Dec 16, 2008

Terrific Things - 100% Gluten free grocery stores and restaurants

I hope more places like these will open throughout the country. I dream of shopping or eating in a place where everything is gluten free like the ones mentioned below. It looks like these dreams are becoming reality for more people with Celiac Disease. If there is a 100% gluten free grocery or restaurant in your area, please post it in the comments below.

Gluten Free Trading Company, the first gluten free grocery store, opened in 2000 in Milwaukee. They now carry over 120 brands, including brands from many different countries. You can also order from their website.

The Gluten Free Grocery opened in April 2008 in Chicago and has more than 700 gluten free products. WOW! Although they don’t offer online shopping, they do ship orders placed by phone. All the brands they carry are listed online, but not the actual products.

Rose's Bakery in Chicago is open for lunch, Sunday brunch, and carryout pizza and single entrees from 3-7 Monday-Saturday. They can also accommodate multiple allergies.

The Balanced Kitchen in Chicago is a vegan and gluten free restaurant. It is also a green restaurant.

With at least three 100% gluten free establishments in Chicago, I think it is time for Oprah to do a show on Celiac Disease!

The Gluten Free Source in Dillsburg, PA (York County) carries over 700 gluten free products and has online shopping.

Laura’s Bistro and LAB are two totally gluten free restaurants in Texas. They are both mentioned on the glad to be gluten free blog.

G. F Cucina's recently opened in Detroit Michigan and their menu has a variety of entrees, including lasagna and meatloaf.

Happily, there are many 100% gluten free bakeries throughout the country and too many to list here. Thanks to these bakeries for all the wonderful baked goods we can buy!
Note: I have never been to any of these places, so this is just information sharing from Internet research, not reviews or recommendations.

Update - Jan. 29, 2009 - Simply Gluten Free is having a grand opening on Saturday, January 31, 2009 in Thousand Oaks, CA. You can also order online.

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