Gluten-Free Dining Out

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Eating gluten-free when dining out.

Thanks to an increasing awareness of celiac disease, it’s become much easier to identify gluten-free options when dining out. Many popular chain restaurants have special gluten-free menus available on request, and you should definitely make use of gluten-free Web sites and mobile apps when dining out to make the ordering process even easier. Of course, there’s always a big risk of cross-contamination in restaurant kitchens, so be very, very clear with your ordering instructions and strongly emphasize that your requests are related to a serious medical condition. Better yet, stick to dining at restaurants who follow strict gluten-free standards.

For those of you who don’t have Celiac disease, but have less serious sensitivities to gluten or wish to follow a mostly gluten-free diet, consider the following tips when eating out at restaurants that don’t offer specific gluten-free options.