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Feb 4, 2007 12:41 AM

Gluten-free in Madison, WI?

We're going to be there next week, and we'd love to have a nice meal out at a place that would accomodate and understand a gluten-free diner. There will be 4 of us, and we're expecting to spend between 20 and 50 dollars per person (although for a good gluten-free experience, we could be flexible).

We like all kinds of food, and the gluten-eaters among us are real foodies, so we're hoping to find something delicious! We could drive to something, too... Maybe within a half-hour drive of Madison or so?

Thank you!

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  1. Though I don't know from personal experience which restaurants specialize in gluten-free food, I found a list on the Madison Area Gluten Intolerance Chapter page:

    I can personally recommend Bunky's Cafe (Mediterranean, apparently has a GF menu), Sa-Bai Tong (Thai, though maybe not fancy enough for a "nice" meal) and Chautara (Nepalese) as having excellent food, though I can't speak to the specific GF offerings. L'Etoile is also a fine choice for upscale dining, though the list says to call ahead. Other readers on the board could probably also help vet this list. Hope this helps.

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    1. re: gran queso

      Thank you so much! That's just what I was looking for.

    2. We ended up going to Dobhan, which was a little more casual than we were looking for, but it had mostly excellent food, and a very pleasant environment.

      Our gluten-free member had the lamb biryani, which she loved, and we were all happy with our food. I had a minced lamb stew with vegetables that came with roti. The stew was fantastic-- savory, lamb-y, spicy, and with nice chunks of veg. The roti seemed a little sup-par, like they get it frozen and just heat it up, but it wasn't stale, and it did provide a nice plain accompaniment to the spicy stew. The Chiya (chai) was delicious, and the service was friendly and helpful, and very understanding of my friend's gluten-free needs.

      1. And here are Dobhan's details:
        2110 Atwood Ave.

        1. In Madison, WI, you should visit the Silly Yak Bakery and Bread Barn. They bake a variety of GF products and, I believe, supply their goods to a few local restaurants.

          Hope that helps!

          Triumph Dining