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Dining away from home can be a challenge for those managing food allergies and intolerances or special dietary needs. As a registered dietitian, as well as a mother of children with food allergies, I am always on the lookout for a safe place to eat. This site came about due to the necessity of finding restaurants receptive to serving customers with food allergies and special dietary concerns. Our goal is to increase the awareness within the restaurant community so that we may once again experience the freedom to dine away from home.

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Green Leaves Chinese Restaurant & Lounge, York, Maine

Beef Chow Foon

Beef Chow Foon

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Boneless Spareribs

Boneless Spareribs

 

We came across  Green Leaves Chinese Restaurant & Lounge on our way back from Ogunquit over the weekend.  Located in the Meadowbrook strip mall, they have an extensive gluten-free menu, actually the largest we have ever seen to date!  This menu was developed in conjunction with the Gluten Intolerance Group of America.  Separate  Read the rest of this entry »

Hard Rock Cafe Boston

 

Arugula Salad

Arugula Salad

Rockin' Wings
Rockin’ Wings

Fiesta Burger

Fiesta Burger

Salmon

Salmon

 

The Hard Rock Cafe recently revamped their menu!  This occurred only after a careful evaluation of their entire menu from appetizers and entrees to their desserts and even their cocktails!  The lengthy process took 14 months but resulted in deliciously updated dishes.
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The Sweet Beet~100% Gluten-Free!!

Newly opened, The Sweet Beet in Granby, CT, is an entirely gluten-free bakery and cafe!  Their shop is also free of peanut, dairy, eggs, soy, GMO’s and animal products!  The owners are parents of a child with food allergies and, therefore, sensitive to customers’ dietary needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Root ~ Plant-Inspired Food & Juicery

From the same people that brought us vegan ice cream over at FoMu, just a few doors down, we find Root ! This cozy eatery takes the place of the former tenant, Peace O’ Pie. However, they continue the tradition of creating tasty dishes composed entirely of plant-based ingredients.  This cuisine Read the rest of this entry »

Harvard Sweet Boutique ~ Available Nationwide!

Harvard Sweet Boutique offers decadent, made to order, preservative-free cookies, brownies and toffee. These are available as dessert gift packages by mail or you can stop by their storefront at 25 South Street in Hudson, Ma.

Thankfully, they have a large assortment of gluten-free goodies!  Read the rest of this entry »

Davio’s~”It’s All About the Guest”

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With locations in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, Lynnfield and Chestnut Hill, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse has always been on the top of my list for gluten-free friendly dining. Actually, they are thoughtful when it comes to any dietary needs of their guests. Therefore, I was excited to be given a copy of the newly released book, “It”s All About the Guest”, written by Steven DiFillippo! Read the rest of this entry »

The Great Escape in Salem, Ma~CLOSED

I hope everybody gets the opportunity to dine at The Great Escape in Salem, Ma.  This building formerly functioned as a jail from 1813 until it closed it’s doors in 1991 only to reopen just a few years ago as a fantastic jail themed restaurant!  And since all dishes are made to order,  they are great at accommodating special dietary requests!  The menu offers many naturally gluten-free choices,

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SweetGreen comes to Boston!

Hurray! Another restaurant with healthy options!  Recently opened on Boylston Street, SweetGreen, a “fast-casual” restaurant, offers salads, yogurt and juice drinks.  A large portion of the menu is gluten-free and/or vegan. Read the rest of this entry »

Pink Tree Sweets, Bubble Tea & More!

Pink Tree Sweets in Andover, MA is a cupcake bakery and cafe. There are over 25 different flavored cupcakes (varieties rotate daily). Gluten-free and/or nut-free cupcakes are available, however, it’s recommended to call ahead to see if they have any available on your visit. These can also be special ordered with 2-3 days advance notice since Read the rest of this entry »

Canary Square in JP~”New American Food”

Located on South Huntington Ave in Jamaica Plain, Canary Square is a convenient neighborhood spot offering outdoor seating and great comfort food!  Locally gown, seasonal ingredients take top priority when formulating the menu.  They also accommodate gluten-free diners with the following menu:

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