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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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I just returned from a trip to Siesta Key FL, which is a barrier island off the coast of Sarasota.  I was a bit nervous about finding good gluten free food while there but I was delighted to find some great options.

 

Demetrio's Pizza (Sarasota) - They had "THE BEST" gluten free pizza that I have ever had.  I have tried alot of gluten free pizza and this was by far the absolute best I have ever had. 

 

The Hub Baja Grill (Siesta Key) and The Cottage Bar & Grill (Siesta Key) - These two resturants are owned by the same people and run from a common kitchen.  They had great fresh and creative dishes that were naturally gluten free.  I had some great ceviche and an awesome salmon salad. 

 

Bonjour French Cafe and Crepes (Siesta Key) - We stopped here for breakfast since they advertised gluten free crepes and I wanted to try them.  They make them from buckwheat and although it tasted good, beware cuz I was glutened from them.  I was kind of leery about 4 - 5 bites into it and stopped eating it but it was already too late.  Although they are likely gluten free, I suspect they were cross contaminated and cooked on the same griddle as all the other crepes.  The service here was not great either, so this one was a pass from my perspective. 

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