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I will be going to Atlanta from Sept 25-29 and am looking for some gluten-free food options. I seem to have problems with cross contamination, so I am preferably looking for places that are entirely gluten free or places that have strict regulations about avoiding cross contamination. I will be staying downtown. I have never been into the city before and I sense that it is very huge and sprawling. Probably most of my time will be in the downtown area, but I also plan to get a tour of some other "hip" neighborhoods. Any suggestions would help.

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A few options from the community (though I can't say these are all as strict as you want/need):

On the high end, Kevin Rathbun Steak or Rathbun's Restaurant in Atlanta look like nice choices.

Wildfire, also in Atlanta, has gotten a great gluten-free review, with a particular mention of sensitivity toward cross-contamination.

Blue Moon Pizza in Smyrna has gluten-free options, if you're craving pizza. South City Kitchen Vinings is in the same town (southern cuisine, nicer establishment).

On the chain front, a bunch have gluten-free menus, but I don't know if I would trust that they understand cross-contamination. (If you want a list, send me a message.)

The Melting Pot on Peachtree St in Atlanta is GFRAP-certified (Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program) by the Gluten Intolerance Group. (That still isn't a guarantee, but it is at least another head-start.)

Z Pizza, also on Peachtree St in Atlanta, has completed the GREAT Foodservice Training Program (Gluten-Free Restaurant Education and Awareness Training) from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. (Again, this isn't a guarantee, but a head-start.)

I hope this helps as a starter. Obviously, take all necessary precautions with any restaurant you choose, including all from these recommendations.

I'd love to know which restaurants you have a good and bad experience at if you care to share afterwards - you can send me a private message here.

Message me also if you would like further help. Good luck!

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thanks so much for all of your suggestions...very helpful!

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I just came back from Atlanta a few days ago and I must say that I was very impressed with the variety of gluten free options here, as well as people's knowledge of the gluten-free diet in general. I ate out 4 times while I was here and each place knew exactly what I meant about cross contamination and other concerns. I've been to restaurants that have a gluten-free menu, but still don't understand CC and the complexity of the whole diet. I was impressed by how well trained the employees of these restaurants were. I have noticed that East and West coast cities are a lot more "with it" when it comes to celiac disease and the gluten-free diet than cities in the midwest, and that includes Chicago (which in my opinion should be more advanced with the gluten-free dining than it is now).

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thats sounds great, as Im going to Atlanta next month! :D

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Could you tell me the 4? I have a sister near Atlanta.Thanks!

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Hmm, I'm trying to remember. Tuk Tuk Thai (just awesome Thai food), South City Kitchen in Midtown and Sunflower Cafe (or Blue Sunflower or something like that, it's a vegetarian restaurant, too). I ate at the Tuk Tuk place twice so I actually just ate at 3 restaurants!

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