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Questions to Ask When Dining Out with Food Allergies

Questions to Ask When Dining Out with Food Allergies
We strongly believe that a dialogue between restaurant staff and food-allergic guests is essential to a comfortable dining experience. Simply telling a wait staff member that...

Top 10 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurants 2017

Top 10 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurants 2017
AllergyEats, the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants in the United States, has just released its 2017 list of the Top 10 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains nationwide. https://www.allergyeats.com/2017-list-of-top-10-allergy-friendly-restaurant-chains/

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Allergy-Free Ice Cream!

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Allergy-Free Ice Cream!
One of the most common questions I see in the nut allergy community is "where can I find nut-free ice cream?!?" Here's the answer: A La Mode...

8 Great Michigan Gluten-Free Ice Cream Parlors

8 Great Michigan Gluten-Free Ice Cream Parlors
  I remember when I was newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Ice cream was my best friend. Since I could no longer eat sweet baked goods,...

Gluten-Free Baked/Steamed (Not Fried) "Doughnuts" in Los Angeles

Gluten-Free Baked/Steamed (Not Fried)
I have a new obsession and its name is fonut. fonuts was opened in 2011 as the brainchild of LA's most celebrated pastry chef, Waylynn Lucas,...

"Free-From" Business Spotlight: Sullivan & Bleeker, Nut-Free Bakery in Toronto

f there's one thing this world needs, it's more nut-free bakeries. While I'd like them to be gluten-free and nut-free, I have more than enough gluten-free spots to...

Nashville-Style Hot Chicken, Nut-Free!

Nashville-Style Hot Chicken, Nut-Free!
Top Chef finalist and The Chew co-host Carla Hall has officially opened the doors to her first restaurant: Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen. Her speciality dish? Hot Chicken, a unique spin...

Honestly in love with Honest Burgers

Honestly in love with Honest Burgers
Before leaving for my trip to the United Kingdom I researched the best allergy-friendly spots in London where we would be arriving first before our 10-day...

This alcohol may contain..nuts!

This alcohol may contain..nuts!
The New Year is in full swing, which means invites to celebrations that most likely involve alcohol. In order to be safe and stay educated, I've compiled...

Refused Service bc of Food Allergy?

Refused Service bc of Food Allergy?
Have you ever been refused service due to food allergies?  I'm not sure if this was a positive, or negative experience.  Can you help? Read the...

Embarrassed of Food Allergies?

Embarrassed of Food Allergies?
Being embarrassed about your food allergies is definitely not a healthy practice.  Something new has risen out of my family's journey living with food allergies:  http://wp.me/p5Xjxg-69

Food Restrictions Finesse: When Chefs Get it (Really!) Right

Food Restrictions Finesse: When Chefs Get it (Really!) Right
There are plenty of posts on the web and here on freedible with advice on eating out with food restrictions because let’s face it, that’s where...

Why I Don't Eat Out (Much) Anymore

Why I Don't Eat Out (Much) Anymore


Prior to my diagnosis with celiac, I was a restaurant and junk food fiend. My favorite food was fried and I would never say no to a dessert or other carb (and gluten) laden treat. So you can imagine my devastation when I found out that basically all of my favorite foods were off limits after finding out I could no longer eat gluten. 

 

Despite feeling like I was given a death sentence by having to go gluten free, I was completely fed up with being in pain all the time and constantly feeling exhausted and bloated. Solely because I wanted to feel better, I dove right into a GF diet. And to my amazement, I felt so much better even within the first week. I vowed that I would never eat gluten again - besides the fact that it was slowly killing me. 


After being on the GF diet for a couple months though, I really started to miss eating out. It wasn't just the delicious foods served at restaurants I missed, it was the whole fun and excitement of it. I started looking up restaurants who could accommodate a GF diet and began checking them out. I had a few mishaps with getting glutened, but being not so far from going GF, I suffered the pain and moved on. I had no hesitation to try other restaurants. 

 

Why your Gluten-Free Menu is NOT Gluten-Free

Why your Gluten-Free Menu is NOT Gluten-Free
www.Zen-Eats-Lifestyle.com Fort Collins has many many restaurants. We love our mountains, our beer and alcohol, and of course our food with the most restaurants per capita...

Up your waiting game! 5 ways to better serve gluten- and allergy-free restaurant-goers

waitress with tray of tacosSome restaurants don’t compromise. “No substitutions,” their menus declare, and their waiters seem to think patrons should put up or shut up. Unfortunately, for customers with...

100 % Gluten Free Restaurant and Bakery Directory!

100 % Gluten Free Restaurant and Bakery Directory!
Hey Friends! Today is my 40th birthday and to celebrate, I've been putting together a list of all the dedicated gluten free restaurants in the...