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Gluten-free in DC?

Anyone out there with some recs for excellent food in DC (staying in Dupont Circle, but will cab or metro anywhere)? NO chains please - we are NOT interested in Legal Seafoods, Outback, etc. Also not really interested in the classic steak house. We tend to go to smaller, chef-run restos that are sympathetic and careful with food prep so that would be the ideal. Any recs considered though.

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    1. I would call Equinox, they have a chef-run resto that is smaller and very careful to do seasonal and careful food prep, but I don't know about the gluten, I am sure they would.

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      1. re: ktmoomau

        I 2nd this recommendation. I have found Equinox to be very accomidating. Many times the higher-ed restaurants will be willing to create a special menu for you if you give them enough time to prepare.

        I have never eaten at CityZen but I have heard they will create special menus for people with special dietary needs especially vegans. So perhaps they will do this for a gluten-free meal.

      2. Definitely not in the same range as Equinox, etc., but Nirvana is a lovely vegetarian Indian Place over by Farragut West, I think, and every dish is labeled for vegan/gluten tastes. My mother has a wheat allergy, and we've never had any problems- plus the owner would be totally happy to assist you in pulling together something if you were unsure. Fun for lunch or a more informal dinner.

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          1. Probably not a good recommendation for you while staying in Dupont...
            but if anyone else is looking for gluten free ideas, I've seen gluten free sweets at Buzz Bakery in Alexandria.