afford it, the finer dining establishments will typically cater to your dining needs even if they don't offer a gluten free menu. I've heard good things about this place, but we haven't visited ourselves:

http://www.montereybayfishgrotto.com/pittsburgh/

YELP is a pretty good starting place for this kind of search:

http://www.urbanspoon.com/t/23/1/Pittsburgh/Gluten-Free-Friendly-restaurants

Finally, Gluuteny is an *excellent* gluten free bakery, offering some of the best tasting gluten free products I've ever sampled. Highly recommended:

www.gluuteny.com/

Oh, one more - this site is just getting started, hopefully it will continue to grow:

http://allergyeats.com

Good luck - I know it's tough when you want to eat out; having multiple choices always helps!

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Thanks for all the suggestions!! As soon as Gluten Free Pizza was mentioned I had to try it. Mandy's Pizza was delicious. It was at least equal to regular pizza if not better! The crust was a little on the thin side but still delectable. I will definitely be going there again! I can't wait to try out the other suggestions if they are all of this caliber tastiness! :D:P:D


*Gluten Free since 10/21/2010

*Celiac diagnosed by Endo 10/20/2010

*TT IGA: 129 (Range <20)

*TT IGG: 71 (Range <7)

*Endomysial AB (IGA): Positive 1:80 (Range <1:5)

*Hypothyroid Diagnosed 02/05/2009

*Mono 08/10/2006 (Have never felt the same since.)

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