Gluten-free diets seem to be more prevalent than ever before, but that doesn’t mean dining out is always easy. While some restaurants have dedicated kitchens to prepare allergen-free food for health-conscious eaters, other establishments may not even employ a staff that understands what gluten really is. If you have a medical condition like celiac disease or another important reason to be strict when it comes to avoiding wheat and related grains, this list of dining-out tips is for you.
Eating out when you have any dietary requirements outside of the norm can be hard, and when you’re a paleo eater, and are cutting out a number of foods, things get even trickier. Back in December, we posted a paleo guide to eating out, and now, we’ve picked out some of the best NYC restaurants for making that guide work for you.
Cooking for yourself on a ‘special diet’ takes some getting used to. At the beginning, finding alternatives to your usual foods, and then learning to prepare them, can be tricky. But at least you’re in control of what you’re eating, how good it is, and whether it fits in entirely with your diet. Eating out, however, is an entirely different ball game – no matter how long you’ve been at it!