Top restaurants for gluten-free eaters
While many restaurants are improving greatly with their gluten-free offerings, there are still way too many that are woefully inadequate when it comes to presenting a tantalizing selection of dishes to gluten-free customers. Gluten can hide in the most unlikely of places, and every gluten-free eater has at one time or another suffered through a plain burger on a bed of iceburg lettuce, or been informed that the "seasoned" french fries at a restaurant are actually coated in flour. So what do I look for in a gluten-free menu?
For one, I want a major chain to advertise their gluten-free menu online, so I don't have to cross my fingers and pray that I can actually enjoy my meal. I want gluten-free breads, pastas, and pizza dough to be available, and even better if it is homemade. I also want to be served by waitstaff who have a minimum of training and awareness about the menu, who understand the importance of getting a gluten-free order correct. Bonus points if a restaurant uses dedicated equipment to prepare gluten-free items. Here, I highlight the restaurants in the U.S. that really set the bar high for gluten-free dining.