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.

San Diego Resources
FAQs
(Frequently Asked Questions)
Basics of the Gluten-Free Diet PDF

What's New

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.

Local Events
Miscellaneous
Cooking
Restaurants
Shopping

Local Events  

  • GF Thanksgiving Feast: Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 27 from 11 am to 1:30 pm at La Farfalla Cafe in Escondido. "Featuring all of your holiday favorites - free range organic turkey, bread stuffing or sausage cornbread stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasonal vegetable, cranberry sauce, and rolls. Also included is your choice of dessert - pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, apple pie, chocolate chip cookie, chocolate zucchini cupcake or vanilla almond cupcake." Adults $25, children under 11 $10, and under three eat free. Reservations required. 760-741-0835.

  • Thriving Gluten Free Event: January 31, 2015, from 1 - 4 pm in Encinitas. Don't miss this opportunity to hear nationally reknowned speaker Melinda Dennis, RD. Melinda specializes in the gluten-free diet, and has given multiple seminars on the subject. She will be sharing lots of practical information, including nutrition tips, common pitfalls, how to read labels, and more. A Q & A will follow. Also hear a presentation of practical GF cooking tips that everybody should know. This special event is for the public! There will be a children's program, and much more. More specific information to follow. Save the date!!!

Miscellaneous
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.

  • Compliance in gluten-free labeling: The Celiac Disease Foundation summarized the results of two research papers looking at the accuracy of gluten-free labeling on food products. They feel that there is a high level of compliance of having products labeled gluten-free with less than 20 ppm of gluten, although it still isn't perfect. http://celiac.org/blog/2014/10/31/gluten-free-labeling-compliance/ 11/5

  • The New Yorker magazine article: An article appeared in the November 3 issue titled "Against the Grain". It is an excellent article on the history and current thoughts on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, as well as past, recent and current research being done. 11/3

Cooking (also see "Resources - Cooking" and "SD Resources - Food")

Restaurant/Bakery Updates (also see SD Restaurants by Area, Alphabetized List of SD Restaurants, and SD Resources - Food)

  • CPK: La Jolla. When I ordered one of their GF pizzas, the waiter asked if I had celiac disease. When I said "yes", he said they take extra precautions for those with celiac disease to prevent cross-contamination. When I was served the pizza, the chef who cooked my pizza came to tell me what precautions he had taken. I'm sure this doesn't always happen, but it does encourage me to mention that I have celiac disease when I order at restaurants. Some get it! Roxie 11/21

Shopping Updates (also see "Product Updates" and "SD Food Stores")

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About this Website

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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