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Gluten Free Restaurants and Dining at Disney World

Don't miss the article about dining gluten-free both inside and outside the parks at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Whether you stay on the Disney property or off, there are numerous options for safe, delicious gluten-free meals. In this article, within the new Articles section added to GlutenFreeTravelSite, I provide helpful resources, phone numbers, and links to help you plan a memorable trip -- a true "vacation from worry" for you and your family. Read more →

Dining Gluten-Free at Disney World: A "Magical" Experience

I recently wrote an extensive article about our family's trip to Disney World in the Fall of 2009. It is currently published on the Special Food Groups website. I cover everything you need to know for a successful gluten-free vacation to Disney World and all its theme parks -- when to go, the best places to stay, and dining options both in and outside the Disney parks. I even include contact numbers to call to get lists of gluten-free items available in each of the Disney theme parks. Be sure to also visit our Travel Resources page for much of this information, including a special discount we've arranged for lodging if you choose to stay outside the Disney property. Read more →

Florida Named Best for Gluten-Free Dining and Travel by

The results are we have chosen the winner of our second annual contest to find the "World's Most Celiac-Friendly Destination." Last year it was New York, and this year it's FLORIDA...the geographic location with the most restaurant, grocery store, and hotel reviews submitted to our site over the past year. (Read the Florida reviews.) Congratulations, Florida...and to those of you lucky enough to live or travel there frequently! The results are due in large part to the number of reviews we've received for restaurants in and around Disney World. Not only are all the parks and Disney-operated hotels and resorts very Celiac-friendly, but you'll find many of the restaurant chains that offer gluten-free menus located in the Orlando area as well. If YOU have a favorite gluten-free destination, please share your opinion with us by submitting some reviews of YOUR favorite places today! It can be restaurants or grocery stores in your hometown -- or a hotel or resort where you've stayed while traveling. We'll be tallying this upcoming year's submissions and announcing another winner at the end of 2010! But regardless of the destination chosen each year as our winner, YOU have a chance EVERY MONTH to... Read more →

Gluten Free Dining and Traveling In Ireland

You've probably heard that Ireland has one of the highest rates of Celiac Disease in the world. So it should come as no surprise that it can be a very safe place for Celiacs to travel, as long as you do the same advance preparation you'd do before any other trip (contacting restaurants and hotels to articulate your special dietary needs, if possible). This month, we received a glowing review of two Irish hotels on, and we chose to showcase it as September's Featured Review. (If you're not aware, our sister website, GlutenFreeTravelSite, holds a monthly contest and chooses the most helpful review from the prior month's review submissions to present as our Featured Review of the Month. It can be a review of a restaurant, hotel, resort, cruise, or grocery store anywhere around the world that accommodates people on gluten-free diets. The winning reviewer receives a FREE set of four Triumph Dining Cards -- one each for American, Italian, Chinese, and Mexican cuisines -- so submit your own review today! If you're considering a trip to Ireland, be sure to read the Featured Review for detailed comments about gluten-free dining at the Killarney Avenue Hotel in Kerry and... Read more →

Boston area has wide range of restaurants with gluten-free menus

On a recent trip to Boston, we were pleased to find so many great restaurants offering gluten-free menus. Although we weren't able to try them all on this trip (we would have liked to have eaten our way through the city!), some noteworthy ones include Burton's Grill (which coincidentally has been reviewed THREE times on our sister website, (choose Massachusetts when you Search Reviews by location). They have both a gluten-free lunch AND dinner menu and even serve brunch on Sundays. No matter what type of cuisine you're in the mood for, it seems Boston can satisfy your gluten-free tastebuds with a wide range of restaurants offering gluten-free menus. There's a local pizza place called Stone Hearth Pizza (with three Boston-area locations) which now offers gluten-free crust. Elephant Walk, also with three Boston locations, is a rare find...a Cambodian/French restaurant offering gluten-free brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Not Your Average Joe's, with locations all over Massachusetts, offers "creative casual cuisine" and some nice gluten-free menus. If it's Mexican (true Mexican, not Tex-Mex) you're in the mood for, try Zocalo Cocina Mexicana, also with three locations in the suburbs of Boston. And of course there are the well-known national chains... Read more →

New York Wins GlutenFreeTravelSite's Most Celiac-Friendly Destination Contest

The reviews have been tallied, and the results are in...New York is the winner of GlutenFreeTravelSite's first annual contest to find the World's Most Celiac-Friendly Destination. If you're lucky enough to live there, you're probably familiar with the numerous restaurants adding gluten-free options to their menus and grocery stores adding gluten-free items to their shelves. This is a great place to live if you have Celiac Disease...awareness is good, and restaurants are eager to stay relevant by catering to the fast-growing group of diagnosed Celiacs lobbying for more dining options. You have your pick of many regional and national chains with gluten-free menus, as well as numerous independent neighborhood restaurants throughout the state...some with gluten-free menus and others willing to tailor just about anything on their menu,within reason. Many of these independent restaurant owners began offering gluten-free items on their menu when they, a family member, or a friend was diagnosed with Celiac. Coincidentally, our family recently returned from visiting relatives in Rockland County, New York (a suburb just 30 minutes outside of New York City). We were so excited to finally try so many of the restaurants our gluten-free sister-in-law had raved about like Peter's Restaurant in Manhattan and... Read more →