When you eat out, it is important to ask your server if items are gluten-free and not in contact with gluten-containing foods. In an article published this week, the Food Institute acknowledged challenges faced by gluten-free diners, and encouraged restaurants to take steps to make it easier for those diners to eat out.
It is notable that in a survey of people who eat gluten-free, 85% said eating out safely was their biggest challenge. I can identify with that! Sometimes there are gluten-free items on the menu, but more often there are puzzled looks from the wait staff when I ask if they have a gluten-free option.
Here are recommendations for the restaurant industry, made by the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) organization:
Hope is in the air! Soon, eating out will be easier and less stressful for gluten-free diners!
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