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Sucre
3025 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115


4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
Gluten Free Macaroons in New Orleans!

Reviewer: Celticceliac from Huntington Station, New Y
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2015

Words can't express the bliss that this place brought to my taste buds. With the exception of a few flavored macaroons and other items, everything was gluten free. On this particular visit, I helped myself to three flavored macaroons: Bananas Foster, Pecan, and Kings Cake. While the Kings Cake was rather sweet for my taste, I was told this is traditional for the usual cake it is modeled after. We'd go on to visit there another time before leaving, where I got a box of various flavors that were all amazing, distinct, and delicious! Sucre has multiple locations in New Orleans.

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Another Broken Egg
2917 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
Gluten free dining in New Orleans' Garden District

Reviewer: Celticceliac from Huntington Station, New Y
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2015

Breakfast was at Another Broken Egg Cafe, where we had the pleasure of eating with some birds that made themselves comfortable around our table and even on our plates. Way may have made matters worse by feeding them, but it was well worth it. Another Broken Egg's staff were friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. They had a good variety of gluten free items, that were denoted as such specifically on their regular menu, and they allowed for flexibility if you wanted to substitute items. The blackberry grits and omelette were phenomenal and uniquely southern. For a chain restaurant they certainly maintain flavor and quality, and it is great to have the gluten free breakfast opportunity of pancakes!

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ReViVer
934 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019


4.5 Palms
4.5 Palms
ReViVer: Healthy and gluten free "fast food" in NYC

Reviewer: Celticceliac from Huntington Station, New York
Reviewed on Sep 15, 2015

New York City is not lacking in gluten free food options. From 100% gluten free Italian to gluten free friendly Ethiopian, you can always find something to appease your taste buds in the city, but sometimes you just don't have the time for a low key slow paced establishment. A brief walk from Penn Station can land you at ReViVer on 8th avenue, a funky little restaurant that can quickly feed you some amazing food when you don't have much time (but don't want to skimp on nutrition). Their motto is "Culinary art backed by nutritional science," and each item they serve has been hand crafted to be clean, pure, nutritious, and balanced.

There are no menus here. The entire upper half of one wall outlines what you can order and lets you know if that item is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan or Vegetarian. Each item also get a ReViVer score, which looks at how nutritious the dish is. Outside of being nutritious, the food is from a variety of cultures, and focuses in my opinion on street foods (foods that are easy and quick to make). On our stop here we ordered the Mahi Fish Tacos and the Moroccan Grilled Tofu Bowl. Both items were low in calories but filling, and truly tasted like heaven. Although the prices are higher compared to some other quick stop places to grab food, they are well worth it considering that everything you get is organic and highly nutritious. Certainly give ReViVer a try if you are in the area!

Review by @CelticCeliac www.CelticCeliac.com

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District Taco
1919 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036


5.0 Palms
5.0 Palms
The Best Tacos in DC -- and gluten free, too!!

Reviewer: Celticceliac from Huntington Station, New York
Reviewed on Sep 06, 2015

If you are gluten free and ever find yourself in the Washington DC area, I highly recommend District Taco. This taco joint, originating from a set of food trucks, now has several store front locations across DC and Virginia but has maintained much of the food truck character.

The walls of the front of the store are lined with notes of praise and fun accolades of people's experiences, which is a great way to pass the time as you wait for your order. It's also good publicity! Orders are made in the front of their stores, and you are given a number that will be called when your food is ready. Items are cooked on the spot yet quick, and come out warm. Their menu is simple, offering an array of Mexican fair much of which is gluten free. They are also highly vegetarian and vegan friendly, and serve alcoholic beverages.

After ordering you can go all out on the salsa bar adding free condiments to your order, including a variety of different salsas, sauces, and toppings. Even without this station though, the food was fantastic. It was subtly flavored and fresh, and if you get the corn tortilla tacos they are double wrapped so you can make twice the food with their salsa bar. As an added bonus for us vegetarian and vegan folks, their vegetarian items come with free guacamole. Finally, the entire menu is decently priced. You won't go hungry here if you have only ten dollars on you!

