Category Archives: Lunch

Eating Gluten Free at Work

Eating gluten free is a challenge any time, but if you eat lunch at work, it can be a real challenge to ensure that you avoid the pitfalls related to a gluten free diet. How do you remain gluten free in the workplace? Here are a few tips to help survive your everyday lunch break, lunch meetings and office happy hours. Enlist the help of your HR department Explain your situation to HR to avoid any mishaps in your workplace, assist with concessions of gluten free alternatives for company sponsored activities such as business meetings or in company sponsored cafeterias. They...
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Dining Out with Celiac Disease

Author: SF Beach Street Grill For people with celiac disease, restaurant dining can be very difficult. In fact, in a study by Columbia University, 86% of celiac patients said the difficulties of dining out was a negative experience for them. In another study, nearly half the celiac respondents said they sometimes avoided eating in restaurants. For newly diagnosed celiac sufferers, restaurants can be especially difficult, particularly for those who are shy about asking questions. Over time, though, dining out can become much easier. Be sure to dine out with companions who are patient and supportive. Learn all...
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Top 5 Rules for Shopping Gluten Free

The best way to be 100% sure your food is gluten free is to buy it fresh and make it yourself. Rule #1: Check the label! Any product containing “wheat,” “rye,” or “barley” is not gluten-free. Also, oats don’t naturally contain gluten, but are often contaminated with small amounts of it, so many gluten-intolerant people avoid them.  Other, seemingly innocent additives, like alcohol, blue cheese, extracts, modified food starch, coloring, malt vinegar and hydrolyzed plant or vegetable protein also are not likely to be gluten-free. Rule #2: If you’re not sure, find out! Call the manufacturers customer service numbers they will be...
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Gluten Free Restaurants in San Francisco

If there is something special you want to celebrate? A good way of doing so would be taking your loved ones to enjoy a fine meal out.  San Francisco is truly a paradise for people who enjoy fine dining. In its 47 square miles, the city has 3,300 restaurants. That is more than 70 restaurants per square mile. Couple that with the delicious choices throughout the greater bay area and a person could spend more than two decades trying a new restaurant every day. If someone in your part is gluten intolerant, then a gluten free restaurant is the best choice...
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