Welcome to Gluten Free in SD (San Diego)
The goal of Gluten Free in SD is to provide useful and accurate information about living gluten free in San Diego. Also included are resources that provide additional information about celiac disease and gluten-free diets. Comments, suggestions, and recommendations are encouraged to keep this website up-to-date and as useful as possible. Please use the Contact Us section of the website – all input will be greatly appreciated.
The following are some of the events that will occur or news items that have been reported within the last month (dates indicate when the information was added). The most recently posted are in red type.
- San Diego CSA event: Sunday, November 2, from 2- 3:30 pm at The Trails Neighborhood Eatery in the San Carlos area, located at 739 Jackson Dr., San Diego, CA 92110. You will be able to order anything from their gluten-free menu. This holiday luncheon will replace our annual holiday potluck. You must reserve your spot by registering online (see link on email sent to members) or call Julie Bradley at 760-683-4089 before October 25. Only a few seats left! San Diego CSA Support Group
Note: For additional research study summaries and articles, see the Celiac Disease Foundation website under Research News, and the Research section on the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University website.
(also see "Resources - Cooking" and "SD Resources - Food")
(also see SD Restaurants by Area, Alphabetized List of SD Restaurants, and SD Resources - Food)
- The Curious Fork: Solana Beach. The following is an excerpt from an extremely positive review sent by P. Hamma: "I am so thrilled with finding The Curious Fork because it seems to be the best of everything! Barbara (owner and founder) has celiac disease and is being very careful about sourcing ingredients that pose no cross-contamination risks. Their baked goods use high protein flour blends and almond flour. They are using high quality, real ingredients. They are testing everything over and over to get the best products and in-house baking results that pass the test of their discriminating, non-gluten-free chefs. Their coffee is amazing and their espresso machine s top notch. Every single employee I've spokenn to has been friendly, knowlegeable and willing to patiently answer my many, many questions. . . The super bonus - the bood is absolutely delicious - like the food I remember. . . No off flavors,not crumbly, no gumminess. . . Their popover was still crusty on the outside, soft yet substantial and the inside, and delicious." www.thecuriousfork.com 10/14
The cafe hours are 7 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Saturday. They are still working on their website to add information about the cafe.
- The Curious Fork: Solana Beach. This very casual GF cafe/shop/cooking classes opened in June. I had lunch there with a friend, and we shared two different sandwiches. I have to say it was the the best GF bun and baguette bread I have had yet - and both sandwiches were delicious. Their cafe offers basically salads, sandwiches and pizzas. They also offer popovers and gourmet coffees and teas. Everything is GF. Their staff was very friendly and helpful The cooking classes are taught by Kai Peyrefitte, and he seems quite passionate about what he teaches. The really curious thing is that the cafe is still not on their website - but hopefully soon. Roxie 9/23
(also see "Product Updates" and "SD Food Stores")
This website was created by Roxie Johnson and "tech wizard" Ken Loomis using the software program Dreamweaver. Ken Loomis has since passed away, and is greatly missed. This website is not sponsored by or affiliated with any specific group, organization, or company.
Both myself (Roxie) and my then-16-year-old daughter (Karen Lynn Johnson) were diagnosed with celiac disease in 1998. This website contains information I have gathered over the years, and also links to what I consider to be many reputable resources for further information. I am not in the medical field, so please consult a physician before acting upon any information provided in this website.
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