Submitted by Celtic Celiac @ www.CelticCeliac.com

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Three great Asheville restaurants
1241 Kildaire Farm Road
Asheville, NC


4.0 Palms
4.0 Palms
Asheville NC: A Must Visit Gluten Free Destination

Reviewer: Celticceliac from Huntington Station, New York, US
Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015

North Carolina has become a hot bed of transplanted New Yorker's escaping the steep costs and clutter of a down state New York life, and it's no wonder; The costs are lower than NY and the state is breathtaking. I was simply in awe of the Mountain views and broad open land of the Asheville, North Carolina area, not to mention the vastness of the Biltmore Estate.

Outside of its obvious beauty, Asheville is a breath of fresh air for the food allergen community. There are a variety of "alternative eating" establishments that cater to the needs of those who are vegan, gluten free, dairy free and more. Here are some of my favorite highlights:

The Plant

Indecision to me is a signal I already love a place before I even taste any of their food; I just want to eat everything on the menu. For me, The Plant was just that type of restaurant. This small yet peppy establishment is 100% Vegan. You heard me correctly: 100% Vegan. AND many of their options are gluten free, with a dedicated gluten free fryer to boot. The staff have a laid back attitude, but they know their stuff about dietary restrictions (which I suppose comes with the territory of veganism). Not being vegan ourselves, we were intrigued by the fully vegan menu and ordered three courses. We had an appetizer of marinated carrots, quinoa bread and their signature cheese platter. The cheese platter was a collection of vegan cheeses (aged on premises) paired with fresh made quinoa bread, crisp gershins, and sweetened apples. It was the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. For our main dishes we chose the croquettes and the chicken adobo. While the textures were off for us pescatarians, and former meat eaters, each dish was well portioned and delightfully flavored. Next came a dessert of Lemon pine nut ice cream, which was both nutty and good pallet cleanser to round out the meal. What I loved most about the dishes were the finishing touches. No knot was left untied in combining complex flavors into satisfying and well rounded dish, and with an open kitchen space you can even watch your food being made.

Tupelo Honey Cafe

This chain restaurant, with restaurants throughout the south and two in Asheville, specializes in Southern soul food. Their gluten free items are indicated on the regular menu. For an appetizer we ordered their homemade pimento cheese with gluten free bread, which was right out of the kitchen and spicy. Our entrees were their Cajun catfish, with salsa over goat cheese grits, and Carolina Mountain Trout, pan seared and over grits. While flavorful, the defining flavors of our dishes were lost among the grits flavoring. Each bite was homogeneous in flavor and texture. Staff were knowledgeable and on point. For example, their kitchen space was open and you could hear the staff warning each other of the gluten free allergy needs of our order. However, we also felt rushed during the whole experience by the wait staff who checked on us every few minutes and brought the check before we were even finished with our entrees.

Urban Orchard Cider Company

When we visited the Urban Orchard Cider Company they had only recently opened, and didn't even have a website yet! Family owned, this brewery and tap room concocts ciders right under the feet of its patrons. Although the family has been making cider for generations, the ring leader of this establishment is a daughter of the family who had attended cider school, and has a knack for playing with different yeasts to bring about different flavors. At the time there were 5 flavors, all very distinct and full bodied. One of the highlights of their ciders is the use of all natural ingredients, excluding the use of corn starch. Be sure to swing on by for a relaxing taste of their ciders, or one of their many other items available in tap or bottle, if you are in the area.

Other Points of Interest

A visit to the Biltmore Estate is a must regardless of the amount of time you have in Asheville. The Biltmore is the largest one resident home in the world, with 250 rooms total. On the estate you'll also find a fully functional winery and several restaurants, all of which cater to gluten free needs. We didn't dine there but if we go back we certainly will.

Review by @CelticCeliac at www.celticceliac.com

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