Saturday, June 25, 2011

Local GF Resources

My sister had me jot down some GF notes for someone she recently met who was new(ish) to the Celiac world. I figured I'd share it here too:

Places with gluten free menus in the Sugar Land/ Houston area:

Pei Wei- ask for it at the restaurant
PF Changs- at the restaurant
Souper Salad- online
BJs Brewhouse- at the restaurant
Chick fil A- online- last time I checked they used a dedicated fryer for fries
Wendy’s- online
Outback Steakhouse- at the restaurant- they even have a chocolate cake
Chili’s- online
Pepperoni’s makes GF pizza
Russo’s NY Pizzeria at the Galleria location makes GF pizza
Cheesecake factory- I haven’t seen an official gf menu, but they were pretty helpful and knowledgeable when I ate there
Jason’s Deli- have an allergen menu and the last time I was there they offered GF bread- AND deliver!
Sprinkles in the Galleria sells a GF red velvet cupcake
Paciugo- used to get gelato from there all the time- they have GF status on the back of the cards that display the flavor- just ask
Bucca di Beppo- the last time I was there, there was no GF menu, but apparently now there is.
Grocery stores with large GF selections:
Whole Foods
Kroger on Sweetwater
HEB on Hwy 6 @ Austin Pkwy

Udi’s is the best bread I’ve come across. Not perfect, but not as terrible as some that I’ve tried. Schar also makes decent rolls.
The Glutino pretzels and crackers are good
The Betty Crocker mixes are fantastic
There’s a gluten free bakery off I-10-
Also one up north- Mary’s-

Not an all-inclusive list, but it's a nice start.

I didn't realize how many places have gotten gluten-savvy in recent years until I started to list them. Definitely an upside to the recent celebrity gluten free trend!

Did I miss anything?

1 comment:

Mom to Many said...

It is truly amazing to see how common Celiac has become and the resulting resources. I believe it was always there, but people just struggled quietly with their tummies not knowing why. My Mom has Celiac disease and her Aunts did before her. Now my daughter has it.

Thanks for the resources.