Eating Out Tips
Dining out at restaurants is, of course, a personal choice. There is always the risk of cross-contamination and misinformation about the ingredients in menu items. However, eating fresh, simply prepared foods combined with careful communication with the wait staff and chefs can allow you to have many delicious dining experiences. But always keep in mind the motto "When
in doubt, do without!"
The following are resources that give very helpful tips on eating out successfully gluten-free:
"Restaurant Dining Info" from the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)
"Eating Out" from Gluten-Free Living magazine
"Restaurant Guides and Safety Tips" from the Healthy Villi support group.
10 Strategies for Safely Eating a Restaurants Gluten-Free on the Sqidoo site
- broth, soups
- imitation bacon
- imitation seafood (crab)
- sauces, gravies
- soy sauce, teriyaki sauce
- vegetarian "meats" (they often include flour)
- salad dressings
There are many different versions of these cards available from different sources. See Gluten-Free Restaurant Cards
for information about these sources.
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Last updated 4/10