Want to go out with my friends, but one of them is celiac?

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  • Want to go out with my friends, but one of them is celiac?


Answer #1 | 22/08 2010 13:36
Call around the resturants in your town and ask if they have a wheat free option on their menu - it's worth the work if you truly want your friend to join ye.
Answer #2 | 22/08 2010 13:38
Of course you can go out for a meal. She just needs to avoid breads, pastry, pasta, cakes etc. You could go for a chinese or thai meal, then she could have rice or rice noodles with a main course. Her allergy is not life threatening like a nut allergy so she wouldn't have to worry so much about cross contamination. Hope this helps
Answer #3 | 22/08 2010 15:31
Ring the restaurant and find out if it has a GLUTEN free menu. Wheat free is not good enough however, as gluten is something which is present in wheat so make sure it is gluten free and not just wheat free as gluten is used as a thickening agent in many types of food such as gravy etc. Restaurants whom know about Coeliac disease and gluten free diets will have special procedures set up and will be able to cope with it so always ring up and find out first. I have been gluten free for a while now so it always imperative to check first. Going out however, with a group of friends to an pizza place when you know one friend is Coeliac is a bit insensitive though. There is surely somewhere else you could go. I often have to not go out with friends as they choose restaurants which are simply not appropriate.
Answer #4 | 23/08 2010 05:30
Definitely call the place you are going and see what they can do to accomodate her gluten free diet. My best experiences with gluten free meals have been at Italian restaurants. Some even carry gluten free pizza crusts. If nothing else, maybe they can make a plate up of the toppings she likes and bake it with cheese and oregano until the cheese melts into everything.

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