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I had a work lunch yesterday and I looked up the restaurant online and they said they had gluten free pizza, so I felt okay about going. I went and ordered my pizza and when it was delivered I took about 2 bites and stopped. It tasted a lot different then the other gluten free pizzas I have had in the past so I got a little paranoid. I looked at the crust closely to look for flour. I smelled the crust (keep in mind I am trying to do this with no one noticing because I don't want to bring attention to this). The more I thought about it the more I was convinced this wasn't right. Finally I finished my drink and went up to refill it and stopped to talk to the chef. I asked him if he could confirm that they used the right crust and he said that I was the only gluten free order of the day and he changed gloves and washed his hands. He was sure not to get near the flour and could tell me that it was for sure gluten free. So, I apologized, thanked him, and told him is was very good. I went back to my table and was a little embarrassed I let myself become so paranoid. No reaction to the food, so it must have been fine. I still don't really trust restaurants 100% obviously. Please someone tell me that they have psyched themselves out of eating a perfectly fine food before so I don't feel like a paranoid drama king.

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YES. The other night I was in a night class and it was someone's birthday. Seeing as none of us have had birthday classes since grade school, someone made a cake for her and brought it in. She said it was gluten-free because she knew of two of us in the class who couldn't have gluten and decided to buy a gluten-free mix.

I took one bite of that thing and SWORE she had lied to me. It was the best gluten-free cake I'd ever had. I ate it, but very nervously, and asked her after class what mix it was. She said it was the Betty Crocker gluten-free one and I complimented her, laughing about how nervous I had been because it was good. I've heard questionable things about that mix, but I've fairly sensitive and I never got sick after eating that cake.

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When Boston Pizza came out with their gluten free pizza, and I had some, I had a hard time believing it was gluten free cause of the texture. Same reason, cause I've had gluten free pizza before and it didn't taste like that.

There's also a gluten free bakery that sells the best gluten-free muffins, cookies, cakes, breads, everything you can think of, and I had tried a free sample and flat out said... "this isn't gluten free, there's no way, this tastes even better than regular muffins... no way" and they brought out the ingredients and I felt like a dummy lol.

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YAY! A great success story!

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hah. Yup. Totally done that before at a restaurant. In a round about way it's a real compliment that we can't believe it's gluten free. ;)

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I ate at JBar (Tucson) the other night....had the fish tacos and they were divine. In the middle of it, I started wondering....did the risotto have something in it? It was so good! Jicama salad was straight-forward ...the combo was wonderful.

THEN the dessert....by luck the Janos dessert menu (sister restaurant next door) had a tasting selection AND THEY WERE ALL gluten-free. So, I ate it. I wondered when I was going to get sick...but nothing. Felt fine the next day.

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my mom always loves it when i dont believe her cookies are actually gluten free :P

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I've eaten (successfully) the pizza at Boston Pizza - yum ! And to have a choice of toppings, yum !

I could not however eat gluten free cake someone had made at home brought in. A friend of my daughters made gluten-free cookies and I stopped at a couple of bites with mild stomach cramps... I blame the cookie sheets ! It would be the same for cake - the gluteny baking pan. While it's not a huge reaction, it was enough. When in doubt, refuse it!

BTW, Babycakes in New York has excellent goodies - taste like the real thing.

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I did this recently when I had a slice of gluten-free bread with soup at a local restaurant. It tasted soooo good, and the texture was great. Probably because the main ingredient was butter... >_<; (this was before I had to give up casein)

I did a double-take. but the menu clearly said "brown soda bread OR gluten free bread" and what I had was white as rice and shaped strange on top, as if it didn't rise at all but baked just how it was poured into the pan, so I knew it had to be ok.

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I don't eat things like gluten free pizza and baked goods out because it causes me more stress than enjoyment. So I get how you were feeling! Getting glutened sucks.

Actually I went to Outback last year on my birthday. I ordered the gluten free dessert. The waiter assured me it was gluten free, even said he triple checked. It tasted so amazing I couldn't believe it was gluten free. Then I remembered that the gluten free menu had said brownie and this was cake. When I ordered I just said bring me the gluten free dessert because there was only one on the menu. I couldn't remember exactly what it was.

Well... it WAS the regular chocolate cake and it was not gluten free. I spent 45 minutes in the bathroom throwing up and was sick for Christmas because my birthday is close to it. So it's not being paranoid. Not at all.

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