Restaurants serving gluten free food are making life much easier, and more enjoyable! Many have separate gluten free menus, and there are even a few that are totally gluten free.
But sometimes you just have to know where to go, and what and how to order...
Having a gluten free menu in a restaurant has helped to raise awareness among the wait staff and kitchen staff, which improves your chances of getting a meal that isn’t contaminated with bits of gluten. So the restaurants with special menus may be the safest bet, but they’re not your only choice.
They include many chain restaurants, and even some fast food restaurants now have gluten free menus, or at least they have listed their ingredients for you to see. Click here for restaurants with gluten free menus. Or if you have a favorite gluten free menu tell us!
Gluten-free pizza is an item that is showing up in many restaurants, even restaurants that don’t have a special gluten free menu. Some of these places even serve gluten free beer!
Many restaurants of all cultures have foods that may be gluten free, depending on how they are prepared.
This includes tacos and tamales in Mexican restaurants, and rice and rice noodle dishes in Asian restaurants. For ideas of foods to look for see my list of gluten free foods from many cultures.
Caution: If you have a severe gluten intolerance such as Celiac disease, you have to be extra careful, as cross-contamination with foods and surfaces containing gluten can happen very easily. Please read this...
But if you follow some simple precautions you’re more likely to be safe. Be bold. Ask if you can read the ingredients on the packages, and ask them to use clean pans, or fresh oil, instead of pans or oil shared with other dishes.
Bring your own gluten free soy sauce or pasta and ask if they can use them,
it’s worth a try!
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