Gluten-Free Eating Out

There are more and more restaurants coming out with gluten- free menus as well as other specialized menus. It is starting to be like the “pick and choose” your meal as it used to be on air planes. Yep, those days are gone, but back to this topic of gluten and eating out.

There are some things to do to help your eating out experience a winner. I want to share a few key points to be sure you are ready to come home with a palate that is happy and tummy satisfied, by doing a few things in preparation. Let’s cover a few of these key topics:

    1. You can always call ahead and ask about the restaurant’s willingness to cater to your needs.

Carry a card (wallet sized dining card which can be purchased) with you needs. This card can be handed to the waiter and he can show to the lesser informed chef.
3)Bring a few items tucked in your purse or bag to supplement what they may not be able to give you: gluten-free bread slice or roll for dipping in olive oil, or a small jar of your own gluten free salad dressing, for example.

There are other points to share but these three are sure to help make your eating out dining experience more enjoyable.

Tina Turbin

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  1. I am writing to inform you of our new Gluten free menu. About 4 yrs ago my sister Christine and I opened nebo restaurant at 90 N. Washington St. in Boston’s North End. Nebo is a traditional Italian restaurant offering dishes based on recipes that were passed down from our mother and grandmother. After being open for about a year, two of our closest friends were told they had Celiac disease. We then realized just how many people this disease has affected and the need for an alternative for their dining restrictions. Determined to serve our friends their favorites, we set upon making our menu available in a gluten free form. We are thrilled to say that we have now produced 90% of our menu with the same great taste as our regular menu. We don’t think there has been an accomplishment that has brought us more pleasure. If you would like us to forward a copy of our Gluten free menu please send a menu request to

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