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List Of Restaurants That Offer Gluten Free Menus?

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Hi all~~~~~~

I am newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease (I actually go back to John Hopkin's next Wednesday to start new antibiotics, RX's and attain info on celiac disease) One of my many current dilemas is that I am a Social Worker working with Foster Children, which means I am on the road constantly and work extremely long hours.... (14 hour days at work are not unusual) Does anyone have a list of restaurants that offer gluten free menus? Or suggestions on how to go gluten free while on the road?

Thanks in advance!!! Any and all advice is welcome and extremely appreciated!!

WitchyWoman :unsure::rolleyes::huh:

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I don't know what part of the country you're in, but I know that Eat 'n' Park (found in the Ohio Valley for sure) has a gluten-free menu and seem educated about cross-contamination. Ate there once and didn't have a problem.

I also heard that PF Chang's and Red Robin are good about gluten-free, but I don't know from experience.

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The mainstream places that I frequent and generally trust and have good experiences: Legal Sea Food, Outback, PFChangs, Longhorn, BJs, PeiWei, Bonefish, Carabbas, ChickFilA, Five Guys, In N Out. Others that are hit and miss for me (as in I had issues or the staff frustrated me): Bugaboo Creek, Olive Garden, On The Border... There are a lot more - this is just my 30 second list :)

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Particularly if you are just starting, you should try to pack stuff or yourself. If you are driving yourself you an carry a cooler.

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I second the bring your own food if possible. It will be cheaper, healthier and no chance of getting glutened. You could bring a thermos with pasta or soup so you would have something hot. I put salad dressing in the bottom of the container and then put the salad on top. Keeps the lettuce from getting mushy. Turn it upside down for a few minutes before you eat.

I use flavored cream cheese on my sandwiches so they aren't too dry. I like the Alouette brand. Says gluten-free on the package. Sun dried tomato Alouette turkey and lettuce or spinach leaves ( packed in a separate baggie). You can freeze a sandwich to stay cold longer.

Bring a few treats like chips or candy if you feel sad or left out from eating out.

You can always stop at a grocery and pick up a yogurt, fruit, baggie of carrots, cold cuts, pickles, candy, nuts, etc.

Edit: just looked at your history. I really should do that before I open my mouth! You probably shouldn't eat at most restaurants before the celiac disease. I know someone with all that but the celiac disease and she has to be sooo careful about what she eats. She never eats anything out.

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Hi all~~~~~~

I am newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease (I actually go back to John Hopkin's next Wednesday to start new antibiotics, RX's and attain info on celiac disease) One of my many current dilemas is that I am a Social Worker working with Foster Children, which means I am on the road constantly and work extremely long hours.... (14 hour days at work are not unusual) Does anyone have a list of restaurants that offer gluten free menus? Or suggestions on how to go gluten free while on the road?

Thanks in advance!!! Any and all advice is welcome and extremely appreciated!!

WitchyWoman :unsure::rolleyes::huh:

most hotels will put a fridge and microwave in your room if you request it (and tell them you have dietary restrictions).

can you eat cooked veggies? if so, you could buy frozen veggies and frozen brown rice and heat it up in the hotel microwave.

also for snacks, i always buy the nature valley nut crunch bars to carry with me in my purse. i also have discovered the 'food should taste good brand.' they have 11 different kinds of chips and they are ALL gluten-free but i think they all have corn and soy...

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I hope you are feeling better now that you are living gluten free!

Suggestions for eating out on the road:

(When dining out, be sure to go over cross-contamination issues with the server.)

Wendy's- I always go for the chili w/onions, or the baked potato, or the Frosty! They have an allergen list that shows what to avoid.

Denny's- breakfast foods

Chili'sI get the bottomless soup and salad (no croutons)

Jason's Deli has a gluten free menu

Panera Bread- has gluten-free soups

Z Pizza- pizza

Melting Pot

Uno Chicago Grill

Original Pancake House (NOT IHOP)

Carrabba's

Fresh2Order-gluten-free menu

Maggiano's

Ted's Montana Grill

Wildfire

Yeah Burger- even gluten-free buns

Seasons 52

Diners can usually be instructed to whip up eggs in clean pan with clean utensils.

Suggestions for PACKING your own meals

Chilled shrimp with corn tortilla chips and salsa, sandwiches with Udi bread, Craisins, Hummus and veggies, CrunchNMunch, Lara Bars (an acquired taste-I still don't eat the chocolate kinds), gluten-free Schar crackers with peanut butter packets (less-mess, available at health food stores), Glutino pretzels, yogurt, pudding, apples with peanut butter and gluten-free granola-I like the kind from Whole Foods, gluten-free granola bars, gluten-free breakfast bar, Vlasic pickles, etc.

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