Eating Out Gluten Free

Fancy going out for a meal – and having a choice?

It isn’t often that a coeliac gets to go out for a meal and have a choice of dishes. Often there is only one safe option – and that usually involves a baked potato!

Jenny at the Celiac Club blog talks about a recent visit to the Edmonton branch of the Outback Steakhouse. Yes, I know this isn’t exactly handy for those of us who talk about ‘coeliac’ rather than ‘celiac’ … but a quick visit to the Outback Steakhouse site for the UK reveals that they have a gluten free menu – just as Jenny says – and you can even download it in advance. And it includes a child oriented section with a choice of gluten free items.

Sadly, all their outlets are 200+ miles away from us here in the north, but next time we head south, we’ll make a point of visiting. Thanks to Jenny for the heads-up.

Eating out – at the Eden Project

If only this were closer to us … The Eden Project is not only an interesting place to visit in its own right:

Eden is about connecting plants, people and places. We are a living demonstration of regeneration and we aim to reconnect people with their environments locally and globally. We don’t have all the answers, we don’t want to tell others what to think; what we do is invite people to explore their world afresh.

… and it certainly looks amazing … but also, all of its cafes and restaurants offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options and they don’t include GM ingredients in their food. Moreover, they buy local food wherever they can. This is definitely a place on my wish-list to visit. Roll on the holidays (and bring back the sun).