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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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KarenCM

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Does anyone have experience in Nanaimo, BC with eating at restaurants safely or where there are good places to shop gluten free. Thanks

Karen

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No experience yet but I will be going to Nanaimo in the summer/fall so let me know what you find out. I was in Vancouver and Victoria last spring and the fairmont hotels in those cities have chefs that are unbeleivably knowledgeable and accommodating. These hotels stock gluten free bread as well.

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There is a Swiss Chalet there but all I ordered was a baked potato with Sour Cream. The service wasn't that great there although there was a huge group of us. Somebody called ahead and told them that there would be a big group of us so they should have put more staff on. On Swiss Chalet's website it does list the products that contain gluten.

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Hi Karen I live in Nanaimo too and have found it very difficult to eat out. I will let you know if I find a good place to have a gluten free meal.

Just thought I should mention....before you eat sour cream you should check the ingredients. Some sour cream has gluten in it. I found an organic sour cream at Lifestyles in Victoria that has no additives and is not modified. Watch out for those ingredients that state they are modified. :)

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