Eating Out With A gluten-free Kid - Help in Parents, Friends and Loved Ones of Celiacs Posted October 21, 2009 · Report to Admin We always do this and Mimi bought daughter a special "dora" lunch bag that she carries her meals in. We have been doing that for so long, she just thinks it is normal I also save some "special" foods that she really enjoys for eating out times. And I really save those items for times like these. I know at first it is sad and hard but the longer you do the diet the more 'normal" it gets, hang in there! I love this idea! I think this is what we will do from now on. Even if a restraunt is accomadating to the best of their ability, I still worry about cross contamination without preparing it myself.