Hi everyone! I am a graduate student in Experimental Pathology who has a love for travel and food! I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the age of 20. Coming from an Italian pasta-loving family and being an avid traveler, this was a very difficult transition. After researching restaurants and gluten free friendly cities, I realized that it was difficult “on the go” to really find gluten free restaurants in one place. Yelp/trip advisor was great for reviews—but usually they didn’t have any info on gluten free options, cross contamination issues, or specific gluten free critiques. Based on reviews, I have gone to restaurants simply to be told that the only gluten free option is “salad without dressing” or “fruit” or “well maybe eggs?” I am an extremely sensitive celiac girl–even the slightest cross contamination will land me in the bathroom for hours–and because of this, I have been very careful with my restaurant options. I am hoping that this blog can help some fellow celiac troopers to find great restaurants around the country (and world) as I continue my travels. I will never post about places that have minimal gluten free options—I love to eat—so you won’t waste your time or money there. Please feel free to comment with additional gluten free restaurants and I would be (very) happy to go taste-test there 🙂
I will keep an ongoing blog about my experiences but I will also keep a list of the gluten free places on a separate page (without descriptions, just addresses) so they are easier to find and sort through.
Although I am currently located in Virginia, I frequently travel to NYC, Philly, and LA in addition to vacations to the Carribean, Boston, Chicago, and California. So keep checking back for updates!!