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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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Archive for August, 2009

Winger’s Grill & Bar

Winger’s Grill & Bar , with numerous locations in the Middle and Western states, serves gluten-free items that include appetizers, salads, sides and entrees.  Bacon topped potato skins are offered as an appetizer and can become dairy-free too by omitting the cheese and sour cream.   All of the salad dressings are gluten-free with the exception of the Read the rest of this entry »

The Melting Pot- Fun with Fondue!

On a recent visit to The Melting Pot we enjoyed an event held every Monday called  Girls Night Out.  Besides enjoying displays of jewelry and  handbags for sale, and a visit to a Tarot Card reader, we spent a lovely, slow paced and relaxed evening dipping tidbits of food into delicious fondue.  Having heard that the Melting Pot in Littleton, CO, is very accomodating, Read the rest of this entry »

Max’s Tavern

The Max Restaurant Group has expanded beyond Connecticut and into Massachusetts.  Their newest location, Max’s Tavern, is conveniently located in Springfield right next to the Basketball Hall of Fame.   A five course gluten-free dinner event was recently held here and even included vodka martinis! Read the rest of this entry »

Nature’s Grocer in Vernon, CT

Nature’s Grocer  is a full service market that features organic foods and freshly baked goods.  Many are foods that we miss.  Do you remember the last time  you had a meatball grinder? Well you can enjoy that once again as well as muffins, wraps, sandwiches, pizza (crust is also dairy-free) and cookies. Read the rest of this entry »

Chatila’s Bakery

Gluten-Free Cheesecake
Chatila’s Gluten-Free Cheesecake

Chatila’s Bakery  bakes delicious goodies without processed sugar!  Located in Salem NH, they believe organic agave nectar is the way to go when it comes to sweetening up their goods.  They specialize in no added sugar, gluten-free, low sodium and high fiber baked goods. Their muffins, cookies, breads and pies are also dairy-free and Kosher certified.  Read the rest of this entry »

Ricetta’s Brick Oven Pizzeria

With two locations in Maine, Ricetta’s Brick Oven Pizzeria is now offering gluten-free pizza and beer.  The pizza crust is created in a gluten-free facility and sent to the restaurant in its own metal tray to help prevent cross-contamination. Soups and salads are aplenty and some are gluten-free.  Call ahead to Read the rest of this entry »

Flour Bakery, Boston, Ma.

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Triple Mousse Cake

You’ll find a whole lot more than just baked goods at Flour Bakery!   Breakfast and lunch options (could be eaten for dinner, too- they are open till 6 pm most days) are available with their ever changing menu of daily specials.  With locations in South Boston and Fort Point, there is a good chance that you’ll find items that are devoid of gluten, dairy (vegan) and nuts on your visit. Read the rest of this entry »

Old Stove Bake Shoppe~CLOSED

Vegan and gluten-free cupcakes are available by special order at the Old Stove Bake Shoppe  in Portsmouth, NH.  The gluten-free cupcakes come in chocolate, vanilla and red velvet flavors while the vegan cupcakes are offered in lemon flavor.   If a customer needs a Read the rest of this entry »

The Rice Barn in Needham Center

The Rice Barn  in Needham Ma, serves up delicious, contemporary Thai and Asian cuisine.  They emphasize preparing their dishes with the finest and freshest ingredients and they do not use any trans fat.  Vegan and wheat-free (gluten-free) selections are available.  They have a gluten-free menu in the restaurant which has numerous choices.  Read the rest of this entry »

West Meadow Farm Bakery

French Bread

French Bread

West Meadow Farm Bakery  is located in Essex Junction, VT.   They are a gluten free bakery known for their “gluten-free goodness…”.   After sampling some of their products at our local celiac support group, I must whole-heartedly agree!  Their line of  Taste of Home Breads include Read the rest of this entry »

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